ThinkDon is our periodic Question and answer forum with expertise in the world of large format package printing by our VP of Manufacturing, Don Ellis.

ThinkDon - From Huston Patterson Printers

ThinkDon is our periodic Question and answer forum with expertise in the world of large format package printing by our VP of Manufacturing, Don Ellis.

I understand that Huston Patterson recently installed a large format digital flatbed UV press. What are its capabilities and how can I utilize it to better serve my clients?

Yes, Huston Patterson has installed a Gandy Pred8tor flatbed UV press. The maximum sheet size of the Pred8tor is 48” x 96” on material up to two inches thick. With a 6 picoliter dot size, the reproduction is very good. Color is managed by GMG software and the Pred8tor is calibrated to G7 standards on a variety of substrates.

We installed the Pred8tor to enhance the services we offer our clients. The digital press can be a lower cost alternative for short run POP displays allowing a manufacturer to test a product in a small number of locations.

Another possible use is to utilize the Pred8tor to reprint small quantities of litho labels or top sheets to fill an order that was short. We offer all substrates we normally print on, as well as a selection of litho labels, SBS and Kalima, pre-mounted to B and E flutes.

Huston Patterson looks forward to meeting your digital print requirements. Please contact your Client Services Manager for samples and further information.