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Solent Design Studio removes bottlenecks and increases services

Solent Design Studio removes bottlenecks and increases services to customers with new finishing solutions.

Hampshire based Solent Design Studio Limited will be using their new PFi Blade B2+ digital cutting table to extend new services to their existing customers and to win new business within the packaging industry. They have also installed a new Duplo DC-618 slitter, cutter, creaser to ensure that their production does not bottleneck in the finishing department, ensuring all jobs are completed on time.

As well as offering litho & digital printing, Solent Design Studio provides a full design support package through their experienced in-house design team. They offer this service to their commercial print customers and clients with packaging requirements. Martin Reynolds, Managing Director of Solent Design Studio has spent the last thirty years within the company, and is leading the business into new markets. “The PFI Blade enables us to proof jobs for clients without incurring tooling costs, and allows us to attract new business from the packaging sector. It has already created huge interest from other printers and companies with packaging requirements, giving us an increased turnover. We chose the PFi Blade B2+ because of its 800 x 600mm flatbed size which can work with our printed sheet size. Our team of graphic designers, have a vast amount of experience creating packaging items, this enables our production team to consistently produce high quality products for our clients.”

The main core of the business at Solent Design Studio is traditional commercial print, and “purchasing the DC-618 slitter, cutter, creaser has enabled jobs to be turned around much quicker,” says Martin. “The DC-618 can accommodate any bottleneck in finishing and it is very easy to use with all staff able to operate this machine to its maximum potential. Duplo has been very supportive, and the installation went very smoothly. The training has given us enough knowledge to start producing products immediately.”

“Solent Design Studio are very different to most other PFi Blade customers as their design team have driven the work towards the machine,” says Adam Drummond, Regional Sales Manager for Duplo. “Looking at the products and samples they’re putting through the PFi Blade, they are being incredibly creative in their approach to win new business and I’m hoping that it will give them great success in the market.”

“We were very impressed with the cutting tools, and how it can cut very intricate shapes, but particularly the score lines that enable folding without cracking” continues Martin. We are no strangers to high quality finishing equipment, in our workshop, we have foiling, embossing, die-cutting, a cylinder, square back binder, perfect binder, guillotines, GMP sleeking machine, laminating, creasing, folding, wire-o binding and drilling. The PFi Blade complements our other machines and allows us to be creative and really wow our customers.”

“As things slowly returned to normal, we invested in the PFI Blade & DC-618 Slitter, cutter and creaser, enabling us to approach new sectors and attract more profitable work to the business and this has already worked! We are now working with new clients and re-branding thousands of products for them. The PFI Blade has enabled us to create branded packaging for existing and new clients. It has opened doors in other sectors and has already increased our turnover.”

To see how you could also increase your capabilities whilst removing your bottlenecks reach out to us today.

Martin Reynolds, Managing Director and Adam Drummond, Regional Sales Manager, Duplo UK

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