At B2B Graphics we continue to invest in the latest high quality Large Format Print and finishing equipment. This enables us to keep our clients work in house and provide fast turn around times, whilst keeping the quality to the highest standards.
We have print and finishing solutions for UV Direct to substrate flatbed printing, white ink printing, indoor and outdoor self adhesive vinyl graphics, exhibition graphics, outdoor and indoor banners, direct print to foam PVC, direct print to fluted polypropylene (Correx), direct print to acrylic, direct print to wood, direct print to glass, direct print to aluminium composite, office branding, window graphics, cut letters, dye sublimation including Chromaluxe and so much more…
The AGFA Anapurna H2500i UV Printer is the latest print technology from AGFA and the latest investment for B2B Graphics, brought in 2017; it combines high quality with high productivity for indoor and outdoor wide format printing. The white ink function on this printer enables us to widen our range of products with capability of printing to transparent or coloured materials. The LED UV lights save energy as they don’t get too hot but they also save time, so not only is it excellent for the environment but we can also print to heat sensitive materials. The cured inks are durable and weather proof for up to 3 years without a laminate.
The Anapurna is a hybrid printer so is capable of roll-to-roll printing (maximum width 2500mm) and rigid board printing (maximum size of 2500mm x 3200mm) and maximum thickness 45mm.
Printer Resolution – up to 720 x 1400dpi
We invested in the HP DesignJet L28500 because it allowed us to print wider then we had previously which means we can produce bigger and better graphics with higher printing speeds. Graphics are completely dry as they come off the printer so can go straight through to finishing which allows us to offer shorter lead times for our customers. The L28500 has eco friendly water based Latex inks making it environmentally friendly and perfect for outdoor durability across a wide range of media.
Printer Resolution – up to 1200 x 1200 dpiHP DJ L28500 PDF
We invested in the HP Latex L360 as it offers durable inks for outdoor use as well as versatility across all media used in Sign and display applications. The L360 has eco friendly water based Latex Inks, and a high speed printing time that uses less energy and cures at a lower temperature making it better for the environment without having to compromise on colour and productivity. Prints are completely cured as they come off the printer enabling us to offer same day turn around on products.
-UL Ecologo Certified HP Latex Inks
-UL Greengaurd Gold certified HP Latex Inks, Odourless print, over 85% Recyclable
The HP Z6200 Aqueous Printer is a high performance photo printer, which was purchased as it uses HP Vivid Photo Inks; these inks have a wider colour gamut, which means the printer is capable of offering exceptional colour accuracy and consistency along with deep rich blacks.
Printer Resolution – up to 2400 x 1200 dpi
Graphtec FC8600 Series Cutting Plotter – 1370mm wide
Purchased at the end of 2017 as an upgrade to our previous cutting plotter the Graphtec FC8600 Cutting Plotter is the best performing cutter in it’s class and is able to produce precise contour cut self-adhesive vinyl with the capability of cutting detailed graphics and small letters. With a maximum cutting speed of 1485mm per second we are able to offer quick turn around on cut Self-adhesive graphics both printed and coloured CAD.
Excellent for Profile Cut Self Adhesive graphics including:
We purchased the Summa F-Series Cutter to enable us to profile cut and route to shape and size, keeping manufacturing in house. With several different blades and creasing wheels the Summa F-Series allows us to profile cut any material to size and shape as well as being able to crease a V-groove for fabrication across many materials including card and Fluted polypropylene.
We invested in the RollOver application table which has an LED illuminated glass tabletop and translucent cutting matt for accurate and bubble free application, it can also be used as a work bench for edge wrapping boards and assembling bespoke canvases as the illuminated table top allows you to accurately line prints up.
It also enables us to apply self-adhesive graphics to rigid panels which means that we can offer our customers an alternative to direct print which may be more suited to there requirements. With a maximum material thickness of 90mm we are also able to apply graphics to materials that may not be suited for direct UV Printing.
The Seal 62 Base laminator is perfect for mounting and laminating our graphics. With a heated pressure sensitive roller we are able to laminate a wide range of materials using a variety of laminates including, Gloss laminate, matt laminate, satin laminate, crystal laminate, dry wipe laminate and Anti – graffiti laminate. Once the prints have a laminate on them they are more suited for outdoor applications with a UV protection of up to 5 years, it also makes graphics easier to clean. The dry wipe laminate is excellent for making bespoke or branded white boards for use in offices or boardrooms.
Investing in an industrial sewing machine has allowed us to improve how we finish our prints as well as allowing us to keep things in house whenever possible, where we can control the quality of our products. We are able to finish banners with stitched hems or pockets depending on what’s required. We can also produce fabric for tension frames and light boxes completely in house from the print to stitching on the Keder.
Purchased in 2017 the A1 Pneumatic press has allowed us to venture into dye sublimated printing. The sublimation process relies on specialised inks that when heated change to a gas. As the gas encounters polymer fibers it will penetrate and permanently dye them. Due to inks penetrating the surface the end results are vibrant and photo-realistic images, which are durable, long lasting and can be produced on a wide range of products for both promotional items and personal one off bespoke products.
We also have a mug press for producing one off or larger quantities of personalised and branded mugs.
We have been fortunate to be a trusted supplier for many household brands: