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PCG sees 78% throughput increase with VUTEk LX3 Pro


January 2, 2019
By PrintAction Staff

Premium Color Group (PCG) says it is meeting surging demand for new business and its custom packaging line with its new EFI VUTEk LX3 Pro hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll LED inkjet printer.

The 126-inch wide digital printer, which produces up to 50 boards per hour in its premium quality/point-of-purchase modes, has allowed the company to replace a pair of smaller LED printers while increasing its throughput capacity by 78 percent. Because the VUTEk LX3 Pro handles both rigid and roll materials, the company has also eliminated the need for one of its two roll-to-roll printers. The hybrid device, EFI explains, can print on materials up to two inches thick with eight colours plus white and multilayer printing at resolutions of up to 1,000 dots per inch.

Founded 25 years ago as a prepress shop, the Carlstadt, New Jersey-based company has grown to become a full-service marketing solutions provider and offers offset and digital printing, hand assembly, fulfillment, wide format graphics and a custom packaging line of products. PCG’s core clients consist of major advertising companies, display manufacturers, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and corporate/retail accounts, along with a national footprint of promotional product distributors.

“Two and a half years ago, we got into the custom packaging business with our U.S.-patented Box line,” said Mark Fitzgerald, one of the three managing partners at PCG along with John Watson and Andy Griffin. “In two-and-a-half years, we grew the line tenfold, and the demand continues to grow. We needed to vastly increase our throughput while keeping the same great quality, and the VUTEk LX3 with the Fiery controller fits the bill perfectly. We loved the quality of our previous EFI printers, so we had confidence the VUTEk LX3 Pro would also be a quality product, and it is.”