"I thought that a business supplying customised car stickers would be an awesome business to be in - and I was right, it’s been an unbelievable success. The hardest part was finding the right machine for the job, and after some months of extensive research on the net I narrowed the choice down to a couple of printers," says Abbas.
"Then I came across Phil Trumble at Positive Camtec who correctly isolated our requirements and didn’t hesitate in recommending Roland’s SP-300 printer cutter - and he was right, the SP-300 was perfect."
Abbas says his car stickers are walking out the door, going through we’d gone 200 metres of adhesive vinyl for cut stickers, 120 metres for printed stickers and about 90 metres of banner material for banners in the first four months. He says it’s the cheapest machine he has, but it makes him the most money.
Kevin Balch of Pacific Signs in Gympie, Queensland, recently took delivery of a SP-300 736mm printer cutter, and after only a month it’s a decision he’s glad he made.
"I’ve been talking to Roland Dealer Sign Essentials for years suggesting to them that it would eventually happen, and the release of the SP-300 proved my theory to be correct," says Balch.
"I signed up for one at the Gold Coast Sign Show, and while I had specific uses for it in mind it’s actually doing more than I’d planned, including some of the cheapo jobs I would normally have turned away - as I can set it to print and cut while I do bigger jobs on my other cutter."
Balch says he is now able to print at a fraction of the $200 a metre he was subbing the work out for originally, and it can even handle files with complicated colour blends from customers, whereas it previously would have been to expensive to do. He also describes it as a very forgiving machine that virtually runs itself - cleaning itself when needed and even turning itself off when not in use.