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EFI : Structurflex installs first EFI VUTEk D3r in New Zealand

When it started in 1937, Sails & Covers Ltd was strictly a sail-making business; now, 85 years later, and after a few name changes and moving into industrial fabrics in the late 1970s and 80s, the company has added wide-format print to its repertoire. In addition, the company started to target the truck-side curtain market in the late 80's.

Now called Structurflex, and under the guidance of Managing Director Simon Higgs, the company recently became the first in New Zealand to install the EFI VUTEk D3r, specifically to print truck side curtains.

Structurflex brought sign-writing and clear-coating in-house when Structurflex acquired a sign-writing business with these capabilities in 2019. He notes that progress sometimes makes things simpler and sometimes not. With graphics and branding becoming more complex and traditional sign writing very labour-intensive, Higgs decided to research the latest printing technology to upgrade the company’s capabilities.

He first saw the EFI printer in action at Fleetmark, Australia in 2019, after “positive” discussions through 2018 and 2019 with both Paul Whitehead, Business Unit Manager – Sign and Display, for Currie Group in Australia and Craig Paul, Country Manager Currie Group New Zealand. The printer was ordered in December of 2021, and delivered and installed through July and August of 2022.

Click HERE to read the full story on page 14 of the February issue of Digital Image Magazine


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