Mid 2008 saw the installation of a semi automatic flatbed screen print machine and
6 metre drying tunnel, this replaced our old handbenches and racks and meant that production could be increased significantly, longer runs could be undertaken enabling us to quote more competitively with shorter lead times for production.
One design department, one printer, one phone call, one stop shopping!
2010 saw Signal once again re-invest in state of the art printing equipment with the purchase of a 10 colour MHM textile printing machine, this meant that we could now undertake longer runs, quicker and at a cheaper unit cost than we could have done on the hand carousel. With print speeds of up to 800 shirts per hour jobs could be turned around in hours rather than days.
Mid 2012 saw the installaion of our second eco solvent large format digital printer which was to compliment our first machine, this enabled us to take on more of the large format printing requirements and help to reduce lead times. At the same time we purchased a state of the art 1400mm wide cutter for cutting vinyl stickers, we could now kiss cut and cut to singles all on one machine again reducing lead times.
In 2014, following productions trials on several DTG (direct to garment) printers in 2013, Signal invested in their first DTG printer. This will enable us to offer full colour short run printing onto a wide range of garments for both trade and retail sales.
And the future ?........ We are looking to launch our online shop which will enable customers to design, order and pay for printed garments online and will also sell our own branded garments. We will also be launching a web to print service which will enable customers to design, upload and pay for items such as business cards, stationary, leaflets etc.
We also plan to expand our DTG department with further investment in additional printers and are also looking at the purchase of a large format Latex printer to add to our existing 2 Eco Solvent large format digital printers.
"We are determined to offer excellent quality, service and cost and with the continued investment into the company and the diversity of print offered along with the 30+ years of experience we are confident that we have the total solution for all your print and promotional needs." said joint managing director Gary Rose.