Machine: Transmatic Ovens

From R A Smart

Stuart Maclaren

Managing director

Tell us a bit about your business
Your Print Partner is a fast-growing large format digital print specialist, providing a full range of print and graphic design services from the company’s Lincoln headquarters. We can provide our clients with the complete end-to-end design and printing service for all their printed materials.

What oven did you buy?
We are currently running two Transmatic ovens. One is a rotary press – 3.2m wide for paper transfer onto some of our more challenging fabrics – and we also have a 3.2m roll-to-roll oven for standard fabric heat sealing. Both were bought new as we have been seeing a large growth with fabric and need to be able to heat seal it faster so we can offer market-leading turnarounds.

Is there anything you’d like to see in an upgrade or don’t particularly like about it?
There are a few upgrades which they are currently developing, including wifi control so we can programme the ovens to come on at different times to meet the demand of the print department.

What’s it like to use? Do you have any tips on how to get the most out of it?
The ovens are fairly easy to use. Once you have created the right settings for each fabric you can basically let it run itself.

What would be your advice to others thinking of buying an oven?
It’s always worth testing the kit and asking if you can go see any customers that are already running the equipment. In a showroom everything is perfect, but when you go to see a customer things go wrong and they can tell you from a production area what issues they have had with the machine.

www.yppgroup.co.uk

The ovens are fairly easy to use. Once you have created the right settings for each fabric you can basically let it run itself