Signature Gifts invests in Canon’s Océ VarioPrint i300 at drupa

LONDON, 28 April 2016 – Canon has today announced the latest sale of its flagship high-speed sheetfed inkjet press the Océ VarioPrint i300 to Signature Gifts, the UK’s leading personalised gifts company.

Signature Gifts produce a range of personalised products for some of the world’s biggest brands, from personalised shirts and glassware to calendars and books. The company prints over 350,000 of these unique gifts every year and have been experiencing strong growth in recent years, particularly in personalised children’s books.

Kevin Spindler, Co-Owner, Signature Gifts said: “The VarioPrint i300 is made for our business – it’s high speed, high quality and given that every unit we produce is unique, a short production run is vital. We get the whole package with Canon – leading innovation from a proven supplier, and we’re excited to see the new opportunities that will come from it.”

With the objective of driving efficiency and productivity, the decision to invest in the latest print technologies works in parallel with the company’s move into a new 13,000 sq. ft. factory in Scotland, where the VarioPrint i300 will be installed in July.

Craig Nethercott, Commercial Print Group Director, Canon UK, said: “We’re very proud to have worked with Signature Gifts for a number of years and this is an exciting next step in the technology they’ll be using. The VarioPrint i300 is proving to be a key product giving customers the opportunity to have the speed and capacity they require between our conventional high-end toner-based cut sheet printers and entry-level continuous-feed inkjet presses.”

The investment for the Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 high-speed sheet fed inkjet press was signed at drupa 2016 and will be installed in July at their factory in Wigtown, Scotland.