About us.

Based in Braintree, Essex, Revolution is a specialist in printing, finishing and branding aiding a vast number of industries throughout the UK.

We have gained a solid reputation for providing premium quality products, particularly specialising in large scale uv flatbed printing, digital printing and signs in Essex, London and nationally. Revolution has grown to be one of the leading manufacturers in flatbed printing and finishing service.

With a mission to constantly increase the quality of the service, we have never stopped moving forward and are always seeking to move with the latest technology to give value to respective customers.

Flatbed Printing & Digital Printing

Mimaki JV34

Mimaki JV34

Description

When producing large format digital prints there is usually a compromise between speed and quality. The JV34 has the same class leading 1440dpi digital print quality as the older JV33, but by doubling the print heads it is possible to have quality at speeds not previously available.

High quality banner printing and roller banners has become a specialism for Revolution, supplying for high-street retailers for regular exhibitions and satisfying large scale requirements.

Revolution now has two of the JV34s and have expanded the digital printing solvent side to match and exceed demand for a wide variety of applications which is where the Mimaki comes into its own. These applications include high quality banners, roller banners, backlit signs, pop-up displays, floor graphics, wallpaper, labels, posters, high quality sticker printing, window signage, canvas, polyester printing and more.

Speeds

30 m2/hr – High speed (although we have recently successfully tested at 90 m2/hr in ‘Banner’ mode)
21.3 m2/hr – Standard mode
14 m2/hr – High quality

A fantastic printer which outputs a great colour gamut at a high rate. A machine that can truly be left unsupervised, printing overnight if required.

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AGFA Anapurna H2500i LED

AGFA Anapurna H2500i LED

Speed & Power

The Anapurna H2500i LED features a robust and industrially engineered framework, fit for higher workloads and higher productivity reaching print speeds of around 62 sq/m per hour in express mode.

Print Quality by Design

The 1,024 nozzles produce top quality prints at 720 x 720 dpi to uncoated rigid media, such as acrylics, foam PVC, corrugated boards, aluminium composite, display boards, wood and many others. The flatbed print roll to roll capability also enables direct printing to a wide range of film, vinyl and paper, canvas and banner materials.

AGFA Jeti 1224 HDC

AGFA Jeti 1224 HDC

Description

The Agfa Jeti 1224 HDC (High Definition Colour) UV flatbed printer is ideal for printing with all types of media. In addition to handling typical materials, including rigid boards, wood, foam-core, corrugated and aluminium composites, the printer’s superior ink adhesion, fine resolution and handling properties enables the machine to be used for special applications and surfaces, such as lenticular, ceramics and glass.

It is one of the fastest photorealistic industrial grade flatbed display graphics printers in its class. With pre-post white ink printing Revolution offers flexibility and a superior level of printing for any job.

This machine has superseded our previous plant and is regularly used for PVC foam signs, aluminium composite / wood signs and PVC banners and vinyl prints. There are a huge amount of substrates able to be printed onto using the Jeti.

Flatbed Printing Speeds

91 m2 hr in express mode
45 m2 hr in production mode
23 m2 hr in high quality mode

Print Quality 1200dpi

Much more industrial than its predecessor, the Ana M2, the Jeti 1224’s high definition heads and production speeds have allowed us to significantly increase out client base as well as expand the businesses of the clients we already have.

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Professional Finishing

Zund G3

Zund G3

Description

The Zünd G3 is the “Rolls Royce of cutters”, no other cutting or routing machine is as flexible or adaptable as the G3 with its modular tool concept. G3 cuts materials up to 50 mm/2″ thickness.

There are 3 modular stations including a 1kw router which for example allows us to cut/crease simultaneously, making the Zund very versatile with many materials.

G3 is not only a product of celebrated Swiss workmanship but also of Zünd’s 20 years of innovative digital cutter development and 13,000 installations worldwide.

Optimised

Within Revolution, the Zünd G3 eliminates the bottlenecks in the finishing department by automating all cutting/trimming functions. Manual cutting, with all inherent costs, potential for mistakes, and lack of efficiency, is reduced to an absolute minimum. With optimised workflow, the G3 further boosts productivity for Revolution and gives a premium quality finish for our clients.

One of our better investments this is a machine that is a pleasure to watch, especially when one remembers the old way of doing things! The Zünd allows us to match our print quality with a finish that is as equally high.

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Kala Arkane Laminator

Kala Arkane Laminator

Description

For Revolution, there is no such thing as standing still. Over the years, reinvestment has been made in the highest quality machinery and the latest addition is no different. Designed and produced in France, the Arkane 1650 laminator offers unbeaten finish for its class.

Advantages

The advantages which set this machine apart include;

  • Single lamination or encapsulation which offers versatility for each job
  • High quality adhesive mounting and single sided lamination
  • Heated application of specific films which produces a glass-look finish, eliminating silvering, mounting onto boards up to 50mm (2”) in thickness

Tech Info

  • Speed up to 6,20 m/mn (21 ft/mn)
  • Mounting up to 50 mm (2”) thick.
  • Hi-capacity laminator with top heat assisted roller from 30 to 140°C (86 to 280°F)
  • Available in 165 cm (65”) and 210 cm (83”)
Bobis Multi-Applicator Finishing

Bobis Multi-Applicator Finishing

Description

The Bobis Applicator is part of our high quality finishing portfolio of products. Using the Bobis Multi Applicator, we can apply a job in a fraction of the time it would normally take to do the same job manually. The applicator is a true workhorse and is extremely versatile – being used for all types self-adhesive applications on all kinds of substrates up to 50 millimetres thick.

Laminating is notoriously difficult but the Bobis allows us to laminate with a consistent finish and with multiple users. Again, a pleasure to use when remembering how it used to be when we did not have the luxury of this plant.

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