Printer used coronavirus business interruption to invest and modernise
Vienna, Austria / Amstelveen, Netherlands – D2D (Direct to Document), Austria’s largest transaction printer, has increased its production capacity with the Screen Truepress Jet 520HD+, helping it meet growing demand for short print runs. The printer opted to use the period of the coronavirus crisis to invest and modernise, helping to strengthen its market position and expand its product range.
“Due to the pandemic and the reduction in printed communication, we – like many businesses – have experienced a decline in sales during the summer. However, we have made the best use of the time and invested in the modernisation of our equipment, ensuring we can continue to deliver the high quality our customers are accustomed to and preparing us for the future”, says Thomas Kaiselgruber, managing director of D2D.
“The new technology of the 520HD+ allows high quality printing even on coated, untreated paper. This gives us new opportunities to expand our business and meet the wide-ranging marketing requirements of our customers”, says Kaiselgruber.
With a print volume of around 500 million pages per year, D2D is the largest digital printing company and leading transaction printing company in Austria. It was one of Screen’s first customers in Europe, having purchased a Screen Truepress Jet inkjet press in 2014. It added a Screen 520ZZ in 2018. “We were convinced of the print quality right from the start, and the machine has proven its durability over the years”, says Kaiselgruber.
D2D’s customers include Austria’s largest banks and insurance companies as well as major telecommunications and utilities companies.
The purchase of the 520HD+ by D2D underlines the rapid growth of Screen’s inkjet technology in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). “In these markets, the company’s print on demand (POD) business has quadrupled in the last three years and demand for the 520HD+ and other digital inkjet technology continues to grow despite the downturn resulting from Covid-19”, said Patrick Jud, Area Director Screen Europe for the DACH countries.