Case Study

Flexibility and high quality for Hurks repro

Hurks repro can now respond to diverse and urgent orders thanks to a high print speed, 40 possible media types and the possibility to scan and fold drawings.

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Hurks - Construction and real estate development


INDEPENDENCE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US. WE DO NOT WANT TO HAVE TO WAIT FOR EXTERNAL PRINT PROVIDERS. WE NOW HAVE THE SPEED AND QUALITY IN-HOUSE TO DO IT OURSELVES.

Piet van der Heijden, Corporate Reprographic Department employee at Hurks

Always able to meet short deadlines

Hurks is a fourth generation family business that as a modern construction company is rooted in more than 100 years of experience and expertise. The three pillars of the company are real estate development, construction and maintenance. Hurks specializes in residential and commercial construction. To be able to respond to the dynamic developments in the construction sector, cooperation is at the heart of what Hurks does.

Effective collaboration on construction projects requires timely sharing of required information in the various phases of each project. Although much is already digitally shared via Building Information Modeling (BIM), the Corporate Reprographic Department remains a crucial factor as large format prints are still the best way to view complex plans and detailed drawings.

Construction projects have to deal with tight schedules, short improvement cycles and require improvisation and process management. The Corporate Reprographic Department must therefore always be ready to meet short deadlines and deliver convincing quality. "It is very common here for someone to come in at the last minute with a job that must be ready immediately, for example a presentation for a real estate plan or a modified plan," explains Piet van der Heijden.

The Corporate Reprographic Department works together with the internal organization and with relevant authorities, clients, suppliers and subcontractors.

Hurks - Construction and real estate development

High productivity and intuitive operation

With the ColorWave 3700 large format printer and Folder Express 3011 folding device, the Corporate Reprographic Department produces around 2,000 A0 / A1 drawings, project plans and posters per month. "We chose the ColorWave 3700 among other things because of its 6 rolls capacity and its superb print quality".

The new system offers flexibility to respond to a variety of diverse and urgent jobs thanks to a high print speed, 40 possible media types and the ability to scan and fold drawings. The intuitive operation, automatic roll switching, straightforward paper feed and MediaSense technology that ensures automatic Imaging Device height adjustments for different media thicknesses – all of this enables the staff to work quickly and effectively.

It is important for the Corporate Reprographic Department’s workspace that the new system combines various functions in a smaller footprint. In combination with the folding device, the new system offers a space saving of no less than 25%.

“With Canon, I just know I can rely on them. We understand each other, which means that I am always certain that everything will work out great. The quality is very good and Canon, just like us, constantly makes improvements and opens up new possibilities. ”

Hurks - Construction and real estate development

CrystalPoint technology
Posters, roll-up banners and interior designs

The work of the Corporate Reprographic Department at Hurks is increasingly shifting more towards graphic productions. Posters and roll-up banners were previously outsourced to external print providers, but can now be produced in-house thanks to the high quality of the CrystalPoint technology. “You can set different quality levels, so that you can include production time and desired quality in the planning. The ColorWave 3700 provides a better quality than we already had. I can significantly increase the size of a photo and still print a razor-sharp image in large format. ”

Approximately 70% of the work is now for construction, mainly CAD drawings, presentations and plans, and 30% for real estate. This includes posters, photos, floor plans, impressions and interior designs that are attached to foam boards.

They used to outsource posters and banners production and now produce them in-house themselves

Hurks - Construction and real estate development


THE QUALITY IS ASTONISHING. POSTERS AND BANNERS THAT WE PREVIOUSLY WOULD HAVE HAD TO SEND TO AN EXTERNAL PRINT PROVIDER CAN NOW BE PRODUCED IN-HOUSE, AT MUCH LOWER COSTS.

Piet van der Heijden, Corporate Reprographic Department employee at Hurks

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