Buxton Press, the award winning magazine printer, has today
confirmed an order to purchase two new eight colour long perfectors
from Heidelberg, marking the start of a new rolling press
replacement programme - and an historic new era for Buxton.
In Hall 1, Kirk Galloway, Managing Director of Buxton Press
shook hands with senior management from Heidelberg on the deal
which includes two state of the art Speedmaster XL106-8-P machines,
each with CutStar reel to sheet technology.
Mr Galloway explains, "Five press manufacturers were invited
to tender and after the first round of evaluations the listing was
reduced to two potential suppliers, our incumbent German supplier,
and Heidelberg. After further evaluations which included factory
and user visits along with extensive print trials, we decided to
place our initial order for two eight colour long perfectors with
Efficiency, speed and waste-saving dictated the overall
specification of the new presses. The company was not constrained
by cost and elected to run the market-leading and proven on-press
spectral measurement device Inpress Control which automatically
sets up and adjusts colour on the run - saving time and enhancing
quality. The addition of the Autoplate XL affords rapid
plate-changing and will further reduce make-ready times, positively
contributing to the company's overall operating efficiencies.
The lower cost of reels over sheets, coupled with the
reduction in paper waste from cutting in line to the length
required, was one factor behind the company's decision to buy
CutStar reel to sheet technology. Buxton has always preferred the
predictability of reel-feeding to minimise paper wastage and the
elimination of pallets and plastic wrapping gives an additional
Buxton Press specialises in the production of small to medium
run B2B periodicals and is a totally client focused business
offering a one stop solution for its publisher clients - a
provision which includes full on-line digital publishing solutions.
Operating on a business model conceived at Stanford
University Graduate School of Business has propelled Buxton ahead
of the pack, producing exceptional performances in terms of fiscal
control and lean production techniques as well as leading the
company to become an unprecedented double winner of PrintWeek's
coveted annual "Company of the Year" award.
"We have long recognised we are a high volume high quality,
commodity printer that requires the slickest production processes
operating 24/7, 365 days a year. Having focused on the incredibly
competitive UK magazine and catalogue sector, it is imperative we
always run to maximum efficiencies" says Galloway.
"We currently run six long perfecting presses from a German
supplier, and by having a dual sourcing policy we now benefit from
two world class manufacturers competing side by side -affording
Buxton an enlightened platform from which to select our future
technologies. We are very excited and very much looking forward to
the installation of our XL-106-8-P presses and to cementing what
I'm sure will be a long, close and equitable partnership with
Heidelberg as well as continuing our strong, decade long
relationship with our incumbent supplier."
British magazine printer Buxton Press seals its
investment in two Speedmaster XL 106 presses at drupa 2012: Kirk
Galloway (top left), Bernard Galloway (bottom left), Bernhard
Schreier, CEO from Heidelberg (second from left), and the
Heidelberg UK sales team.
For further information about the company and image material,
please visit the Press Lounge
of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG at
Heidelberg at drupa 2012
Today's print media service providers are faced with a
dynamic and challenging market. Companies that want to achieve
success in an environment of this kind need to optimize their
business models by seizing on market trends in the industry and
using them to their advantage.
During drupa 2012, from May 3 to 16, Heidelberg will be
showcasing in Hall 1 an extended portfolio of products and
solutions that have been developed specifically for the latest
market requirements. The trade show presentation, held under the
banner "Discover HEI", will center on lean production (HEI
Productivity), green printing (HEI Eco), web-to-print (HEI
Integration), short-run-printing (HEI Flexibility), differentiation
through coatings and special effects (HEI Emotions), the future of
packaging printing (HEI End), and gaining an edge through the
latest know-how (HEI School). The company is exhibiting solutions
that enable print shops and postpress businesses to meet the latest
market requirements in full.
For further information, please contact:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Corporate Public Relations
Telefon: +49 (0)6221 92-5066
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92-5069