As a company that thrives on being asked to produce top quality
results to tight deadlines, BCQ Print (BCQ) needs to have a press
portfolio that can produce flexible solutions fast.
It is for this reason that the Buckingham based company has
elected to order two top of the range B2 presses from Heidelberger
Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), an investment totalling more than
EUR 2 million. A Speedmaster XL 75-5+L, a five-colour and coater,
will be delivered this autumn followed closely by a Speedmaster XL
75-4-P+L, a four-colour perfector with coater.
BCQ attributes 40% of its around EUR 11 million print sales
to commercial clients, 40% to print management companies and 20% to
the agency market. These are customers who demand top quality to
ISO 12647-2 standards and very fast turnround. The company holds
ISO 12647-2 certification along with a stack of other
accreditations including ISO 9001, 14001, 18001, 27001 and FSC
Chain of Custody.
"Inpress Control spectral measurement on these presses mean,
our customers can rest assured that the work we produce is within
the tightest colour parameters at all times. Our client base
includes the automotive sector, a business that is notoriously
strict about colour match. When you watch TV you don't want a
variation in quality - so why should you have it in print? The
tools are there to monitor colour but also to alter the register
and inking on the run. That is what we are getting with Inpress
Control. It will enable us to save time and reduce waste, so
environmentally and financially we and our customers may benefit
from this investment. This press investment isn't about building
sales but about enabling us to be competitive, profitable and
flexible in terms of the range of work we handle and the turnround
times we offer," says Tyrone Spence, joint managing director of BCQ
with Richard Knowles.
The five-colour press allows the company to offer special Pantone
colours, metallic and value added drip off varnish effects; the
four-colour perfector can handle perfected spot work and process
colour work. Both presses are equipped with coating to enable work
to move through to the finishing area without delay. It means BCQ
can also offer high gloss finishes if customers are looking for the
value added products their customers are becoming accustomed to.
"We have Konica and Indigo digital technology in-house but
litho has a strong future and has become competitive at relatively
low runs these days. These XL 75 presses could handle runs from 200
to 200,000 plus. For us it's about colour, speed and the ability to
say yes to the most demanding jobs," says Tyrone Spence.
"Intelligent communications" is the BCQ promise, assuring its
customers of print expertise, unlimited choice and a great customer
experience. To provide that it needs the right equipment which it
will have with latest double press investment.
BCQ is now part of a five company group that also includes:
BDA, a multi media agency; Jolly Big, a wide format operation; Busi
Print, a retail outlet; and a fulfilment division.
At BCQ Print it's all about the customer: Richard
Knowles and Tyrone Spence, Management Directors of BCQ, offer
maximum choice, multiple options and above all, value for money for
the highest quality and intelligent print solutions.
With the investment in the Speedmaster XL 75
presses the company will be able to even more effectively meet the
on-demand requirements of the market and provide their customers
with a more efficient service.
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For further information, please contact:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Corporate Public Relations
Phone: +49 (0)6221 92-5061
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92-5069