Speedmaster SM52 Setting New Standards in Regional Australia
'The finest work at the fairest prices' is the motto that
has seen Thomson's Printing of Albury, New South Wales, continue
its growth from one generation to the next. This smart investment
in equipment will enable the company to grow and along with the
succession planning create a business success story.
Founded in 1967 by Barry Thomson, Thomson's Printing has been
run by Barry's son Donald since Barry's death in 2001.
Donald could claim to have ink in his veins, citing treasured
family memories where he, as a baby, bounced happily in his
bouncinette while watching his father run the presses. Such early
exposure to the world of printing has been followed up with 22
years in the business.
Donald Thomson recently oversaw the growth of the company's
premises with an expansion program resulting in a huge 2000 square
metre working area. In addition Thomson invested in a Heidelberg
Speedmaster SM52 five colour press.
Thomson believes that the SM52-5 offers technology that will
enable him to continue his father's legacy of providing efficient
service at a competitive price. It has also seen Thomson's
re-establish itself as a leading colour printer in and around the
"Having the extra printing deck has created a new market for
us to promote our products, as we can now add a fifth special
Pantone colour or seal the printed sheet with a varnish finish"
said Donald Thomson. "In-line numbering and perforating has added
to the overall flexibility and productivity of this veratile
press", he added.
"The SM 52-5 has enabled us to print on a wide range of
stocks, from light carbonless sheets (0.04cm) right through to
heavy card and packaging materials (0.6cm) without a problem!
Make-ready times have also significantly decreased with the
utilisation of the CP2000 console being interfaced to the Pre-Press
department. Ink duct settings are automatically and quickly
down-loaded and when you combine this with the Vario Dampening
feature which eliminates "hickeys on-the-fly", slow make-readies
have become a thing of the past. Our printers love this feature,"
Thomson's Printing was recently short listed as a finalist
for the 2005 "Small Business Awards - Champion of
Champions", sponsored by Westpac Business Bank.
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