Flexibility and productivity were critical to Duncan Print Group's
(Duncan Print) decision to purchase a new press. As a commercial
and packaging producer it needed a press that could process
lightweight 60gsm papers through to 1 mm boards and could run both
UV and conventional inks with an easy switch between the two.
Following extensive testing with four potential suppliers,
Duncan Print concluded that the Speedmaster XL 105-6+L from
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) offered the best
solution. The Speedmaster XL 105 comes with full logistics
materials handling, Inpress Control spectrophotometer and automated
colour adjustment and semi-automatic plate changing. The order
includes the Pressroom Manager workflow and a new Stahlfolder TH 82
fully automatic folder with full JDF compatibility. The Stahlfolder
will be delivered at the end of March and the Speedmaster XL 105
will arrive at the Welwyn Garden City plant in May.
New Speedmaster XL 105-6+L will increase production capacity and
create new market opportunities
John Segre, print manager, says the new Heidelberg press
will replace two competition machines, but that it will give the
company a 20 percent increase in production capacity. Bill Duncan,
group managing director is delighted with the purchase: "We looked
at a number of presses in the field before going to the supplier
demonstrations. The Speedmaster XL 105, fitted with Inline colour
control, will significantly reduce make-ready time and paper waste.
We will also benefit from its ability to consistently run up to its
maximum speed of 18,000 sph. We were particularly impressed with
the carousel unit which holds up to four anilox rollers above the
coating unit. This will dramatically improve the changeover time
from conventional to UV printing. Another benefit will be that for
the first time we will be able to print on plastic which will
create important new market opportunities for us."
The six-colour press will operate on a three shift, round the
clock basis to produce promotional packaging, forms, brochures,
posters and leaflets. Printed carton production is a key strength
of the business. For these products a complete range of products
from design through production and finishing to fulfilment is
provided. Duncan Print plans to run the press with just three
About Duncan Print Group
First established in 1881 as a commercial printer, the
Duncan Print has an unrivalled heritage of delivering effective
solutions to their clients. In 1997 the company added carton
manufacturing, and today they continue to offer the highest quality
digital and lithographic services for both documents and packaging.
In recent years Duncan Print has made further acquisitions in the
form of JWL Limited and Waterside Press.
Duncan Print is committed to the care of the environment,
prevention of pollution, efficient use of natural resources and
compliance to all applicable legal requirements. In August 2007
they became accredited to the FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council,
certificate TT-COC-002414) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement
of Forest Certification schemes, certificate PEFC/16-33-266),
allowing all of the company's products to be certified as coming
from sustainable and managed forests. In September Duncan Print
achieved the ISO 14001 environmental standard.
Bill Duncan, Duncan Print Managing Director, is
delighted with the purchase of the Speedmaster XL 105-6+L. The
company expects a 20 percent increase in production capacity.
With the Speedmaster XL 105-6+L stable production
is maintained, even at the maximum speed of 18,000 sheets per hour.
For further information about the company and image material,
please visit the Press Lounge of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG at
For further information, please contact:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Corporate Public Relations
Phone: +49 (0) 6221 92-5061
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 92-5069