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LT Print Invests to Meet Colour Standard Accreditation Requirements


Bob McWilliams, Managing Director, LT Print
Bob McWilliams, Managing Director, LT Print
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LT Print Group in Wallasey is investing in a Speedmaster SM 74-5 five-colour press with AxisControl spectrophotometry and Prepress Interface, and a JDF workflow which links prepress and press together for closed loop colour production.

"We are going to go for the ISO colour quality standard and this investment is a stepping stone to getting that," says managing director Bob McWilliams. "Increasingly print management companies and large end users are demanding accreditation as a prerequisite to becoming a preferred supplier and we want to secure the work we have already and to build on it in the future by having the tools to achieve consistent and repeatable colour.

"We scoured the market, taking our production team with us to IPEX to review our options. It was the demonstration that tipped the balance in favour of Heidelberg. We had selected three jobs which had caused problems for our printers but they went through easily when trialled on the Speedmaster."

The press arrives only months after the company installed a CTP system and is part of a group-wide strategy to be able to meet the needs of all design, agency, print management and end user customer.

The LT Print Group includes Click Imaging, a digital arm, as well as Ashley Printers which was acquired three years ago. With a now comprehensive B2 and B3 colour capability Mr McWilliams believes the group can increase its turnover from £2.8m to £3.25m. 

The company will produce both specials and seals on the fifth unit. Sealing has become a standard for quick turnrounds and to give work an added value feel. The company believes the SM 74 is a very user friendly press. The company works double day shifts and its two number ones have had 15 years' experience of colour printing.

For further information please contact:
Diana Thompson, Plus Point PR Ltd, on 01494 817178

Mark Hogan, Heidelberg UK, on 020 8490 3500

Bob McWilliams, LT Print, on 0151 647 8006

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