As a company that thrives on being asked to produce top quality
results to tight deadlines, 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 Heidelberg presses, an
investment totalling £2m. 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 per cent of its £9m print sales to
commercial clients, 40 per cent to print management companies and
20 per cent to the agency market. These are customers who
demand top quality to ISO 12647-2 standards and very fast
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.
"Prinect 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 Prinect
"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
"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 Speedmaster 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
"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.
For further information please contact:
Diana Thompson, Plus Point PR Ltd, on +44 (0)1494 817 178; or
Mark Hogan, Heidelberg UK, on +44 (0)844 892 2010; or
Tyrone Spence, BCQ, on +44 (0)1280 824000.
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