Delta Packaging will take delivery of a Speedmaster XL 106-6 LYYL
at the end of this month. This six-colour press with double coating
units is the Belfast company's fourth B1 litho press and an
additional, not replacement, line.
"This investment gives us the flexibility to go out and find
new business and create more employment," says Conor Connolly,
lithographic print manager. The press itself has directly created
six new jobs with further opportunities arising in other
departments, such as the converting side which has added a
die-cutter in readiness for the increased print throughput.
All four of the company's litho presses feature six printing
units and double coaters with extended delivery, a flexible
configuration which enables the company to use aqueous and/or UV
coating, including very high gloss finishes, and to handle low
migration inks which require a longer drying time. The company also
operates an eight-colour flexo press.
The Speedmasters in place include two Speedmaster CD 102
presses and a Speedmaster XL 105. All these presses run low alcohol
and incorporate the use of low migration inks, an ethical option
which is ideal for food packaging which represents 85% of the
company's sales. Delta handles both local and international
contracts. "The Speedmaster XL 105 we installed three years ago has
been hugely successful and it's become the backbone of the company.
We expect that and more from the 18,000sph Speedmaster XL 106. We
like the build quality and reliability of this press. In my
opinion, and based on research, the Speedmaster XL 106 is the best
press on the market in terms of living up to its potential in a
live production environment," Conor Connolly.
The current Speedmaster XL 105 has had an ink pumping system
retrofitted and this will be extended to include the Speedmaster XL
106 following the press installation. Sun Chemical supplies the
company's inks and it has upgraded the printing company's ink
kitchen with an additional ink dispensing system and state of the
art ink measuring software and database system.
Delta, which already holds ISO 14001 environmental certification,
is looking to add the ISO 12647-2 colour accreditation over the
next year and in readiness has specified Prinect Image Control
spectral measurement for the new press. "Image Control will give us
a guarantee on quality and consistency of colour. We often handle
very long runs, 300,000 plus, and we must provide consistency
throughout the production run and from run to run. We handle a lot
of repeat work," says Conor Connolly. "We are caretakers of our
The company has also invested in Prinect Pressroom Manager
which will be linked into the company's MIS system providing
valuable real time data feedback on job progress, productivity and
consumables. "Some of the global names who place work with Delta
expect us to show continued investment in order to produce with
total efficiency and effectiveness and many audit us, commonly on a
two year cycle. So investment like the Speedmaster XL 106 purchase
is very popular with our client base. Our staff, too, are always
excited about new equipment and we are looking forward to having
the new press up and running," the lithographic print manager
Delta Packaging exports to Europe and the Asia Pacific region
and has a plant in China and a joint venture operation in India.
Highest productivity, quality and reliability of
the Speedmaster XL 106 were decisive factors for Delta's purchase
Delta lithographic print manager Conor Conolly
expects to produce with total efficiency and effectiveness with the
new Speedmaster XL 106 six-color with double coating units.
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