Philip Dodd has an eye on green issues as he races around drupa
looking for the latest profit-generating innovations for his high
quality commercial printing business, Healeys in Ipswich. Being
environmental and offering broad marketing services rather than
simply print are key issues for his company and have influenced his
actions at the show. So it's no surprise that he made a beeline for
Heidelberg in Hall 1 and signed an order there for the UK's first
carbon balanced Speedmaster XL 75. This seals his commitment to B2
production after the first tentative step into this format two
years ago with a secondhand Speedmaster CD 74 press. Now Healeys is
taking delivery of a new XL 75-5+L with Inpress Control.
"The Speedmaster CD has been a great press but having seen
the Speedmaster XL 75-5+L makeready in just over 60 seconds and
using 100 or so sheets it became clear that this press is a great
stride forward in technology. It will allow us to reduce the carbon
impact dramatically, in paper, ink, coating and, of course, power
per job," says Philip Dodd, Healeys managing director.
Healeys is investing £5,000 with Heidelberg to have the
carbon used in the manufacture of its press neutralised by payments
into sustainability projects identified by Heidelberg.
"We are both FSC and ISO 14001 and as a result very carbon
aware," says Philip Dodd. "Our paper buying puts this issue centre
stage. If a paper is not carbon balanced at source, we use a
desktop carbon calculator to identify how much carbon has been used
and supply customers with those details as part of their estimate,
allowing them to offset the carbon if they wish to do so when they
place an order. "When we discovered it was also possible to carbon
neutralise our press at a fair price we embraced the opportunity.
FSC proves you source from a sustainable supply chain but we want
to be more proactive in our environmental efforts. Buying a carbon
neutralised press is a responsible investment and it is a
The new press will be delivered in December by which time a new
sales manager with strong environmental credentials will have
joined the business.
Healeys has sold its Speedmaster SM 52-8-P to make way for
the new press and has moved from double day shifts to Continentals
to give 24 hour cover and maintain the same output as before until
the new press arrives. It is currently running a Speedmaster CD
74-5, a Speedmaster SM 52-4+L Anicolor, a Speedmaster SM 52-2, a
Printmaster PM52-2 and a Ricoh C651EX digital press.
Presses that HeaIeys select have to be able to produce top
quality results under the exacting time pressures to meet today's
rapid response demand. The new shift system will remain even after
the new voracious B2 press is installed so the company will be
looking to expand its £3.25m turnover to £4m+ in
financial year 2012-2013.
Healeys managing director Philip Dodd ordered UK's
first carbon neutral Speedmaster XL 75
With the new Speedmaster XL 75-5+L with Inpress
Control, Philip Dodd will be able to reduce the carbon impact
dramatically, in paper, ink, coating and power per job.
For further information about the company and image material,
please visit the Press Lounge of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG at
Heidelberg at drupa 2012
Today's print media service providers are faced with
a dynamic and challenging market. Companies that want to achieve
success in an environment of this kind need to optimize their
business models by seizing on market trends in the industry and
using them to their advantage.
During drupa 2012, from May 3 to 16, Heidelberg will be
showcasing in Hall 1 an extended portfolio of products and
solutions that have been developed specifically for the latest
market requirements. The trade show presentation, held under the
banner "Discover HEI", will center on lean production (HEI
Productivity), green printing (HEI Eco), web-to-print (HEI
Integration), short-run-printing (HEI Flexibility), differentiation
through coatings and special effects (HEI Emotions), the future of
packaging printing (HEI End), and gaining an edge through the
latest know-how (HEI School). The company is exhibiting solutions
that enable print shops and postpress businesses to meet the latest
market requirements in full.
For further information, please contact:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Corporate Public Relations
Phone: +49 (0)6221 92-5061
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92-5069