Lancashire trade supplier switches to Heidelberg digital technology .

Birtwell & Co has just taken delivery of a Heidelberg Versafire CV, a digital press which is housed alongside an existing three year old Konica machine.

“The Konica is reaching the end of its life but we have retained it and are training a recently recruited apprentice on it, using our experienced digital operator to run the Versafire CV which is handling the lion’s share of our digital work,” says Matthew Birtwell, managing director.

“We chose the Versafire CV because of its fifth colour (we have handled a couple of clear varnish jobs already), the useful 6pp A4 format and the excellent registration in duplex. It is particularly good quality.”

Having had a Fiery RIP for the Konica, the company has elected to run with that familiar set up for the Versafire CV.

Based in Clayton-Le-Moors in Lancashire, Birtwell & Co handles mainly trade print and a high volume of NCR work. The 115 year old company today runs with two SM 52s, an Anicolor and a conventional five-colour press as well as its five Edelmann business forms and two digital presses. The company runs a double day shift across the pressroom and print from its litho and digital departments is handled offline. The company employs 50 staff and is FSC accredited.

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