Design, copy and print operation Sprint in King Lynn, UK, was looking to speed up its platemaking six fold by installing a new Heidelberg Suprasetter A75. “Our old machine worked at four plates an hour, but the new Suprasetter will produce around 24 in the same time,” said Sprint managing director Gary Hart. “We chose Heidelberg for two reasons; it's top shelf in terms of quality and build, added to this is when we next come to upgrade, there will still be residual value in the machine.”
His company has eight staff operating print, packaging, design, media and web and an Apple Mac dealership.
The Suprasetter is to complement a Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 and Polar 78 plus guillotine. Digital kit is headed up by a Xerox Versant 80 press, along with finishing options including folder, numbering, booklet making, binding and laminating.
Sprint targets insurance, recruitment, manufacturing and pharma markets, offering artwork and design as well as the litho and digital work.
Products include business cards, letterheads, comp slips, letterheads and deskpads for clients including STG Aerospace, Yamaha, Ryman and Insurance companies.
“We think this investment in CTP and the ability to hike up plate output is the right move,” explained Hart.
“It will meet our plate demand moving forward; we are attracting new business and we need to have the higher output. We also use Heidelberg consumables service for our plates and chemistry.”
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