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Minprint secures colour certification in time for web to print sales boost


Minprint in Belfast has secured ISO 12647-2 certification on the Speedmaster XL 75-4+L press it installed earlier this year.

This brings the total number of Heidelberg ISO 12647-2 colour certifications since last October to 14 and it will reach 20 by this October. Heidelberg’s colour team can audit, advise and implement ISO certification or Print Colour Management programmes in any part of the UK.

Gary Davidson, production director of Minprint, says: “Everyone wants keen prices and top quality. Colour matters and we recognised that ISO 12647 certification would give us a definite advantage with tenders. Heidelberg consultants created the colour curves, did the ink testing and took test sheets every 100 sheets to send to Germany for measurement and testing. It was a rigorous process and took a few days but it’s a stamp of approval on the new press and our operators are now able to take and sustain those standards moving forward.”

The company, busy with its normal work, last month opened up a new sales tap with the launch of its bespoke web to print site GoGetPrint.com.

The latest Minprint press is fitted with automated spectral device Inpress Control. That and the new colour standards will reduce makeready times, improve efficiency and boost output.

Paul Chamberlain, who heads up Heidelberg UK’s colour team, says: “As part of the installation, every press with a colour device is given standard Print Colour Management process optimisation but customers are offered options for an ISO 12647-2 certification scheme or ongoing PCM contract. More companies are taking up these services and we have also seen a significant rise in retrospective certification for established presses. There are already about a dozen companies who have scheduled ISO colour certification or colour training discussions with the Heidelberg Colour Team at our forthcoming Digital Open House in Brentford on Wednesday 17 June.”

For further information please contact:

Diana Thompson, Plus Point PR Ltd, on 01494-817178
Paul Chamberlain, Heidelberg UK, on 07919-691073
Gary Davidson, Minprint, on 028 9070 5205.

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