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Core Image switches to thermal CtP technology with Heidelberg


Glasgow printer Core Image has switched from a visible light Prosetter to a thermal Suprasetter, eliminating its darkroom, Auto Loader and processor to free up additional space and make working conditions brighter.

The company which houses commercial digital, wide format and litho facilities (it runs a Printmaster PM 52-5 press) says the investment was required to take it to the next stage of production. The Suprasetter A52 will handle over 1,200 plates a month since litho remains the majority of the company’s turnover.

Core Image has also upgraded its workflow with a comprehensive list of packages: Prepress Manager; Integration Manager; Signastation imposition software; PDF Toolbox; and Pressroom Manager. The company has also taken out maintenance agreements on all these items.

Managing director Davy Hunter says: “We have always been fans of Heidelberg’s colour management and workflow. Investing further in this area ensures our front-end is as up-to-date as can be in the short to medium term. Heidelberg offers integrated litho and digital workflows so it doesn’t matter if you output to the CtP device or a number of digital presses. It is all managed from one source which keeps things clean.”

Mr Hunter has been a loyal prepress customer, a buyer from Linotype-Hell days and now a Heidelberg fan. “When you buy Heidelberg you know you are buying the best,” he says.

The new Suprasetter will run on double day shifts to keep pace with customer demand for print.

Heidelberg has seven engineers in Scotland and an apprentice who will become a fully fledged employee in October. It can and does service both the mainland and islands.

For further information please contact:
Diana Thompson, Plus Point PR Ltd, on 01494-817178
Stephen Kyle, Heidelberg UK, on 020 8490 3500
Davy Hunter, Core Image, on 01355-229333.

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