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Inc Dot moves to second generation digital colour


York based Inc Dot Design & Print is replacing its three year old Linoprint C 751 with the latest generation Linoprint CP from Heidelberg.

“Although most buyers are unconcerned whether their work is printed litho or digital there is still credibility if you say that you are running Heidelberg equipment. That badge and our ISO 9001 quality, ISO 140001 and FSC certifications are key selling points with our local business and public sector customers,” says managing director Nick Turnbull, who runs the company with his sister Pascha.

Inc Dot needed a robust, substantially built digital press that could handle heavier weight boards (up to 400gsm) reliably and offer consistent colour. The Turnbulls did look at HP Indigo and Xerox products but came down in favour of the Heidelberg Linoprint CP performance model.

“Customers are often disappointed by the thinner boards usually run through digital machines. Having the ability to run 400gsm stock will certainly give us an edge in the market. Also, this investment will change the breakpoint between litho and digital, taking the cost crossover much closer to the 1,000 run mark. Simply put, our customers are looking for the right quality, the right quantity, delivered at the right time and at the right price. As we move to an online selling service we are aware that the Linoprint will enable us to be increasingly responsive whilst remaining competitive,” says Mr Turnbull.

Currently 60% of Inc Dot’s revenue is from litho production (it runs a Speedmaster SM 52-4-P and a GTO-2-P), 40% from digital (black and white and colour) but it hopes this latest investment will push it towards a 50-50 split.

There has been a strong demand for the latest generation Linoprint CP machine because of its mid-range price, high productivity, litho-like quality and its ability to produce six page A4 products.

At Inc Dot the Linoprint will be run on a flexible day basis with overtime as required. Although the company retains a counter most of its work is business to business. Face to face interaction and attention to customer care underpin the company’s high loyalty rate.

Inc Dot was founded in 1979 by Nick and Pascha’s father John. Today it offers a broad range of commercial print with an in-house design and finishing services for those who need it. In addition to the new press, Inc Dot have recently invested in extended finishing capabilities, now adding foiling, spot varnish, and PUR binding to the repertoire.

For further information please contact:
Diana Thompson, Plus Point PR Ltd, on 01494-817178
Chris Matthews, Heidelberg UK, on 07827-937069
Nick Turnbull, Inc Dot, on 01904-477944.

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