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Galloways beefs up its digital capacity with a Linoprint CV


Four years after installing a Linoprint C751, Galloways (a family print business in Cheshire) has returned to Heidelberg for a supplementary digital press, a Linoprint CV. This is testament to the success the company has had in digital, not only for shorter runs but also for personalisation and Web to Print response work.

Last year Galloways installed a Tharstern MIS system which intelligently costs work for digital or litho production, allowing them to provide clients with clear and precise options.

Testing the capability of a machine is second nature to the company which has been in business for over a century. The first Linoprint, a C751, has produced work on lightweight gloss papers through to 350gsm uncoated colour speciality stocks.

In investing in the Linoprint CV, Galloways wanted to extend that range further and also to benefit from the fifth colour (white or transparent) and the larger format.

“The fifth colour and increased sheet size allows us to offer something more to the marketplace,” says Andrew Galloway, managing director. “Since the installation of the first Linoprint, the downside has always been the restriction to the SRA3 sheet size and the cost of finishing compared to UV litho work. Digital has encouraged us to market our services and we produced swatch books so that potential clients can see what is possible.”

As this installation is its second Linoprint, the training and move into full production has been very smooth. Already it is testing stocks and the fifth colour to see just what can be achieved and what will allow them to stand out from the crowd.

“The digital print market has changed the way in which printed material can be produced and used to communicate. In its most basic form, digital printing is a cheaper alternative to litho when only small volumes are required. However, it offers much more from print personalisation through to just in time/on demand print solutions ensuring the printed collateral is current and targeted,” says Mr Galloway.
He is confident that the new Linoprint CV will be good for business.

For further information please contact

Diana Thompson, Plus Point PR Ltd, on 01494-817096 or 07802-898313
Chris Matthews, Heidelberg UK, on 07827-97069
Andrew Galloway, Galloways Printers, on 01625-870000.

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