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Falconer invests in workflow, CtP and press technology from Heidelberg


Falconer Print & Packaging has upgraded its Prinect workflows and added a new Suprasetter A75 CtP device and a refurbished Speedmaster SX52-5 UV.

Managing director Richard Martin makes this investment as he is finding: “Business is fantastic at the moment; I just wish we could have an eighth day in the week!”.

He is upgrading his Prinect workflows to version 17 to reduce makeready times and enhance the feedback he gets from his pressroom. The production workflows are linked in to the company’s Shuttleworth MIS giving the valuable management information. It will link in the new Speedmaster SX 52, which is currently being installed.

“It is five years old press with 20 million impressions and it has been deep cleaned so looks brand new,” says Mr Martin. “This B3 press will mop up our short run work. We needed litho quality and the smaller sheet size.”

This press will run alongside an existing Speedmaster CD 74 and both machines will be fed plates from the new Suprasetter A75 with Dual Cassette Loader. Falconer did also look at Kodak and Agfa options but the Suprasetter fits with its Heidelberg package.

“Buying from Heidelberg means you have the best service and back up and this swayed us, particularly in buying a secondhand press. I like to be able to sleep at night!” says Mr Martin .

Falconer Print & Packaging produces packaging for the pharmaceutical, health, cosmetics, luxury gifts and drinks markets. The company celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and continues to pride itself on its quality and innovative approach to carton design and print.

For further information please contact:

Diana Thompson, Plus Point PR Ltd, on 01494-817178
Richard Martin, Falconer Print & Packaging, on 01422-263777.

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