The British print shop installs three new Heidelberg presses and will increase its turnover by around £2m over the next five years. In a move that has the potential to see the company's turnover rise from £3.2m to £5m over the next five years, PBL Print has moved premises and installed three brand new presses.
The British print shop PBL Print moved premises and is producing with three brand new Heidelberg presses and modern post press equipment.
The innovation transfer achieved by combining the innovative and pioneering technology of the Speedmaster XL series with the successful platform of the Speedmaster SM 74 enables the Speedmaster SX 74 to boost productivity significantly.
The Washington, Tyne & Wear, company believes its investment will give it a 50% increase in capacity following the eight mile move to its new 30,000 sq ft freehold facility. It has plans to further extend the offices to give a final space of 33,000 sq ft.
All 40 staff have transferred and will benefit from a re-equipment programme that enables the company to move to Heidelberg's latest Speedmaster SX class. The new line up will include a Speedmaster SX 74-5-P+L (a B2 five-color perfector with coater) and two Speedmaster SX 52 with Anicolor, a five- and a four-color and each with a dedicated inline coater. These replace two Speedmaster presses, a straight SM 74-5 and a SM 52-4+L with Anicolor. A Printmaster PM 74-2 will be retained and transferred to the new site. To keep pace with the expanded print capacity PBL Print is also adding a third guillotine, a Polar 92X Plus, and also two more automated folders, a Stahlfoder TH56 buckle and a Stahlfolder KH56 combination model.
"We have Easy Control spectrophometry on the SX 74 and Heidelberg UK is looking at how we can have a color measurement tool on the Anicolors as well," says director Chris Murley. "Although color measurement is unnecessary from a production perspective because there is only a little manual adjustment on the Anicolor we would like something that would allow us to give customers a print out of the color levels attained thus proving that their job was run to ISO12647-2 standards. We are a member of the Heidelberg Color Club, a printer that holds the Heidelberg ISO 12647-2 certification and running to that standard remains important to us."
PBL Print provides a 24 hour, five day a week service to its customers who include several NHS Trusts and print management companies such as Communisis, Charterhouse.
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