Established in 1978 in the port city of Hull in East Yorkshire, England, Oriel Printing Company Limited are expert sheetfed UV litho printers and print enhancement specialists. Oriel’s purpose-built factory is ideally placed in the heart of the country to serve the UK and Europe. Oriel focusses mostly on the premium packaging and POS markets.
The company offers a wide array of sustainable options and produces many fine quality paper and board products that are fully recyclable, compostable, biodegradable and often FSC certified. Their print facility is one of a handful in the UK that can print onto specialist substrates (including plastics, foil and board) at the highest achievable quality.
Early 2023, Oriel decided to invest in a new Speedmaster XL 106 seven-color offset raised press equipped with double coating system, double intermediate station, feeder and delivery logistics and image control, along with Autoplate Pro in order to ramp up its production capacity.
Here is what Richard Simms, General Manager of Oriel Printing, has to say about this new acquisition:
"We have been running at full capacity for two years now. With this new press, we expect at least 25% more press hours will be available. We will also have the ability to print two coatings in a single pass. We previously printed double-coat work in two passes. We can run water-based coatings at higher speeds. Previously, we limited our speed to 10K SPH because we didn’t have IR dryers – we used UV dryers instead. The new machine has both IR and UV dryers."
“We have always been a HEIDELBERG house and know exactly what can be achieved using their presses, which we use to their fullest capacity. We print at the premium end of the market across many different substrates (paper, board, foil board and plastics). There is no doubt in our minds that the Speedmaster XL 106 will do the job, and what’s more, it’ll do it more efficiently than we do now.”
“Today, we are seeking to increase our client base. We are targeting packaging companies that may have overspill or printing companies that are moving into packaging but need our UV printing expertise for difficult materials, such as foil boards or microflute boards, for instance. We would be delighted to land further twin coat work too."
"As experts in Color Management, matching special brand colors is a daily occurrence for us. With our wide range of coatings, we can achieve many special effects across all substrates as well as digital foiling and high-build UV varnish. We can provide print embellishments for any premium product and for straightforward printing at high speed.”
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