Welshpool Printing Group have undertaken an overhaul of their printroom, which has involved replacing a four-colour, Komori Lithrone,SRA2 press and a four-colour, Komori Spica, B2 perfecting press, with an eight-colour, Komori Lithrone LS 829P perfector press to run alongside their existing conventional, five-colour Komori Lithrone.

The plan was to further improve productivity by adding Low-energy UV drying to the press to give them instant drying on both sides of the sheet.

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ANOTHER STRING TO THE BOW

Five colour Perfecting Speedmaster 74 helps Abbey Hine become Jack of All Trades

Abbey Hine Ltd of Bury St Edmunds is a flourishing trade printer which has successfully expoited a range of markets. Having built its success on business forms production in the 1980s, the company diversified into label production in the 1990s, and also added a commercial sheetfed printing division which has continued to expand with increasingly large and sophisticated Heidelberg presses. Following the success of its first 5-colour Speedmaster 74, installed in 1998, Abbey Hine has now purchased a second – only this time, the company has opted for a perfecting machine. Both Speedmasters came from pre-owned specialists West Park Graphic Equipment. 

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