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Tunbridge Wells-based Heronswood Press has announced details of the purchase of an RMGT 924 LED press to replace its two existing B2 format presses. The machine has been supplied through an MPL partner company and installed by the UK’s official RMGT distributor MPL, Surrey.
Commenting on the decision, Nigel Room, managing director of Heronswood Press, said: “The A1 format will allow us to print eight A4 pages to view, meaning that we will be able to print twice as much work that we could on the B2 format. Add the LED instant drying producing dry-to-the-touch sheets, and the pile can be turned immediately ready for instant back-up – providing for overall faster production than two B2 presses.”
“Add to that the reputation of ultra-reliability for RMGT – we’ve spoken to users who have had zero downtime due to machine failure in two years – and we have the ideal single press configuration. ”
“If the press is reliable that means that we don’t let our customers down. It also means, of course, that we can enjoy tremendous savings on our fixed costs by running one single offset machine for our larger format litho work – something that every printer is desperate for as businesses begin to surface post-lockdown.”
“The LED-UV drying system also means that the company can compete on a level playing field with the turnaround times of digital.”
“The unusual sheet size, the high print quality, the reliability, and space requirements of the machine – it takes up no more room than one of our outgoing B2 presses – all made it a straightforward choice. We now have space to consider expanding other areas of our business.”
Heronswood, which has an annual turnover of £1.2m and employs 10 staff, will use the machine to print general commercial work.
Commenting on behalf of MPL, Mark Stribley, joint managing director, said: “One critical aspect of shrinking from two presses to one is the reliability of the single machine. Current RMGT press users can already testify as to what that means. These machines are designed and built to run. First time users are astounded at how little they need to spend on service, support, and spares. Reliability is built in to RMGT presses. Machines are designed and built to the same standard, and with the same know-how, as a Mitsubishi aircraft – and air travel is an industry where failure is simply not an option.” Mitsubishi is the M in RMGT!
Tunbridge Wells printer Heronswood Press is a family-owned and managed company that has operated successfully now for over three decades.
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