Productivity Print Awards: Mitsubishi Presses at Printwize

In Offset Presses on April 10, 2017 at 9:23 am

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Printwize, based in Witham, Essex, has been presented with Productivity Print awards for the performance of its two Mitsubishi B1 presses. RMGT Mitsubishi UK distributor MPL Ltd presented the awards to the print company.

The Silver and Platinum Productivity Print awards recognise the reliability of Mitsubishi presses and salute the productivity of the people who use them.

The more recent addition to the shopfloor at Printwize, a five-colour Diamond 3000LS with coater and extended delivery, has been awarded a Silver for never having lost a production hour since installation – or more than two years of 24-hour, six day a week printing.

The thirteen-year-old six-colour Mitsubishi configuration, which has been producing print for the company since 2004, has received the ultimate Platinum award from MPL for running for more than six years since an hour of print production was lost due to mechanical failure.

“The reliability and the productivity of Mitsubishi press equipment has given us a significant advantage in a highly competitive print market place,” said Roger Wacey, founder and Chairman of Printwize. “The six-colour has served us very well for some thirteen years now without a significant problem. Yes, we have kept it serviced regularly, but that’s about it: it simply doesn’t breakdown. There are not many printers can say that about a piece of press hardware. We know that we can rely on it, 24-hours a day and for six days a week.”

Founded in 1971 by Roger Wacey, Printwize has steadily grown into a £3 million turnover business employing a team of 26, producing print 24-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week. The company prints a wide variety of colour commercial work.

Roger is even more impressed with Mitsubishi reliability when hearing news from his competitors: “Speaking to other printers, they are talking about having to pay something in the order of £4,000 per month for a service contract alone. That’s one big overhead – and one big overhead that RMGT Mitsubishi press owners simply don’t have! Reliability with a Mitsubishi press comes as standard.”

Commenting on these latest reliability awards, Mark Stribley, Joint MD of MPL, the printing and large format equipment distributor based in Surrey, said: “Once again the reliability of Mitsubishi printing presses has been championed by a printer. Roger and the Printwize team have been big fans of Mitsubishi for many years now, and it was a delight to be able to present them with the awards that their print competence and their machines have earned them.

“The Productivity Print awards are in recognition of the reliability and cost effectiveness of having printing equipment that truly delivers. These presses just print – and that’s what a print business needs, rather than machines that all too often sit idle waiting for engineers or spare parts to get them running again! That downtime equals profit slowly draining out of a business.

“The consistent performance of a press not only reduces the amount of year-on-year spend on both service visits and spares to a mere trickle, it also gives the user added confidence in the performance of the equipment. There is no time lost in production, which means what has been scheduled gets produced. Reliability of the machine means that it is available for production when needed – and that’s what every printer needs.”

About Printwize

The Witham-based company offers design and artwork services to customer when needed, litho and digital printing, a full post-press capability, and a distribution service. Quality is an important factor for Printwize and its customers, with 240 line screen ruling a standard offering for image reproduction – fine-art quality at regular print prices!

For more details on Printwize see

About M Partners

In 2010 M Partners took on the management of both sales and service for RMGT Litho Presses in the UK and Ireland. This relationship has since grown to encompass responsibility for technical service across the whole of Europe for the now re-named RMGT business. M Partners also manage spare parts storage and distribution for the former Mitsubishi branded machines across Europe.

This representation joins established products such as GUK folding and inserting equipment, primarily focused towards the pharmaceutical packaging sector. More recently the business has expanded into the digital market place following an announcement regarding exclusive distribution of large format printing equipment from Korean manufacturer DGI, and an agreement to re-sell Canon equipment, with a special focus on the unique proofing capabilities of those products.

M Partners offers manufacturers considerable marketing and business expertise across both the printing and packaging sectors and provides high-quality national coverage for sales, support and technical service.

The Joint Managing Directors established M Partners Ltd in 2006 after gaining many years of industry experience in senior management roles at a major press manufacturer and used equipment dealer. They were responsible for corporate and product marketing for pre-press, press, post-press and service, plus operational control for digital, consumables and used equipment divisions.



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