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PCP Orders Nine-Colour RMGT Perfector Press

In Offset Presses on March 5, 2017 at 4:02 pm

Telford-based Precision Colour Printing (PCP) Ltd, one of the leading UK magazine and commercial printing companies, has announced details of an order for an RMGT (Mitsubishi) 1050 Tandem Perfector press to replace an existing Mitsubishi machine and enhance its sheet-fed printing capabilities. The press has been purchased from Surrey-based MPL Ltd, the UK distributor for RMGT (Mitsubishi) presses.


The machine is specified as an RMGT 1050 TP 9. It features nine printing units in a 4-over-5 configuration, built in the unique tandem perfector arrangement, complete with chamber coater unit and an extended delivery.

Commenting on the purchase decision, Alex Evans, Managing Director of PCP, said: “Any press investment is a critical decision for a printer. We wanted to make sure we made the right one. After looking at a number of presses and manufacturers at Drupa 2016 we saw a number of presses in action in printers across the UK and Europe.

“Having made the decision to purchase the Mitsubishi, we are now looking forward to the installation of a very exciting press – we believe that this new machine is unique in our market, and will allow us to provide a whole range of new and exciting products for our customer portfolio.

“The 4-over-5 configuration, supported by a coating unit, will provide a full UV drying system, with both inter-unit and after coater curing lamps. It will allow for such techniques as drip off varnish for spot and matt UV, metallic inks, and flood UV in one pass. It is the only press of this configuration and specification in Europe and offers PCP a major opportunity to stand out in the magazine covers sector.”

Installation of the new press at PCP’s Telford site will take place in August of this year. The £40-million turnover business employs some 250 personnel at the 13-acre site. The new press will join a Heidelberg SM10P sheet-fed machine and Komori and manroland web presses.

Commenting on the order on behalf of MPL, Mark Stribley, Joint Managing Director, said: “The 24/7 production of a business like PCP requires the reliability and peace of mind that can only be offered by RMGT equipment. We are delighted that Alex and his team have chosen our product for this project and are looking forward to working closely with them through the installation period and beyond.”

This latest investment is valued at over £2.7 million.



96-page LITHOMAN for Em de Jong

In Offset Presses on June 19, 2013 at 8:09 am

The Dutch print shop Em De Jong, Baarle-Nassau, has announced details of an investment in a 96-page LITHOMAN. The new press will come into operation in early 2014. The performance and production flexibility of the new press from manroland web systems are both significant. The machine will replace four 16-page rotary presses.


Strong on the market with maximum web width: the 96-page LITHOMAN matches the success of the largest Dutch printer for retail advertising. How did Em De Jong decide on this investment? The printer sought a heatset commercial press that was able to produce a large variety of supplements with maximum performance.
The 96-page LITHOMAN fitted Em De Jong’s profile. The tailormade folding combination also impressed the company. Located on the Belgian border in Baarle-Nassau, Em De Jong wants to use the technological possibilities of the LITHOMAN to intensify penetration in nearby markets such as Belgium, France, and Germany. The company owns Dutch printing houses Janssen/Pers and Kampert-Nauta, and the Belgian Mercator Press.

New fold possibilities discovered

The heatset fleet at Em De Jong’s Baarle-Nassau site is impressive: it already consists of eight heatset configurations between eight and 80 pages, including an 80-page LITHOMAN from manroland web systems. Managing Director Stijn de Jong explains, “Today, we need ultimate efficiency to produce more and more in ever smaller timeframes. This is only possible with continuous investments in the latest technologies. It’s hard to believe that, until 2005, we were printing everything on 16-page presses.”

The 96-page LITHOMAN will be the highest performing heatset press in the Benelux region: a machine that is set to produce many orders more efficiently. Competition in the commercial sector is fierce and fast. Print service providers are expected to be flexible while providing high quality up to the last copy, at low costs per copy. The 96-page LITHOMAN is the ideal choice for tackling these tasks and will produce nearly five million A4 pages per hour with a web width of 2,860 mm and eight ribbons. The Inline Control systems for cut-off and colour register, as well as fan-out control, ensure optimum product quality. APL (AutomaticPlateLoading) automatically changes the printing plates (featuring an impressive 1.28 x 2.87 meters) on the printing couples. With an unusual fold configuration, Em De Jong will be able to produce an impressive variety of printed products: two folders have been integrated to enable both long and short grain production. This provides the printer with a competitive edge and offers customers true added value.



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