MPD Offset aims for longer runs with Komori
By Staff Wednesday, 21 February 2007
Swindon firm MPD Offset is eyeing a move into long-run litho work following the installation of a Komori Lithrone S529 with coater.
The £1.7m-turnover firm, which has 23 staff and runs digital large-format kit and a copy shop, has moved its litho department away from being an all-Heidelberg house with the investment.
MPD Offset's founder, Graham Seeley, is now hoping to move beyond the firm's standard run lengths of up to 5,000 into longer-run work.
Seeley said: "It was getting to the stage where we were only competitive on shorter-run jobs - our five colour Heidelberg was costing us too much in time on longer runs."
"We had always been a Heidelberg house, but when we saw the demonstrations on the LS529 at Ipex and Workshop 06 we were convinced that the Komori technology was considerably more advanced."
The upgrade to MPD Offset's press department follows an investment in its finishing department, which has included a Duplo bookletmaker, two guillotines and a folder.
Phil Holland, Komori regional sales manager (south), said: "I am sure that the level of automation on the press will allow MPD Offset to be very competitive in these tough market conditions and I am looking forward to a long relationship between our two companies."
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