Holywell Press in Speedmaster buy
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Holywell Press has taken on a Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 75 LE-UV four-colour press to boost its output and efficiency.
Purchased direct from Heidelberg UK, the Oxford-based business installed the machine in October after concluding its three-year search for the most suitable press for its needs.
Initially the company felt the best option was a press with a built-in coater, but it did not like the look of paper covered by a coating. It also found that the five-unit CX 75 that it considered was too large for the space it had available.
Holywell Press managing director Ben Burrows said: “The four-unit CX 75 LE-UV’s footprint is the perfect size. The technology in the press is superb – from the paper handling with touch-free transfer cylinders, to completely dry sheets in the delivery. We’ve made this investment because our customers expect the highest quality from us, and this press delivers.”
He added: “The accuracy of registration, pre-inking, and colour control reduces makeready time, and gives us the confidence to run at top speed knowing that the quality and consistency of the print is second to none.
“And with each sheet coming off the press completely dry, we can back jobs up immediately and move them swiftly into finishing without risk of marking. Turnaround times are dramatically reduced, and we can take on more work as a result.”
The company can also now offer its customers same-day and more affordable litho printing, as well as litho printing on shorter run jobs.
“Our customers will benefit from the improved sharpness and vibrancy of the print even on uncoated recycled paper – something many of our customers prefer to use for environmental reasons,” said Burrows.
“Add to this the fact that we’ll be delivering fantastic print results with less waste, and our investment in this press delivers a very positive message to our customers.”
Holywell Press has been serving businesses, academic institutions, and end users across Oxfordshire and the South East for over 130 years.
The company held a customer event at the end of November to celebrate the new installation of the new machine and showcase its capabilities.
The evening event brought together three generations of its owners, the Burrows family – Ben Burrows; his parents Peter and Susan Burrows, who retired from the business in 2000; and Ben Burrows son Oli Burrows, who joined the business earlier this year.