UMG to highlight 'making print better' at North Print & Pack

By Sophie Hudson, Wednesday 24 April 2013

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Print finishing distributer Uchida Machine Group has signed up to exhibit at this year's North Print & Pack.

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Uchida's Aerocut Creaser will be on UMG's North Print & Pack stand

UMG is an importer and distributer of Japanese print finishing equipment from the company Uchida, and specialises in equipment that "makes print look good", according to its managing director Tony Hills.

The company, which also displayed at the show in 2011, has signed up for an 18sqm stand at this year’s event, near to where digital print vendors will be positioned.

UMG, which has a turnover of just under £1m, will have a number of machines on display, including its Aerocut creaser, which can perform a number of tasks, including creasing, cutting and perforating. The prices range from £12,000 to £28,000 and the machine is available immediately.

Uchida's U-Coater will also be on display, which can turn black and white documents from a photocopier into documents with a foil effect. This retails from about £6,000.

And UMG will also have available for smaller printers some A4 card cutters which allow them to quickly produce things like postcards and business cards.

Hills explained to PrintWeek that he had decided to sign up for the show again very recently, after some digital print engine suppliers signed up in the last couple of weeks.

"We’ve been in a very depressed market over the last year," he said. "But we’ve got some interesting machines for customers that make print look better."

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