Commercial printer Streamline Press has invested in a Heidelberg Suprasetter A106 CTP, the latest in a series of kit spends for the company over the past 12 months.
The platesetter was installed at the end of August and replaces an older Suprasetter.
Streamline managing director Mark Lockley said the decision had been a no-brainer when it came to picking a new CTP system.
Lockley said: “The Suprasetter is extremely reliable. This is the one piece of equipment that most printers have got; it can’t fail. It is durable, reliable and proven. It has enabled us to grow and ultimately enabled us to give a better service to our customers.”
The Suprasetter can run 24 hours unmanned, which Streamline said has boosted its productivity and given it a more advanced pressroom.
It joins a raft of new kit that Streamline has invested in over the past 12 months, although Lockley could not reveal how much the new machine cost.
Last December, Streamline installed a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75, which Lockley said had been “running excellently”.
In early 2016, it installed a new pre-press workflow system and around the same time it upgraded its small-format digital capability with the purchase of a Heidelberg Linoprint CV.
“At the moment we are bedding in this round of investment and technology. We’ve also invested in people and recruited to support growth,” added Lockley.
In line with investment, Streamline has also taken on eight new staff in the past year. Lockley said he doesn’t plan on making any more investments in the near future.
An all-Heidelberg house, Streamline runs Saphira low-chemistry plates, which the ISO 9001 accredited-outfit believes contributes to its green credentials.
It offers lithographic, digital and large-format print and has a fulfilment and mailing house.
Leicester-based Streamline is in line for £7.5m turnover this year, a £500,000 increase on last year.