By Max Goldbart, Wednesday 06 December 2017
Triton Showers has installed a Konica Minolta bizhub Press 1250e along with a Watkiss PowerSquare 224 bookletmaker for its in-house printing plant.
The Nuneaton-based firm took the machinery over the summer, after an upsurge in manual and instruction booklet orders. Its in-house plant prints around 3,000 to 4,000 28- to 32-page mono installation guides for all of its showers per day, along with printing labels and promotional materials.
Running at 125 A4ppm, the bizhub machine is Triton’s fourth, joining two other mono machines and one colour press. It prints at maximum 1,200dpi resolution and takes media of between 40gsm and 350gsm.
Both machines were accommodated after a print room relocation at the company’s 280-staff manufacturing facility and head office.
Triton industrial engineer Diane Baldwin said the investment had been “worth it” and that she had been impressed with the results.
Watkiss communications director Jo Watkiss, who was directly involved with the installation, said that 350-staff Triton was not an ordinary Watkiss customer as the booklets it produces are thinner than is usual for the PowerSquare.
“A lot using the PowerSquare are making very thick booklets but they [Triton] were looking for durability and reliability,” she said.
“They have quite a high monthly production, a lot for a digital printer, and the other solutions they looked at weren’t suitable for their monthly production.
“They treat printing very much as part of their manufacturing process.”