Since the end of last year, the drupa generation Speedmaster XL 106 six-color press with coating unit, which can operate using conventional as well as UV or LE UV inks and coatings, has been deployed in production. The makeready times are less than three minutes in most cases. This version is the first of its kind in the UK market.
The company, which has been in business for 35 years, operates in the fields of offset and digital printing. Its premises cover an area of 4,000 square meters and its 48 employees generate sales of €6.5 million.
“We chose the Speedmaster XL 106 as, with this press, we can push further ahead with digitized print production. We also want to maximize the substrates and the range of jobs we can handle,” said Jon Lancaster, managing director of Falkland Press. “The press copes easily with packaging printing jobs, such as folding cartons for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food, which amount to 20% of our sales. Furthermore, we can also complete commercial printing jobs, such as books, flyers, brochures and business stationery, as well as very short runs for our Printed Easy web-to-print shop, both of which make up 40% of our sales.”