Bolton MC increase in-house capacity
December 23, 2009 by Lyndon
For 26 years Bolton Metropolitan Councils in-house print facility used their old Heidelberg Guillotine. They would have happily carried on using it as it was still working to an acceptable standard. However, sourcing new parts was becoming more difficult and expensive. Around the middle of 2009 the decision was made to purchase a new guillotine.
They had been very satisfied with the performance and longevity of their old Polar Heidelberg machine and decided to opt again for the tried and tested maker’s new version. Bolton Metropolitan Council are now operating a Heidelberg Polar 78X Guillotine which offers them increased capacity and the ability to handle more complex jobs.
As well as producing their own in-house council work their printing facility also handles work for other outside public bodies. Typically, this will include, business cards, letterheads, compliment slips and leaflet printing. David Duddle, the guillotine operator, who is also the production co-ordinator at the council’s printing plant said:
This will make a vast difference to productivity. The Polar78X is faster and will give us greater precision. We can even store complex and regular jobs.
You may be an independent printing company in Bolton who are also quite happy with your trusty old guillotine. However, the extra possibilities achievable with the new generation of machinery could now help decisions to update plant, seem like more economic sense. The greater speed, flexible storage and control and better precision could pave the way to handling different kinds of work.