Thermal system more environmentally friendly
February 12, 2010 by Michael
Many print firms around Peterborough, for example business card and stationery printers in Peterborough, will want to reduce their carbon footprint. Peterborough Printing Services (PPS) has recently replaced their Highwater UV platesetter with a thermal Suprasetter A52 with Autoload from Heidelberg UK.
PPS, who have been in business for 34 years, had been happy with their old Highwater CPT platesetter, originally supplied by Heidelberg, but wanted a more environmentally friendly piece of kit.
Managing director Marcus Brailsford said:
“We wanted to move to a thermal system because it is lower maintenance and allows us to run without chemistry, which fits with our environmental and health and safety stance, PPS will image Fuji Pro-T processless plates on the new platesetter, which will output plates for its Speedmaster SM 52-4 and Printmaster QM 46-2”.
With lead times becoming shorter the Autoload facility will be a great asset allowing the company to leave the CTP running overnight. The Peterborough print company produces brochures, letterheads and general commercial work.
Environmental issues are becoming evermore important with the arguments about global warming. There may be other firms around Peterborough who are involved in a similar range of printed matter, like the typical Peterborough business card printer or stationery printer, who would wish to improve their environmental credentials. PPS clearly feels that the new kit has improved theirs; others may consider a similar change, especially if it improves the overall output for their own print business.