Digital is right for Wrexham print company
December 25, 2009 by Michael
A North Wales based printing company, Limpet Labels, was experiencing greater demand for shorter run lengths and on demand print. The printers in Wrexham have been established since 1992. They service the needs of a wide range of clients from different industries, including chemical, oil and hygiene industries.
Limpet Labels were never involved in digital printing but that has now changed. The print company decided that the time was right to include a digital facility in its print portfolio. They bought in a Xeikon 3000 printing machine, which they describe as: “an important piece of the jigsaw puzzle”.
Limpet’s managing director Lee Goode recognised the growing role that digital printing plays in the current market. He felt that it was important to keep up-to-date with technology.
Mr. Goode said:
We recognise that customer needs are changing with shorter run lengths, just-in-time production, and a larger number of product variants. Undoubtedly, digital gives a label print business significantly more flexibility and that is something that we believe our customers will benefit from.
The Wrexham print company produces more than 5m of labels a month. They operate two Mark Andy LP3000 flexo presses and automatic screen printing presses. The new digital kit will run alongside these running at speeds of up to 9.6m per minute at resolutions of 1,200 dpi.
The new machinery, which can print on a variety of stock, is proving to be a great asset to this printing company in Wrexham.