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Laminator Installation Leads To New Press Order

Friday, August 25, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

A recently installed Autobond MINI 74 TPH perfector film laminator at TG Print has had such a huge impact on the company’s productivity that the Woolwich printer has ordered a new four-colour Heidelberg SpeedMaster 74 to keep up. The Autobond machine was delivered several weeks after IPEX and has since been laminating sheets more quickly than TG Print’s 11 year old SpeedMaster could print them, as owner David Duhig explains. “It’s almost difficult to believe the effect on our business that has come about because of the implementation of a sheet-fed laminator, but I would say that we have pulled forward new investment plans by several years,” he says. “Within a few months, the MINI 74 TPH has resulted in a significant amount of laminating business as well as additional print orders for the press. “Our average print run is about 2,500 sheets. Makeready on the Autobond machine is extremely quick and its ease of operation means that virtually everyone in the factory can use it, regardless of whether they are in the bindery or the pressroom. One of our key philosophies is that we cross train all staff, so no-one is ever sitting around waiting for someone else to complete their job.” TG Print was formed by David Duhig in 1996 and today provides general commercial print services to customers throughout the country. The company, which moved into new premises last year, has had particular success supplying the music sector. “We laminate around 70,000 SRA2 sheets a week, normally using gloss film but also matt when required,” says Mr Duhig. “The MINI 74 TPH has performed without a fault. Before we bought it we travelled to Autobond’s Heanor factory and were extremely impressed by the people and the factory. It’s one of the best manufacturing plants I’ve ever been in and this is reflected by the construction and quality of the laminators.”




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