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BML Printers choose Screen Truepress 344 on first day of DPW 07

Press release from the issuing company

October 22, 2007 -- BML Printers visited Digital Print World on the first day to buy a Screen Truepress 344 digital offset press. The Romsey-based company decided on Screen's Truepress 344 to expand their business after extensive research into the DI market. Eddie Lawrence, owner of BML Printers, explains: "After speaking to other companies who had purchased DI presses, it was clear that the Truepress 344 was the best machine for us."
Nigel Benham and Eddie Lawrence set up BML Printers in 1996 and although originally litho printers, two years ago they decided to go down the digital route instead with two A4 Xerox Docucolor presses. "We needed to go into the four colour market in order to expand the business but we just didn't have the space for a four colour litho press, explains Eddie. "However, we found that we couldn't handle our growing volume of business on the Xerox toner presses, or the increasing amount of larger format work we are producing resulting in about 70% of our print jobs having to be printed externally - not an ideal situation. Our decision to buy the compact 'click-charge free' SRA3, four colour Truepress now means we can keep 95% of our business in-house which will have a significant impact!
"This investment allows us to expand into the buoyant, short-run SRA3 market. At the moment there is nothing else out there that is suitable other than the Truepress. Screen's reputation for producing high-quality kit is superb and we were extremely comfortable at the thought of purchasing anything from Screen. Everyone is really looking forward to the delivery of the Truepress."
BML Printers prints everything from 50 business cards to 50,000 brochures and provides a platemaking service for the trade. Its customer base ranges from local borough councils; small-medium sized businesses and schools, to hotels, holiday companies, local garages, local marinas and boat companies, museums and charities.
The company has also decided to purchase a Screen B2 PlateRite 4300 platesetter. "Our original platesetter is slow to output plates and whilst we will not be making as many plates for ourselves, the introduction of Screen's semi-automated, processless PlateRite 4300 B2 device will revolutionise our trade business, allowing plates to be produced faster and too a higher quality."
BML Printers has also bought Trueflow SE, Screen's workflow to drive the Truepress 344, the new PlateRite 4300 and the company's two Xerox machines on a single integrated network.