The Derbyshire firm has installed a four-colour Mitsubishi D3000LX B1-format litho press incorporates inter-deck UV drying, end of press coating, as well as IR and warm-air drying solutions. This latest Mitsubishi joins a V3000 press from the Japanese manufacturer.
Jacky Sidebottom, managing director at Glossop Cartons, said: “We had been seeking the right press to accomplish a complex printing task for our business for some time. The coating unit and the coating know-how of the team at M Partners were key to our decision to purchase our second Mitsubishi machine.
“Our V3000 press has been extremely reliable and has performed wonderfully and consistently for us, so we had no doubts whatsoever about the print quality on offer from Mitsubishi, it was all about the specific coating task that we had to achieve. Other press suppliers, including both German and Japanese manufacturers, were unable to supply the solution for us in our time frame. M Partners, with their knowledge, gave us the solution to our request and gave us a real working fix.”
M Partners litho specialist and head of sales, Gary Doman, added: “I was convinced that the Mitsubishi coating unit, combined with our in-company expertise and experience, could provide the answer to the questions being posed by the team at Glossop Cartons. We worked closely with the coating supplier and experimented with a variety of transfer mechanisms in the coating unit itself.
Skin cards are used to produce retail packs typically found in the DIY and car accessory market sectors.