Falconer Print installs Intec XP2020 printer

Falconer Print & Packaging has announced that it has installed an Intec XP2020 PRO printer to print its packaging samples.

The West Yorkshire-based firm said that it will use its new printer to produce packaging proof designs for pharmaceutical and healthcare clients. It will also produce designs for the cosmetic, giftware and hair care sectors.

“Previously we were proofing on a standard Epson and mounting the artwork designs onto board,” said Falconer Print & Packaging prepress manager Simon Mitchell.

Extremely time consuming’

He added: “Per design this was extremely time consuming and quite often pharmaceutical clients require five or six proofs of each design.

“Where a client may have 20 individual designs this would add onerous production pressure to the pre-press department and additional cost to the client.

“It’s a different story with our Intec heavy stock digital printer (purchased through Fastek in Bingley). It can handle substrates up to 600micron and makes light work of our client’s demands.

“From loading final artwork to final cad cut design takes minutes. It’s that easy and what’s impressive is that our customers are delighted in the quality of the final proof design quality for no extra cost. We’re starting to see great interest, in the system, and have already seen a positive increase in demand, as a result of purchasing the Intec. I would highly recommend it.”


The company employs 38 staff and has said that it has an expanding customer base across a wide range of sectors in the UK and the continent.

David Green, general manager at Fastek, added: “We’re delighted to have provided Falconer Print with this time saving solution to their packaging mock-up production.

“Thanks to its ultra-heavy stock capability and ease of use, the Intec XP2020 is ideally suited to this type of role, and produces consistently excellent quality results. We wish Falconer all the very best in securing incremental business as a result.”

Peter Swann, UK channel manager at Intec Printing Solutions said: “The fact that this XP2020 is fitted with a PRO RIP means that it enhances the quality of the output giving more control and flexibility to Falconer.

“It also incorporates Easybook, which helps assist with the lay-up of jobs.”