Kingsley Print & Design has taken delivery of a Suprasetter A75 which it has funded through a Heidelberg consumables deal. The Egham company was among the first companies to buy the Heidelberg manufactured Suprasetter CTP system but after 12 years of great service the time had come for a new generation machine.
‘It is a quicker and much more compact machine; it is about half the size so has freed up a lot of space,’ said Bradley Vaughan, managing director of the Egham business. ‘Buying on a consumables deal spreads our repayments and, given that includes software upgrades, is good value for money.’
The company uses about 1500 plates a month and has chosen to use processless plates which fits with its environmental policy. The CTP device is the lowest energy system in its class which also helps.
Kingsley Print will run the Suprasetter for about 16 hours a day to keep the company’s hungry Speedmaster XL 75-5+L press fed.
It handles work for multinationals through to small local firms and reliability is key and that influenced its choice of CTP device. The Suprasetter A 75 runs plates from 240 x 240 mm up to 676 x 760 metres format and with resolution options of 2400 dpi or 2540 dpi which means an output of between 17 and 22 plates an hour.