Synkcreative: Investment in a new six colour UV flexo press

The Edale Beta installed at Synkcreative in Manchester

GREAT BRITAIN The company have recently installed a six-colour Edale Beta UV flexo label press into its 465 sqm (5005 sqft) facility in Manchester. The 330 mm (13”) wide machine has been brought in to help with the increasing demand for self-adhesive label work.

CHRIS SIMMONS, Managing Director of Synkcreative says »We had some issues on one of our previous water-based printing presses, meaning that we had to keep halting production to clean down the machine for something as simple as a run of 3000 labels, so when the decision came for a new machine, it was imperative that we switched to UV curing«.

The modular flexo press is able to run substrates from 50–250 micron and is ideal for both labels and tags. CHRIS SIMMONS is so impressed with the new press that he hopes it will help the GBP 2 million turnover company to increase sales by up to 50% this year alone.

»It is an ambitious figure, we know that, but taking into consideration the potential customers that we have waiting on the sidelines for us to invest in this UV machine, I think it is more than achievable« he explained. Synkcreative, based in Oldham have, over recent years grown from a design agency to a full design, marketing and print outfit. Since CHRIS founded the business in 2009, the company has grown from two members of staff to a 15 strong team and high expectations for the future.

Andreas Keller

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