Just a year after investing in its first Screen Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press, Springfield Solutions in Hull, UK, has installed a second press. The Truepress Jet is part of the company’s ongoing investment programme in new technology which also includes two Screen JetConverter L350 finishing systems.
“We invested in a second Screen Truepress to build capacity”, says Dennis Ebeltoft, Springfield Solutions joint MD. “Our first Truepress is performing very well and has generated significant growth in work from existing clients and attracted new customers so it was an easy decision to choose another. They produce great quality and are fantastic work horses – they just run and run.”
One Truepress is integrated with a Screen JetConverter L350s finishing system for inline varnishing, lamination, die cutting and slitting. The other JetConverter is standalone. “With online and offline finishing capability we can handle both long and short runs very efficiently,” says Dennis.
The end-to-end integration goes further at Springfield Solutions with the Screen presses linked into the company’s CERM MIS system to provide accurate job management, production cost analysis and control. This allows the company to maximise efficiency throughout and allocate jobs to the best press.
Dennis predicts 2015 will be a record breaking year for the company. By the end of June it had printed almost 65 million labels, setting an end of year target of in the region of 130 million labels. It is now handles about 2,000 jobs a month, up from the 800/1,000 two years ago.
“We have seen a 21% increase in jobs, with nearly 16,000 completed this year and more than 4.3 million metres of labels printed in the first six months of 2015,” says Dennis. “We have also witnessed a year-on-year increase since converting to an all-digital print room three years ago, offering clients’ greater flexibility, quicker turnarounds and consistency on every run.”
“Springfield Solutions was the first company to install a Truepress Jet L350UV in Europe,” explained Brian Filler, President of Screen Europe. “Clearly, it was a leap of faith for the company but the press has done what we said it would do and, together with the JetConverter L350, has given an innovative and far sighted company the tools to grow its business.”