Merseyside based LT Print Group has invested in a Horizon SPF-200L bookletmaker from Intelligent Finishing Systems. Purchased to handle growing digital print volumes, the new machine joins a Horizon SPF-200A bookletmaker and a Foliant Taurus 530SF laminator.
The highly automated, 4500bph, SPF-200L incorporates the ability to feed A4 landscape sheets up to 640mm in length. The JDF-ready system offers rapid set-ups via a large icon-based colour touchscreen. The screen can be used for on-the-run fine tuning adjustments as well as the storage and recall of up to 200 jobs.
‘We are always looking at investment which will increase our productivity and improve our customer service,’ commented operations director Keith Goodridge. ‘Over the last five years our digital volumes have doubled whilst there is still a large demand for high quality full colour litho work from our customer base.
‘Our customers are always looking for the shortest available turnaround times for both litho and digital work, which drove the need for us to invest in a second booklet maker to join our existing system.
‘Having a second machine has given us more flexibility to meet customer demand especially for short run digital booklet and brochure work. We chose the A4 landscape capability and the deeper six-station towers to give us greater production flexibility.’
Article taken from www.digitalprintermag.co.uk
It is with personal regret but warm wishes that I announce the retirement of our Senior Sales Director, Keith Barlow.
Keith has been with the Company for 25 years and had a significant impact on LT Print Group in lots of ways. He was held in high regard by both customers and his colleagues at LT and this has been exemplified by the many good wishes he received.
It has been a great privilege and pleasure to have worked with Keith. His loyalty to the Company, his colleagues and customers has been an example to us all.
To celebrate Keith’s time with the company the staff produced a ‘This is your life book’ to mark his retirement and celebrate the years of loyal service with us. This book is a testament of how well thought of Keith is by his work colleagues and his impact on the growth and success of LT Print Group. We hope this book will remind Keith of his time at LT Print Group and he can reflect upon the affection everyone here holds for him.
We would like to thank Keith for all that he has done, for his friendship, loyalty and commitment. Keith will be sorely missed by us all.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Manger as our new Account Manager for Chester and North Wales.
Alan has a wealth of experience in the print industry. His previous roles include Production Manager and Sales Executive in both London and the North West.
Bob McWilliams, Managing Director of LT Print Group, said: “We have been looking for the right person to fill this crucial role for some time and we are delighted to have now found such a worthy candidate in Alan. His extensive experience makes him ideally qualified to take on this key role.”
Commenting, Alan Manger said “I am excited to have the opportunity to be joining such a strong and innovative Company. LT offers a comprehensive range of services including traditional litho print as well as digital and large format and offer a vast array of print solutions to meet client needs. The Company already has a strong presence in the area and I intend to build and develop that reputation.”
Alan is married and lives in Chester, he is a keen runner and enjoys long walks with his whippet Monty.