Jadan Press, an early adopter of Heidelberg digital press technology, has invested in the latest generation Versafire EV digital production engine with the Prinect Digital Front End. The five-colour press was delivered to the Hull plant at the end of August.
“We are replacing the 901 we have had for five years. The latest generation press offers even better printing quality and we will be able to print 6pp A4 work which previously would have gone litho,” says Pam Wainman, managing director. “That will be valuable for restaurant work and for short run stationery orders. We hope to get new business as a result of this investment.”
The company likes the ability of the Versafire EV to handle clear, white and neons in the fifth station and it is planning to create samples to show customers the type of products they could now use for promotional or functional purposes.
“Customers rely on us to give them a steer on the best substrates, right inks or technology to use for their work,” says Mrs Wainman.
The company runs two Speedmaster SM 74s, a five- and a six-colour, and has comprehensive finishing services in-house.
Jadan is finding that business is buoyant currently but there have been upheavals since Brexit and Mrs Wainman says print, and all industries, would welcome an end to the uncertainty over the single market.
Heidelberg will be holding a Digital Performance Open House on Wednesday 12 September in its West London showroom in Brentford when visitors can see demonstrations of both the Versafire EV and Versafire EP as well as the Prinect Digital Front End.