Zenith Print & Packaging has taken delivery of the UK’s first Promatrix 106FC foiling and cutting machine for numismatic (coin collection) and high quality gift box applications. Promatrix machines are all developed, manufactured and supplied through the Heidelberg-Masterwork partnership. 


John Mooney, managing director of the Zenith Group, says: “We handle high quality work for coin and metal collectors and retail applications and foiling gives a stand out, luxury finish to a product.”


The Promatrix 106FC which provides hot foil embossing and hologram applications can handle stocks of 90gsm paper up to 2,000gsm board or 4mm corrugated material in formats up to 760 x 1060mm which means it could also be used for promotional work from sister company Zenith Media if required. 


The highly configured Promatrix FC comes with feeder platform, motorised side alignment, pneumatic tooling and non-stop delivery apron to maximise productivity. The machine also has the ability to foil in transverse and longitudinal directions, which increases efficiencies and reduces waste.  


The Zenith Group dates back to the 1980s, although it has grown organically and through acquisition since to become a comprehensive litho and digital print supplier from its Treforest, Ponypridd plant. It not only supplies UK business but also buyers abroad. It has won a Queen’s Award for Export, recognition for a company that supplies products to five continents and over 60 countries.


The group runs a battery of Speedmaster presses, Suprasetter CtP technology and both commercial and packaging post-press machines from Heidelberg.


“We like the consultative approach Heidelberg provides, the reliability and productivity of its equipment and the peace of mind of its service support operations,” says Mr Mooney.