UK company Synkcreative have recently installed a six colour Edale Beta UV flexo label press into its 465sqm facility based in Manchester. The 330mm 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 waterbased printing presses meaning that we had to keep halting production to clean down the machine for something as simple as a run of 3,000 labels, so when the decision came for a new machine, it was imperative that we switched to UV drying”.
The Beta is Edale’s modular flexopress able to run substrates from 50-250 micron and is ideal for both labels and tags. A modular press with a web up design offers the operator a wide viewing area which makes job set up quicker, without minimising waste.
Chris is so impressed with the new press that he hopes it will help the £2m-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, and the addition of the Edale press is just the latest in a string of other innovative investments helping to grow the business further. 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. He said “If all goes to plan, I would like to continue investing in the business next year, as work increases there will demand for more machinery to help with the short run work.”
Edale’s UK Sales Manager, Chris Chappel comments “We have a long relationship with Synkcreative, and the fact that our second office is on the same business park means we are able to offer a lot of additional support where needed. As well as this, the modular design means any additional upgrades or options can be retrofitted as Synk’s customer demands change, meaning the machine is practically futureproof”.