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Craig & Parsons install their fifth Edale press

Edale, UK manufacturers of web-fed flexo printing presses and converting equipment report that longstanding customer, Craig & Parsons, have purchased their fifth Edale machine since their very first was installed back in 1999.

Craig & Parsons based in Folkestone, Kent, were established in 1945 with the labelling division started up in 1970. The company has continued to grow and run as a strong family business boasting three generations of experience and knowledge.

Stephen Craig, Director of Craig & Parsons says “We purchased our first Edale in 1999 and this new press will be our 5th Edale 330. With this 5th press we have decided to opt for UV & water based drying again as we saw a great improvement in productivity since buying our first UV press 2 years ago. We have kept the water based systems as we still produce a lot of short run work in spot pantone colours and find our original water based system is still the better option. We find the Edale press to be perfectly suited to our needs with the option to up-grade and modify the press to any new enquires that come up. All of our presses have had major up-grades over the years and all of these have been fitted seamlessly with very little down time to our production”.


image Craig & Parsons factory with their five Edale machines


The company specialise in the production of printed labels for a wide range of sectors and decided upon another Edale press to allow them to cope with their enhanced workload which new business has brought in.

Steve Cleaver, production manager at Craig & Parsons comments “With a tooling catalogue as extensive as ours it made sense to choose a 5th Edale. This means we can produce almost any job on any of our 5 press’s giving us the flexibility to turn jobs round in the same day if required”.

Louise Bailey, Edale’s account manager, concludes “Craig & Parsons are a true Edale house, they are a very impressive company, who we have great pleasure in working with”.