MWL Print Group Ltd has completed 2008 with the installation of its new Perfect Binding machine, bringing the total investment in the year to £1.3m.
The Pontypool based group has just taken delivery of a Muller Martini Pantera binding line. The New York built machine now gives MWL the option of having PUR binding for all its products. This binding method is far stronger than conventional glue and allows users to open their book completely flat for easy reference purposes.
Earlier this summer MWL installed a 4 colour B2 Heidelberg press. This press is equipped with all the latest ink and print technology. The production speeds of 14,000 sheets per hour the press has improved productivity and helped reduce wastage.
MWL also purchased a new high speed folding machine from London suppliers GAE. This machine has also made a dramatic impact on productivity and wastage.
This integrated type of investment is key to MWL’s future production strategy. Each of these machines has a positive impact on the environment by reducing paper wastage and electricity consumption. Their increased productivity allows MWL to meet the ever decreasing lead times demanded by today’s print buyer.
MWL Print Group consists of three companies offering lithographic, digital and large format print from its 40,000sq ft factory in New Inn.
The group has also invested this summer in its digital print company, MWL Digital Solutions Ltd. The purchase of a new 4 colour Indigo HP Digital press has given the company a massive increase in print capacity. The press can print on a variety of materials including an extensive re-cycled range.
Managing Director Paul Foster is delighted with the investments, "The future for print is all about high productivity and quality. Customers’ lead times are getting shorter and this type of integrated investment is key to MWL’s long term service goals. The fact that all of these machines have a positive environmental impact is an added bonus. As a company with ISO 14001 accreditation, MWL has to be conscious of its environmental responsibility in every decision that is taken"