Stephens & George

Press Hall

Stephen & George’s continual re-investment programme is clearly demonstrated within our state-of-the-art Press Hall.

Currently boasting four Heidelberg XL106 presses, (one x 10 colour, two x 8 colour and one x 5 colour).

Three of our four presses are equipped with the latest push to stop technology which allows us to achieve  maximum productivity and efficiency at all times , the three presses are also equipped with the latest CutStar reel-to-sheet technology with our most recent 10 col installation having the fourth generation cut star (the first of its kind in the UK) all presses are fitted with Prinect Inpress control colour measurement systems enabling us to provide our clients with the highest quality of print.

Prinect Pressroom Manager centrally controls every operation in the pressroom and manages the relevant job information and production data. Colour pre-setting data are automatically calculated by Prinect Pressroom Manager, which, at the right point in time, delivers them together with the job data to the integrated presses and colour measurement systems. This automation delivers a significant increase in productivity and more transparency in the pressroom. Make-ready times and waste are considerably reduced, and can be viewed remotely and on site.

We have recently been re-accredited with our membership of the Heidelberg Elite Colour Club demonstrating our continued commitment to the print quality control that is required to obtain ISO 12647-2 certification. This annual visit and on-going quality checks, combined with improved knowledge and optimised processes, provides continued assurance of the highest print quality.

With our continued re-investment in technology and highly skilled and motivated staff, we produce in excess of 200 million printed sheets every year including over 41,000 make-readies. Our XL106 8 Colour printed 69 million sheets alone within its first year of production.


PRESS ROOM PLANT LIST


1 x Heidelberg XL106

10 colour
This 10 colour press with CutStar is equipped with Heidelberg’s latest colour measurement tool – Inpress Control and fully automated plate loading. This press also boasts the very latest “Push-to-stop” technology along with the fourth generation of CutStar.
Sheet size – Max: 750 x 1060mm

 


2 x Heidelberg XL106

8 colour
These 8 colour presses with CutStar are also equipped with Heidelberg’s latest colour measurement tool – Inpress Control and fully automated plate loading.
These presses also boasts the very latest “Push-to-stop” technology.

Sheet size – Max: 750 x 1060mm

 


1 x Heidelberg XL106

5 Colour
5 colour plus coater and UV varnishing facility one side incorporating Autoplate, Preset, CPTronic and CPC103, is also equipped with Heidelberg’s latest colour measurement tool – Inpress Control.

Sheet size – Max: 750 x 1060mm

 

Heidelberg D ‘Crown’ Letterpress Cylinder

For creasing and cutting to customers’ specification.
Sheet size: Max: 560 x 820mm/Min: 125 x 150mm

 

LAMINATING:

Autobond Mini 105 TH-DN-PH-VS

Thermal thin film OPP 1 sided, Heidelberg Speedmaster feed head, Double Nip laminator, Post-heat, Stacker with vacuum delivery table.
Maximum sheet size 105 x 74 cm landscape fed or 74 x 105 cm portrait fed.
Minimum sheet size SRA4. Maximum speed is 120m/min.

 

To view our ISO 1267 Standard Certificate click here.