Grant Support brings in new finishing equipment

5th November 2020 by Kingfisher Press

Grant Support brings in new finishing equipment

New Folder Gluer for our Finishing Department

Kingfisher Press Ltd were delighted to be awarded a grant from New Anglia Local Enterprise Business Resilience & Recovery Scheme.

The grant helped to part fund the purchase of a new piece of specialist finishing equipment. Currently we have a stitcher, folder, die-cutting press, PUR binder and now thanks to the grant we have a Petratto Metro folder gluer.

“We are a general commercial operation and moved into carton printing a few years ago but it was a small part of what we do,” explains Jon Doidge, Kingfisher Press managing director.

“Covid-19 really focused us as carton production remained busy,” he continues. “We were finding there was increased demand for value added short runs and it was something we could develop.

“It made sense for us to bring production in-house. It guarantees jobs for our guys and in these difficult times that is extremely important and it saves a lot of leg work, time and costs for us. We don’t need to send the work anywhere to be completed and that reduces our turnaround times and our carbon footprint as a business.”

The Petratto Metro Folder Gluer manages a wide range of applications from presentation folders and envelopes to multimedia packaging, straight line boxes, cartons and table tents. This versatile machine will enable us to keep more work in house and offer a fast efficient carton finishing option for our clients.

The business advisors at New Anglia Growth Hub have been fantastic in ensuring we knew and understood the support available from these valuable grants and how to apply.  We are delighted that our business expansion has been supported by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, through the Business Resilience and Recovery Grant Scheme.

Kingfisher Press and Cartons

Cartons and boxes come in all shapes and sizes. Our diverse range of studio, printing and finishing equipment gives us the ability to offer a full end to end service for packaging.

Our CAD studio can work with you to find the best solution for your carton design, provide prototypes for testing design, closing options or as samples. Our Wideformat flatbed Jetrix can print on an area 1.5 x 3m – so if you want a huge box – we can do it!!

Using the Jetpress 720s, our High Definition digital press, we can print 1 or 100 boxes or cartons for presentations, prototypes or short run promotions. Once your design is finalised, if you require a larger volume, our Litho presses can print thousands fast and efficiently.

And to finish we have a new folder and gluing machine which has been added to our in-house finishing equipment. This fantastic piece of engineering can fold and glue boxes of all shapes and sizes. This helps to speed up workflow and offers a quicker solution than hand finishing. If your project is complex and requires hand finishing we will of course continue to offer this service.

If you have cartons and boxes then please give us a call. We can do 1, 100 or 100,000 – with a diverse range of equipment we will be able to provide the solution to your print requirements. Drop us a line here or call us on 01284 748210.