London printer Richline revamps print setup with highly-specified B2 Speedmaster sourced through Exel Printing Machinery.
The five-colour plus coating Speedmaster XL 75 was installed over the Christmas period and was up and running in January, replacing an older five-colour Heidelberg SM 74 at the Woolwich print business.
“Around 16 months ago we started looking for a new press, and then the pandemic happened," said Richline managing director Simon Russell. "But we still wanted to upgrade, and this is a great, low mileage, machine so we went ahead.
“It’s an amazing bit of kit. The automation is unbelievable, it’s all-singing and all-dancing. The install has all gone really well and Exel and Close have both done a great job. I’ve always run the machine and I always will.”
Russell bought his original Speedmaster 74 from Ian Bendy, our UK Sales director when he worked at Heidelberg and Exel has supplied a further two presses to the company since.
As always, we are delighted at the long association and repeat custom.
Simon said: “This XL 75 is as nice a secondhand machine as you’ll find. It has less than 60million impressions and is highly-specified with the Wallscreen and Inpress Control.”
Exel worked over the Christmas period and during lockdown to ensure the press was installed as required, adhering to all relevant Covid guidelines and safely measures at all time.