MURRAYS THE PRINTERS, based in Milton Keynes, UK, have recently installed a Kluge EHG Foil Stamping, Embossing and Die Cutting Press. The press was fully remanufactured at the Kluge facility in St Croix Falls, Wisconsin, USA and delivered with the EZ Load Magazine – an optional feature which enables the operator to lower and raise the height of the entire magazine with the simple turn of a switch. Desgined to accommodate an image area of up to 22×30” and at speeds of 1700 iph, the EHG Series Half-Sheet Press is suitable for stock ranging from onion skin to paperboard.
Established in 1950, Murrays the Printers Ltd were originally based in London but relocated to Milton Keynes almost 30 years ago. They are litho, digital and wide format printers who specialise in high quality, quick turnaround work, as well as in more creative print and project work. They produce a great deal of high end marketing materials for agencies as well as for the automotive sector.
James Chard, Sales and Marketing Manager at Murrays, says “the main reason we purchased the Kluge EHG was to enable us to bring die cutting, foiling and embossing in-house. These are all processes that previously we were outsourcing and, with ever increasing pressures on delivery times, we were finding it was these processes that were causing bottlenecks in production. By taking control, we are able to turnaround jobs even faster and there are now very few jobs that will need to leave the shop floor before going out for delivery.”
“The foiling and embossing on the Kluge EHG was far superior to anything we had seen before.” continues Chard. “The crisp, deep finish of the embossing particularly impressed us and we can’t wait to present this to our clients. It perfectly complements the other range of finishes we are able to produce in-house and will allow us to push out into more specialist and luxury markets.”