Pre-owned Heidelberg 8 colour is a first for Printers Superstore


Open House 26th April

Birmingham’s Law Design and Print Ltd has installed a Heidelberg SM74 long perfector press. The machine is a pre-owned eight colour machine supplied by Printers Superstore and represents the first pre-owned B2 format press the company has supplied to the UK market through its pre-owned press divison.

“This installation demonstrates not only the reputation we have gained as a supplier of used equipment, it also shows that we have the engineering and sales support infrastructure to service the B2 sector and above,” says Printers Superstore Joint MD Graham Moorby. “This is more important than ever for us. Since we added Shinohara presses to our existing range of Hans Gronhi presses, we have quality new presses from B3 to SRA1.”

Law Design and Print specialises in the production of menus for the restaurant and takeaway market. Managing Director Kam Law estimates that there are around 18,000 Chinese Restaurants in the UK, and his company makes menus for as many as a third of them. “We have built our business serving the Chinese food industry, but we’re making progress in the Asian and Pizza markets now, which are much bigger. We’re already producing 24 hours a day from Monday to Friday but the extra capacity the new Speedmaster gives us means there is room for expansion.”

The SM74 is a four-over-four machine dating from 1999, and was one of the first Speedmasters to incorporate the CP2000 operating system with touch-screen off press controls. It is also water cooled, which means less heat is released into the print room, and the machine has a long list of automated features. It joins two other Speedmaster 74 long perfectors – an eight and a ten colour - at the company’s print unit in Nechells. “Printers Superstore managed to find us a press with a low impression count, despite its age. It’s our best press, it’s saving us time and adding capacity.”

As for Printers Superstore, Mr Law comments: “We have been impressed with them, the installation went very well and they have dealt with any issues quickly and professionally. We are confident that they have what it takes to maintain a good working relationship going forward.”

Law Design and print operates from 3 units – for print production, finishing and storage – and has 30,000 sqft at its disposal. Although a limited company since 2002, the company’s origins go back to 1985, and in the intervening 28 years the company has grown from a one-man operation to a current staffing level of 35. Turnover has remained steady in recent years, at around the £3.5m mark.