MGI Meteor for Langham Press

Published Wednesday, 6 March, 2013
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The Langham Press, a print business based in Foxton, just outside of Cambridge, has installed an MGI Meteor DP8700XL digital press to complement the company's Komori litho equipment.

David Arnold of The Langham Press says: “The MGI Meteor offered a different perspective with its unique capabilities. It can print in sheet sizes and formats that were previously only available to us in litho form. Jobs designed to be six-page A4 landscape or eight-page A4 portrait, for example, work well on the Meteor. The machine can also print on to plastic, which again is unusual. This is the sort of capability that could open up new revenue streams for us.”

The Meteor is different from other digital presses: it is built very much like an offset machine with a digital print engine at its heart. One of the main attractions of the unit is its reliability and cost effective method of print production – there are no click charges, but a toner coverage model of charging is used instead. “We have found running costs to be low, especially when compared to paying for clicks. The equipment is very reliable, and we have experienced no major problems since the Meteor was installed,” he says.

The French-built machine is gradually establishing itself in the UK and was supplied via Print and Reprographic Services Ltd (PRS) on behalf of MGI Technology, the front-line importer that has offices and showroom facilities in Hemel Hempstead.