Pensord is set to launch a new arm, Pensord Digital, equipped with the very first Heidelberg Linoprint CP digital press to be installed in the UK.

After 45 years as a leading magazine printing service the company is venturing into the world of digital printing to give customers an even greater breadth of services and flexibility, offering publishers increased opportunities for revenue generation.

Operations director Karl Gater, said, ‘Digital printing is something we’ve been investigating for a while, and we’ve done a great deal of research to find the technologies and the support we need to make this next step effectively and successfully. In Heidelberg, we have the ideal partnership to get the venture underway, and are proud to be the first to install a Linoprint CP, which will deliver high quality results in a fast production workflow. We’ve had a terrific relationship with Heidelberg over many years through our traditional sheet-fed work, and so turned to them to launch our digital production. We are working with CP Bourg and UK distributor Integra for our digital finishing requirements.’     

The company will be using finishing equipment from CP Bourg through its UK distributor Integra, with the specific installation of a Bourg Binder BB3002 PUR-C as well as a Bourg Sheet Feeder (BSF) working In-Line with a Bourg Bleed Crease Module (BCM-e) and a Bourg Booklet Maker (BMe). 

Mr Gater added, ‘The BB3002 PUR-C is the worldwide first perfect binder to use the PUReONETM compact adhesive system from Nordson. We chose CP Bourg over other digital finishing equipment for the technical advantages they offer, and we already have a relationship with their UK distributor, Integra, who have supplied high end graphic arts equipment to Pensord in the past, and is a growing force in the digital printing market.’