When you’re a company with a reputation for supplying top quality printing and bookbinding services the only way to maintain that position is to purchase equipment that fulfils that requirement. In the case of Deanprint, the latest additions to the company’s extensive equipment list are two Baumann-Wohlenberg high speed cutters, both supplied by UK & Ireland agent, Friedheim International.
The two new Wohlenberg cutters join another two that were bought in 2014
Says Operations Director Kevin Lee: “Following the purchase of two Baumann-Wohlenberg high speed cutters in 2014 we have been very pleased with these new 115’s over the older Polar’s they replaced, so it was a natural step when other dated machines needed replacing that we went for a further two Baumann-Wohlenberg’s. This provides us with uniform skills and quality processes from one machine to another, and enables us to transfer cutting programs from machine to machine when required.”
Deanprint first began trading in the 1890s, and has been established at its present purpose-built 50,000 sq ft site in Stockport, Cheshire, since 1920. The company celebrated its 125th Anniversary last year with much fanfare. The company employs 42 staff and offers a comprehensive range of services including printing, folding, trimming, sewing, perfect binding and Wiro binding, as well as being capable of manufacturing boxes, slip cases, folders and ring binders. A fleet of vehicles transports finished jobs to customers throughout the UK.
The length of print runs undertaken at Deanprint can be “anything and everything”, although the majority involve two-colour printing with runs from 1000 to 100,000 sheets; case bound book runs of 100-3000 tend to be the norm. “Our workload is split almost equally between educational, government and trade work, and depending on the job, this can involve the full process of origination, printing and finishing with over 100 pieces of finishing equipment,” says Kevin Lee. “We produce all the binders for Births, Deaths & Marriage registers for the whole of the UK, as well as teacher and student planners, appointment books, accounts books, plus some limited editions and diaries for both national and international markets.”
He continues: “Because of our years of experience we are very often approached to take on jobs that others can’t, such as ‘one-off’ custom-designed or specified items, a good example being Condolence books for embassies around the world. ‘Re-binding’ of books is another service we offer – especially Council held death registers.”
Says Kevin Lee: “We are pleased with our latest Baumann-Wohlenberg 115 high speed cutters, and this continues our on-going investment in plant in replacing all major items of finishing equipment over the past six years.”