Nationwide Print's new Komfi Delta 52 thermal laminator is to increase capacity for longer runs.
Recently crowned PrintWeek’s environmental printing company of the year, Nationwide has undergone drastic changes under the leadership of their Managing Director Julian Hocking. Founded in 1959, Nationwide Print was built on three core values; developing great relationships, investing in the latest technology and excellence in print.
Hocking states, “We currently run our lamination jobs through our old D & K but we needed one with a much higher capacity. After considering our options we found that the Komfi was the best fit at the price point, efficiency, speed and its small footprint. It has also been recommended to us by other companies in the industry.”
Their main products are brochures, reports, leaflets, catalogues, business cards and much more. From 1 copy printed digitally on their two Ricohs to any number on their litho presses, they also have a turbo digital service geared for short or medium run jobs.
Hocking continues, “the Komfi will be used primarily for brochures and menu covers due to its stock range of 115-600gsm. This was a really big incentive for us since we didn’t have this kind of range with our current machine, it also has quite a good energy profile with a lower carbon footprint. At Nationwide we’re heavily invested in our energy profile, over the years we’ve added many things to the business to be as environmentally responsible as possible. We’re in a beautiful part of the UK and we would like it to remain that way.”
Tom Baker, Friedheim’s Sales Specialist says, “The Komfi Delta 52 is a great little machine, robust, excellent lamination quality and really easy to use. We’ve been researching how best to help Nationwide with their recycling of the laminated paper, but the technology isn’t here yet. We’ve made great in-roads with our supplier for good quality recyclable laminating film, but it’s a continuing process, one that we will be helping our customers with going forward. The Komfi itself was the perfect choice for Nationwide, with a robust build quality and a laminating speed of up to 35m/min the Delta is perfect for high quality 24/7 production. With an easy to use touch screen and self-diagnostic system to make sure lamination is perfect across the job, the Delta is a laminator you can simply leave to run all day. There is a reason why Komfi have sold over 1000 of these machines worldwide.”
Nationwide Print have been voted as environmental printer of the year due to their ongoing efforts in pioneering many of changes in the print industry. Going from powering its presses with renewable energy and using solar panels to save electricity saving many tonnes of CO2 a year, to cladding its brick offices with carbon-neutral red cedar and eco-friendly superinsulation reducing heat loss by 80%, energy efficient equipment in the factory, 100% electric Volkswagen vehicles powered and charged through the solar panels, lighting that reduces their carbon emissions by over 4.1 tonnes a year, even printing with vegetable based inks. Their presses maybe full colour but as a company the only colour they see is green.