MPS to invest in new Heidelberg printing press for premium packaging applications

8 February 2017 (Last Updated February 8th, 2017 18:30)

US-based Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) is planning to invest in a new 18-unit Speedmaster XL 106 press from Heidelberg, which will be installed at the company’s facility in East Kilbride, Scotland, UK.

MPS to invest in new Heidelberg printing press for premium packaging applications

US-based Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) is planning to invest in a new 18-unit Speedmaster XL 106 press from Heidelberg, which will be installed at the company’s facility in East Kilbride, Scotland, UK.

The press will be installed by next month and fully commissioned by mid-2017.

Featuring an in-line cold foiling unit with indexing, the new Heidelberg XL will allow designers and brand owners to create high-definition special effects.

The press will also offer 11 printing units, three coating units and four drying units, and is capable of operating at 18,000sph to meet requirements for premium branded packaging.  

Heidelberg XL’s perfector section enables in-line reverse side printing for designs or promotions, which complements a wide variety of effects on packaging exteriors.

“Once again we are making a significant investment to ensure we can meet the needs of some of the world’s most prestigious brands."

Multi Packaging Solutions CEO Marc Shore said: “Once again we are making a significant investment to ensure we can meet the needs of some of the world’s most prestigious brands.

“In order to offer them the high level of service they demand we require the most advanced technological systems.

“The highly specified 18-unit B1 Speedmaster we have ordered will allow us to handle even more processes inline and with total quality control.

"We are committed to continuing to strengthen and grow our business and the addition of the latest Heidelberg press allows us to address these priorities.”

In 2013, a 17-unit press was installed at MPS East Kilbride.

MPS currently provides print and packaging solutions for the healthcare, branded consumer and multi-media markets.