Healeys Printers reduces waste and boosts efficiency after going processless as part of Fujifilm’s PLATESENSE programme
UK-based print business invests in a Luxel T-6500 platesetter and Superia processless plates as part of PLATESENSE agreement
November 2, 2021
Healeys Printers, based in Ipswich, UK provides high quality printed communications to businesses and individuals. Specialising in the fine art, education and property industries, Healeys uses a range of lithographic, digital and large format print solutions.
In November 2020, Healeys invested in Fujifilm’s PLATESENSE programme, which included the leasing of a high quality Luxel T-6500 platesetter and the use of Fujifilm’s Superia processless plates. Ten months on they are delighted with the results.
Sustainability is a critical element of Healey’s business goals. By becoming one of the first Carbon Balanced Publication Printers in the UK in 2013, they committed to balancing all production and transport as well as using carbon balanced paper – all from sustainable sources. The company also works with the World Land Trust who purchase and manage endangered forest and areas of important biodiversity throughout the world.
Healeys also opted to become a part of Fujifilm’s PLATESENSE programme which provides packaged pre-press solutions tailored to individual business needs. As well as the delivery of plates and their collection after use for recycling, the agreement covers the lease of equipment and associated consumables. Mr. Dodd explains “Being able to finance the system through our on-going plate purchases has been ideal for our business and has proven to be great value for money. It has made our plate production not only cheaper, but even more efficient.
Mr Dodd explains how the investments are helping Healeys to stay ahead of market trends. “We are always watching market developments and continuing to evaluate our printing processes and equipment. Most of our clients expect fast turnarounds and high quality at competitive rates. Our ability to reliably deliver this is how we retain our clients. These investments were the obvious next step for us to facilitate this and we are confident that our partnership with Fujifilm will enable us to exceed this standard and grow our client-base.
Andy Kent, Division Manager, Fujifilm Graphic Systems UK says