The colour inkjet web press was delivered to the book printer’s Glasgow factory yesterday (9 September). It confirmed its order for the machine in June.
Managing director Stephen Docherty said: “The arrival has been pretty flawless and it’s being installed as we speak. It’s a wonderful looking bit of machinery.”
Installation is set to take a fortnight, with print tests due to commence early next week.
Engineers from Fujifilm, Muller Martini and specialist inkjet integrators Matti Technology are on site to set up the press and configure the 100m/min device to run inline with Bell & Bain’s existing Muller Martini Sigma binding line.
Docherty said the firm was testing a number of paper stocks for the Jet Press, including a digital silk grade.
The £9.3m turnover company employs 82 staff. It recently won an additional contract with client Oxford University Press involving two- and four-colour work for the academic publisher.