BLP reduces 'make ready' times with PINK Matrix from C&T

20 March 2017

BLP reduces 'make ready' times with PINK Matrix from C&T

BLP has saved significant time and money since switching creasing matrix to PINK Matrix from C&T Channel Matrix.


Based in Tyneside, BLP offers its customers a wide range of print and mail services, with in-house design and data preparation through to advanced, high speed printing and integrated mail as well as warehousing and distribution.


The nature of BLP’s business means that it runs a lot of small to medium-sized print jobs.  Prior to introducing PINK matrix, they found ‘make ready’ time was often longer than the print run time.  The hard compound of the matrix they were using was extremely difficult to chamfer.  Ian Lansdell, Finishing Team Leader for BLP, was keen to find a matrix that would help improve efficiency and so he approached C&T Matrix. 


Lansdell explained: “From day one, Howard [Mead, Technical Sales Manager UK and Europe for C&T Channel Matrix] has listened to our issues and understood that we needed a matrix that would cut our make ready times.  Howard recommended PINK and we have not been disappointed.  It is far easier to chamfer and has not only saved us time on make ready, it is also almost half the price of the matrix from our previous supplier.”


The key component of PINK is ROSADIUM which gives unrivalled durability and offers an alternative to counter plates.  PINK also has extra strong tape, giving better registration; locators to improve alignment of the creasing rule, and a sharp chamfer which improves the flow over the matrix.  PINK is easy to cut during make ready and is resilient to delamination.


As well as seeing significant improvements in time and cost savings, Lansdell is pleased with the support from C&T Matrix, commenting: The service we have had from C&T Channel Matrix has been first class”.


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