The YM Group has recently increased its print capability by investing in a Goss Sunday 5000 64pp short grain press at YM Chantry, growing production capacity at the site by around 40%. This is the group’s fifth short grain press confirming its position as leading short grain print provider in the UK.
Norman Revill, Group Sales Director at the YM Group explains why this significant investment is important to YM Group clients. “We have made strategic investments in leading edge printing equipment to mirror our production facilities across the group. It reassures our clients to know that we have contingency production plans in place, particularly when time to market for printed marketing communications is business critical.”
Peter Greaves, Managing Director at YM Chantry, expounds the benefits of the new press. “Short grain production is very cost-effective. It delivers higher output, especially for sub A4 formats where paper savings are made against the standard long grain formats; this is a key benefit to many of our clients. The flexible new press offers even more page configurations to clients – its highly efficient and is already producing high quality print for both our commercial and publication clients. We have invested over £5m in this project and are looking to build on this, increasing the press’ capability, such as additional ribbons and gluing.”
The 120,000cph rated 64pp short grain press, complete with the SG-3 jaw folder and twin delivery, has been complemented with a Balloon former section and ribbon stitching heads under each former, allowing 24pp sections to be produced at upwards of 240,000 cph. The state of the art press has also been equipped with the very latest ‘Closed Loop’, Web Monitoring and Quality Management technology, ensuring high output is matched by high quality.