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Rollem installs new system at St Austell Printing Company

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Rollem have supplied a bespoke system to Cornish based printer St Austell Printing Company who are using the system to cut B2 sheets, auto collating and wrapping the personalised playing cards into sets.

St Austell Printing Company (SAPC) has won a contract to print Top Trump cards at its St Austell Business Park base. The firm is expected to print two million packs of the iconic card game a year.

The machines in action Photo: Paul Richards

The Revolution’s typical running speed is 2,400 sheets per hour enabling St Austell Printing Company to expand their production capacity.  The system was installed in October 2016 with Rollem having completed installation and operator and service training with St Austell Printing Company to enable them to make any adaptations that they may require.

Stuart Murphy, Managing Director of Rollem said “We are pleased to be able to work with St Austell Printing Company to tailor this system to meet their needs which will enable them to increase production with a highly accurate and quality finish.  Rollem’s equipment will also play a role in helping St Austell Printing Company minimise their effect on the environment by reducing the waste produced in the finishing process.”

Photo: Paul Richards

SAPC’s Managing Director, Peter Moody, said: “It’s fantastic to have won this contract and it’s great to celebrate British manufacturing. The Rollem machine was produced in Sheffield and the Top Trump cards are printed in Cornwall before being packaged in Oxford. It’s exciting to think that all over the world people will be playing the game that we’ve produced here in St Austell.”

St Austell Printing Company are a family business with over 30 years of print experience, they moved into new custom built, environmentally friendly premises in March 2013 and are committed to expanding the capacity and reach of their products and services for the business to business market.