Print Bound buys five-colour Heidelberg

Melbourne firm Print Bound is expanding its offset offering with a new Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 press, allowing the company to print A2 and significantly increase sales.

Naresh Gulati, chief executive of parent company OCA Group, says the new A2 five-colour plus coater press will be installed next week and is part of a plan to triple Print Bound’s volume.

“We are responding to our needs quickly so we can meet demand as soon as it arrives,” he says.

Gulati says the new press will print brochures; magazines; covers for jobs on Print Bound’s existing A1 press; and any other offset collateral clients require – opening up new opportunities for the firm.

“It’s a whole new market so we expect a significant increase in sales. Clients will get consistent quality across multiple sizes and jobs, creating greater efficiencies,” he says.

“They will save time and money on coating because this press can do it all in one, unlike many A2 models. They won’t have to go elsewhere to get that part done.”

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Gulati says the company chose the Heidelberg press to strengthen a long-term strategic relationship with what he considers to be the leader in offset press technology.

“We explored other options, but this press stood out and we are looking forward to a strong partnership with Heidelberg,” he says.

Gulati hints at further equipment investment with Heidelberg in the near future, along with a long series of innovative technologies over the course of 2014.

OCA formed the present incarnation of Print Bound by acquiring the mostly offset printing company a few weeks ago and merging it with the group’s primarily digital firm BPO Print to create a full-service subsidiary Gulati has high hopes for.

BPO Print was itself formed through the acquisition of Big Print Typo last May, which had been printing on a Xerox iGen 150.

OCA Group is based in Melbourne and provides print management, warehousing and logistics services through BPO Intelligence, which Print Bound is part of. Its clients include Monash University, University of Technology Sydney, University of Queensland and educational providers in the US, UK and New Zealand.

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