Plant list

Our 24/7 operation is built on the reliability and consistent quality of industry-leading Heidelberg presses and HP’s Indigo printers. 

We have 8 lithographic presses, 6 of which feature AutoPlate Change, and 5 have Inpress Control. The average age of a Bishops’ press is just over 3 years. Our approach of continuous investment underwrites the quality, speed and reliability of our service and means consistent colour quality print, reliably delivered at a competitive price. 

Office systems

Computerised estimating, order processing, production and stock control mean we deliver an efficient service from inbound enquiry to the finished product.

  • printIQ management workflow system

Prepress

  • Screen PTR 8900 Z MAL B1 platesetter for computer-to-plate output (x2)
  • Heidelberg Prinect v18 Printready JDF workflow system
  • Enfocus Pitstop server
  • Enfocus Switch
  • Apple iMac (x 9 terminals)
  • Apple Mac Mini (x4)
  • IBM compatible PC
  • Epson Stylus 9900 pro
  • Heidelberg Cool Tool v18
  • Konica Minolta Bizhub Laser Printers (x4)
  • Secure FTP site

Press room

On-going, heavy investment in our presses means unrivalled litho printing capacity combined with environmentally sensitive processes.

  • Heidelberg B2 Speedmaster XL75 10-colour 5/5 perfector with AutoPlate Change and Inpress Control (2019)
  • Heidelberg B2 Speedmaster XL75 10-colour 5/5 perfector with AutoPlate Change and Inpress Control (2017)
  • Heidelberg B2 Speedmaster XL75 10-colour 5/5 perfector with AutoPlate Change and Inpress Control (2015)
  • Heidelberg B2 Speedmaster XL75 10-colour 5/5 perfector with AutoPlate Change and Inpress Control (2014)
  • Heidelberg B2 Speedmaster XL75 10-colour 5/5 perfector with AutoPlate Change (2013)
  • Heidelberg B2 Speedmaster XL75 8-colour 4/4  perfector with AutoPlate Change and Inpress Control (2019)
  • Heidelberg B2 Speedmaster SX74 5-colour straight (2015)
  • Heidelberg B2 SX 74 6-colour 1/5 perfector (2012)

AutoPlate Change slashes the time taken to change a set of ten plates from 15 minutes to less than 5 minutes. Inpress Control is an optional extra we have chosen to invest in as this provides the highest level of electronic colour control, measuring colour on set-up and during the print run to provide perfectly reproduced and consistent images on every job. This feature also reduces waste by using up to 100 sheets fewer on every make-ready; good for the environment and productivity!

Finishing

Ultrafast machines deliver quality finishes, fast turn-around times and help us to keep costs down.

  • Kolbus KM 610.C 16-station perfect binder
  • Wohlenberg City e 16-station perfect binder
  • Müller Martini Primera MC 8-station stitcher (x2)
  • Heidelberg ST 450 5-station stitcher and cover feeder
  • Polar 115/115xt programmatic guillotine with stack lifts (transmat and jogger) (x 4)
  • Heidelberg Stahl folding machines with VSA presser stackers:-
     * CH66 (x 2)
     * TH82 round pile feeder (x 5)
     * TH66 (x 2)
     * TI-52 (x 1)
     * KH82 (x 2)
     * KH66 (x 3)
  • BOBST SP76-E B2 forme-cutter and creaser
  • Heidelberg Cylinder forme-cutter and creaser (x 2)
  • Moll Sprint Capacity System for capacity/non-capacity folder assembly (x 2)
  • Moll Versa-Fold STP Model for gluing, forming pockets and paper turning
  • Autobond Mini 74 THS SAS lamination machine - double sided
  • SMIPACK FP560A shrink wrapping machine

Also, equipment for; domino numbering, perforating, drilling, collating and a wide range of hand finishes.

Digital print

Personalised, short-run, superb colour quality print that can’t be beaten in the digital print world. Additional digital and personalised printing capability is available via our sister company, The Mailing People.

  • HP Indigo 12000 B2 digital press (7 colours)
  • HP Indigo 7800 B3 digital press (7 colours)
  • HP Latex 360 Printer with 8-inch touchscreen and 64-inch roll width
  • Foliant Vega 400a laminator
  • Horizon CRF-362 creaser/ folder
  • Flexa Miura II fully automated wide format trimmer
  • Duplo DBMI Saddle System with Duplo DSC 10-60i collator

Dispatch

We deliver direct throughout the South of England using our own fleet of white label vans which means a reliable, flexible and low-cost service for our customers.

  • 10 vehicles ranging from transit vans to 7.5 and 18 tonnes trucks
  • Forklifts and other handling equipment

* Last updated Feb 2021