Edale, a UK manufacturer of web-fed flexo printing presses and converting equipment, has announced that its longstanding customer Craig & Parsons has purchased its fifth Edale machine since its first was installed in 1999. Craig & Parsons based in Folkestone, Kent, was established in 1945; its labeling division was started in 1970.
Stephen Craig, director of Craig & Parsons says, “We purchased our first Edale in 1999 and this new press will be our fifth Edale 330. With this fifth press we have decided to opt for UV and water-based drying again as we saw a great improvement in productivity since buying our first UV press two years ago. We have kept the water-based systems as we still produce a lot of short run work in spot Pantone colors and find our original water-based system is still the better option. We find the Edale press to be perfectly suited to our needs with the option to upgrade and modify the press to any new enquires that come up. All of our presses have had major upgrades over the years and all of these have been fitted seamlessly with very little down time to our production."
The company specializes in the production of printed labels for a wide range of sectors, and says it decided on another Edale press to allow it to cope with its recently increased workload.
Steve Cleaver, production manager at Craig & Parsons comments, “With a tooling catalog as extensive as ours, it made sense to choose a fifth Edale. This means we can produce almost any job on any of our five presses, giving us the flexibility to turn jobs round in the same day if required."
Louise Bailey, Edale’s account manager, adds, “Craig & Parsons are a true Edale house, they are a very impressive company, who we have great pleasure in working with."