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How we do it

Haltan - How we do it

Our factory is modern and large. We've always invested in the very best people, who operate the most up–to–date equipment on a 24–hour shift system. All manufacturing operations, from receipt of digital files to delivery, are performed under one roof.

New acquisitions include the latest Apogee Prepress PDF workflow with ultra–sharp Sublima screening technology, digital OCÉ presses, the latest Heidelberg 5–colour CD litho presses, and Muller wire stitching line. This adds to an already formidable array of printing and finishing equipment.

 

Print Terminology

Pre-Press

  • Multiple Macs / PCs running industry–Advanced & up to date software
  • High–quality mono and colour–scanning
  • Agfa Apogee with Pre Press 8.1 PDF workflow with Apogee Portal Web Approval
  • B1/B2 Eurostandard digital colour proofing
  • B1/B2 2-sided imposition proofing
  • Agfa Avalon B1/B2 CTP platesetters
  • Digital archiving service
  • Apogee Colour Quality Manager. Secure colour quality and consistency throughout all stages of our workflow

Digital Press Room

  • Océ Varioprint 6320 - mono press
    (1/1 duplex) Unique paper specification and in line wire stitching and 3 knife trimming
  • 2 x Konica Minolta BizHub 8000
    (4/4 duplex) in–line wire stitching B3+ 330 x 487mm
  • Océ Varioprint 6250 - mono press
    (1/1 duplex) in–line wire stitching B3+ 330 x 487mm
  • Digital Sewing
  • Wohlenburg Quickbinder with PVA Glue
  • Matrix 530 B3 Laminator
  • Horizon, Collator, Folder and Saddle Stitching
  • Pit Stop digital/short-run creasing and folding
  • B3 Digital Guillotine

Bindery

  • B1/B2 OPP film lamination (matt and gloss)
  • B1/B2 folding machines
  • Programmatic guillotines
  • Muller fully–automatic wiring line, with 6–station gatherer, folder feeder, 3/5–knife trimming, and shrink–wrapping all in–line
  • Fully–automatic book sewing
  • Limp sewn (hot and cold) and perfect binding line, with 12–station gatherer, 3–knife trimming, and shrink–wrapping all in–line
  • Wiro binding
  • Bespoke hand finishing (in-house staff)
  • Map Folding

Lithographic Press Room

  • Heidelberg Speedmaster CD102–5L
       (in–line coating) B1 720 x 1020mm
  • Heidelberg Speedmaster SM102–5P
       (2/3 perfecting) B1 720 x 1020mm
  • Heidelberg Speedmaster SM102–2P
       (1/1 perfecting) B1 720 x 1020mm
  • Heidelberg Speedmaster SM102–2P
       (1/1 perfecting) B1 720 x 1020mm

Despatch

  • Mailing facilities with high–speed inkjet printers for variable data
  • Fulfilment and despatch of subscription–based publications
  • UK and European delivery service with own fleet of vehicles
  • Expertise in global distribution