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Birtwells in Polar position

Trade printer Birtwells & Co has added a new guillotine to its portfolio, further growing its collection of Heidelberg technology.

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The Polar 92N guillotine from Heidelberg

The Lancashire-based print company was first established in 1904 when it began trading from a small house in Sabden, to now employing 50-strong workforce at its Clayton-Le-Moors premises.

Specialising in No Carbon Required (NCR) printing, Birtwells provides a number of printing services to the trade including business forms, brochures, booklets, leaflets and business stationery.

The firm’s plant list is extensive and already has two guillotines, but Birtwells found that the Polar N92 Plus offered the best option this time.

The N92 is suited for use within the half-size range and can cut up to 920mm in width with an 18.5” touchscreen display that helps to cut make-ready times.

Matthew Birtwell, managing director at Birtwells, says: “We particularly liked the colour touchscreen and the programmability on the Polar.

“We have very experienced operators so the switch of technology will be very easy to manage and we will have training from Heidelberg as part of the installation process. We will run the guillotine on a double day shift basis.”

The Polar guillotine will be used to cut a wide range of print media, from both Heidelberg litho and digital technology, as well its Edelmann business forms presses.

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