Pictured with the Aster PRO52 installed by KOLBUS UK are Deanprint’s Kevin Lee, Operations Director (left) and David Thurrold, Managing Director (right).


Deanprint invest in new Aster Sewer

Whilst celebrating their 125th anniversary this year Deanprint Ltd of Stockport, Cheshire, are also keeping pace with technology and maintaining their traditional level of service within the printing and bookbinding industry. The last three years have seen major investments in all departments and currently they are installing a new Aster PRO52 sewer, supplied by KOLBUS UK.

The Aster PRO52 sewer will replace two older sewing machines but is faster, more efficient and has a greater size range. Product quality is enhanced with a computer controlled active thread cutting system ensuring no tearing of the signature spine. The 520 mm long saddle will enable Deanprint to produce a diverse range of products from multiple up books to A3 portrait sketch pads. Operating at up to 200 cycles/minute and with faster make-ready overall production levels are increased whilst maintaining the high product quality demanded by Deanprint.

Their 50,000 square foot production facility was purpose built way back in 1920 and was designed as an open plan workplace with left to right workflow. It now includes: litho and digital printing, folding, sewing, case binding, perfect binding and trimming.  It still provides an ideal »all under one roof« layout serving trade finishers and customers in education, government and commercial markets.

Robert Flather said: »The renaissance that we are seeing in sewn products is very encouraging. In particular we are pleased to be working with Deanprint, enabling them to maintain their top quality workmanship more quickly and efficiently.«

Deanprint Production Director Kevin Lee said: »The new Aster will handle our current product range more efficiently and also open up opportunities for new products. With this sewer we have over 100 pieces of finishing equipment here so can pretty much handle any finishing requirements.«