Crown Litho targets growth with Yawa Foiler
Crown Litho has brought foiling in-house with its investment in a Yawa automatic foil stamping machine from Terry Cooper Services. The Aldershot B2 general commercial printer chose the foil stamping, embossing and die-cutting system to expand the range of fast turnaround services it can deliver. Bob Avery Managing Director hopes the investment will help the £800,000 turnover operation grow its turnover to £1m: “We wanted to bring the service in-house to help reduce turnaround times and the cost of sending work out. “It allows us to expand the value added services we can offer. It gives our clients’ brochures the wow factor. It is a way clients can differentiate themselves. It also enables us to meet increasingly tight deadlines and be more competitive. The efficient and easy to operate Yawa delivers accurate, adjustable impression for foil stamping, embossing and die-cutting. It has an accurate and programmable touch screen control system with servo motor and encoder, missed sheet detector and four independent heating zones with digital control. Two cross pull foil rewind units to provide excellent foil economy 2900 impressions per hour with a massive 110 tons of pressure. It is easy to change from job to job or from form foil stamping to die-cutting. Automatic feeder rolls back quickly to give easy access for make-ready. Its air blast system of the foil stamping machine helps to separate foil from stock on critical jobs.
He adds: “We chose the YAWA because it produces high quality results consistently and reliably. It is easy to use and fast to set up allowing us to complete short run work cost effectively. We are very happy with it.”