Retail Print Solutions Completes £2m Investment Programme With TCS Spend

A CCM Premier 137 guillotine, supplied by Terry Cooper Services, was the final piece in Retail Print Solutions’ £2m company-wide investment programme.The Leicester advertising display and point of sale specialist works with a broad range of leading high street names from Aston Martin, Chanel and Microsoft to Tesco, Costa and the NHS.It undertook a thorough review of its operation and revitalised its production with a reel-to-sheetfed digital press. It also added Durst wide format technology and some additional finishing capabilities to join the CCM 137. It has also opened a sales office in London.As a result, ambitious managing director Kevin Boyle anticipates turnover will increase dramatically to £15m in three to five years. “And this is with us just completing the work we are currently turning away,” he says.He explains: “I grew tired of saying no to jobs that we couldn’t do and I wanted to say yes. So, I reviewed the business and looked at what we needed to do to be able to say yes. Efficiency was where we had to make the biggest changes so we looked at replacing our reel-to-reel press with a reel-to-sheet digital press. That meant production could be streamlined as work could go straight on the guillotine.“We chose the CCM from TCS because of its size and ease of use. We have worked with TCS for a number of years and while we did look at other systems we know and trust those from TCS.”There were some features of the CCM that stood out he states: “We liked the fact it had JDF and that means we can cut straight from files so we don’t have to spend time manually setting it up. With such a variety of short runs that was a major benefit for us. We now work 10 time or 20 times quicker. That is huge for us. It is a game changer.”With a 137cm cutting width the CCM Premier 137 has a heavy build that reduces vibration, improves machine life and cutting accuracy. It also offers deep clamp opening to accept more paper to reduce overall cutting time, optical shaft encoder on high speed backgauge for faster operation and accurate cutting, large side tables for easier paper handling, infra-red slimline light barriers, improved centralised oiling wear free bearings and totally enclosed knife change with monitored single shear bolt protection, turnbuckle adjustment, for a fast, safe, easy knife change. Enhanced features include programmability and memory storage.

Pictured: Kevin Boyle, Retail Print Solutions Managing Director, with the CCM Premier 137