The British Group chose the offset ink pumping system proposed by SAMOA Group at its printing site in Leicester, England.
Taylor Bloxham Group, one of the largest independent lithographic printers in the UK, has recently started-up a new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 with 12 units. The new centralized ink pumping system has also been part of the 4 mill GBP spend. Taylor Bloxham trusted Samoa Hydrair, the clear leader of the British market since more than 50 years. Samoa Hydrair installed 5 ink pumping assemblies, formed by one twin post ram designed to empty 200 kg standard drums and one heavy-duty piston pump Dreadnought Series, with a 6” air motor and a pressure ratio of 22:1. Four ink pumping assemblies will be used for CMYK colours and the fifth unit for varnish supply. In order to maintain the ink level in each ink duct, Samoa Hydrair installed automatic ink spreader bars on 14 ink ducts. 10 units for the new Speedmaster XL 105 and 4 units in another existing Heidelberg Speedmaster XL, which had an ink cartridge system. The installation of an automatic ink levelling and the change from cartridges or cans for 200 kg ink drums, represents an improvement in terms of modernity, efficieny, cleanliness and convenience for the operators. Furthermore, the ink price saving, the wasted ink reduction and the waste disposal makes the investment easily returnable in a very short-term. The sheetfed printers are increasingly convinced that the advantages of the ink supply systems are very convenient for their printing sites. Samoa Hydrair has the widest range of ink pumps and ancillary equipment, therefore is able to propose the best solution in order to meet the most demanding requirements of all kind of printers, from the smallest sheetfed printer up to the biggest newspaper printer of the world.