Swallowtail Print continue to be at the forefront of print technology

To meet the growing demand for quality and a rapid turnaround we continually invest in the best equipment for our production process.

We are an FSC and IS0 14001 certified printer that is committed to reducing our environmental impact. We use vegetable based inks and our paper is sourced from sustainable, well managed forests.

Our print plant is located in Drayton Industrial Park on the outskirts of Norwich and houses our printing presses and our pre-production, binding and finishing equipment.

Litho printing

Heidelberg XL106

5 colour + coater with Inpress control 2 + Autoplate XL2 with push to stop technology
(inpress control reads every sheet to automatically controls colour & fit)

Max sheet size 1050 x 750mm

Heidelberg Speedmaster XL106
Konica C6100 printer

Digital printing

Konica Minolta C6100

Max stock weight 300gsm up to 330 x 750mm
Max stock weight 400gsm up to 330 x 480mm

 

Pre-press

  • PDF workflow

    Agfa ApogeeX

  • Proofing devices

    Epson 9900 for high resolution contract proofing
    Epson 7200 for content proofing

  • Platesetters

    Agfa N8-60 B1/B2 - autoloader

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Binding & finishing

  • Saddle stitching

    Muller Primera MC with 6 stations + cover feeder
    (Max size 315 x 440mm)
    (Min size 99 x 140mm)

  • Ancillary equipment

    Iram 4 hole drill
    Morgana Digital Creaser
    Autobond B2 Thermal Laminator

  • Perfect binding

    Muller Tigra Binder with 12 stations + cover feeder + Merit 3 knife trimmer
    (Max size 340 x 260mm)
    (Min size 120 x 100mm)

  • Cutting & creasing

    2x Heidelberg Cylinders
    (570 x 820mm + 560 x 770mm)

  • Thread sewn binding

    Astra 150

  • Trimming & cutting

    Polar B1 and B2 Guillotines

  • Folding

    Horizon cross folder (B2)
    MBO T102-FP102 A0 folder
    Heidelberg/Stahl TH82 6/4/2 folder
    Heidelberg/Stahl PFH82 B1 folder