Heidelberg offset lithographic press

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Swallowtail continue to be at the forefront of print technology.

Our Customers’ demands for exceptional quality with a rapid turnaround ensure we keep up-to date with the very latest innovations available.

Recent investments include a Heidelberg XL 105-5 press with coater and a Heidelberg Stahl B1 folder – both are the best products available, anywhere in the world, to produce and finish quality print quickly.

Plant list


Pdf workflow - Agfa ApogeeX
Proofing devices - Epson 7880
                                 Epson 9880

Platesetters - Agfa N-860 B1/B2 - Autoloader
                         Agfa N8-20 B1/B2

Digital Printing

Ricoh 751
Konica Minolta C1085

Litho Printing

Heidelberg XL75 - (max sheet size 745x530)
5 colour + coater with Inpress control

Heidelberg XL105 - (max sheet size 1050x750)
5 colour + coater with Inpress control + Autoplate XL

(inpress control reads every sheet to automatically control colour & fit)


Polar guillotines
B1 + B2

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

Saddle Stitching
(A6 - A3 Finished size)
Muller Martini Primera

Perfect Binding
(Max finished size - 340x260mm) 
(Min finished size - 120x100mm)
Muller Tigra Binder with 12 stations + cover feeder + Merit 3 knife trimmer

For thread sewn books we have an Aster 150

Cutting & creasing
2x Heidelberg Cylinders - 1 size = 570x820 + 2nd = 560x770
Autobond B2 Thermal Laminator

Ancillary equipment
Iram 4 hole drill
Morgana Digital Creaser