PREMEDIA

In our premedia department McLaren technicians and specialists employ a full range of state-of-the-art file processing and imposition software as well as advanced plate-making tools. Our toolbox includes:

  • Fully automated Heidelberg Printready systems to speed up cycle time, improve accuracy and enhance quality.
  • An advanced, high efficiency computer-to-plate premedia system that creates error-free plates in record time
  • Software tools that extract CIP-3 ink data during composition and apply it to our presses to automate the control of ink flow and dramatically reduce the make ready cycle.

PRESS

In the pressroom, our web press comprises 28 printing units and two folders, enabling us to run 56 tabloid pages in four colours in one pass. We continuously upgrade our technology to increase our workflow, enhance our quality and reduce waste. Our recent investments include:

  • QI controls MRC- 3D closed loop registration controls that adjust colour registration on-the-fly in real time.
  • Jardis infeeds and splicers that keep the job running at speed through paper changes.
  • Remote inking with CIP3 ink presets to speed up makeready and deliver high fidelity colour.
  • Ink levelers to ensure consistent density throughout the jobs.

Our sheetfed press is a five colour + Aqueous coater, 40” Heidelberg Speedmaster 102, perfect for producing high quality colour publication covers as well as other jobs.

BINDERY

Our in-house bindery is a “one-stop” print shop that gives you tightly controlled production cycles from start to finish.

 

PRINTING EQUIPMENT LIST

Electronic Prepress

1    FTP Terminal (Cable)
1    FTP Terminal (High speed Wireless)
2    Heidelberg Printready Workstations
1    Heidelberg Signastation
1    Heidelberg Metadimension RIP
1    Heidelberg Metadimension Print Server
1    Perretta CIP3 Data interpretor
1    Lithotel CIP3 Data interpretor
1    EPG CIP3 Data interpretor
1    Heidelberg Topsetter CTP w/Auto load & On-Line Processor
1    Heidelberg Suprasetter CTP w/Auto load & On-Line Processor
1    HP 1050C Forms Proofer
2    HP 5500 Forms Proofer
1   Burgess Semi-Auto Punch/Bender

Paper Handling
1    Komatsu Clamp Truck
1    Komatsu Fork Lift
1  Toyota Clamp Truck

Press Room

3    Quadstacks (3-4Hi 12 units) w/ EPG remote inking
3    Units DGM 430 (3-4Hi 12 units) w/ remote inking
1    Units Goss SSC (1-4Hi 4 units) w/ remote inking
1    Jardis Speed Splicers FSS-4536
4    Ebway Zero Speed Splicers IIS 35000
2    LTI Zero Speed Splicers
3    Jardis infeed w/web guide
4    Ebway infeeds
4    DGM lineal compensators
1    DGM 1030 Folder – Quarter, Half & Double Parallel fold
1    DGM 1035 Folder – Quarter, Half & Double Parallel fold
2    Gammerler STC-700 Compensating Stackers
2    Baldwin countoveyors (105 & 109)
5    Graco ink pumps
24  Sajo ink levellers
32  Masterflo ink levellers
1    Masterflo P33 water mixer
1    40” Heidelberg Speedmaster 102 5 unit colour sheetfed with Aqueous Coater
1    Lithotel Closed-loop Color Control

 
Delivery Trucks
1    2015 Freightliner M2106 – 5 ton delivery truck w/ power liftgate
2    2009 Sterling Acterra 5 ton delivery trucks w/ power liftgate
Bindery
1    Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST270 -2004 w/ Rima Stacker
1    Gerrard 515 plastic strapper
5    LB 2000 plastic strappers
2    Lawson Pacemaker Guillotine II
1    Cummins Diesel 350KW Generator