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Business Visit to Breathe Print Management LLP with Patrick Barr

In the printing industry the most important person is the customer. Without the customer Breathe Print have no business. Their team all work together to provide the very best design and printing for their customers.

There are lots of jobs in the company; Salesperson, Estimator, Account Manager, Designer, Printer, Finisher, Packer, Delivery Driver and Invoice/Accounts Adminsitrator. Everyone uses lots of different equipment to do their jobs.

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I wonder how many printed things you have seen this morning? Perhaps a newspaper or comic? Did you have cereals for breakfast? Did you notice any printing on the box? When you look you will notice that printing can be found everywhere.

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Did you know that all pictures are made up of tiny dots of colours, you have to look through a magnifying glass to see them!

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Most of the printing in the factory is done using only four colours of ink; Yellow, Magenta, Blue and Black. Ink can be mixed to make a special colour for a customer.

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When a customer places an order with our company their order goes to the designers so that a proof of the finished product can be created.

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It is important to use as much of the paper as possible, we do not want to waste any.

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Once everyone is happy with the design, metal plates can be created ready for the printing press.

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A design is made for each colour.

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All of the four colours are printed using different plates. When each of the colours has been printed you get a finished print with all of these colour combinations!

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This is the machine that makes the metal plates. Inside there is a huge drum which spins round. Whilst it's spinning laser beams cut into the metal plate creating the areas to be printed in that colour. It sounds just like a washing machine when its spins!

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We have a new electronic digital printer in the factory, which has come from Japan. Breathe Print are the only printers in England using this new type of printer.

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Downstairs in the printing rooms, there are huge stacks of paper and card, they are even taller than us!

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This huge machine is a Computer Controlled Colour Machine it has 5 sections, 1 for yellow, 1 for magenta, 1 for blue and 1 for black. If a special coloured ink is needed the final section is used.

Heidelberg are the makers of this machine, their amazing machines revolutionized printing

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Yellow

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Magenta

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Blue

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Black

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This machine is also a printing press.

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This machine is an extra large and strong guillotine. Only specially trained people can use it.

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500 sheets of card or paper are cut through at the same time. The card/paper has to be carefully guided into the machine.

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To make the guillotine cut through paper/card the operator must press both of these buttons as well as ...

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... pressing down the pedal at the bottom. Safety first!

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Let me introduce you to the laminator!

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The laminator places a protective plastic coating over the paper or card

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Can you feel the difference?

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This wonderful machine is over 60 years old. It was once a printing press but has been converted and now cuts special shapes and puts folds into card/paper

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Once the card has gone through the press it is very easy to seperate ...

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... and fold!

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Sometimes we print booklets that require stapling in the middle

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This is one of our largest machines it folds, collates, staples and trims the pages

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Breathe Print's unique selling point is SPEED! With such a large varitey of printers in the same factory they can offer their customers a fast turn aound, from placing their order to delivering it!

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What an amazing time we have had looking around the printers. Such large machines that do such fantastic printing!

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During a previous visit to Breathe Print Managment we were lucky to see how ink can be mixed to make a special colour for a job.

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Printing the right colour for our customers is most important. Sometimes a special colour has to be made by mixing a combination of colours together.

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For this job the exact amount of ink will be weighed out before mixing.

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Three different colours of blue ink will be weighed and mixed together to get exactly the right colour for the job.

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This is the special colour we have just made.

 

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What an amazing time we have had looking around the printers. Such large machines that do such fantastic printing!

 

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