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Centrum launches 24-hour weekday service

Tuesday, 26 September 2017
By Jake Nelson

Centrum’s new KBA Rapida 145 press.

Sydney ‘for trade and reseller’ printing house Centrum Printing has launched 24-hour service during the week, thanks to its KBA Rapida 145 and 162 six-colour offset presses.

Sandra Mascaro, Centrum.

The new Rapida 145, purchased at drupa 2016 and installed at Centrum’s Chipping Norton plant in February this year, has allowed the company to expand into a 24-hour weekday service when coupled with its existing Rapida 162. This helps Centrum keep up with demand, increase its capacity, and offer a faster turnaround for its clients while helping them avoid sending work offshore, says Sandra Mascaro, general manager. “We believe we have a competitive edge when it comes to quality and turnaround times compared to the overseas market. We are passionate about keeping print manufacturing in Australia,” Mascaro said.

Centrum can print sheet sizes from 500mm by 600mm up to 1620mm by 1200mm, allowing it to produce commercial work, small to large format point of sale displays, and packaging. It also offers a range of finishing options, including lamination or silver, gold and holographic foils, to a maximum size of 1380mm by 1680mm. Die-cutting and mounting services are available as well, making Centrum the complete printing solution, says Mascaro: “Our equipment is made available to the industry, and our business model is to support trade and resellers. We are here to provide state of the art technology and become an outsourcing partner, allowing printers to take advantage of providing added value to their existing client base,” she said.

In addition, the printing house is offering celloglazing at the cost of a UV varnish until the end of October. “This will provide a higher gloss finish, more durability and no cracking with display and packaging work,” Mascaro said.

Centrum’s two KBA presses.

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