P2 Finishing future-proofs die-cutting function

P2 Finishing, an owner-managed print finishing business based in Dublin, Ireland, has installed a BOBST NOVACUT 106 E flatbed die-cutter as the company looks to update its equipment portfolio.

Since its inception in 2005 primarily as a die-cutter to the food and pharmaceutical industries, P2 Finishing has expanded its capacity and capabilities to become one of the most established names in print finishing. As well as die-cutting, the business also offers folder-gluing, window patching, hand finishing, lamination and spot UV finishing services.

P2 Finishing has now invested in a Bobst Novacut 106 E flatbed die-cutter to help it better meet the needs of today’s print customers through enhanced digitalisation and efficiency. The machine is the first Bobst unit installed by P2 Finishing, replacing an outgoing flatbed die-cutter.

Alan Smith, Managing Director, P2 Finishing.

Alan Smith, Managing Director, P2 Finishing, said, “One of the biggest challenges in the print finishing industry is keeping up with volatile demand levels and price pressures – in short, we need to accomplish more with our resources. Our business has developed an outstanding reputation for quality and pin-point precision, and P2 Finishing proudly invests in technology to give our customers the speed, quality and versatility they need. This makes the Bobst Novacut 106 E a dream fit for P2 Finishing.”

He continues, “From an operational standpoint, we know that Bobst has a reputation for quality and accuracy over very long periods of time, so the lifetime cost is attractive for us. We are also given added peace of mind with real-time software. With the connected app, I can view our productivity levels, patterns and downtime, as well as access 24-hour technical support. The machine’s versatility also means we can serve new needs with a wider range of material substrates, such as corrugated and plastic. As a trade finisher, attention to detail is paramount. I cannot fault the Bobst team, the process of purchasing, installing and setting up our new investment has been stress-free from the start.”

The die-cutter delivers enhanced versatility and productivity, without compromise. Driven by the evolving needs of the packaging market, the Novacut 106 E combines durability with exemplary performance. The benefits include precise sheet feeding and smooth sheet travel, perfect in-line stripping at speed and an integrated quick-lock system for fast, simple job changeovers. The optical cut-to-print register reduces setting times and feed related stops, while delivering outstanding blank register quality.

Stuart Alvey-Taylor, Sales Manager, Bobst UK & Ireland, added, “We are thrilled to see investment in Bobst technology from P2 Finishing, and believe this will be the beginning of a strong, rewarding partnership. As a truly customer-oriented business, P2 Finishing is a prime example of how an evolving print market is shaping today’s supply chain capabilities. The Novacut 106 E is already showing its advantages – the team is seeing increased productivity and quicker setup as a result of its user-friendly operation. All along the print and packaging supply chain, the focus is on packaging that looks great on-shelf and captures the consumers’ attention.”

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