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Business Inspection

PrintWeek have conducted a Business Inspection focussing on 'Realigning production capabilities'.

The article explores the strategic business decisions surrounding the acquisition of the new KBA 6 colour Rapida 106 B1 press.

Business Inspection

We initially thought that we would go for another perfecting press, says Branch. As we spoke to our customers, that changed.

Print is recognised and valued as part of the marketing mix for its unique features - it's tactile and sensual. It engages the senses and conveys quality. Customers wanted to use special materials and to make more use of coatings.

If you are interested in the decision making process, want to know more about the use of special materials, or are intrigued by the use of coatings, please do not hesitate to contact Alison Branch Managing Director on: or 020 7055 6556

We won! PrintWeek 2015 Awards

Last night, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park settled down for an evening of entertainment and celebration. The PrintWeek Awards are the most prestigious event in the printing industry’s calendar.

Park were nominated for 4 PrintWeek Awards, including:

  • Magazine Printer of the Year - WINNER! (This is our second win in a row in this category)
  • Report & Accounts Printer of the Year - WINNER! (This is our second win in a row in this category)
  • Bespoke Digital Printer of the Year - Highly Commended
  • Environmental Printer of the Year - Highly Commended

"Like last year, Park Communications won the category outright with its trademark quality of print, finishing and repro." PrintWeek Judges










Here are the successful entries.

1. Magazine Printer of the Year

twitter6   Printed Pages   Jen New Puss Puss WRAP Magazine Issue#11
Rapha Modial Printed Pages Puss Puss Wrap


2. Report & Accounts Printer of the Year

Jimmy Choo LS   LLOYDS Annual Report   CAPCO Annual Report  Schroders Annual Report
Jimmy Choo Lloyds  capco Schroders


3. Bespoke Digital Printer of the Year 

PMA Brochure   digital
Property Marketing Awards Reserva Ponta do Curral


4. Environmental Company of the Year



Park Communications chooses Power-Performance KBA Rapida to enhance offering

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We are excited to announce yet another major capital investment for 2015. We are further enhancing our service with the installation of a 6-colour Rapida 106 B1 press with integral coating and KBA’s ground-breaking performance and quality-assurance technologies. This investment follows purchases earlier this year of a 7800 HP Indigo digital press and Kalmar mailing equipment with mail matching software.

The new £1.9 million KBA is due to be installed in December for commissioning early in the New Year.



5 benefits of the investment

The new press provides 5 benefits for both existing and new customers:

  1. Differentiating products – the full range of coating finishes, including soft-touch and high-gloss, can help differentiate customers’ collateral
  2. More productive time – passing-on-press requires customers to spend less time out of the office
  3. Maintaining brand value – the latest blemish detection technology delivers even greater colour consistency
  4. Get a message to market faster – cut print schedules with more flexible turnaround times
  5. A clearer conscience – new technology allows Park to cut waste and provide even more environmentally friendly production


The new press comes with the very latest technology, including fully automated simultaneous plate changing, in-press colour control, fully automated coating and drying systems, sheet inspection quality software and 18,000 sheets per hour production.

The choice of press was made after a rigorous review of alternatives including full on-site testing over a wide range of substrates and technically challenging designs. It was particularly important to us, that one of our No. 1 pressroom operators was a member of the assessment team. Maintenance support, the quality and productivity offered by the Rapida 106+L, together with the excellent customer service offered by KBA and overall value-for-money were all factors that contributed to the decision.

One important consideration was The QualiTronic Professional sheet blemish detection software. Without this technology, a paper spot or other blemish can go undetected for a significant number of sheets. This software alerts the minder to the blemish, and shows its position on an image of the sheet on-screen for speedy correction while tagging affected sheets in the delivery pile for removal downstream. The software underpins the KBA quality promise, enabling Park to feel confident that our high quality standards will be maintained at the very fastest press speeds. This blemish detection technology is present on only a handful of presses in the UK.

Alison Branch says:

We are delighted to be able to enhance our service to customers by offering the full suite of creative finishes, speed up press passing, be even more environmentally friendly and support our customers by taking on more projects. The KBA Rapida 106+L is a tremendously exciting press.

If you have any questions about any of our recent investments, please contact Alison Branch Managing Director on:

020 7055 6556


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We have one of the best equipped printing facilities in the UK; to stay that way we invest continually in upgrading our systems so they are the best they can be.

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Winning awards for customer service is something we’re very proud of; it’s an outward sign of something we regard as second nature.

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    Wide ranging and expert, and delivered with proactive, friendly customer service.  We provide an end-to-end solution from page creation and retouching through production and distribution. “It’s been a wonderful experience dealing with everyone at Park on this project. We look forward to working with you all again very soon!” BonPom

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    Our work

    From fashion houses through corporates to financial institutions, we’re very proud of the trust that our customers place in us, and that they keep coming back for more. Take a look at some examples of who we work with and how we add value.  Read customers’ comments about our work and their experience of working with us.

  • Print Week Awards 2015-Winner

    When we say “your project is safe with us” it is. Every year, our service, timeliness and quality is recognised in the major industry awards.  “Like last year, Park Communications won the category outright with its trademark quality of print, finishing and repro." 2015 PrintWeek Judges

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    The environment

    If "Park" makes you think of fields of green, then you're halfway to understanding our culture of minimising the environmental impact of every single page we print.  We care, therefore we take great care.