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January 25th 2018 in Technology, Company

New Indigo 7900 Installation

Park Lane are currently installing its newest piece of equipment, the new Indigo 7900 digital press. This press will complement our existing plant list which delivers exceptional quality for all jobs - big or small. Our aim is to to provide a short run alternative to waterless litho with a no compromise in the quality of the print. The indigo

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November 8th 2017 in Testimonials, Technology

October 2017 – messages from happy customers

Many thanks once again for stepping in with the annual reports job for us. We have received them and they look (and smell) great! I love the smell of freshly printed reports for some reason! Alex.W Just a quick note to say thank you for the leaflets. Your driver was extremely helpful too.

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July 4th 2017 in Testimonials, Technology

June 2017 – messages from happy customers

Thank you so much for your work on the Skincare brochure, it looks beautiful and I have a very happy client! Emma.G Thank you for getting the folders to us. They're great. Victoria.C. Thank you so much for the newsletters - they look absolutely fantastic! Such a good job! Everyone here is so happy with the print and finish quality of them

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March 7th 2017 in Technology, Environment

Harvesting used water reduces costs

The days have long gone where printers create film and then expose the image onto plates using a print down frame. Making plates for the press is now completely automated. Once a customer approves their Epson proofs the files are sent to the plate processor where a set of lasers fire the image into the surface of the waterless plate

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February 28th 2017 in Technology, Environment, Uncategorised

Voltage Power Optimiser

I love green technology that continues to pay you back! We purchased this Voltage Power Optimiser around 10 years ago. This is an electrical energy saving device which is installed in series with the main electricity supply to provide a reduced supply voltage to our site equipment. It saves in the region of 12% p.a. on our electric bill which in

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February 21st 2017 in Technology, Company

The art of mixing ink

Accurately mixing an ink to a specific pantone colour is certainly an art. In this case we are mixing pantone 375 a green. As you can see blue and yellow weighed to the correct proportions should hit the colour correctly, but at Park Lane we also add other colours or additives to make it print better or improve the match to the pantone book. In

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February 17th 2017 in Technology

Maintenance is the route to quality

Printing using the waterless process requires the printing press to be maintained to the highest of standards, in order that it can be operated to an expected quality and consistency, which is then translated onto the printed sheet. Today new rollers have been installed in the yellow unit, and the unit is in its final stages of

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February 14th 2017 in Technology, Services

Which laminate should I use?

Lamination is a process where a very thin layer of plastic is applied to the surface of paper or card. It helps protect the print beneath.  It is also tear resistant and water resistant. Having materials laminated improves wear and tear in terms of handling, and potential damage from the sun There are several types of laminate available on the

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October 3rd 2016 in Technology

Choosing the correct paper for your project.

The world of paper can appear to be quite complicated, dozens of paper names sold by an array of merchants. The aim of this blog is to de-mystify and simplify the choice of papers The world of paper basically falls into two categories - coated and uncoated. Most paper used in the UK comes from only a few European mills. Merchants sell

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