Print Week 2017 Awards Finalists


By Emma posted September 19th, 2017

We are proud to announce that PCP has been shortlisted in the High-volume Magazine Printer of the Year category for this year’s Print Week Awards.

We are excited to have been short list as we understand the competition this year was tough, so being shortlisted us a superb achievement for all the team.

Having submitted 4 prestigious customer titles for the category we eagerly await the awards presentation that will take place on Monday 16th October.Logo

International Youth Day- ‘An interview with Jayleigh Price’


By Emma posted August 11th, 2017

We are delighted to have 6 apprentices on board working across the business with the ultimate aim of securing a permanent career within the industry.

We are committed to offering young people over the age of 16 a stimulating career in a dynamic world with opportunities to progress and succeed.

We interviewed Jayleigh Price in aid of International Youth Day, to raise awareness that despite high levels of unemployment, apprenticeships are a great opportunity to help school leavers make the right career choice.

This is Jayleigh’s journey…

Jayleigh

 

When did you start the Apprenticeship Scheme at PCP?

“I started in March 2016 so I am half way through my scheme already. I saw the job advertised on the internet and I thought it looked like something I wanted to do so I applied. I didn’t’ do anything like this at school so I just attended the induction and liked what I saw so came back for another interview.”

 

‘What was it that attracted you to the scheme?’

“I don’t like office work, I’ve always been more of a practical person and prefer on-the-job tasks and activities. I also think the salary was an attraction and the chance to increase your hours when you became more confident and knowledgeable.”

 

‘How would you describe your experience so far?’

“Great! I started in bindery for the first few months, then I moved to the offices. I worked on the maintenance system called Pirana where I was responsible for ordering new equipment. Since then, I’ve moved to different machines so it’s been incredibly varied and I’ve been able to learn so much, much more than I ever imagined.”

 

‘What do you enjoy about this scheme and what would you say your common challenges are?’

“I enjoy the rotations however I’m most happy when working on the Mitsubishi 6 colour sheet fed press. I feel more relaxed and because it’s a slower machine, I have a better chance to check the quality. Also, I enjoy working with people as everyone is so nice and welcoming.”

 

‘Do you enjoy studying alongside working a full-time job?’

“I do prefer practical over theory but I don’t mind it. We have coursework to do every couple of months but I do find it helps me when working on the job. For example, if we learnt about the different chemicals to be aware of, it improves my safety and knowledge when dealing with the machinery. I like to keep PowerPoints and revision materials so when I work alone I can refer to them instead of asking for help.”

 

‘What benefits do you feel you gain personally as a result of being an apprentice’

“Definitely a lot more help, I receive continuous training whereas if I came into the company as a normal employee it would be a lot less. The salary is also a nice benefit and I can learn on the job.”

 

‘Do you think you’d get the same benefits if you went to university or took a different career path?’

 “I think it would be different benefits. On an apprenticeship, you learn the theory and then put it into practice straightaway, whereas at University you learn the theory for the majority of the time and you don’t put it into practice until after you graduate. I can benefit from what I learn almost instantly. It’s also a good start to getting on the employment ladder and an opportunity to get your foot in the door and work your way up.”

 

mentoring:quality checking

‘Do you feel continually supported in your job role and comfortable suggesting new ways of doing things?’

“Yes 100%, if I don’t understand something they show me diagrams and explain it in a different way. I get on really well with all the different mentors and they also get me involved in activities. If I feel more comfortable doing something a different way they are happy with that and always encourage me to suggest new ideas.”

 

Young people today face global challenges such as high levels of unemployment, from your experience, do you think apprenticeships are a good way to get into a job and work your way up a business?”

 “Yes definitely, well I am in a better position than someone with no experience. Even if I didn’t have a guaranteed job, I have the experience so it gives you the flexibility to move around.”

 

‘What are your plans for the future? Have they changed since starting at PCP? and do you feel that PCP will support you?’

“Well I wanted to be a footballer but now I’ve started this job I’m definitely a lot more driven and I want to work my way up the business. They are always offering new qualifications, we went to Range Rover the other week to see how they manufactured their products so I know they will definitely support me throughout my career here.”

Installation of our new RMGT (Mitsubishi) 1050 Tandem Perfector is well underway.


By Emma posted August 8th, 2017

Website PhotoOur RMGT (Mitsubishi) 1050 Tandem Perfector press which arrived from Japan on Monday 24th July is now well underway in being installed.

Two weeks in and the install is progressing at a pace with all the main sections of the press line in position.  We are a quarter of the way through installation and everything is on schedule with a live printing production date set for 22nd August.

The 4-over-5 configuration, supported by a coating unit, will provide a full UV drying system, with both inter-unit and after coater curing lamps. It will allow for such techniques as drip off varnish for spot and matt UV, metallic inks, and flood UV in one pass – It is the only press of this configuration and specification in Europe and will provide us with a great opportunity to stand out in the magazine covers sector.

We’re also making excellent head way with training with our Sheet fed Operators working with the RMGT Print Demonstrator. On the job training has taken place with training on changing rollers, which has proved to be more beneficial to the team as it is hands on. A simulator PC has also been set up with the same software as the Press enabling the Operators to familiarise themselves with the system, so it really is an exciting time ahead for Precision Colour Printing.

To find out more about the new RMGT (Mitsubishi) 1050 Tandem Perfector contact one of the team on 01952 585585

Our new RMGT (Mitsubishi) 1050 Tandem Perfector press has arrived.


By Emma posted July 31st, 2017

Extension work to site 1 started at the end of January to house our new press which arrived from Japan on Monday 24th July.In progress

Only 5 days in and the team are well under way with installing the press. PCP press crews together with Mitsubishi are working together to ensure the press is ready on time.

Alex Evans said:

“We are right on schedule; everyone is working well together to ensure the press is up and running on time. We are really excited about the opportunity this press will give PCP – we believe that this new machine is unique in our market, and will allow us to provide a whole range of new and exciting products for our customer portfolio.

The 4-over-5 configuration, supported by a coating unit, will provide a full UV drying system, with both inter-unit and after coater curing lamps. It will allow for such techniques as drip off varnish for spot and matt UV, metallic inks, and flood UV in one pass.

It is the only press of this configuration and specification in Europe and offers PCP a major opportunity to stand out in the magazine covers sector.”

Our new RMGT (Mitsubishi) 1050 Tandem Perfector press has arrived.


By Emma posted July 31st, 2017

It's arrived In progressExtension work to site 1 started at the end of January to house our new press which arrived from Japan on Monday 24th July.

Only 5 days in and the team are well under way with installing the press. PCP press crews together with Mitsubishi are working together to ensure the press is ready on time.

Alex Evans said:

“We are right on schedule; everyone is working well together to ensure the press is up and running on time. We are really excited about the opportunity this press will give PCP – we believe that this new machine is unique in our market, and will allow us to provide a whole range of new and exciting products for our customer portfolio.

The 4-over-5 configuration, supported by a coating unit, will provide a full UV drying system, with both inter-unit and after coater curing lamps. It will allow for such techniques as drip off varnish for spot and matt UV, metallic inks, and flood UV in one pass.

It is the only press of this configuration and specification in Europe and offers PCP a major opportunity to stand out in the magazine covers sector.”