Bishops Printers Ltd and Kinyo UK Ltd have recently worked closely together to evaluate Kinyo’s latest printing blanket called Triton – following extensive R&D work in Japan the Triton product was made available for UK trials earlier this year. Technical Sales Manager Paul Pickering held meetings with the Bishops management team of Paul Cull and Paul Hambling to arrange for press trials to commence on the newly installed Heidelberg XL75 ten colour with Impress Control. These trials were extremely successful, so Triton was further tested across the remaining 10 colour presses plus the Speedmaster SX74 presses with equal success.

Adam Carter (Printer), Paul Cull (Pressroom Manager) and Mike Collins (Printer)

As a result Triton has now been fitted to all 69 B2 units in the Bishops Printers Ltd press room – consumption over the previous blanket has been lowered over the 3 month trial period, this has been possible thanks to the construction of the Triton blanket – one of the many advantages is the thicker compressible layer which is designed to help absorb smashes.

The tough ThermaSphere® compressible layer also provides the optimum stability and rapid recovery required for high speed printing.

Uniform compressibility and very low gauge loss makes Triton the perfect product for all size formats.

The specially developed surface rubber provides an excellent balance between ink transfer and sheet release, ensuring good solid reproduction and consistent dot gain.

The specially formulated rubber surface has been designed for use with conventional and UV inks.

Bishops Printers Ltd were established in 1992, the family business has grown to become one of the largest specialist B2 lithographic and digital print and mailing firms in the UK, boasting an impressive 69 B2 printing units – Their speciality is anything stitched or perfect bound, such as brochures, catalogues, magazines, booklets and programmes, but they offer a lot more besides.

Bishops Printers Ltd litho plant list: 5 x Heidelberg XL75 10 colour presses (4 with Impress), 1 x Heidelberg XL75 8 colour (with Impress), 1 x Heidelberg SX74 6 colour and 1 x Heidelberg SX74 5 colour (with colour control).

Contact details:

Bishops Printers, Walton Road,
Farlington, Portsmouth PO6 1TR

+4423 9233 4900

For more information on Kinyo Triton please contact Kinyo UK Ltd: +44113 200 5680 or Paul Pickering +447836 687777.

ZONTEN, manufacturer of semi-rotary narrow web offset printing machines, opens its European headquarters (with permanent showroom) located in Barcelona.

ZONTEN EUROPE offers high quality label printing machinery with advanced technology for the entire European and South American market.

Zonten Europe has carried out different tests with different blanket manufacturers to be able to approve and recommend the most suitable for their machines. KINYO Jupiter UV blanket has been the one that has given the best results of behavior and printing quality in the „Multiprint ZTJ 330/520“.


For more information about Zonten visit

For more information about Kinyo Jupiter UV, click here or please contact us (+34) 93 478 06 32.

Providing H-UV blanket solutions to Indigo Press Ltd was essential in helping them to achieve their production goals, Indigo Press Ltd are rightly proud of the fact they run the only two Komori LS29 H-UV presses side by side, not only in the UK but also ‘in the world’ says John Ellis (Joint MD) – the Olympia LE blanket has worked across the board in all areas and helped them to solve a few technical issues. Printing on a wide variety of substrates the excellent release properties are one of the key benefits of Olympia LE. The dedicated EPDM UV surface is designed to work effectively with H-UV and LE-UV ink systems, whilst offering high resistance to embossing from aggressive UV inks and washes – its buffed surface is designed to offer excellent solid coverage without compromising on dot quality.

Southampton based Indigo Press Ltd under its current ownership and since a management buyout in 2004, have invested over 3 million pounds in brand new machinery to ensure that the company is always at the forefront of technology and is able to produce the highest quality work to maximum efficiency. And we at Kinyo are very proud to be working with such a forward-thinking printing company.

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For more information about Indigo Press Ltd visit or call on 0800 652 7299.

For more information on the Kinyo Olympia LE blanket please give us a call on 0113 200 5680.

Blackmore Group and Kinyo UK have enjoyed a healthy business relationship for a number of years now. Kinyo are Blackmore Group’s chosen supplier for printing blankets on all presses – which range from Solna web presses through to the latest addition at the Shaftesbury site, the KBA 105 LED UV press. Kinyo worked closely with Nigel to ensure the Olympia LE blanket was the correct choice, in a very short space of time the usage figures dramatically dropped from over 20 blankets per month down to 7 per month. Blackmore Group have production sites at Reading in Berkshire, and Shaftesbury in Dorset.

Essentra Packaging Portsmouth have been using the Kinyo Europe printing blanket and Ecostrip coating plate on their B1 Komori Lithrone 40 and both their Komori Lithrone 28 presses for a number of years very successfully – the pair of L28 presses print UV and the B1 Komori prints in conventional. On average the monthly consumption on the B1 press is a mere 5 blankets, key to any succesful printing business is press uptime, changing as few blankets as possible goes a long way in helping achieve this. The versatility of Europe is one of it’s most important traits and helps explain why it is such a successful printing blanket across the world. True blanket innovation.

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The Portsmouth facility print healthcare/pharmaceutical work at their modern premises in Fareham, Hampshire. Essentra operate a number of plants across many continents such as Europe, Asia and Africa. For a full list visit

Photo: Pictured left to right: John Nesbit (Pressroom Supervisor) and Jon Wilks (Site Manager – Portsmouth)

For more information on the Kinyo Europe blanket please give us a call on 0113 200 5680