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