Capital Graphic Supplies joins Esterlam’s expanding global partnerships

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Award winning doctor blade manufacturer Esterlam Ltd confirm partnership deal with Capital Graphics (CGSASP) opening new markets in India.

 “We are thrilled to welcome Capital Graphics,” said Esterlam’s Commercial Director Neil Hailey. “Capital Graphics are key to offering Esterlam products to the print and coating industries in India. They have the people, the tools and all important technical knowledge and experience to supply our award winning Esterlam doctor blades with confidence. They will meet their customers growing demand, while still prioritizing technical and customer service.

“Our focus has always been our strong relationships with customers,” said Neil. “It’s a combination of the highest quality products, the technical support and service we provide that keeps us ahead of any competition, and for us, that’s a point of pride. Capital’s forward-thinking technology, sales support and a shared vision for the future of our industry means they’ll continue to provide our customers with the best service and products.”

Capital Graphic Supplies was launched in 1965 to cater to the newly emerging market for consumables for the Offset printing trade in India. The industry has grown tremendously since then from Letterpress to Digital and Capital Graphic Supplies has evolved with the times and has been instrumental in bringing new technologies to the flexo printing industry too.

As the printing industry was growing, the demands became more sophisticated and specialized and to cater to these needs, A. S. Print Aids Pvt. Ltd. was launched in 1985. The Indian Market opened up in the early 90s and we also diversified and specialized into two main segments i.e. the Digital Finishing Market and the Packaging Industry. Today our group represents the worlds top most technologies for Flexo and Digital Finishing, Mailing, Binding, Die cutting and Packaging Industries. Due to wide experience gained over the last five decades we can, in addition to the above, offer need based solutions for the Graphic Art Industry. We offer full technical support for our entire product range.

Capital Graphics’ Arun Gandhi added “We are delighted to be a distributor for Esterlam Ltd in India. With their support, we will be able to provide our current and future customers with a unique service offering targeted award winning doctor blade solutions for the print industry. We are very proud and focused on continued success in the digital finishing and packaging industries.”

Capital Graphics key expertise, especially within the narrow, midi & wide web industries will be a great asset to Esterlam” added Neil. “With them on board, we can offer the Indian market a complete service package with full technical support.”

Capital Graphics joins Esterlam along with other distributors worldwide. “Having these highly prestigious companies on board really strengthens our penetration opportunities globally,” added Neil.

Since inventing the world’s first synthetic doctor blades in the early 1970s, Esterlam have more than 40 years’ experience in doctor blade innovation, design and technical know-how. Their product range has grown to include everything needed to improve printing and coating processes to expand potential markets or simply improve operator safety. Their history and expertise in the industry has led to a worldwide presence through their extensive network of technical distributors, who can supply their doctor blade products with full technical support globally. As a result, they work successfully with leading machinery OEMs, corporations and blue-chip companies worldwide.

 

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MARK ANDY CUSTOMER TRAIL – Esterlam Doctor Blades vs other synthetic doctor blades .

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MARK ANDY CUSTOMER TRIAL – Esterlam Doctor Blades vs other synthetic doctor blades

Following a rigorous printing trial by a leading industry manufacturer, Esterlam Ltd are delighted to report their blades proved superior throughout the trial with fantastic results.

“We recently undertook blade trials on our Mark Andy P5 press, testing the Esterlam doctor blades vs other synthetic blades.  The results were amazing.

The 3 different Esterlam doctor blades were installed in press stations 1,2 and 3 and another synthetic blade in station 4. The aniloxes in stations 1, 2 and 3 were instantly doctored cleanly and efficiently from start up with minimal pressure.  The blades in station 4 however, caused some ink spitting and allowed ink through from start-up and had to be changed out 3 times.

All three of the doctor blades from the Esterlam range ran from the start to the end of the trial and maintained a clean and consistent wipe across the anilox.  Thank you Esterlam – great blades, great results.”

We’re always pleased when organisations trial our products against others, customers really do say our finished blade edge quality and performance are the best!

If you would like to trial the Esterlam range of award-winning doctor blades, contact us for a free production pack or for further information.

Esterlam – inventors of the world’s first synthetic doctor blade over 40 years ago.  UK made, supplied and supported worldwide.

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Esterlam International Limited

Eastway, Lee Mill Industrial Estate, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9GE, England

Tel: +44(0)1752 690691  Fax: -+44(0)01752 690436

Email: mail@esterlam.com

Esterlam & Provident to join forces

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Esterlam Doctor Blades is delighted to announce a new sales USA partnership deal with Provident. 

 

 

 

Following recent discussions and trips to America, the Esterlam team have forged a new partnership with leading industry supplier Provident Group which will enable Esterlam  Doctor Blades to reach additional new markets and provide additional, new global opportunities.

“This is very exciting,” says Neil Hailey Esterlam Sales Director.  “Creating another key partnership with one of the industry’s leading providers of proven, superior technology solutions for the printing and coating industries worldwide, means we can continue to increase our growing market share in America.”

“Provident’s key expertise, especially within the narrow and wide web and coating  processes, will be a great asset” added Neil.  “With this partner collaboration we are now able to offer a complete service package with emphasis on even greater technical support – something we are fast becoming known for worldwide.”

Provident joins Esterlam along with long–standing partner All Printing Resources (APR) Inc. in Glendale Heights, Illinois, USA, who are leading edge providers in the Flexographic industry “Having these two, highly prestigious companies on board really strengthens our penetration opportunities in the US,” added Neil.

Since inventing the world’s first synthetic doctor blades in the early 1970s, Esterlam have more than 40 years’ experience in doctor blade innovation, design and technical know-how. Their product range has grown to include everything needed to improve printing and coating processes to expand potential markets or simply improve operator safety. They strive to optimise manufacturing procedures and offer a complete doctor blade programme tailored to improvement in press performance and profitability.  Their history and expertise in the industry has led to a worldwide presence through their extensive network of technical agents, who can supply their doctor blade products with full technical support globally. As a result, they work successfully with leading machinery OEMs, corporations and blue-chip companies worldwide.

  Provident’s Andy Gillis feels the new partnership will greatly enhance their current product range.  “We’re very excited to have this significant opportunity to provide Esterlam Doctor Blades to our customers enabling them to produce better products” said Andy.  “We are very pleased to be associated with a world leader in Doctor Blades – their blades and technical support are real strengths. We cannot wait to start distributing the Esterlam blades to our customer base and showcasing them at Labelexpo Americas this September in Chicago.  We welcome companies to come and meet us and see the new blades – see us on Stand No. 939.”

 

 

Esterlam Doctor Blades & KRG Ltd – 5 Years of Awards

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Technology with international recognition

As inventors of the world’s first synthetic doctor blade over 40 years ago, UK based Esterlam supply customers in over 100 countries worldwide.  Working with suppliers globally, Esterlam’s quality products have been winning numerous printing awards and, along with KRG Ltd, have recently been given another ‘Doctor Blade Supplier of the Year’ award…. for the 5th consecutive year.

KRG Ltd are a representative of Esterlam International Ltd and distributor in Brazil & Latin America. For the past 5 years, the team have been recognized for the quality of their doctor blades as well as their customer service.

“KRG are focused on technical service through site visits and technical studies and ensuring they meet the particular needs of each customer through the best performance and use of the materials provided,” said Esterlam’s Commercial Director Neil Hailey.

“They work with all models and sizes of our synthetic doctor blades for production machines in the printing of flexible packaging, cardboard, coating, textile and labels industries. KRG Ltd who represent Esterlam in Brazil and Latin America have over 23 year’s experience and technical knowledge with clients on a national basis.”

“A huge thank you and congratulations to KRG on yet another award.  Testament to our choice of distributor, the Esterlam products & technical support service offered too” added Neil.

 

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Esterlam International Ltd

Lee Mill Industrial Estate, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9GE England

E-mail: neil@esterlam.com  & melanie@mykreative.co.uk

Telephone:  +44 (0)1752 690691

Esterlam to Double Manufacturing Plant

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UK-based Esterlam have gone from strength-to-strength over recent years and are delighted to announce the forthcoming opening of their new, expanded Plymouth manufacturing site.

Since creating the world’s first synthetic doctor blade in the early 1970’s, Esterlam supply the flexo, gravure and screen printing industries in over 100 countries worldwide. From their UK headquarters, the team produce world-leading doctor blades which can be used to print and coat paper, films such as PET, BOPP, PVC, and foils used in packaging, labelling, publications, corrugated products and displays, metal decoration and printed electronics.
The company which is still a family business and employs 3 generations of the original family is run by the founders’ 2 sons John and Neil Hailey.

Following a high demand for the blades from both traditional and new technology industries, Esterlam are in the final stages of opening their new, bigger manufacturing and Research & Development suite.
Commercial Director Neil Hailey said “We’re very excited with our latest expansion in the UK and we are looking forward to opening. The new, purpose-built facilities will enable the team to produce even greater number of our blades as well as house a larger Research & Development department and Quality Control facilities”
“We have been very fortunate to have acquired an adjoining site to our current Head Office, so we can seamlessly link the old and new. We have invested extensively in machinery and our people infrastructure which has allowed us to remain at the forefront of the industry.”
Esterlam Ltd have a renowned reputation for understanding their client’s requirements. Their history and expertise in the industry has led to a worldwide presence throughout an extensive network of technical agents, who can supply Esterlam doctor blade products with full and comprehensive technical support worldwide.
“We are committed toward investing in our business,” adds Director John Hailey. “We have worked hard to provide quality products for numerous industries throughout the world. The past 40 years has proven to be a testament to our company’s commitment and we are very much looking forward to taking this further.”

Contact Info:
Esterlam International Ltd
Lee Mill Industrial Estate, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9GE England
E-mail: neil@esterlam.com & melanie@mykreative.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1752 690691