Printing at BUCK PRESS is divided into three main sections

  1. Pre-press
  2. Press
  3. Post-press

The company specializes in offset lithographic printing to produce high quality products. The graphic design unit under the Pre-press section uses modern and sophisticated software such as ADOBE SUITE and Corel Draw. We produce high quality artworks which are colour separated into C, M, Y, K unto thermal plates using the COMPUTER- TO-PLATE Technology to produce consistent, cost effective and error free images to be transferred unto paper/card during printing. The Graphic Unit under the Pre- Press section is equipped with Apple Computers (iMac) which is used to design artworks that have sharp quality and high colour resolution.

The CTP unit under the Pre-press section is equipped with the KODAK TRENDSETTER 800 IV platesetter which assures quality and cost effective output. The Press section is where actual printing takes place and can boast of printing a minimum paper size of 11’’ x 15 to a maximum size of 28 ¾ ‘’ x 40 ‘’ ranging from 70gsm – 350gsm of paper / card.

The press section is highly equipped with modern offset printing machines and is currently one of the two printing presses in Ghana which has the SPEEDMASTER 102-8 COLOUR MACHINE which prints front and back simultaneously.

The Equipment are as follows:

Type of Machine Size Quantity
SPEEDMASTER 102 8 COLOUR MACHINE (SM 102-8) 28 ¾ x 40 1
SPEEDMASTER 102 5 COLOUR MACHINE (SM 102-5) 28 ¾ x 40 1
SPEEDMASTER 102 4 COLOUR MACHINE (SM 102-4)   1
SPEEDMASTER 74 4 COLOUR MACHINE (SM 74-4) 20 ¾ ̎ x 29 1
SPEEDMASTER 74 2 COLOUR MACHINE (SM 74-2) 20 ¾ ̎ x 29 1
MO F FIVE COLOUR MACHINE 19 ̎ x 25 ½ 1
MO E ONE COLOUR MACHINE 19 ̎ x 25 ½ 2
MO S ONE COLOUR MACHINE 19 ̎ x 25 ½ 1
GTO F FIVE COLOUR MACHINE 13 ¾ ̎ x 20 ½ 1
GTO Z TWO COLOUR MACHINE 13 ¾ ̎ x 20 ½ ̎ 1
GTO Z TWO COLOUR MACHINE 13 ¾ ̎ x 20 ½ ̎ 1
AUTOPRINT VD 65 VARIABLE DATA MACHINE   1

 

The post –press section is also known as the finishing or bindery section. This section is equipped with a number on finishing machines which do various finishing activities such as folding, varnishing, laminating, stitching, perfect binding, sewing, Die-cutting, gluing, hologram, hot foil, trimming, drilling and shrink-wrapping

The following are the various finishing machines at the post-press section:

 

Machine Name Function Quantity
POLAR 115 CUTTING MACHINE
POLAR MOHR CUTTING MACHINE
WOLENBERG CUTTING MACHINE
CUTTING 3
AUTOBOND LAMINATING MACHINE
THERMO LAM MACHINE
LAMINATING 3
STAHL KD 66 / 6KTL-RD-T FOLDING MACHINE
STAHL KD 78/4 KTL –FD-T FOLDING MACHINE
STAHL KD 78 / 6 – KL-RD-T FOLDING MACHINE
MBO K67 / 6KL FOLDING MACHINE
FOLDING 5
POLYGRAPH SEWING MACHINE
BOOK SEWING MACHINE MODEL 5 X B 460 D
SEWING 2
MULLER MARTINI TRIM-STITCHER
ECONOMY 25/40 STITCHING MACHINE
TRIMMING AND STITCHING 6
FORTEC 650 MACHINE GLUEING 1
UV-750Z UV COATER UV VARNISHING 1
JBI LHERMITE PUNCHING MACHINE PUNCHING 3
KALFASS SHRINKWRAPPING MACHINE SHRINKWRAPPING 1
RUIYANG CREASING AND CUTTING MACHINE DIE-CUTTING AND CREASING 1
JBI EB 5000/7000 CLOSING MACHINE WIRE CLOSING 4
IDEAL – 5009-3 CC SHREDDER SHREDDING 1
HEIDELBERG PLATEN OT MACHINE LETTERPRESS 1
HEIDELBERG GTP 100 670 MACHINE HOLOGRAM 2
DRILLING MACHINE DRILLING 1
MULLER MARTINI PANDER LINNER 1530
PONY BINDER
PERFECT BINDING 1

 

Security Printing

The company specializes in security printing which focuses on methods, solutions, and techniques, to prevent counterfeiting, forgery, tampering, theft and piracy. Security printing is done using special papers such as security paper and security inks like Florescent UV inks, Penetrating inks, Hologram and Anti copying features. Some Security Products are:

  • Ballots
  • Receipt
  • Letterheads
  • Invoices
  • Tickets
  • Certificates
  • Postage Stamps
  • Identity Cards
  • Coupons
  • Examination Booklets
  • Licences