The Marshall Hinds Cyrel® Flexographic Team expands in the Western Cape.

The Marshall Hinds Cyrel® Flexographic Team expands in the Western Cape.

In the beginning of 2017, Mike Bath, CEO of Marshall Hinds secured the distributorship of DuPont™ Cyrel® Flexographic Platemaking Systems. The start-up team consisted of Kevin Naidu and Colin Ritchie, both with many years of experience in print and recognised as Flexographic specialists.

Less than a year later the success of this team has made it critical to get more feet on the ground and particularly to have a presence in Cape Town. The obvious choice for this position is Graeme Leggo, who joined Marshall Hinds this year and to quote Graham “I am proud to be associated with Marshall Hinds and Du Pont Flexographic plates and look forward to help in the Western Cape to grow and support this market.”

Graham Leggo was born in Zimbabwe but schooled at Westville Boys High in Kwa Zulu Natal where he did an apprenticeship at Hayne and Gibson Printing, Pinetown.

After serving 6 years in production as a Photo Lithographer specialising in all fields as a colour camera operator, stripper, step and repeat operator and platemaker he then joined EAC Graphics in sales and was soon transferred to Cape Town where he lives with his wife and three children and has been selling into the printing market ever since.

Joining Photra 4 years later, Graham trained in various countries overseas resulting in switching direction into the flexographic (abbreviated flexo) market 35 years ago. When asked about the switch, Graham says “Flexo printing is where I feel there has been the most advancement in quality over the years, with improvement not only on press with anilox rollers (now well over the 2000 lpi level) but also cylinder sleeves. These are the press improvements we could only dream of in years gone by with flexo printing quality that now rivals litho printing and gravure in many areas.”

This advancement in the flexo industry was led in 1974 by the introduction of DuPont™ Cyrel® flexo plates, the first elastomeric photopolymer printing plates. The introduction of Cyrel® flexo plates helped to significantly improve the quality and productivity of flexographic printing with other manufacturers having to keep up with Du Pont who are leading the field in the USA and elsewhere with their Flat Top Plate Technology.

The Marshall Hinds Cyrel® Flexographic Team expands in the Western Cape.
The Marshall Hinds Cyrel® Flexographic Team expands in the Western Cape.

Marshall Hinds specialises in the supply, distribution and support for Cyrel® Flexo plates and Flexographic equipment. Partnering with Marshall Hinds offers you the knowledge and opportunity to take complete control and streamline your prepress processes.

With offices and warehouses in both Johannesburg and Cape Town and a footprint covering Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands, our Flexo team offers you a passion for print, friendly service and advice, outstanding products, and speedy delivery.

With the expanded, experienced, all-star team and access to the whole range of DuPont™ Cyrel® plates and equipment, Marshall Hinds have a winning formula for success and is looking forward to accelerated growth in South Africa in 2019.