Melbourne-based Affinity Print has bought family-owned Cain Colour in order to boost its UV print power in the high-end packaging market.

All Cain staff and owner Chris Cain will come over to Affinity, along with the UV Heidelberg SM52 and the rest of the Cain production equipment.

Steve Todisco, owner of Affinity Print said, “We are going well in the high-end packaging market and wanted to add UV printing to our capabilities.

“Like us Cain runs SRA3 offset presses, but in its case specified for UV printing. We are in the high-end packaging market, and we foil, emboss, laminate, cut, and carton glue, all in-house, printing UV has real benefits on certain jobs.”

Todisco said, “I have known Chris Cain and the family for many years, it is a pleasure to welcome them as part of the team here.”

Affinity Print now operates from three buildings on the same industrial estate, with between 12 and 15 staff. In addition to offset printing, it is also in digital printing.

Todisco said, “We have really found our niche. We have been working flat out recently and are in a growing market. Bringing Cain Colour into the fold will give us the capacity and capability we need.”

Affinity is one of the few printers in the country that runs a full A3 inhouse packaging solution, with foiling, coating, spot UV, and embossing capabilities. It is also one of only two printers to produce bedding labels for the mattress industry.

Welcome in: The Cain Colour UV press moving to the Affinity facility
Welcome in: The Cain Colour UV press moving to the Affinity facility

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