pre press

The award-winning JM Heaford has been providing mounting and proofing solutions to customers across the world for over 30 years, during which time we have installed almost 4,000 machines in over 100 countries. This makes us one of the most respected and experienced companies in the flexographic industry.

Founded in 1983 by John Heaford, JM Heaford Ltd began life as a manufacturer of a range of gravure proofing processes.

Even in our early years the company was known for flexible, customer-focussed approach; this led to us expanding the offering, including the addition of new and innovative technology such as the very first machines for mounting flexographic plates using microdot technology.

The company's willingness to listen to the customers while keeping machinery up-to-date in line with the latest cutting edge techniques and processes, means that Heaford rapidly grew to become a world leader in the supply of pre-press equipment with an unrivalled skills base across flexographic and gravure printing fields.

Such is expertise and standing in the field Heaford has won numerous awards including, most recently, a Gold Technical Innovation Award went to Narrow Web FTS Mounter at the European Flexographic Industry Association’s 2013 Print Awards.

Finding the right solutions for the customers is integral to business – such is the vast knowledge and experience of Heaford's designers and engineers, they are able to manufacture machines of unrivalled accuracy and reliability. Through a winning combination of simple design and precision engineering equipment provides long-lasting consistency and functionality.

Moving into next fourth decade of operations, Heaford remain strongly committed to developing services to meet the ever changing demands of their customers in the printing industry. That’s why Heaford offers an unparalleled range of thoughtfully-designed machines which are built to last for many years to come.