This month we celebrate 10 years of in-house digital printing. Although the company will reach its 65 year milestone later this year, digital printing was only brought in-house on 2nd January 2009.
It was very much a dip-our-toes-in-the-water approach with our first digital machine which was the OKI Easy Print System. In truth, a glorified office printer, it allowed us to enter the digital print marketplace, and we produced a range of work for companies including HSBC, Bexley Council and IKEA. To compliment the printing machine, we purchased a Morgana AutoCreaser.
For all its limitations, the OKI machine proved the demand existed from our customer base, and four months later we installed an OCE CS665 digital printing press which included a stitching unit, and could print a banner-length sheet of up to 1200mm.
The rest, as they say is history, and in the following decade various printing machines have come and gone and a whole range of finishing equipment has been purchased, creating a fully self-sufficient department.
Our digital printing department’s flagship machine is the Xerox iGen 150 XXL which can handle a sheet size of 364mm x 660mm, and is backed up by a Xerox Versant and Konica c8000. The printing presses are supported by an extensive range of dedicated finishing equipment including, cutting, folding, scoring, stitching, perfect binding, wiro binding, laminating and digital foiling.
The print quality has improved dramatically over this time period as the technology of the machines and ink have progressed. It’s rare for a client to specify a production method between litho and digital, as it would now be tricky to tell the difference on a large swathe of jobs.
10th Anniversary Promotion
To celebrate our ten years of digital printing, we are offering a 10% price promise. Simply get us to quote on any digital print jobs, during the months of January and February 2019 and we will beat your best price by 10%.
The Price Promise includes everything we produce in-house which includes items like basic flyer printing, perfect bound reports, personalised mailers, A4 6pp brochures, digital foiling or saddle stitched booklets. Complete the quick form to the right (below on mobile devices), and we will get our quote back to you asap.
Terms and Conditions Apply.