Print-Leeds, the specialist UV litho plastic and digital printer, has invested £250,000 in new machinery during the last 18 months, opening up new markets for the company and ensuring it continues to offer the best quality print, service and prices to its customers.
The company has also invested in the team, by appointing an apprentice and a PR and marketing consultant. This investment represents the company’s commitment to new technology and enhancing its expertise.
In 2001, the company started life with a six colour UV Heidelberg press. Ten years later Print-Leeds celebrates its first decade with six printing machines and a digital print business.
Rod Fisher, managing director, Print-Leeds said: “Making this investment has been essential; we can’t afford to stand still in an industry where technology is continually moving forward.
“The digital print machinery has opened up a whole new market for us and the additional equipment for the litho side is all about saving time and money. Four of the five new machines are additions, not replacements. Next year we’re going to DRUPA to look at faster, flatbed digital presses and we’re hoping to extend our premises.”
The latest additions are:
Truepress Jet 1600 UV – a wide-format UV inkjet digital printing system suitable for the production of everything from backlit graphics to wide-format posters, lenticulars, POP displays, commercial furniture and construction signage.
Kongsberg i-XE10 high speed precision cutting table – for labels, signs and displays, perfect for short runs of visual communication – from standard oblongs to more intricate shapes such as letters and numbers on lightweight and flexible materials.
Busch Pile Turner – turns, airs, jogs and aligns any material before or after printing. It’s a time saving device, no more manual turning or aligning.
HP Designerjet Z6100 – wide format printer with vivid, durable colour, producing accurate gallery-quality black-and-white and colour prints easily, consistently, and cost-effectively.
IKON Business Pro 650 – colour printing with speed, quality, reliability, cost-efficiency, flexible in-line finishing capabilities, 200-page trimmed booklet-making, and 100-sheet stapling.
Nick Broadbent has joined the company on a three year apprenticeship. He attends Leeds City College on block release studying for an NVQ level 3 in Lithographic Printing. Isobel Hainsworth-Brear joined the company in October as a PR and marketing consultant responsible for business development, PR, marketing communications and social media.