Eight Days A Week wraps up £500k investment with double Xerox buy

By Richard Stuart-Turner, Monday 09 January 2017

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Digital print and direct marketing business Eight Days A Week Print Solutions has capped off a year of investment with the installation of two new Xerox presses.

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The iGen4 Diamond Edition will increase quality and productivity at Eight Days A Week

The Nottingham-based business has purchased a 110ppm iGen4 Diamond Edition and a 100ppm Versant 2100 direct from Xerox. This follows its investment earlier in 2016 of a Matrix laminator and a folding machine, both from Vivid Laminating Technologies, taking the firm’s total investment over the past 12 months to around half a million pounds.

Eight Days A Week owner and managing director David Beardsley looked at a range of alternatives at Drupa but decided that Xerox presented the best option for the business.

He said: “We’ve been in business for 10 years now and originally had Ricoh machines but we felt that if we were going to increase our turnover then we needed these two Xerox machines.

“This investment will increase our quality and our capacity in the factory and the increased output on these machines will give us better productivity.”

The Xerox devices were installed at the firm’s 1,022sqm premises last month and will be up and running by next week, once the company has completed building work on a new air-conditioned room that will house the two presses. The new machines have replaced a Ricoh Pro C720, which has been returned to Ricoh.

The business also operates a Ricoh Pro C901, a Xerox Nuvera 288, Watkiss bookletmakers and Buhrs enclosing lines.

Eight Days A Week primarily serves clients in the pharmaceutical, education and retail markets. The 15-staff firm has achieved year-on-year sales growth of around 20% since it was established in 2007 and has a current turnover of £3.5m.

In the near future the company is looking to acquire a litho business to enable it to add litho printing to its in-house capabilities. It currently subcontracts around £300,000 worth of litho work each year.

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