Simon Creasey

'It’s a hungry machine'

Me & My: Morgana BM4050 bookletmaker with dual-bin feeder

In 2015, Peter Haddad started a print business called Apprintable from his garage.

Godson: "The quality we have seen coming off the press is very high and fits in with Baker’s reputation"

Me & my: Digicon 3000

Late last year, Brentwood-based trade label printer Baker Labels spotted a gap in the market.

Time-saver: Trotec Q500 has enabled Minuteman Press Bath to bring laser-cutting jobs in-house

Me & My: Trotec Laser Q500

Attending a print trade show can be a daunting experience. Vast halls are packed to the rafters with shiny bits of new-fangled equipment, and lots of sales people are on hand to give you the spiel...

McNally: “The quality of it is really impressive and the speed is impressive”

Me & My: Mimaki UJF-6042 MkII e

Thanks to a relatively modest investment, this manufacturer has slashed sample delivery times for potential customers.

Iain Clasper-Cotte (left) with production manager Luke Barraclough

Me & My: Agfa Jeti Tauro H3300

Iain Clasper-Cotte, managing director of Northern Flags and its wide-format display specialist sister company FaberExposize UK, loves Agfa machines. He’s assembled such an impressive array of Agfa...

Woodhead: Daco customer service “is absolutely second to none”

Me & my: Daco DF350SR 037 Flex

When Ian Woodhead, managing director of Sudbury, Suffolk-based Anglia Labels, decided to invest in a new piece of equipment to bring more finishing functions in-house he knew exactly where to turn.

Going postal

When the Communication Workers Union (CWU) announced members who worked for Royal Mail planned to strike on four different days in August and September it was viewed by many as a minor irritation...

Radford: “We’ve seen a big increase in production since we installed it”

Me & my: Komori GL429

When Devon-based commercial printer Hedgerow Print decided to consolidate its warehouse footprint on an industrial estate in Crediton and move from two smaller units into a larger 930sqm premises in...

Beese: Latest purchase is the bee’s knees

Me & my: Titanium 2516

Mike Beese is constantly on the lookout for new opportunities. The managing director of Pontypridd-based DecTek thinks that for companies to survive and indeed thrive in the cutthroat world of...

Hunter: “The speed and ease-of-use is exactly what we need”

Me & My: Horizon BQ-160 PUR perfect binder

Allistair Hunter, managing director of Clacton-on-Sea-based print, direct mail and publishing business The DS Group says that to be successful in the printing industry and enjoy longevity you have to...