FCS Laser Mail buys quartet of Infoprint machines

Transactional printer FCS Laser Mail is targeting 20% growth after it invested in four InfoPrint 4100 mono continuous forms machines.

The Birmingham-based company's spend on the four refurbished black-and-white printers represents its debut in the continuous print arena and one it anticipates will make it more competitive in the transactional marketplace.

Managing director Michael Fay said the investment not only boosted its capacity to up to 2m A4 impressions a day, but opened up a range of markets for the 48-staff business.

"We are traditionally a cutsheet printer, so by adding continuous to that offering we can become more competitive when going for work in the financial services, local government and education sectors," he said.

According to Fay, the company has a turnover of around £5m – a figure he hopes to grow by 20% in the coming 12 months. "We've just moved into a purpose-built factory and, with the latest investment, we're looking to grow in the coming year," he said.

He added that the kit, which joins a raft of Xerox equipment, would give the company the ability to perform intelligent mail sorting in order to help cut clients' mailing costs.

"Our mailing house can handle more than 1m items per day, with full BCR, OCR or OMR integrity control," he said.

Theresa Lang, InfoPrint UK managing director, said: "FCS Laser Mail’s decision to install InfoPrint 4100s will ensure it can deliver on its client commitments, particularly in the areas of security and integrity, and maintain its reputation as a high-quality, trusted printer."