60 seconds with Ignite Print

Jo Francis
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ignite Print CEO Hickesh Mehta says that it’s “quite nostalgic thinking back to when Ignite Print first started out”. “We officially launched in 2010 as a small family business operating out of my parents’ garage.

After graduating from university, I knew I wanted to be my own boss, and with my dad’s years of experience in the print trade, I believed I had the technical skills at my disposal and the business acumen to make a successful printing company. But since then, our small family business, has developed a big voice, and if you asked me nine years ago if I saw myself acquiring competitors, moving into our printing HQ in Slough and supplying companies nationwide – I’d have probably called your bluff!”

Where are you based? 

Ignite is in the heart of Slough, close to the famous Slough Trading Estate

How many staff do you have?

Eight, currently, all sharing the same passion for print. But with the demand for our services continually increasing and the business expanding we’re always open to welcoming more print enthusiasts! 

What does your firm do? 

We pride ourselves on never turning away any jobs, no matter how big or small. We incorporate litho, digital and large-format printing all under one roof, operating efficiently and to the highest standard, delivering on long and short-lead jobs alike

Which geographic areas do you serve?

Our customers are based all over the UK and beyond, we’ve even got a client in Barbados

What’s your typical customer?

No customer is ever typical – this is something we’ve learned over the years. However, we’ve become great at understanding our customers’ needs very quickly and offering them a tailored service, regardless of the size of order. This is why our customers keep coming back

What equipment do you run?

Our litho department consists of a five-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster and a single-colour Heidelberg GTO. We’ve recently acquired a brand new Versant 3100 digital production press to complement our existing Xerox equipment. Our large-format suite includes Canon and Epson machines which produce larger than life prints. Additionally, we offer more value added services in-house, such as hot-foiling, die-cutting and lamination

What’s your company’s mission statement?

To ensure we offer our customers a fast, reliable and dependable printing service at the best price without compromising on quality. To continually exceed customer expectations and do our umost to minimise our impact on the environment

What’s your team’s favourite biscuit?

Chocolate digestives and shortbread – a day without these never ends well

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