Propack is set to take on two Riso ComColor GD9630 cutsheet inkjet printers in order to migrate 400,000 packs of monthly mono overprint work to full-colour.
Due to be delivered this week, the two printers will start picking up work from the Huddersfield firm’s existing fleet of five Konica Minolta mono printers.
The two machines will initially support the production of transaction statement projects that are run onsite daily, with further possibilities to be explored in the near future.
“There is very little else available in this market for the applications we are looking at. These will be used for transactional work that we have,” said managing director Jason Clough. “We have found Riso to be very helpful during the scoping project and are looking forward to a long-lasting relationship with them.
“We met Riso at Drupa and have met several times since to explore the options, discuss what our clients are asking for and how they can help us meet those requests. This investment was made on the back of feedback from our customers asking for help in this marketplace.
“I recently became managing director after 12 years of service. We have looked at all areas of the business with a view to significant growth over the next two years. As always, the needs of our customers will be the focus on the areas we invest, our development is built on strong working partnerships with our customers and their needs.”
Riso’s ComColor GD9630 Line-type inkjet system runs CMYK plus grey at resolutions of up to 600dpi and speeds up to 160ppm simplex and 80ppm duplex. Clough said he was also attracted to the machines due to their security features.
Propack will continue to look for replacements for its five mono devices, and also runs a colour digital printing department with two Ricoh Pro C9110s and a Xerox iGen 150.
The firm currently employs 65 members of staff at its 2,787sqm site and turns over £8m. It provides services in digital print, direct mail, print management and postage, with a number of blue-chip clients including Sky Bet, Travis Perkins and GHD.