The Print Centre makes 95,000 triple finishing investment

By Pamela Mardle, Monday 22 October 2012

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DS Repro, trading as The Print Centre, has invested 95,000 in finishing equipment to enhance its envelope inserting capabilities.

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An AJ1000 small envelope printer is to arrive at the Warrington factory next month with an inline 7500 folder inserter and four-foot conveyer belt.

The 14-strong team previously ran folding and inserting jobs by hand but have bought the £20,000 line to cope with 1,000+ mailer runs in-house.

The Print Centre managing director Darren Lloyd said that the equipment would enable better control over job times compared to previously outsourcing the work.

He has also spent £85,000 with Friedheim International on a Schneider Senator S-Line 115H guillotine that arrived in August and an MBO T535E/64X Efficiency buckle folder due next month.

The guillotine will replace a 12-year-old machine and be supported by smaller Schneider and Goodhale models. It will slot into the previous Schneider’s place surrounded by a supportive loader, stacker and jogger to help The Print Centre finish long run flyers, leaflets and booklets more efficiently.

Lloyd expects turnover to increase to £1.1m by the end of the tax year from the current £900,000 and added that the guillotine will begin reaping back its cost as soon as it is installed.

He said: "I don’t know that it makes you money but you can put work on it as soon as it lands so there’s your bread and butter. You need a piece of kit that works properly."







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