The Print Centre makes 95,000 triple finishing investment

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

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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