Bath and North East Somerset printer moves to digital
February 10, 2010 by Gareth
Many printing companies in Bath, form small stationery printers in Bath to large firms dealing with high volume runs, will be monitoring the influence of new digital possibilities. Earlier last year a print company near Bath, Integrity Print, made its move into the digital arena.
The company is based in Midsomer Norton and has a turnover of £60 million, retains over 350 staff and operates a diverse pressroom with over 50 different presses. The move into the digital arena came as a result of acquiring the assets of Toplife Labels when they bought them out of administration. Integrity Print saved 30 jobs when they kept on all of Toplife’s employees. The acquisition has enabled the company to expand its flexographic-based label department with the purchase of a new Xeikon 3300 label press.
The firm’s commercial manager, Mr. Andrew Law said:
“Our analysis of the workload in labels showed us that some £500,000 worth of existing work was actually more suited to digital production. While that alone was a good enough reason to establish a digital printing section, the knock-on effect of taking that business off the flexographic presses would immediately give us significantly more capacity on these machines.”
This is a good example of digital kit making a good contribution to a more efficient operation. There will be other print firms around Bath, including small stationery printers and larger operations, which will be looking to see how digital innovation could help with their own company’s efficiency.