Hertfordshire print firms seeking growth in 2010

February 19, 2010 by  

Printing companies around Hertfordshire, for example the stationery printers in Ware or the business card printers in Hatfield, will be looking for ways to increase turnover in 2010. Whilst this remains one of the major business challenges facing printing companies, it is now even more difficult to achieve due to the present economic climate.

A printing company in Hertfordshire, Falkland Press, is looking to increase its turnover to £2 million this year. The company has replaced their existing Heidelberg SM 74-6 with a new investment in a five-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster perfector. The Speedmaster XL 75 with coater is due for instillation in February.

Two new staff recently joined the company and the print firm is aiming to increase its monthly turnover to around £170,000 when the new kit is up and running.

Falkland’s managing director said:

“The XL 75 with its anti-marking technology, including the automatic air setting, is ideal for the type of high-speed, quality production we handle. We see it as a machine that is robust enough to take us from double-day, five-days-a-week production to run 24 hours cost-effectively.”

The company can handle B2 and B3 digital print work and they also have an ecommerce site which is aimed at professional designers and print buyers. They report that a number of clients regularly buy using just the website.

There will be other Hertfordshire printers who will be looking to maximise turnover using ‘on demand’ digital print and will also be working to increase their presence in the ecommerce world.