A £125,000 investment by a South Yorkshire printing company is opening up new markets and fueling growth.
As the first stage of its planned growth in 2016, Barnsley-based Spin Print has taken delivery of a state-of-the-art Anapurna M2050i, a large format printer, which are still relatively rare in the UK.
The machine will allow the company to reduce turnaround times and outsourcing requirements and has the potential to boost turnover by £300,000 per year.
Spin Print director Dan Brook said: “We continually invest in the business to ensure that we can deliver the highest quality job, using the best available technology. We chose the Anapurna because its performance and quality complements our existing production capabilities and will allow us to competitively pitch for new contracts.”
He added the company always consults staff before purchasing new machinery.
He said: “They will be operating it, we want them to be happy with it. Finances come into it to a certain extent as well but we keep them involved in the choices that we make as a company.”
The Anapurna M2050 is a UV-curable inkjet machine, with both flatbed and roll capability, suitable for 2,050mm wide prints and with a top speed of 53m/hr.
The printer comes as standard with colour profiles designed to support printing standards such as ISO 12467.
Ideal for printing point of sale collateral, window graphics, posters, banners and illuminated signage, the new addition to the Spin Print fleet can print on a variety of materials such as foamex, rigid plastics, correx, film, vinyl, wood, metals and paper making it extremely versatile.
The new printing press will enable the trade printer to do more point of sale, an area which it says it was missing out on.
Mr Brook said: “It will print up to a maximum size of two metres by three metres. It can print on paper or it can print on cupboard doors. It literally can print on anything – glass, wood, metal, with really good quality.”
Founded in 2005 by directors Dan Brook and Glyn Johnson, the business now employs a team of 28.