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12 Jul 2018
The factory floor at the company's Hull facility
Digital printer and brand management company Springfield Solutions has seen a 25% growth in volume since launching its £1.3 million PrintWorks expansion in May last year.
The investment, at the company's headquarters in Hull, saw a doubling of the size of the digital print operation. Joint managing director Dennis Ebeltoft said the figure demonstrated the investment was paying dividends and that the increased print capacity was already converting into revenue.
'PrintWorks involved acquiring a new building, designing the layout to maximise efficiency of our print operation, turning that vision into reality and investing in a new Screen Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet press and new finishing lines from AB Graphic,' said Mr Ebeltoft. 'It was a huge undertaking that took months to complete, and as a result, we've only just had chance to analyse exactly how it is performing. To see a 25% increase in volume in just over six months is absolutely fantastic.'
Steve Nix, print operations manager, said the figure demonstrated how far digital print had progressed in recent years. He said, 'To see an increase in 25% volume for the same six-month period as 2016 is a great achievement for a 100% digital printer. That is why we have invested so much in PrintWorks, because digital is the future of print and Springfield Solutions is at the forefront of the industry.'