Micropress Invests £4M into Press and Premises

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The eight-colour press will replace an existing eight-colour B1 XL 105, which is being part-exchanged. It will join an existing eight-colour B1 XL 106, a five-colour B1 XL 106 and a five-colour B2 XL 75.

We have also today begun building work on the new 1,486sqm paper warehouse, which will be completed early next year, enabling us to store a wider range of stock.

“We’ve outgrown our current building – we need a bit more production space and storage space and paper is the obvious thing to move. It just means that we can carry on holding large volumes of stock; we store a wide range of paper so that we can produce any job today,” said production director James Cross.

“Our work mix is going to change a little bit because of press capacity and we’re pushing a bit more in the B1 area in terms of magazine and catalogue work,” said Cross, who added the latest generation version Inpress Control and Autoplate XL will keep colour consistent and improve makeready times at the business.

“These are crucial tools for productivity and service and the short makereadies and quick turnarounds mean our prices remain competitive”