Printing.ie cuts outsourcing with Develop install


Printing.ie, based in Farranfore, Co. Kerry has invested in a new Develop +7000
from digitalprint.ie to significantly increase its production capabilities at the company's 10,000 m2 facility.

 The company offers a diverse range of services nationally including printing, trade show displays, promotional products, signs, stickers and graphic design. It has also recently beefed up its production operation with the appointment of a print specialist recently hired to run this area to coincide with the arrival of the new Develop +7000.

Develop is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta and the new +7000 digital colour press is based on this international company’s proven digital technology, available exclusively in Ireland from digitalprint.ie.

Stephen O'Sullivan, MD of Printing.ie commented;
“Printing.ie has over 6000 customers nationally,” he said. “The new machine has resulted in a significant reduction of outsourced work down from 70% to 10%, dramatically improving the company’s margins.

 We can now sell the virtues of the machine such as faster turnaround times, dramatically improved quality levels, and the Develop's ability to print letterheads that can be put back through laser printers without the ink melting off. The +7000 also supports litho stocks up to 300gsm on sheet sizes to SRA3 with air assisted feeding for less jams and exceptionally tight register”

Printing.ie originally invested in OKI ES3640e from digitalprint.ie in 2007 with the aim of securing a foothold in the digital print marketplace. It was this initial purchase which made the company appreciate what digital print could do for its business going forward.

Stephen added: “To be honest, none of this would have been possible without digitalprint.ie. I really found them excellent and the fact that they are based in Limerick as well as Dublin was a huge bonus for a company located in Kerry. So it never entered my mind to go elsewhere for a new digital press!

 Printing.ie will be launching a new website shortly offering a same day dispatch for a lot of items. I will be harnessing all the digital capabilities of the Develop +7000 to service that end particularly the fact that unlike other digital colour presses, it does not use fuser oil, so the finished print looks and feels much more like litho.”
With a solid, high end print platform now firmly in place Stephen feels that the opportunity exists to build on its current business base by offering clients all the merits that the Develop +7000 can offer.

“My company prides itself on delivering quality in all aspects of its business,” Stephen stressed. “It is comforting to know that digitalprint.ie has a similar attitude and pride which certainly gave me complete confidence to make this new investment.

In today's world of doom and gloom, Printing.ie's decision to invest in the new Develop +7000 is in itself a testimony to one company’s belief that the future looks bright for digital print in Ireland.