A family affair
A substantial investment in a raft of wide and grand format Mimaki printers, including an 8’ x 4’ JFX200 LED UV flatbed and a pair of high performance JV300 solvent machines has enabled Cheshire based Print On to enjoy a bouyant period of expansion as it cultivates an impressive client list of major high street names.
Established over 20 years ago and despite its seven figure turnover and blue chip customer base, Print On remains very much a ‘family affair’ and is now run by Managing Director Alex Oldfield, who is ably assisted by his mother Patricia and father Keith. Having successfully evolved from its early days as a copy shop, the company now offers a comprehensive range of commercial print services, including business stationery, promotional brochures and numerous items of marketing collateral, much of which is available via an impressive on-line ordering system, and, most recently large format prints, bespoke POS items and exhibition graphics.
Marketing Director Keith Oldfield explained: “Having built up strong customer relationships over the years we knew that there were additional services we could offer and consulted Granthams, our regular equipment supplier for advice. With their guidance we invested in a Mimaki JFX200 flatbed and a brace of Mimaki JV300 production solvent printers, which have enabled us to really extend our service offering.”
With a client portfolio that includes an impressive number of major UK high street names, as well as local businesses and even customers from mainland-Europe, the demands on Print Onare such that it now operates a split shift pattern to keep up with the volume of work required, while the company’s large-format specialist, Matt Peters, is full of praise for the new flatbed LED UV printer. He reported: “The JFX200 is an amazing piece of kit and delivers stunning print quality and that and the two new JV300s have reallyhelped us to expand both our capacity and creativity. We’renow producing high volumes of large-format point of sale graphics and long-runs on a much wider variety of different media and substrates.”
The Oldfields are confident that the new investment has not only enhanced their company’s ability to provide a broader service to existing clients, but has also been pivotal in attracting new business. As Alex Oldfield concludes: “We have always believed in investing in the key resources of equipment and staff and an investment of this magnitude underlines our commitment to current and potential customers.As a result, we’ve already had some very interesting new enquiries and are now fully confident that we can fulfill them!”
For further information on Print On, visit: www.printonuk.com or Tel: 0161 4285101 (Keith Oldfield)
For further information on Granthams, visit: www.granthamsgt.co.uk or Tel: 01772 250207 (Kirsty Reader)
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