£3 million investment continues at Taylor Bloxham with new digital printing press

Printing company Taylor Bloxham has unveiled its latest innovation which is part of a £3 million investment programme designed to place the company at the forefront of the printing industry

The company has added the HP Indigo 7900 to its suite of high tech printing equipment. The new digital press offers improved print quality, colour-matching capabilities and speed, enabling enhanced productivity at Taylor Bloxham’s Leicestershire headquarters.

The digital printing upgrade follows extensive investment in the company’s litho facilities at the end of 2017 when they ordered a Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106. Taylor Bloxham also invested over £1 million in print finishing technology last year. Capable of print in colour up to 160 A4ppm, the Indigo 7900 has been installed in addition to the company’s existing Indigo 5000.

“With 80 years of experience behind us, we are already experts in high-quality lithographic printing but we also aim to mirror this offer in digital print,” explains Robert Lockwood, CEO at Taylor Bloxham. “With this ambitious programme of investment, we now have the facilities to provide a fast and efficient digital print service that will open the door to new markets.”

Taylor Bloxham recorded its highest ever pre-tax profit of over £940,000 last year, despite suffering a factory fire in May 2017 which threatened production.

Robert adds: “After the combination of triumph and adversity of the last 10 months, this is the perfect way to kick-start the new year.  We are confident that the new presses and finishing equipment will help us to achieve an even better year in 2018. We are committed to continuously making investments to reduce the costs for our clients whilst maintaining the high-quality of print that we pride ourselves on.”

Established in 1938 and employing over 200 people, Taylor Bloxham Group Ltd includes four brands that work together to manage the whole chain of marketing communications. Combined, Taylor Bloxham, FastAnt, Mailbox and Instore offer expertise in print, direct mail, fulfilment design and retail point of purchase.