Printing company invests over one million pounds in print finishing technology

A Taylor Bloxham stitching line

One of the UK’s largest print groups has announced an investment of over one million pounds in new printing facilities across their Leicestershire based operations.

Taylor Bloxham, the print and marketing communications company, has invested in two new print finishing machines that will improve efficiency and capacity in production. The upgrade comes just two months after a fire damaged some of the company’s printing equipment.

The new machines offer faster make-ready times and running speeds. Combined with precision handling and binding, Taylor Bloxham will now be able to offer clients an even faster turnaround time.

“As a company, we are continually investing in the latest print production and finishing technologies to ensure that we print to the very highest quality,” explains Robert Lockwood, CEO of Taylor Bloxham. “The new printing equipment is now installed and running, which is great news not only for levels of efficiency and productivity, but for our clients too.”

In May, the printing group suffered an electrical fire that resulted in significant damage to some of the equipment. “Housing the latest technology is always important in the print industry and in the face of adversity, continuous investment was vital in maintaining the high-standards of printing that we strive for,” adds Robert.

The Prrimera MC, a saddle stitching system, and an Alegro Perfect Binder, a binding machine, has now replaced the fire-damaged equipment. The new high-speed accurate binding and stitching equipment prevents production bottlenecks and ensures quality control. Both finishing machines will support the three B1 presses and a B2 press already in place.

Taylor Bloxham was formed in 1938 and is now part of The Taylor Bloxham Group that houses two other brands: FastAnt and Instore. Across the three brands, the group has expertise in print, direct mail, fulfilment, e-commerce and retail point of purchase. The company plans to invest further in their printing facilities with folding capabilities also being upgraded in the coming months.