Investment needed to meet increased demand

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BISHOPS Printers can now offer a new in-house service after buying a £900,000 perfect/PUR binding machine.

The growing printing firm, which recently moved to a larger premises in Farlington, currently has to outsource its perfect binding.

The Wohlenberg machine will arrive by early July, and will meet increased demand for the printing finish.

The company saw its costs for the binding rise from £15,000 a month to £30,000.

Managing director Gareth Roberts said: ‘The machine is a significant investment at almost £900,000 but the disproportionately increasing quantity of our business which is perfect or PUR bound means that the timing of the purchase has been brought forward from my original plan of early next year.

‘The machine will not only eradicate our monthly outwork spend of nearly £30,000 per month but also bring about greater flexibility and efficiencies by bringing the service in-house.’

Bishops Printers is sending two members of staff to be trained for a week at the Wohlenberg factory in Germany.