Based in Penryn near Falmouth, Booths Print is one of the oldest print-related businesses in Cornwall, celebrating its 50th year in 2020. The latest SOS digital installation at Booths is a Konica Minolta AccurioPress C3080 production machine. According to Steve Booth the investment was prompted by a need to improve short run performance.
Founded in 1974, Crossprint is the Isle Of Wight’s foremost quality commercial printer. “There are several small printers with digital machines but we’re the only printer with a litho and digital press on the Island,” says Operations Manager Stuart Murray. This also means Crossprint has the island’s only CTP system, and in 2019 a Cron machine replaced an ageing Fuji system to feed plates to the company’s five colour B2 Ryobi press.
York’s Fulprint has been offering a professional print service since 1985. The company has always had a ‘can do’ approach and offers a wide range of print services to an even wider customer base. “We have about 600 customers – and our biggest customer accounts for only about 10% of turnover. Our work profile is very varied,” says Director Frankie Curran.
With a 40-year history, LGP Ltd is has become one of the foremost printers in its home city of Leeds. In January 2017 the company moved to a new 20,000sq ft premises, prompted by the need to house a new five colour SRA1 Ryobi RMGT press. Not only did this represent a move up in sheet size, it also meant the adoption of LED-UV drying technology which MD Philip Stead considers a necessity in today’s market.
RAP Spiderweb Printers of Oldham has just installed a new B2 CTP system – the Cron 36H – along with RealPro workflow software, from SOS (Service Offset Supplies). When the company decided to replace an ageing Screen lo-chem CTP system, several contenders were invited to pitch, with some disappointing results, according to Director James Tattum.