A Harrogate print business says it has spent a total of more than £1 million on plant this year, and is planning further investment over the next 12 months.
Platinum Print’s purchase of new folding and cutting machinery follows its commissioning earlier this year of the UK’s first four-colour printer with H-UV drying technology.
In addition, the Hookstone Park-based firm has also taken on an apprentice.
Managing director Mark Plummer said: “Our existing folding system was inefficient and, without a doubt, the new folder has improved our productivity and allowed us to reduce clients’ direct mail costs as we can now endorse fold booklets.”
The firm’s latest recruit, 16-year-old apprentice Macauley Morphet, has just completed his GCSEs at Harrogate High School and is doing a two-year apprenticeship in intermediate print finishing with Leeds City College. The firm is looking to expand its workforce and has other vacancies.
Mr Plummer said: “We are planning a further investment of £400,000 in the next twelve months as we consider further digital and automated cutting technology.
“We can now add value in many more ways and that means we can expand our services and create a stronger relationship with our customers and secure the future of the business.”