Printing firm presses on with £5m investment in 'world-class' tech

Instantprint founders James Kinsella (left) and Adam Carnell (right) pictured with the firm's first Landa PressInstantprint founders James Kinsella (left) and Adam Carnell (right) pictured with the firm's first Landa Press
Instantprint founders James Kinsella (left) and Adam Carnell (right) pictured with the firm's first Landa Press
A PRINTING giant has announced a £5 million investment in the firm's latest factory upgrade in response to customer demand.

Manvers-based Instantprint – the UK’s largest online printer – has launched a new book binding division, a development which the company says has stemmed “directly from customer feedback.”

After becoming the first firm in the UK to own a Landa S10P Nanographic printing press, Instantprint's investment will see a new seven-colour Landa S10P integrated alongside the existing press technology to “significantly enhance production capacity and “improve an ever-growing booklet range by ensuring world class print quality.”

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Co-founder James Kinsella said: “The print market is highly competitive and to support our customers with high-quality books that make them look exceptional, we knew we needed to invest in our factory to ensure that we can produce books at the highest quality and lowest unit cost.

“The first Landa press has fitted seamlessly into our workflow and has given us a lot more flexibility around what we can offer to our customers.

“The area the Landa is making the biggest impact in is booklet work, perfect bound books for example are printed as blocks and then run through our Kolbus KM600.

“The Landa has enabled much faster turnarounds as well as opening a wider range of materials that traditionally were only available on litho quantities.”

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The latest investment follows a £450million cash injection last November which saw the company invest in factory and tech upgrades, as well as more than 40 new jobs in areas including customer service and web design.

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