ballyprint was born
We began as a team of three (check out those shirt collars!). The original name of Ballymena Print quickly shortened to Ballyprint as we doubled in size within the first year, and outgrew our original office in Galgorm.
The business soon outgrew that unit as to its rapid success and soon took over the unit beside it knocking through to connect the two units. Soon after that there was a second floor installed to create a separate production area.
TO THE NEXT TOWN
More growth and more services added with the acquisition of First4Printing based in Coleraine, and centralising our services in Ballymena to improve production processes.
The big move
We continued to add to our team and increase our capacity over the next few years, moving across town to Pennybridge, the site of an old hot tub showroom. This place had bags of potential to be our home for the foreseeable future.
OUR Sister company
With great success in the wedding stationery market we decided to start our sister company Perfect Day Print, which specialise in Wedding Stationery.
This was a busy year for Ballyprint. Partners Aaron and Chris agreed a buyout seeing Aaron take over the business as Managing Director.
In-house litho with Presstek DI Press
The first of our major investments, a Presstek DI litho printing press. With the small footprint and ability to produce it own printing plates inline was a perfect fit for the company. Fast, compact, eco-friendly, outstanding quality high-resolution printing and cost-effective.
Young person of the year
Award success as Managing Director Aaron Klewchuk received ‘Best Young Person in Business’ at the Ballymena Chamber Business Excellence Awards.
CUTTING EDGE with duplo INvestment
With another round of investment to kick off 2018 we decided to streamline our cutting processes and invested in two pieces of kit from Duplo. We were the first in Ireland to install the Duplo PFi-300 rotary die cutter. With the ability to nick free die cut using flexible steel dies and inline stripping was a perfect addition to our die cutting abilities. Second was the Duplo DC-646i PRO Cutter Creaser, designed to work in more effective and efficient way by combining a guillotine, creaser and a perforator into one machine.
First for Ni with xerox iridesse
Ballyprint has scored a NI first after investing in Xerox’s new Iridesse Production Press, part of an ambitious plan to grow the company following a major investment of £300k in new state of the art digital printing equipment. The Xerox Iridesse is a new-generation digital press, the world’s first inline, six-colour digital platform that delivers breathtaking image quality, jaw-dropping spot embellishments and stunning metallic hues – in a single pass The Iridesse is the first dry toner press which includes metallic gold, silver, white and clear, on top of standard full colour
17a Pennybridge Industrial Estate, Ballymena BT42 3HB
028 2563 9371