PRINTING firm, 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 and finishing 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.

Aaron Klewchuk, owner and managing director of Ballyprint said; “This investment gives customers a multitude of brand new custom print effects. It has the ability to create an iridescent rainbow of metallic hues, mixed metallic with gold or silver, white ink and clear varnish in just one single pass, in fast turnaround times and at a low cost.”

Running alongside the Xerox Iridesse, the Ballymena Firm has also installed a HP Scitex Flat Bed Printer, Roll to Roll Label Printing & Finishing equipment and a Heidelberg Foiling/Embossing Press as part of the £300k investment

Aaron continued; “This significant investment is a great way to finish off this record-breaking year for the business. We have made some significant investments this year for sustained growth in wide-format printing, Label Printing and Job Automation.

“The Iridesse in printing terms is the top of its class. It’s a game changer as it will allow us to offer a wide variety of print applications, which will give our new and existing customers exciting options with creative papers and specialty enhancements in a cost efficient way which was very difficult to offer previously.”

“We are very excited to find out what creative solutions we can offer with this latest technology and what possibilities lie ahead for Ballyprint; we continue to seek opportunities to grow while continuing to offer exceptionally high quality print solutions.”

The Ballymena firm, which was established in 2009, produces a range of commercial print including brochures, reports, business cards and leaflets, which includes its sister company Perfect Day Print, a bespoke, luxury design and print studio specialising in wedding stationery.

Heading into 2019, they will focus on promoting its enhanced print capacity and capabilities. With this investment the 10-staff firm will also look to increase it’s workforce to 15.

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