Teignmouth-based Inspirwood is using its Mimaki JFX200-2513 LED UV to print £4 wooden rainbow keyrings, with all profits going to Age UK, a local food bank and NHS Charities Together.
The ‘Show you care and gift someone a rainbow’ campaign aims to raise £100,000 for the charities involved in Covid-19 resilience. Inspirwood has already received around 300 orders for the keyrings, which are printed onto sustainable birchwood and can be ordered and personalised online.
“We’re hoping to spread a bit of happiness and positivity,” said Inspirwood’s Pete Williams. "We have a friend who works for the NHS in Torbay and we felt really bad she was working her socks off doing long days while we were doing not a lot really. We have other friends working in supermarkets and postmen out there. We felt a bit inadequate, so my wife Kate and I decided to do something.”
Founded in 2004 as a graphic design studio, husband and wife team Pete and Kate Williams developed Inspirwood in 2012 to specialise in printing and decorating onto wooden substrates. The company, which now employs six people, expanded its digital print capability in 2017 with a grand format Mimaki JFX200-2513 via through printMax.