Solopress is extending its wide-format print capability with two Agfa Anapurna H2500i LED hybrid inkjets and a Kongsberg C44 flatbed cutter. The new kit will join two existing 3.2m Jetrix RX3200 devices, two HP Pagewide XL8000’s and a Fotoba XLD 320 in a 511m2 newly created dedicated wide-format facility at the company’s Southend-base. It is expected to be fully functional in May.
Simon Cooper, who became MD of the German-based Onlineprinters subsidiary earlier this year, said the investment reflects strong anticipated growth from large-format, which currently stands at around 13% of Solopress’s £30m turnover and has been growing at a rate of 33% year-on-year. In March it grew 38%.
“There is certainly scope to bring in more large-format work and we intend to build on that,” said Cooper.
Solopress was acquired by Onlineprinters in 2017, one of Europe’s biggest Web-to-print providers with an annual turnover in the region of 200million Euro and expectations of double-digit growth over the coming years.