St Austell Printing Company (SAPC) has unveiled a brand new department, in one of the biggest expansions of in-house services the company has ever facilitated.
The family-run company has created a new “specialist finishing department”, bringing foiling, spot UV, die-cutting, embossing and debossing in-house for the first time. SAPC are one of the only printing companies in the South West to boast all these services in one factory.
Peter Moody, SAPC’s Managing Director said: “We’ve seen an exponential growth in demand over the last 18 months and people are looking for different ways to upgrade their printing with specialist finishing techniques. This includes high-end hotels who are looking for something on their cover to stand out and greetings card publishers who want to add a bit of shine to their designs.
“Where other printing companies regularly outsource their work, we’re proud to keep all aspects of our printing and finishing under one roof. We now have full control over the production of your print which guarantees quality, exceptional value and unrivalled turnaround times.”
Peter continued: “We’re pleased to welcome a number of experienced new members to our team, and excited to be giving our existing team the opportunity to expand their skillset”
SAPC have made a significant investment in a range of brand new equipment, including a Kluge foiling machine and a full suite for Spot UV production. This includes a Sakurai screen printing press, UV screen preparation and automated washing equipment.
This is the latest in a line of investments for SAPC; over the last 18 months investing in a £1m instant-drying press, expanding its Digital Department, introducing a new folding machine and installing one of Cornwall’s largest roof-based solar panel arrays.
SAPC offer a full range of commercial lithographic and digital printing, including greetings cards, leaflets, brochures, book covers and playing cards.
Peter continued: “The new department also ties into our sustainability commitment, with print travelling fewer miles and all aspects of a project now taking place in one of the most environmentally-friendly printing factories in the UK.”
“By keeping everything under one roof here in Cornwall, this enables us to continue our growth, support the local economy, employ more local people and of course continue to produce exceptional printed products in the most sustainable ways possible.”