Leicester-based suppliers Printvision, who specialise in litho and digital printing (flags, banners and display stands), are greeting the new year in style in a new, £1.5 million factory to keep up with rising demand.
“We’ve bought the factory freehold,” explained managing director Ash Patel. “The £1.5 million was just the factory build cost to get it all set up. With the machinery as well it’s probably about £2 million.”
Printvision, now in its 22nd year of trading, has grown steadily over the years from a one-man company to employ a staff of 25 people. “We sell our own branded product, called Rhino, which has increased the recent growth in our business,” continued Ash. “That one product has taken us to the next level in fabric printing.
The new premises will be kitted out with all the state-of-the-art printers, including the EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340, made by an Italian company, Reggiani. “It’s probably one of the best machines out there in terms of quality and speed. It’s also the only machine available with fluorescent inks which are going to be our main selling point for 2018, and which we will be demonstrating at our 2018 exhibitions, beginning with PPD LIVE.
“The FabriVU also runs speeds of 150-200sqm/ph, so a job which means we can print faster than we’ve ever done before. The lead times in the B2B world can get very tight, but these new machines enable us to deal with the tight-deadline orders.”
With the new factory now set up, Printvision will be moving offices in the last week before the Christmas break so they are ready to start fresh in the new premises in January. The company’s phones will be redirected, so contact details for the company will remain the same.