The design and print company in Chertsey, Surrey has bought a Xerox Color C800, a Color C75 and a refurbished 4127 mono machine as well as ROI Storefront web-to-print platform. The new kit will be used to produce manuals, flyers, business stationery and promotion material for corporate clients.

The C800 runs up to 80 pages per minute on substrates up to 350gsm and has built-in colour management. The Xerox C75 will back up the other Xerox and both machines have Fiery front ends. one- and two-colour Heidelberg GTOs

Managing director Stuart Partridge said the kit replaced two leased Xerox machines, a 5000 and 4110, which were “OK but had issues of speed, oiling and click charges that were getting expensive – we weren’t as competitive as we could be”.

To support the Xerox investment, the nine-staff company has also bought a Morgana DocuMaster Pro to ease bottlenecks in finishing and was also finalising an order for a Matrix MF-530 laminator to bring everything in house and quicken turnarounds.

“Speed of the C800 means we can print more of the things we could not do cost effectively on the 5000,” said Partridge who bought the kit from Xerox reseller Smart Print.

Partridge said the new machine could do a job in one hour that took four hours on one of the Xerox 5000s. Another plus with the machines was the ease of Xerox’s “one-click-technology”, he added.

“We have always used Xerox and been relatively happy. I thought the C800 was little above us but quality and speed were great.

“Business has been stable for the last two to three years and we want to push on. This year we hope to increase our £1m turnover by 15%. The team is from a repro and graphic-design background, so strong on studio and artwork skills.”