The company bought a new dotmeter from Centurfax-owned ccDotmeter, replacing its 13-year old predecessor.

Ivor sales and account manager Nikki Brin said: “In order to comply with British standards we needed official confirmation that the ccDot was still reading accurately.”

CcDotmeter sales director Paul Foster said: “While dotmeters might not be viewed by some printers as an essential piece of kit when CtP units and plates are far more reliable, companies still recognise these units are an effective investment.

“It takes only one small error to creep into this process to produce an incorrect colour, equalling a job that the customer rejects. This can turn into a customer that starts to look elsewhere for the next large print run. An investment of just a few hundred pounds can pay for itself in weeks,” he added.

Ivor Solution’s 50 staff based in London prints stationery, leaflets and fliers on a range of litho and digital kit including four Heidelberg GTOs, two HP Indigos, a Ricoh Icon black-and-white printer and a four-colour Presstek device.