The commercial printer in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, struck lucky in the draw run by Antalis and Konica Minolta to promote digital print.

Kestrel Printing managing director John Galley said: “This is a tremendous opportunity to expand our digital service and attract new business, especially with our new online ordering website going live.

“We already have a C6000 and the new one will double our capacity. If we have any downtime the other machine will kick in but we hope to run them side by side. The kit runs at 35 SRA3 sheets a minute.”

Kestrel Printing launched in 1970 to serve local and national businesses needing letterheads, compliment slips and business cards, brochures, booklets, folders and posters.

Antalis and Konica Minolta joined forces this January to launch the Digital Future prize draw, with a total prize fund of digital related products worth over £100,000.

“Both companies recognised that in a challenging market, where overall print volumes are in decline, commercial printers needed support to grow and develop their businesses,” said a spokesman.

A total of 57 companies from across the UK won prizes in the draw. They included Conquest Litho in Kent, which took away a Roland VersaStudio BN20″ solvent printer; G&H Sheet Fed in Greater Manchester and DST Output (London) in Essex, which each won a Macbook Pro 13-inch; and Axminster Printing Co in Devon and AB Print Group in West Yorkshire, which won Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Standard.