West Port Print & Design has increased the range of products it can offer business in St Andrews and North East Fife following the installation of a Ricoh PRO C7100SX.
The company is a high quality commercial print and design company supplying a wide range of printed materials to customers throughout the UK, including printed stationery, business cards, letterheads, leaflets, brochures, printed folders, booklets, large format posters, and roller banners.
“This is an amazing machine,” enthuses managing director Terry Scanlon. “Nobody else in the area can do what we can do. We are printing white on coloured stock which we can't do with litho; we can apply spot varnish effects, and print 6pp A4 jobs for venues and folders, and with the Fiery Rip we can plan 20 or 25 cards to the sheet in seconds.”
An in-house studio helps the 34-year-old business service a loyal customer base of hotels, restaurants and golf related businesses. Samples of these jobs are pinned up as inspiration in the West Port Print & Design shop where customers come in to order work, check proofs and then pick up jobs. Scanlon believes the personal approach helps defend the business against cheap online competition, but acknowledges that delivery times are becoming shorter.
Take a closer look at the Ricoh PRO C7100SX in this video below:
“The Ricoh machine is producing some amazing quality work, so good in fact that I simply did not believe it was digital print at first because the quality was so good. We can now match offset printing effects with the 5th colour toner, and are producing top quality work in-house that we would have had to send out before,” concludes Mr. Scanlon.