Xerox Versant Presses Support Digital Print Demand at Hickling & Squires
Facing demand for more complex digital print projects, Hickling & Squires was looking to invest in the right solution to not only increase its print capacity but also streamline the finishing process. Xerox was able to offer a joint solution with Duplo, enabling Hickling & Squires to generate print of the highest quality.
As a result, Hickling & Squires has installed a Xerox Versant® 2100 Press and Xerox Versant 80 Press to help support a surge in demand for short-run digital print and personalised, print on-demand contracts.
Hickling & Squires is based in Nottingham and it has developed an extensive customer base in a number of different industries including retail, leisure, and education as well those in the public sector across the UK.
The Company was looking to invest in the right solution to not only increase its print capacity but also streamline the finishing process because it was facing far more complex digital print projects. Xerox was able to offer a joint solution with Duplo, whereby the commercial printer also installed a Duplo 350 Digital Booklet System and a Duplo DC-646 slitter/cutter/creaser.
They needed extra capacity in order to meet short-run turnaround times, to strength the company’s offering in the digital print market and ultimately to grow its customer base. This combined investment, together with Xerox’s FreeFlow® Core pre-press automation software, replaced a Xerox iGen® 4 Press and has enabled Hickling & Squires to significantly improve its digital print efficiency.
Lee Jordan is the sales director at Hickling & Squires. He said
“As the print market continues to evolve, we focused on transferring our print expertise to build a really competitive digital offering. With the addition of these new Xerox Versant presses to our growing operation, we are better equipped than ever to deal with changing volumes and generate print of the highest quality.”
Mike Holyoake is the general manager, Graphic Communications Operations, Xerox U.K. He said:
“Hickling & Squires has addressed its capacity issues head on with installation of the Versant 2100 and Versant 80, further supported by intelligent print job management offered by our FreeFlow Core automation software. By simplifying and streamlining its workflow, the business can increase its output without compromising on quality.”