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New equipment marks start of expansion plans for Panda Press

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A Staffordshire based printing and design firm has started a two-year programme of investment and expansion thanks to the purchase of new ‘state-of-the-art’ equipment.

Panda Press in Stone has just invested £80,000 in an automated creaser, perforator, slitter and stitching line in their print finishing department, which will allow the team to improve turnaround times as well as take on larger projects. The firm is also planning on refurbishing the Newcastle Street premises it has called home since the company’s launch in 1972.

Sales Director Hannah Tunnicliffe said the investment in the equipment will mean increased running capacity and the ability to meet tighter deadlines.

Hannah said: “Our clients always expect the best from us and we take pride in delivering outstanding printed products with a beautiful finish. Investing in new machinery means we can continue to meet these existing high standards while now being able to accommodate even larger print runs on an even tighter schedule.

“We have big plans in place over the next couple of years as we aim to increase our output and running capacity.”

The company already works with a number of high-profile businesses across the Midlands and beyond, creating high-quality printed marketing materials including corporate publications, advertising and other promotional products.

Clients have the option to use an in-house graphic design service, while technologically advanced machinery allows all aspects of a project to be completed on site – from initial concept to branding and layout and final print finish.

One satisfied customer is Neon, a recently launched consultancy firm specialising in unlocking the potential of team working and productivity. Directors Tracy Bertran and Pauline Gibson asked Panda Press to create and print a range of marketing materials to support their new business.

Tracy said: “We held our launch event in September and asked Panda Press to produce banners, booklets and business cards, ready to hand out to our future clients. From our initial meeting to final delivery of the project, they understood what we were all about and we’re really pleased with the final results.”

Hannah continued: “We are a growing and thriving firm with a strong future growth plan. Our two-year programme shows that we are prepared to make some serious investments to ensure we stay at the top of our game.

“Our printing machinery is truly state-of-the-art, allowing us to produce beautifully finished and professional products that our clients love.”

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