Cornwall's printers report surge in work

8th of August, 2011 Bookmark and Share
Cornwall’s printers are reporting a surge in workloads and are putting it down to the booming tourism industry in the county and across the South West.
As cash-strapped tourists head to the coast for their summer holidays, printers say that tourist attractions are placing large orders for leaflets, pamphlets, flyers and other advertising material to promote themselves over the summer months.
“We are having a good year at the moment,” says Bob Russell, MD at Integral Print Service in Redruth. “We do the printing for Newquay Zoo and Cornish Goldsmiths where we print everything from business cards, brochures, pop-up banners, posters and numbered vouchers. We also do the printing for hotels and guesthouses.”
Martyn Kimmins, owner of Print-Out Printing Services in Truro adds: “We do a lot of work for the Helston Railway Preservation Society. We produce all of their publicity material such as flyers, leaflets and a journal every quarter. I also do printing for the West of England Steam Engine Society in Redruth, which has its 56th annual rally this month (August).”
John Fenton, MD of Phoenix Print in Bodmin says: “We look after all the printing for Linton and Barnstaple Preservation Railway in north Devon. We are the only remaining lithographic printers from Bude to Newquay.”
All three printing firms have each invested in an environmentally-friendly Glunz & Jensen PlateWriter 2000, which removes the need to use chemicals and film in the platemaking process. Peter Swann, UK Channel Manager for Intec Printing Solutions, who sold the systems, says: “I have done a lot of business with printers in Cornwall at the moment. They are doing really well and there is definitely a positive feeling in the region that is sadly lacking up north. Certainly a lot goes on in Cornwall and I’ll be spending my own holiday in stunning Polzeath where I’ll be windsurfing and kayaking with my family.
VisitCornwall spokeswoman, Penny Woodman concludes: “We are pleased to hear that our industry recognises the need to increase their marketing spend during difficult economic times when others are reducing. This demonstrates a true level of professionalism within the industry.”

About Intec Printing Solutions
Intec Printing Solutions is the sole distributor of Glunz & Jensen PlateWriters in the UK and Ireland. It also manufactures its own range of ultra-heavy stock colour printers. Intec was founded by Managing Director Ian Melville.
tim saunders
PR Manager Tim Saunders was the Business Editor of the Bournemouth Daily Echo newspaper for three-and-a-half years. During this time he was also its motoring correspondent. He is an experienced writer and journalist, having previously worked at Hampshire the county magazine for five years where he was advertisement manager, as well as writing articles and setting the publication. As a freelance journalist he has interviewed celebrities including Ian Ogilvy (The Saint), Tony Hadley from the pop group Spandau Ballet, Ricky Tomlinson from BBC TV's The Royle Family and many others. Tim is passionate about cars and still finds time to write about his favourite subject. He plays the piano and is re-learning the guitar, enjoys kayaking, travelling and DIY.