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Issue 283 – Printer’s anniversary marked with major investment

A year after one of Frome’s biggest employers, Butler & Tanner, went into administration, the printing company has made a major investment in new equipment.

The printer’s investment in state-of-the-art front-end systems and plate output technology is part of a wider refurbishment of manufacturing equipment and it comes on the apex of their first anniversary as a company.
Last August, the future of Butler & Tanner was uncertain after falling into administration. An eleventh hour takeover bid made by directors and entrepreneur Felix Dennis resulted in the company being reborn as Butler Tanner and Dennis.
Despite significant job cuts at the time, the company continued to produce publications for high profile clients and is now going from strength to strength.
The new equipment will enable the company to provide a “more flexible and efficient service”.
Managing director Kevin Sarney told the Frome Times, “We have been running for a year now and are very keen to continue adding to the value of our business by investing in state-of-the-art technology.
“The investment is further evidence that Butler Tanner & Dennis is at the forefront of the printing industry.
“Production, sales and customer service personnel at Butler Tanner & Dennis will now have live access to job information and status through a web-based browser that allows anyone access to pre-press job status information.
“Further advancements from the investment give the company immediate access to upgraded Kodak colour and trapping technology to handle transparency, as well as the updated Prinergy workflow providing the flexibility to print litho or digital using the same file. A signature booklet maker that cuts and collates pages from a fully imposed flat and sends the pages to print in reader order is also now in use.”