Brisbane printers merge to give total service

Two Brisbane printers say their merger will give their customers access to a full range of printing services under one roof and have more time to service clients.

Offset and digital firm Inhouse Print & Design is bringing wide format specialist Queensland Posters into the fold to round out its offering – expanding its in-house capability to include point of sale and large format display services.

The merger has been a long time coming, with the two companies sharing jobs for years.

Inhouse print production manager Richard Tillotson says: “Before we got into wide format ourselves, Queensland Posters was producing work for our clients, and we’d supply their customers with smaller printed products.

“Slowly but surely over the years we have been using each other more and more, and finally decided to jump into bed together at the beginning of the year.

“Now we are able to offer both of our customer bases a range of printed products under the one roof, so we can also manage colour consistency and the overall look of the print.”

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The merger will also allow Marc Flemington, who ran Queensland Posters for 15 years, time to visit existing and potential customers out in the field, as Inhouse’s staff can take care of production back at the factory.

Tillotson says: “Marc has a wealth of knowledge and has been in the game since basically day one, so he has a vast experience of the different applications and possibilities with different substrates.

“He was there in the wide format space early in the piece, so he has seen it all come and go.”

And rather than hire a third party to carry out installations and assessments, Tillotson says Flemington and the Inhouse team will now be able to take care of most of this work themselves.

“It has just made everything easier for everyone, and we are making big savings along the way,” he says.

Flemington has now moved his equipment into Inhouse’s Underwood factory. Inhouse also runs a recently purchased Roland LEJ 640 UV hybrid machine and plotter cutter, and for finishing a three-way trimmer, perfect binder and two new Eurofold creasing and folding machines.

Tillotson says the focus for its machinery is to produce work on a wide range of materials.

“We have settled on some simple machines with our plotters, cutters, laminators and celloglaze applicators,” he says.

Inhouse also offers general printing and perfect bound books, and is soon to add a publishing arm to its business.

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