Over 100 customers joined with CPI UK management and staff to celebrate the launch of CPI Colour, CPI UK’s commercial and colour printing division.
Guests from the worlds of graphic design, corporate communications, marketing and publishing attended the event in central London, which featured a presentation outlining the company’s vision, and an exhibition of CPI products and services.
CPI’s investment strategy for its UK businesses was unveiled at the event, with the announcement of current plans to invest £20 million in the UK businesses over the next three years. UK Group Sales Director Alison Kaye also revealed investment in a new high speed B1 litho press, to be installed in CPI Colour’s Croydon site later this year. The new press follows recent investment in HP Indigo digital printing with variable data and extensive digital finishing equipment.
In an exhibition zone at the venue, experts from CPI and HP showcased the company’s litho and digital capabilities, with a focus on HP Indigo and Quantum technologies. CPI’s app development, digital asset management and logistics offerings were also demonstrated.
The event also marked the launch of a new print finish. CPI unveiled it was the first and only UK printer to offer 3D digital jet varnish; a new process which enables a high pile of UV varnish with a variable profile across the sheet, giving the effect of embossing without an embossing die. The varnish opens up opportunities in packaging and POS, book jacket printing, promotional print and brochures.