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Felsted School
20 January 2023
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Sheffield Hallam University
20 January 2023

Orchard Press

Fiery new digital press offers unique Production Print features whilst maximising productivity & efficiency.


“From the very beginning of us ordering the Ricoh to completion of installation and beyond they have delivered everything that was promised.

The installation was handled very well by Apogee, with little to no disruption to production, it was seamless”.

– Orchard Press representative

The Background

Jason Grubb, Director, and Steve Pointer, Operations Manager, were keen to ensure the purchase of a new digital press would not only replace their existing machine but also widen the products they could offer their clients and enable them to produce as much of their work in house as possible.

Downtime during delivery and installation was a concern for Orchard Press, due to the nature of their work and turnaround time for their clients, they couldn’t compromise their reputation during the process.


The Solution

An Apogee Production Print Assessment identified the machine that was the best fit for the business was the Ricoh 7100sx this press has increased productivity and efficiency, turning jobs around more quickly. Orchard Press can add further value to the work they produce in house with the addition of white and clear toner.

They also have the ability to print on a longer digital sheet (up to 700mm) this enables them to keep this larger work in house where they are not reliant on a third party. A plockmatic booklet maker has increased their in house booklet making facilities, which can work online or offline from the Ricoh.


The Outcome

Room was made onsite to keep the existing digital press running whilst the new press was installed. Training was provided to the main operators on both the hardware and the Fiery digital front end, to maximise productivity and efficiency on the new press, before the old one was removed.

Support from Apogee’s team of Production Print Specialists is available for Orchard Press as and when they need it.



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