PressOn recovers from tough pandemic period with bold projects
Kent based PressOn says it has secured several innovative graphics jobs during the uncertain pandemic period – following some spectacular pre-Covid projects – using its HP Latex R Series printer. Installed in April 2019 and updated to the 2020 edition a few months later, the printer has enabled the company to meet demands for fast turnaround, exceptional quality and sustainability.
Founded by Andy Wilson in 2000, PressOn has grown steadily thanks to its approach of pursuing new opportunities, investing in the latest technology and maintaining accountability throughout the customer journey. Like many large format digital printing businesses, it has felt the impact of Covid related restrictions, but a look back over the past year has revealed some creative and innovative projects for well known brands.
Andy highlights Transport for London (TfL)'s Endeavour Square office, saying it was ‘a large project which was great for us to secure in a very uncertain time’. Part of a larger project producing and installing graphics at various large TFL offices across London, this involved producing signage for walls, floors and tables encouraging social distancing, hand washing and one-way routes. Printed in TfL’s classic dark blue and white branding, these graphics ensured the organisation’s employees returned to the office safely.
Andy also noted the impact of wallpaper graphics at the offices of HBD Systems – a producer of double glazing solutions – and PMP Recruitment respectively. HBD Systems’ campaign saw the production of vibrant photographic reproductions of stunning views, while the PMP job involved branding the office space with a bold geometric design inspired by beehives.
‘These were two different jobs on one-piece wallpaper,’ he explained. ‘For HBD Systems, the print was vibrant and the end result was exactly what the client was looking to achieve.’
With regards to the PMP Recruitment work, Andy added: ‘The print transformed the newly built office walls and showed the key values of the company.’
Both before and during the pandemic, PressOn worked with historic department store Harrods on a number of projects. These included preparing the Knightsbridge landmark for its reopening in June 2020, which required the removal of 549 linear metres of vinyl window graphics and the installation of new borders, logos and graphics – and all in under six hours.
‘Much of the work that had been postponed has begun to return,’ Andy said. ‘Working with HP Latex printers for the past 12 years has meant we are able to respond to customer demands for short turnaround, high specification work on so many different materials. We expect to do many more of these jobs in the coming months with our range of Latex machines.
‘As an added benefit, the Latex R Series printer has environmental benefits, such as water based inks and media recyclability, that the market is increasingly expecting.’