Everyone who works for the company is fully behind us; our MD Lawrence Chapman also has a very personal interest, having studied environmental issues, as well as economics, at degree level.
Not all print shops appreciate the importance of the dryers in the print process so don’t invest much capital expenditure in this often forgotten aspect of production. But we have always thought our prints need to be as colourfast as we can possibly make them so have always invested heavily in this area.
We often hear stories from customers who have bought elsewhere only to be disappointed as the prints have sometimes not even survived the first wash.
So we have just invested in a new dryer which, not only colour-fasts all our screen printed products such as tea towels, bags, aprons, kitchen textiles, cushions and cosmetic bags to industry standard, but also uses half the amount of gas as the old one.
It was a big investment, but one we think worthwhile. Whilst the old dryer was still fit for purpose, our carbon dioxide footprint has been much reduced.