Ashford Digital Print
The inkjet web presses can run mono or full colour at around 120 meters per minute, on coated and uncoated papers, producing anything from books to comics and even newspapers.
Personalisation of text and images are an additional benefit, meaning that we can print single copy books and publications with customised content.
Print on demand solutions present the opportunity to reduce stock holding or even achieve zero inventory for some titles. Orders can be produced and fulfilled as books are needed (or even purchased) rather than printed in advance to be held in a warehouse.
Our digital department houses near line finishing equipment which means that the printed sheets or reels are moved to a finishing line close to the press (or even attached to it) to be made into book blocks ready for binding.
We have special binding lines for perfect binding shorter run digital book blocks, as well as suitable saddle stitching lines.