UXBRIDGE, U.K., June 19, 2018 – Hickling & Squires has become the first UK commercial printer to invest in Xerox’s Iridesse Production Press as it looks to offer a greater variety of colour printing to its growing customer base.

The Nottingham-based print company will use the Iridesse to bring new production-level application opportunities, including metallic dry inks, to its clients spanning the retail, leisure, education and public sectors.

With increasing demand for metallic and iridescent colour printing, the Iridesse will enable Hickling & Squires to offer these features at a higher level of quality at a lower cost, and with greater flexibility than the previous alternative of using foils. The Iridesse can produce clear, silver or gold dry inks in addition to CMYK in a single pass.

The company has also invested in a new Xerox Versant 3100 press to manage the rising volume of orders.

“Following the success of our two Xerox Versant 180 devices, we decided to upgrade to Xerox’s  latest technology so we could continue to offer our clients best-in-class print,” said Lee Jordan at Hickling & Squires. “The Iridesse will enable us to stand out from the competition so we can continue to grow our business and bolster our commercial print offering with more personalised, eye-catching designs.”

“This investment in the UK’s first Iridesse is a milestone for both parties and also marks the ten year anniversary of Xerox’s partnership with Hickling & Squires,” said Mark Cannons, director and general manager, Graphic Communications, Xerox UK and Ireland. “We look forward to driving further success over the years to come.”

About Hickling & Squires

Hickling & Squires, based in Newthorpe Nottingham has been trading for 65 years as a commercial printer. Historically litho technology has been at the core of the business but over the last 10 years investments in digital print has complimented our offering to clients. Hickling & Squires currently have 3 B2 colour litho perfecting presses and a range of Xerox digital printing presses. This print capability is complimented by a comprehensive range of conventional finishing as well as digital finishing kit.

About Xerox
Xerox Corporation is a technology leader that innovates the way the world communicates, connects and works. We understand what’s at the heart of sharing information – and all of the forms it can take. We embrace the integration of paper and digital, the increasing requirement for mobility, and the need for seamless integration between work and personal worlds. Every day, our innovative print technologies and intelligent work solutions help people communicate and work better. Discover more at www.xerox.com and follow us on Twitter at @Xerox.


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