Posts Tagged ‘Denholm’

  • New Ryobi powers-up Perth print production

    Leading ‘trade only’ print supplier’s no-compete rule is attracting more resellers and helping drive increased volumes in WA.

    A Ryobi LED perfector is the fourth major 8-colour press installed in the CMYKhub network – one Komori in Melbourne, then Ryobi in Sydney, Brisbane and now Perth. The latest press is planned to give the group wider production coverage than any competitor in the industry. With the installation of the Perth press in a new purpose-built factory, the ‘trade only’ printer will have serious LED offset production capacity across the nation.

    “We are a true ‘trade only’ printer," Clive Denholm, CMYKhub founder.

    “We are a true ‘trade only’ printer and don’t sell retail under other brands like some other trade printers. This means resellers are more comfortable with the CMYKhub model,” said Clive Denholm, founder.

    He also believes the free website software offered by CMYKhub is also a great value add for resellers.

    Adam Hollister, CMYKhub WA state manager says the move to perfecting presses reflects to need to reduce manufacturing costs in a competitive trade market. “We are finding that deadlines are becoming shorter and the market is increasingly competitive. The UV presses allow us to print and cut work instantly even on uncoated paper.

    “The ability to produce a finished product in one pass is vital to keep costs down. This underpins why we have made a decision to move towards perfecting presses with UV and to choose Cyber as our supplier,” he said.

    Additional investment in finishing equipment is occurring at the same time with a new Perfecta Guillotine line to be installed at CMYKhub WA by December.

    In 2013 CMYKhub WA purchased Top Print, a local trade printer and has grown the business in the last year to a size that requires the new equipment and more space.

  • CMYKhub backs Top Print future in WA deal

    CMYKhub is simultaneously bolstering its presence in the Western Australia market and snatching a WA print house from the clutches of financial collapse, purchasing the colour goodwill of Carlisle-based trade printer Top Print.

    According to CMYKhub, Top Print was hit by bad debt of over A$100,000 from a business in Sydney that failed and, according to sources, set up shop again the following week under a similar name.

    This bad debt forced Top Print to resize the business and sell assets to ensure it could pay its creditors. Now, with CMYKhub purchasing the goodwill of the colour company, the business will continue to operate in a downsized trade only capacity under the banner of CMYKhub.

    According to Clive Denholm (pictured), CMYKhub founder, the opportunity to help Top Print out of a tight spot came as CMYKhub needed to upsize its offering in WA. “We had a lot of pressure from customers to be able to offer the same products we sell on the eastern seaboard,” he said.

    Denholm said he has known the Top Print management for over ten years and has a lot of respect for the owners. “Our relationship has made it possible to achieve a good outcome from a bad situation,” he said.

    Now that CMYKhub is expanding its existing operation in WA with the Top Print deal, the reception to the increased facilities in WA has been reportedly well received by the existing customer base. CMYKhub is set to hold a series of seminars in Perth to demonstrate its free Web2Print (W2P) and online ordering software.

    Peter and Merrilyn Watt, part owners of Top Print, will continue to operate the downsized business, focusing on printing NCR and PMS work.

    “From what was a very difficult situation, we have managed to get an outcome that will look after the interests of all concerned including our customers and creditors,”said Merrilyn. “We are really thankful that we can introduce our customers to one of the best trade printing systems in Australia and that the deal with CMYKhub has helped us have a business going forward.”