Repro supplier Contact Originators has strengthened its origination services to the flexographic printing industry with the launch of a new dedicated studio facility in Louth, Lincolnshire, close to a number of key customers.

This new facility, the ‘Flexo Hub’, forms an extension of the company’s’ HQ in Dukinfield, and is intended to enhance the company’s technical services to its print customers. It is the first of what Contact Originators plans will be many similar hubs across the UK and overseas, supporting its expansion across the European market.

The Flexo Hub will offer a suite of services for flexo packaging prepress, including proofing software, retouching techniques and print analysis.

Shaun Mettam a print solutions architect of more than 30 years print experience, will lead the new Flexo Hub, which will support Contact’s technical team in Dukinfield, including Mark Kay, colour manager, Callum Wild, studio manager, and Graham Shimmin, technical account manager.

Steve Mulcahy, CEO at Contact Originators, stated, ‘Creativity and technical expertise are the heart of Contact Originators. Our team’s proficiency, combined with the latest industry software and technologies, enables us to support customers in all aspects of flexo prepress.

‘From developing artwork to ensuring laser-sharp colour precision once the job rolls off the press, Contact Originators is committed to enabling our clients to achieve exceptional results.’

Further studios are slated for development, and Contact said it hopes the Flexo Hub initiative will not only strengthen the company’s local presence, but also its ability to cater to national and international demand.

The initiative also offers employees greater flexibility in terms of where they are based when working, according to Contact, enabling them to move across to multiple locations according to client needs and requirements.

To conclude, the company said its new Flexo Hub initiative will ‘play a pivotal role in elevating operational efficiency, quality, and performance across the flexo sector’.