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Local printers manages to beat recession

Although many businesses are suffering due to the recession, the future is looking bright for Bournemouth printers Fair Oak Design & Print Ltd.

The company has expanded into high quality digital printing and has recently invested in a state of the art Xerox.

The family business was started in 2006 by printer Charles Prewitt and his wife Joy who acts as the company’s financial manager. They started using a single lithographic offset press and have grown substantially since their establishment.

Charles, a printer with 38 years experience, said: “Digital doesn’t always mean high quality. So much depends on experience and having quality equipment. Also printers often persuade customers to go for digital when offset litho might be better. For instance some desktop printers can’t print on some digitally printed material like invoices or letterheads. We have the experience to advise customers which printing method is best for them and we provide samples.”

The family business also includes Charles’ son Richard who manages the business and provides graphic design consultation. He said: “The key to our success is customer service. The printing industry has gone through big changes in recent years but unfortunately speed, rather than customer service, is now the goal for most printers. By focussing on customer service we achieve competitive prices, high quality and satisfied customers.”

Charles adds: “Each customer is important to us and no job is too small. Printing is important for small traders and we can help them with the right price and quality. We also offer business start-up packages. The new Xerox gives us even more flexibility and cost effectiveness for shorter runs.”

The business is conveniently located in Eastleigh and offer a range of printing services, including business and appointment cards, letterheads, compliment slips, graphic design, flyers, leaflets, NCR duplicate sets, brochures, folders, large posters and much more.

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