The investment, at the company’s headquarters in Thomas Street, Hull, saw Springfield Solutions double the size of its digital print operation, taking the overall building footprint from 20,000sqft to more than 26,000sqft.
Since launching the expansion, the company has seen a 25% increase in the volume of metres it prints for the food, pharma, paints and coatings, household and beauty sectors.
Joint Managing Director Dennis Ebeltoft said the figures demonstrated that the investment was paying dividends, and that the increased print capacity was already converting into revenue.
He said: “PrintWorks involved acquiring a new building, designing the layout to maximise efficiency of our print operation, turning that vision into reality and investing in a new Screen Truepress L350UV ink jet digital press, and new finishing lines from Bridlington company AB Graphics International.
“It was a huge undertaking that took months to complete, and as a result, we’ve only just had chance to analyse exactly how it is performing.
“To see a 25 per cent increase in volume in just over six months is absolutely fantastic. It demonstrates that the investment is already paying dividends, which is pathing the way for further investment, and that could be just around the corner.”
Steve Nix, print operations manager at Springfield Solutions, said the figure demonstrated how far digital print had progressed in recent years.
Steve said: “To see an increase in 25% volume for the same 6 month period as 2016 is a great achievement for a 100% digital printer."
“That is why we have invested so much in PrintWorks, because digital is the future of print and Springfield Solutions is at the forefront of the industry.”
PrintWorks followed three years of growth at Springfield Solutions which saw the business successively break its own records.
In 2014 the company printed more than 100 million labels in a year for the first time and by 2015 this increased to 140 million.
Last year, the company printed more than 175 million labels, and is on track to top that again in 2017.