Staying up to date with new technology and print trends is important, but it’s also crucial that print companies don’t neglect the more traditional forms such as mono print and ignore the demand from businesses for high quality mono print services.

So, while many competitors focus their investment on colour laser/inkjet facilities, the Taylor Bloxham Group has announced an upgrade to its high speed mono personalisation services with the installation of a new continuous fed laser printer at direct mail division Mailbox in Leicester.

The purchase of the new Nipson VP200 duplex printer affirms the company’s ongoing commitment to offering high quality mono print services for businesses.


Why mono print?

David Wright, Sales Director and H.O of Mailbox explains why the company has made a conscious decision to invest £200,000 in the more traditional print services.

“Our clients and their technical requirements are indicating that mono lasering is still very much in demand,” he comments. “As many competitors have dived head first into digital colour related investments, we’ve listened carefully to the market and established our niche focusing on a conventional solution. The Nipson is high quality, fast, flexible and reliable – therefore it fits our business model perfectly.”

Black and white print is still a popular choice for businesses, offering quicker print speeds and greater efficiencies as well as being visually appealing, creating crisp, clear lettering and imagery. So while colour is an important part of design and impact, black and white text is clearer to read and offers an effective and economical alternative.

Mailbox’s Nipson printer replaces the current Xerox 495 machines, though all units three will be in service as the division gears up for a busy autumn. With a maximum production speed of 150 metres per minute, the reel-fed machine can print up to 2.5 times faster than the existing Xerox units. It can print fan-folded stationery and other applications on a range of materials from lightweight paper (40 gsm) to heavy card stocks (240 gsm) as well as labels, foils, carbonless stocks and coated materials.


Providing integrated marcomms services

The Taylor Bloxham Group has recently invested in both digital and litho printing equipment as well as in print finishing technology. This latest upgrade at Mailbox is the latest step in a two-year programme of investment designed to enable the group to offer a range of integrated marcomms services.

Set up in 2017 as part of the strategy to expand its service offering, Mailbox offer a full range of direct mail production services as well as data cleansing, postage solutions and returns management. The new Nipson laser printer will complement a range of in-house capabilities with envelope enclosing from BUHRS, Sitma and CMC. The division also offer polywrapping, high speed inkjetting, colour digital printing and hand fulfilment.


Expertise for all your printing and marketing communications

For specialist advice on high quality yet cost-effective targeted, data-driven printed communications contact the Taylor Bloxham Group  by emailing today or by calling 0116 234 2600.

For more information about the range of direct mailing services that Mailbox offers, including direct mail production, data management (including a  free data health check) and postage services,  call 0116 240 5712 or email

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