Welcome to Flexpress; one of the most versatile trade printing companies in the UK.
As you’ll see from this tour, we’re a physical production unit, based centrally in Leicester, where every order you place is printed and finished by our skilled workforce, in-house, right here in the UK.
Please feel free to use the arrows and links to take a look around and don’t forget, if you want to visit us in person, we’d be delighted to give you a real tour.
You’ll always be made welcome at Flexpress; especially by Alice our amazing automated receptionist.
Alice can instantly connect you with whoever you want to see, or help you with your enquiry and if you do have to wait a few moments, please feel free to take a seat, watch TV, have a drink or login to our free WIFI.
This area is dominated by the amazing B2 format HP Indigo 12000 but in this area, you’ll also find a multitude of finishing services including cutting and creasing, two booklet-making lines, folding, laminating and the second of our three guillotines.
At Flexpress, you can get the legendary HP Indigo Offset quality at the larger B2+ (750mm x 530mm) size.
The machine runs at speeds up 4600 full colour sheets per hour making arguably the best quality digital print more affordable for short runs; even for products that were previously too large.
Printing is only part of the story at Flexpress. We have extensive finishing capabilities in-house too including cutting and creasing, metallic hot-foiling, sensory spot UV, folding, booklet-making, collating, wire-o binding, perfect binding, numbering, padding, inserting, gluing and pretty much anything else you need us to do.
Printed sheets move through this area, usually via our main guillotine (visible in the foreground).
In here, towards the back of the room you’ll also find or B1 format Computer-to-plate system for making lithographic plates. Investigate a little further and you’ll discover our Perfect Binding Machine too.
This is our main lithographic print room with both B3 (520mm x 360mm) format and SRA1 (900mm x 640mm) format Ryobi LED UV lithographic presses.
Between them they offer the printing capacity to produce the equivalent of over 700,000 A4 impressions in a single shift so our twice-daily paper deliveries come in extremely handy!
LED UV offset printing offers traditional lithographic quality along with the benefits of instant drying and Ryobi were the pioneers of the technology.
Offering amazing levels of automation, the Ryobi 924 SRA1 LED UV press is purpose designed to take advantage of this breakthrough technology and Flexpress were the first in the country to fully adopt it.
Every litho-printed job is checked against a high-resolution inkjet proof which is certified to ISO 12647-2 International Colour Standards and guaranteed to match the colours in your artwork file. This gives you the best possible chance of colours being both accurate and consistent.
Upstairs you’ll find both our small format and large format digital printing departments which help to make us one of the most versatile trade printing companies around. From manuals and handbooks right up to rigid signage there isn’t much we can’t handle.
Here we have a range of both colour and black and white digital machines for all manner of high-volume collated duplication jobs such as stapled sets, booklets, manuals, binders as well as envelope printing, mail-merging and fulfilment.
With machinery for printing both roll-fed, flexible materials and rigid boards up to 2.4 metres x 1.2 metres we have most bases covered when it comes to large format. We can also cut virtually any material to shape or size using versatile CNC cutting flat-bed cutting table.
Flexpress have one of only a handful of machines in the UK capable of producing sensory print through amazing raised spot UV. The Duplo Dusense is the very latest of the technology available and judging by the amazing results we get, we think the best!