Hampshire, UK-based The Marketing Production Company (THEMPC) has officially opened a 10,000 sqft digital printing studio, production facility and warehouse in the UK to deliver a vast range of digital printing, packaging production and branding services for local, national and international clients.

THEMPC, which is run by Paul and Emma Marsh, was established in 2013, to manage the creation of branded marketing assets and other print services. THEMPC also trades as The Packaging Experts, which specialises in bespoke packaging options that are manufactured in the UK for clients. The company provides a range of tailored printed packaging options, from luxury packaging to corrugated shippers and everything in-between. Packaging is said to complement the print and merchandise side of the business, as the company can not only offer the printed marketing assets, but create bespoke packaging to house these items.

THEMPC’s new UK print facility in Basingstoke, Hampshire, includes a digital printer able to print full colour to paper as large as 330 x 1300mm, as well as a UV digital machine that can print Perspex, metal, plastic, wood and other items. There is also equipment to add foil embellishments, laminate, stitch and wiro-bind booklets, as well as an automated cutting table and guillotine for finishing.

Specific kit at the facility includes a Roland LEF200 UV printer, a large format Roland 540Spi, DYSS X5 CAD table, Easymount large format laminator, three small format hot foil machines from Metallic Elephant, and a Polar 115 guillotine. New equipment includes a Canon ImagePress c810 digital press, a Matrix Metallic laminator and foiling machine with omniflow feeder, Vivid VeloBlade die-cutting system, Duplo multi-finisher and booklet maker, Renz DTP340 auto wire punch and closing machine, and a Trimfast three metre cutter for large format jobs.

Emma Marsh said, ‘The quality of your print and branded assets is a reflection of your brand. Yet we know from managing thousands of print jobs that sadly you don’t always get what you’re expecting, or when you’re expecting it. We’ve always invested back into the business, and we’re delighted we now have the space, highest quality professional equipment and fully trained staff to manage all kinds of in-house printing ourselves.

‘Our dedicated production staff will deliver quality printing, exactly as requested, time after time. And we’ll be able to turn jobs around quicker, print on demand, and offer more print personalisation.’

THEMPC has now also opened a new operations hub in Munich, Germany. THEMPC Europe will allow the company to produce and distribute printed assets and bespoke packaging inside the EU without customers needing to pay extra duties and taxes. THEMPC Europe offers all the same services for customers within in the EU. Another operations hub is expected to open in America later this year.

She continued, ‘We pride ourselves on being a local business with a global presence. To this end, we hope local businesses will now be able to source their printing closer to home and visit our studio. While globally, we’re launching THEMPC Europe, our newly established operations hub allowing us to produce and distribute assets inside the EU and save our customers paying extra duties and taxes on products we distribute to EU destinations.’