Colourfast Financial Drive 400% lift in print volumes with Ricoh EDGE

Colourfast Financial Drive 400% lift in print volumes with Ricoh EDGE

With automation and emerging technologies like AI set to revolutionise the professional print industry in the coming years, Ricoh’s digital services and products are helping to support companies in their steps towards growth, ensuring they remain successful in a fast-changing market. 

How Colourfast found an Edge with Ricoh’s business development consultancy service

In this brief film, the managing director, Darren Bacon, of the British commercial printer Colourfast describes how his company’s engagement with Ricoh’s EDGE business development consultancy has led to various important benefits.

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Ricoh’s EDGE consultancy is already positively impacting the industry and helping to optimise output for some of the sector's leading producers. 

One such company is Colourfast Financial. With over 100 years in the industry, Colourfast Financial is one of Britain’s longest-standing financial print businesses and, have enjoyed significant growth with a 400% lift in print volumes following a new online print seller relationship introduced by Ricoh.  

Colourfast Financial have expanded into online B2B and B2C print provision with Produced using Ricoh technology, and as part of’s portfolio of services, a personalised photo puzzle was gifted to a presenter and featured on ITV’s This Morning – showcasing the power of personalised print supported by high-quality print production. 

Colourfast Financial have also invested in three colour sheetfed presses from Ricoh’s suite of solutions, including two Ricoh Pro™ C9200 presses, a Ricoh Pro™ C7200x five colour press and a Ricoh Pro™ TF6251 UV flatbed printer. This investment in Ricoh’s innovative technology has enabled Colourfast Financial to streamline processes, cut production time and costs, and remain productive and profitable in a highly demanding and competitive market.

Darren Bacon, Managing Director at Colourfast Financial, commented on the relationship: “We were looking for a partner who could see and understand our goals. For us, major investments in production technology are always based on cost, speed and quality. It seems that Ricoh gave us everything – we got cost, speed and quality right, which has given us the confidence to remain relevant in the fast-changing market.” 

Read Darren’s blog on how Colourfast Financial honed its competitive advantage here

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