Solopress invest £110K in new Autobond laminator

Solopress Autobond laminator wideshot photograph

Solopress invest £110K in new Autobond laminating machine

Award-winning Essex printer buys a Mini 76 TPHS Laminator

Southend-on-Sea, Essex – May 1, 2013 – Solopress, one of the UK’s leading online printing companies, are pleased to announce the addition of a new Autobond Mini 76 TPHS Laminator to our growing range of high-quality print finishing machinery. This £110,000 investment by Solopress is just another step in the company’s journey to becoming the UK’s No. 1 online commercial printer.

Founded by Andy Smith and Aron Priest in 1999, Solopress are now the printers of choice for more than 80,000 customers in London, Essex and across the rest of the UK. We run our two Xerox iGen4 digital presses and five Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 lithographic presses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. So our customers’ urgent print jobs really are hot off the press!

Lamination is a coating applied to printed material to give protection, as well as a smooth finish, to the overall finished product. With a maximum production speed of 60 meters per minute, Autobond’s Mini 76 TPHS Laminator can handle a multitude of paper types and weights ranging from 90gsm to 650gsm. Solopress will use the Mini 76 to apply a gloss or matt laminate to a variety of our products including business cards, brochures, flyers and folders.

“The Autobond Mini 76 TPHS Laminator has a great reputation for performance and reliability, and is a perfect fit for our factory’s busy print finishing department,” says Aron Priest, CEO and co-founder of Solopress. “It is all part of our on-going commitment to providing a fast printing service that never compromises on quality – a winning combination for Solopress and our customers.”

About Solopress:

Solopress supply premium quality printing with a super quick turnaround, highly competitive pricing and FREE UK delivery on every order. Additionally, environmentally-friendly alternatives for all our products, made from 100% recycled paper and card, are available wherever possible. Solopress also offer a discreet and easy-to-use B2B printing and delivery service for print buyers, resellers, design agencies and marketing companies.

About Autobond:

Autobond ( is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of thermal and water-based film laminators, digital inkjet spot UV machines, UV roller coating machines and encapsulating machines, as well as a major supplier of thermal and water-based films and manufacturer of laminating adhesives, which can be used on most makes of laminating machinery. The company has a global reputation for delivering reliable and versatile in-line and off-line machinery capable of high quality, cost-effective lamination and more.

Solopress Autobond laminator wideshot photograph

Photo caption:
Solopress co-founders Andy Smith (right) and Aron Priest with the new Autobond Mini 76 TPHS Laminator


  1. Wow, what an investment! Hope this makes things quicker for you – nothing worse than sitting waiting for the A4 laminator to spit out the product after 20 mins 😉

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