The Guardian entered into a new era of bringing in house various monthly and weekly magazines. The main book being printed in house with the glossy cover printed at a local printer. In order to facilitate this, finishing equipment was purchased to stitch and trim the products to a finished size.
The challenges you faced prior to engaging in business with EDG Group.
Costs for the project were very tight with the payback needing be within 12 months.
The main cost for this was obviously the equipment needed but the ongoing cost of staffing the equipment meant that the 12 month payback was in danger of lapsing.
How you found EDG Group and why you chose to use them
EDG were already on site running our post press production delivering excellent results week on week.
Discussions were entered into with EDG over staffing and their skill levels.
We needed two levels of staff, Technical operators and general operators. Costs were agreed bringing us within our 12 month payback for the operation.
How EDG group has solved problems/improved performance
The Technical operators although highly skilled were found quite quickly and have fitted into the structure very well.
The general operators were a little harder to find as the job they carried out was somewhat repetitive but none the less had to be carried out correctly. After some ongoing discussions with the EDG management and trials of various operators, a team was assembled in good time for the beginning of production.
Your Plans for the future, and how EDG may be part of it
EDG are an integral part of our operation and operate in a professional manor with an attention to detail second to none.
They run our night post press production in liaison with our production managers giving a very professional service with an excellent quality of staff.
Our magazine production has proved a success and any future projects will most certainly involve EDG should the need arise.
Signed: Danny Couchman, Operations Manager GPC London.
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