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Ovato to invest $1m in Melbourne printing facility

Ovato Book Printing, formerly Griffin Press, will invest $1 million in new technology as part of a new print-on-demand (POD) strategy.

In June, Ovato relocated its POD service from Adelaide to an existing site in Clayton, a south-eastern suburb of Melbourne; the company said the move will improve time to market for customers. Five new roles based at the Clayton site will be created, and the Adelaide printing site won’t experience any job losses.

As part of the investment, the Clayton site will be refitted with new Konica Minolta digital printing devices, including two bizhub PRESS 2250 machines (which can produce 250 A4 pages per minute in monochrome). Equipped with this new technology, the site will now be able to print up to 5000 books a day, compared to the 500 it could do previously.

‘The new devices will allow our team to cut our turnaround times in half, providing customers with faster speed to market and minimising stock warehousing’, said Adrian O’Connor, Ovato’s CEO, print and distribution. ‘We’re committed to using the best technology to help Australian publishers meet customer demand in a changing landscape and achieve their objectives.’

For more information about Ovato, see the website.

(Pictured: Ovato staff at Clayton)



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