DCL Print Ltd was first established as a business forms print supplier in the early eighties. In 2004, it was bought by Simon Smode and Robin Humphries to become joint owners with one of the founders, Gary Curran. The company was originally based in Feltham, Middlesex, but moved to its existing site in Crawley, West Sussex, in 2006. With an annual turnover of £3.5million and 44 employees, DCL Print advocates a strong environmental policy. It already has FSC & PEFC accreditations as well as a continuous waste reduction programme, and is also working towards the ISO 14001 standard.
The company’s premises of approx. 30,000ft2 house an impressive plant list, including a Muller Martini 8-colour UV web press with online re-moist gluing, a Heidelberg Speedmaster SM74, a 4-colour Drent Gazelle, a Comco Cadet 5-colour label printer and three Morgan presses. In addition, DCL also boasts an extensive finishing and digital department.
Since the new management team took over in 2004, DCL has diversified its business forms print service offering to include mailers, labelling, envelopes and mailing & fulfilment services, reaching out to a wide range of commercial businesses throughout the UK. The expansion, which included the addition of a number of new presses, also meant investment in a new CTP solution and, in August 2007, DCL chose Fujifilm for this.