The purchase of adequate printing equipment to enable the company to fulfill an identified gap in the business.
Elite Graphics was established 10 years ago in 1999 from home with a vinyl cutter and design package for making signs and vehicle livery. One year later they moved into a purpose built office and then in 2003, they applied for and secured grant aid from CARD Leader + for £8,000 to purchase a digital full colour printer for printing outdoor digital graphics as the market demand for this was growing rapidly in the sector of sign making.
By purchasing a specialist Inkjet printer, Plotter & Laminator, the panel saw, and the Banner welder the business will be able to complete orders for these roll up banners, digital prints and totems, resulting in business development and a further growth in clients and product range. The promoter has also demonstrated a need for a lifting machine to be able to place large signs into bolt boxes / foundations.
The promoter is currently hiring this equipment and states that it is not ideal since the availability is often a problem as well as the costs associated with this. Items funded: