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80’s Throwback Trilogy- Press Delivery

Whenever we take delivery of a new press at Optichrome, there is always a huge amount of excitement. When we took delivery of our Heidelberg XL75 in 2015, we captured the whole delivery and assembly process in … Read More

A factory tour of 1980’s Optichrome

The second part of our 80’s throwback video trilogy, takes us round the busy factory. Lots of faces here, some still with us. John Berry, Ray Lewis, Bill Smith and Doug Hook all working hard on the … Read More

1980’s Optichrome

So here we have it, the long awaited video found lurking in the back of a cupboard a few months ago. Get ready for a trip down memory lane, well back to the early 80’s anyway! The … Read More

History in Film – Hand Finishing

In today’s automated world, there seems to be a machine to complete almost any task. However, in our Finishing Department there are some jobs where there is no replacement for the human hand. Since 1963, when Optichrome … Read More