Two Norfolk artists have welcomed a £10,000 investment in a high quality printer by a Fakenham business.

Fakenham Prepress Solutions, based on George Edwards Road, have recently purchased a

Epson SureColor P9500

The machine will allow the business to produce the highest quality prints, perfect for fine art production and photographs on all forms of media.

Tristan Defew and Kim Storry, Directors of the business which has been operating for 35 years, say the investment will help safeguard jobs and allow Fakenham Prepress Solutions to strengthen the range and quality of services offered.

Tristan said: ‘We are lucky enough to work with some really talented local artists and from talking to our customers we knew there was a demand for equipment that can produce the highest quality prints.

It’s a significant investment for our business, especially given the continuing uncertainty caused by Covid-19, but we are confident it is an investment which will protect the jobs of our existing staff and will allow us to expand in the future.

As a business we need to keep moving forward, over recent years we have invested in our digital services and this is the next step forward for us.’

Norfolk-based artist Terri Broughton said: ‘I’m really pleased to see Fakenham Prepress Solutions investing in this new equipment.

They will be able to create prints to the highest standard on fine art paper, which is invaluable to artists like myself.’

Mrs Broughton’s comments were echoed by Holt-based artist and long serving Fakenham Prepress Solutions’ customer Jeremy Barlow.

‘I have been working with Fakenham Prepress Solutions for over 15 years and this is an exciting new development for their business, which be a real benefit for artists across Norfolk,’ said Mr Barlow.

‘There is not an abundance of independent, local businesses who can offer this specialist service and to have one on our doorstep is brilliant news.’