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Printing firm rolls out expansion

A Belfast printing company has announced a £2.25m investment allowing it to increase capacity by over 50%.

GPS Colour Graphics Ltd, which is based in the east of the city and employs just over 50 people, has installed a new specialised colour printing press.

This, combined with the installation in 2008 of a similar machine, secures the company's position as one of the most technologically advanced print operations in the UK. Both machines can be used in tandem to print magazines, books, prospectuses and leaflets.

Ian McCurry, managing director of GPS Colour Graphics said that last year was the company's best ever and there are further plans to expand.

"At a time when many businesses were consolidating and reducing their expenditure, we were investing heavily in our business," he said.

"The second machine will help us capitalise on this position and brings our overall investment during the past three years to more than £4.15m."

Sammy Wilson, Minister of Finance and Personnel, launched the new machine to an audience of customers and industry specialists.