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Investment in Gestetner Offset Litho

April 1973
Investment in Gestetner Offset Litho

Production started with flat screen, litho, and hotfoil printing and a small slitter.  Noel (pictured) is still with Bakers today.

Establishing customers and suppliers

May 1973
Establishing customers and suppliers

Accounts for labels with now familiar household names such as Gillette, Max Factor and Guerlain are established and business builds.

First factory move

January 1979

The rapidly growing company needed to expand to new premises and left Kings Cross for Brunner Road, Walthamstow.

Purchase of Nilpeter S330/S

January 1980
Purchase of Nilpeter S330/S

Bakers invests in their first Nilpeter. An S330/S 4 colour reel to reel screen press.

Falcon and Dominators

June 1980
Falcon and Dominators

Bakers develops basic letterpress printing with the Falcon and Dominators. Slitting develops with 1m wide machine

Second factory move

January 1987
Second factory move

The business continues to grow and another big move is necessary. Bakers moves premises to Sutherland Road, Walthamstow.

Patented Invention

February 1991
Patented Invention

In early 1991 Bakers launched a patented cost saving invention – the Die Cutting Frame, the result of 3 years research and development.

Flexo F2400

August 1992
Flexo F2400

Roy Baker invests in a Flexo F2400. It’s one of the first to be installed in the UK.

Company Brochure

September 1994
Company Brochure

Bakers prints their first company brochure highlighting their history, flexibility, innovation, technology, integrity, philosophy.

Parkland Slitter

January 1995
Parkland Slitter

Bakers makes further investment in a Parkland Slitter (1.4m) and a second Nilpeter F2400.

Change at the top

January 2000
Change at the top

After almost 3 decades, company founder Roy Baker takes a step back and his son Steve Baker takes over as Managing Director.

Bakers goes digital

March 2006
Bakers goes digital

Bakers moves into digital printing by investing in their first HP Indigo press, a WS4050. The Digicon and Coater are also added.

First HP Indigo WS6000 in UK

September 2009
First HP Indigo WS6000 in UK

In this year Bakers is the first UK printer to install a WS6000, replacing the WS4500 that had been added the previous year.

Third factory move

April 2011
Third factory move

After almost a quarter of a century at their factory in Walthamstow, Bakers moves to new purpose built premises in Brentwood, Essex.

HP Indigo WS6600

January 2013
HP Indigo WS6600

A new addition to the digital capabilities at Bakers as they install an HP Indigo WS6600.

Purchase of Screen Inkjet press

November 2015
Purchase of Screen Inkjet press

Baker Labels expanded its digital printing capability by investing its first inkjet device, a Screen TruePress Jet L350UV press with Screen EQUIOS universal workflow.

Mezzanine installed

April 2016
Mezzanine installed

The factory floor area is grown with an extended mezzanine, taking the services for the flexo machine upstairs and releasing space on the production floor.

Factory Expansion

April 2018
Factory Expansion

Bakers has been in their purpose built factory in Brentwood, since the move from Walthamstow in 2011 and has been rapidly increasing production capacity, turnover and staff recruitment ever since. As part of his continued investment in the company, Steve Baker saw the vacant neighbouring warehouse as an opportunity not to be missed and has some exciting plans for the extra 10,000 square feet.

Harry Baker joins the family business

May 2018
Harry Baker joins the family business

Keeping up the tradition of the family business, Mandy and Steve’s eldest son Harry has joined Bakers. Before joining us, Harry graduated from Nottingham University with a First Class Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2017.

Two new ABG Digicon Series 3

July 2018
Two new ABG Digicon Series 3

Investment in 2 new ABG Digicon finishing machines. Both are Series 3 presses but with different modules and purchased for different reasons, one being aimed at high quality embellishing labels.

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