Cosmetics agency Lush has made a serious funding in its in-house printing functionality, together with new equipment from Inkcups and Roland DG.
The Poole-headquartered enterprise makes handmade, vegetarian cosmetics and social accountability is a key focus of its operations.
Over the previous week a Roland DG large-format UV printer has arrived at its manufacturing facility, alongside an Inkcups X5 flatbed printer and Inkcups Helix One benchtop printer for printing onto cylindrical objects.
Simon Allen, senior R&D artistic help on the agency, instructed Printweek that the enterprise had all the time had some in-house capability for large-format and DTG printing, however the “important” new funding marked a serious step up in functionality.
“It’s been an in depth undertaking discovering the appropriate folks to work with and the proper tech for our undertaking,” he defined.
“We spent every week with Inkcups figuring out the kinks with a transparent plan of scalability.”
The whole quantity of the funding concerned was not disclosed, and the enterprise is maintaining particulars of its plans for the brand new equipment beneath wraps in the interim.
Lush’s company objectives embody changing into “carbon constructive by way of insetting quite than by offsetting our excesses”.
The enterprise goals to turn into zero waste by way of its ‘Convey it Again’ deposit schemes globally that “deal with packaging like gold”. It additionally arrange a Inexperienced Hub operation to recycle and reuse the supplies it makes use of.
The group’s turnover in 2022, together with licensing, joint ventures and franchises, was £836m and it had almost 900 outlets worldwide.