SIA “Drukātava” increased turnover by 30% and reached EUR 1.28 million

02/02/2015 , 18:14
Turnover of book and variable-information printing company SIA “Drukātava” has reached EUR 1.28 million in 2014, which is by almost 30% more than in 2013. The company’s profit before...

Turnover of book and variable-information printing company SIA “Drukātava” has reached EUR 1.28 million in 2014, which is by almost 30% more than in 2013. The company’s profit before tax was EUR 85,000 that is less than a year ago, according to the company’s initial activity results for 2014. Increase in turnover is related to the expansion of the company’s activity and increase in exports, however, the profit has decreased due to the fact that significant investments were made in certification, development, equipment purchase and employee training, as well as to increase salaries.

Last year the company printed 250,000 books, 70% of which were exported, mainly, to the Scandinavian countries. Besides that, on behalf of various clients, SIA “Drukātava” prepared and sent more than 4.2 million units of direct mail – different advertising materials, invoices and individual offers. The related company “Izdevniecība Drukātava” published 53 books in 2014, half of which were self-published (the publishing company provided technical assistance and printing), the other half of the books were prepared and published by a publishing company.

“Unfortunately, the variable-information printing market is slowly decreasing, since more and more clients choose to receive their invoices in digital format, however, I see a huge growth perspective for digital book printing and this market will continue to develop, since the number of printed books decreases, the cost of traditional printing technology increases, but the costs of a single digitally printed book does not change”, said the member of the board of SIA “Drukātava”, Valdis Jirgens.

SIA “Drukātava” is 100% Latvian-owned company founded in 2005. Approximately half of the company’s turnover accounts for exports. The core activity of the company is variable-information printing and book printing in small runs using digital printing. Majority of the Latvian universities, municipalities and service providers, as well as a number of Latvian and Scandinavian publishing companies are among the clients of the company.

Our boss Mr. Valdis Jirgens gave an interview to largest Latvian newspaper “Diena”

22/01/2015 , 18:13

SIA “DRUKĀTAVA” HAS COMPLETED EUR 130,000 WORTH MODERNISATION PROJECT

24/09/2014 , 18:17
Along with the receipt of Fogra certification, the book and variable-information digital printing company “Drukātava” has completed a large-scale technical modernisation project with its costs reaching EUR 130,000. SIA...

Along with the receipt of Fogra certification, the book and variable-information digital printing company “Drukātava” has completed a large-scale technical modernisation project with its costs reaching EUR 130,000.
SIA “Drukātava” is the only company in the Baltics that has managed to obtain the Fogra validation print creation certificate from Fogra Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. This proves the company is able to make printouts with laser printing technologies of the highest quality in Latvia. The closest company that has reached the same quality of printouts and that has obtained a quality acknowledgement by a competent institution is located in Finland.
The modernisation was launched in the beginning of the year with the purchase of a full colour printer Canon ImagePress C6010VP and employee trainings. “Approximately 70% of the achieved quality depends on the equipment, while the rest is a matter of the skilfulness and attitude of employees – how files are processed prior to sending to print, considering a range of parameters starting with the type of paper and ending with countless nuances, which are sometimes not considered even by the professionals,” said Valdis Jirgens, member of the board of SIA “Drukātava”. According to Mr. Jirgens, the synergy of equipment and manpower guarantees that the first and last printout is in identical colour and technical finishing regardless of the fact, whether these are books or any other items.
“Unfortunately the public misconceives the books digitally printed as books of low quality. Our products do not differ from the conventionally printed books; however, the costs for a single book remain the same regardless of the circulation, as opposed to conventional printing technologies with extremely high costs for the first item and costs gradually decreasing as a result of growing circulation figures. Therefore we are able to print a single book for the same price as that for 100 or 1000 copies thereof; and the fixed price for a unit is important in the overall budgeting, considering the low circulation figures nowadays,” indicated Mr. Jirgens.

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