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 inventive 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 “vital” new funding marked a serious step up in functionality.
“It’s been an intensive venture discovering the fitting folks to work with and the right tech for our venture,” he defined.
“We spent per week with Inkcups understanding the kinks with a transparent plan of scalability.”
The overall quantity of the funding concerned was not disclosed, and the enterprise is maintaining particulars of its plans for the brand new equipment underneath wraps in the intervening time.
Lush’s company objectives embody turning into “carbon optimistic by means of insetting relatively than by offsetting our excesses”.
The enterprise goals to turn out to be zero waste by means 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 practically 900 retailers worldwide.