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17 November 2021

Frip celebrates 50 years in the industry

Frip celebrates 50 years in the industry

Happy Birthday to Frip who celebrates 50 years in the industry on the 19 November.

The business set out in 1971 as Impact Printing Company in the security printing industry through the supply of cheque encoding machine and OCR and MICR ribbons. Through their involvement in this industry they were introduced to hot foil stamping through early innovations in signature strips for credit cards. From these origins they derived the name Foil Ribbon & Impact Printing that over time developed into the FRIP brand known by the industry today.

Having gained expertise in hot foil stamping and embossing through servicing the luxury packaging requirements of the Scottish Whisky market the business expanded through the 1990’s with sites in Hinckley and Stockport. Further sites were to follow in the 2000’s with the addition of London and the acquisition of Laminating and Varnishing company based in Hinckley and in Redditch.

Throughout it’s 50 years FRIP has been a leading innovator and it continues to do so through the development of specialist lamination services within the packaging sector, whilst at the same time retaining its leading position within the hot foil stamping market servicing the needs of both packaging and commercial print.

Nowadays FRIP offers a specialist service in sheet fed lamination, hot foil stamping and in carton finishing services. It has uniquely developed sheet fed window lamination in the UK and are the go to people for lamination within the carton industry where the specialist needs of the sector for environmental responsibility are at the heart of it’s offering.

Although the industry has changed beyond recognition from those early days FRIP remains an independent business continually adapting to meet the needs of the market.

Here’s to another 50 years , congratulations FRIP.

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