Footprint is a worker co-operative based at Cornerstone Resource Centre, Chapeltown, Leeds.
Footprint was set up in July 2000 to provide printing services to the highest possible ethical and environmental standards. We also strive to make our printing as affordable as possible and offer a wide range of quality depending on your budget and the desired look and feel of your printed matter.
We are a team of five members. All members are directors of the company. We offer membership to all trained workers.
We currently use three printing presses:
- A two-colour Riso MZ970. 600 dpi A3 digital duplicator with capacity to print using black, green, blue, red, orange yellow and flourescent pink ink.
- A Riso RZ970E. 600 dpi digital duplictor which uses the same colour drums.
- A Ricoh pro C5100S Printer - Full colour A3+ laser printer.
We no longer use the machine in the picture - we breathed a huge sigh of relief and pensioned off the AB Dick 385 offset lithograph when we bought our first laser printer.
The opportunity to buy the AB Dick was the catalyst for setting up Footprint and all our work was printed on it for several years until we bought the Risos. However, it involved hours spent in the cellar inhaling toxic fumes, getting covered in ink & solvents and battling to get decent copy out of an ancient piece of kit. It simply wasn't worth the aggro. We ended up taking an angle grinder to it. Hardcore!
List of Equipment Used by Footprint
Ricoh pro C5100S
EBA Multicut 10/550E (SRA2 Powered Guillotine)
10 Station A3 collator (Superfax EC 4600)
Nagel Foldnak 8 Booklet maker
Uchida folding machine
A couple of Biros, some sellotape and staple-removers.