Services/focus of the Karten Centre
Eduprint provides training and work experience to service users with varying needs across tow different sites (a shop and industrial unit) in Macclesfield. Work experience and training is focused around customer services, money handling, printing and general IT usage (to include email, spreadsheets, word processing and using the internet). Of the two different sites worked at one is a shop taking and processing orders (more a sales with small design and printing service), the other is an industrial unit mostly providing a design and production service. The greater concentration of computer equipment is at the Industrial Unit.
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Unit 1, Fence Avenue, & 22-22 Jordangate, Maccle, Cheshire, SK9 7UD / SK10 1EW
Karten Centre Manager
Host OrganisationDavid Lewis
Host Organisation Address
Mill Lane, Warford, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7UD
Karten Centre Website
The service users who access Eduprint are mainly from Day Services at David Lewis, there are a few student learners from David Lewis College who do access Eduprint for work experience. Typically service users attend on a part time basis over the week between to 3 days.
Some service users combine accessing Eduprint with other activities within Day Services, other just attend/access Eduprint solely.
The service users have a range of disabilities including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, epilepsy and autism.
Technology used in the Karten Centre
- Bizhub (large) Printer
- PC Computers
- Electric Creaser
- Dye Sub Printer
- Heat Press
- Apple Mac computers
- Booklet Maker
- Designjet printer
- Mug Press
- DTG Printer (for T-shirts)
- Pre-treatment Machine for DTG (for T-shirts)
- HP Laptop
Eduprint has access to Communication in Print Software.
Karten Centre Staff
There are three full time staff working across two different services/sites in Macclesfield.
Karten Centre Hours
Eduprint provides support to service users predominately between the hours of 10:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday (30 hours each week), although staff are available from 8:30 - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Services offered to the Network
Eduprint could provide a wider printing service to the Karten Network - we are able to competitively produce flyers, posters, business cards, canvas prints, phone covers, mugs, t-shirts, banners, coasters, key rings and slate and glass framed pictures.
We would also, happily, share any experience and experience and expertise required within the Network.
We are working closely with the main Eduprint organisation who have allowed us to use their name (with a changed logo), supply us with a great many supplies for our printing and have support us with training for staff.
We also work alongside Wood bank who have provided additional printing equipment to enable us to become more competitive and commercially focused
Eduprint has seen significant growth in service user numbers, activity and workload in recent years thanks to the continuded support for the Karten Trust and Network. Eduprint (David Lewis) maintains close links with the main Eduprint organisation, an association instigated initially through the Karten Trust.
Eduprint Website: www.davidlewiseduprint.co.uk