A dog print printer has been moved to a new printing plant in Canberra after months of speculation that the business was closing.
The company printing shirts, prints and other dog accessories on the streets of Canberra is owned by a local family, who said it was closing in a bid to reduce its staff.
But a spokesman for the company said the move was in the best interests of the company.
“This move will allow us to consolidate the printing operations and create more jobs, particularly for our staff,” he said.
The spokesman said the company was currently working with the Department of Communications and the ACT Government to move the printer from its former location in the city to a site in nearby Parramatta.
“The move will also allow us the opportunity to invest more into the printing industry and ensure the future of our business is bright,” he added.
The printing press was being relocated to a warehouse in the Canberra CBD on Thursday.
The announcement comes as the ABC’s The View spoke to local business owner and owner of the print shop, Bob Siffer.
“We’ve been in business for about eight years, and we’re now closing up shop,” Mr Siffers said.
“Our staff are working really hard for us to get the job done and get our products to the people who need them, and I’m sure they will be looking forward to having this new business.”
The ABC understands the print office will remain in Canberra and the printing press will be relocated to another location.
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