Forest School entrepreneurs hit by printer failureBy Jon Nurse
November 01, 2012
Young entrepreneurs are appealing for help to save their business after their specialist printer broke down.
A team of five pupils from The Forest School have been running the Forest Laser Studio as part of their business specialism – making mugs, T-shirts and other gifts.
However the studio’s Epson Stylus Photo 1400 printer has broken down, leaving a range of internal and external clients waiting.
Mark Campling, of Year 10, said: “We’ve tried everything to fix it, we’re completely stuck. We need to finish our orders soon.”
The teenagers have spent 40 hours trying to fix the machine.
The school is buying a less expensive printer, which instead of using six colour cartridges only uses four, and prints to A4 size rather than A3.
Teacher Dean Ralph said: “I feel the students deserve a reward for all their efforts. After all, they had to apply for their jobs and they really believe in and enjoy what they are doing.
“We just need a little help from parents – perhaps someone can donate or buy new ink cartridges each term.”
If any companies or parents would like to help, contact Mr Ralph via email@example.com