Printing industry inventor and entrepreneur Graham Harris has written a book about his extraordinary success story.
Harris was working in the print finishing department at a Leicester printer when he came up with an idea to revolutionise and improve the creasing process.
He honed the idea for his Tri-Creaser in his garage at weekends, assisted by his children while his wife was out at work, and eventually brought the product to market.
His company, Tech-ni-Fold, now has a worldwide customer base and turnover of around £2m. It produces a range of creasing, perforating and cutting products and also has a sister company, CreaseStream.
The book, Against the Grain, will chart his inspirational story and the trials and tribulations Harris has experienced over the years, including fighting legal battles over patents.
“The book will explain how I brought my product to market and made a success of it despite adversity and scepticism, but mostly it is very positive and hopefully inspirational for others who might want to know some formulas to generate ideas and develop products,” Harris said.