Professor Claypole is the founder and director of the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC), Swansea University. The Centre has developed from research into Printing and Coating as a manufacturing process. The Centre undertakes research on all aspects of Printing and Coating. As well as all aspects of graphics, the current research activity includes printing for the manufacture of electronics and biotechnology, as well as the environmental impact and occupational health for the printing industry. Tim is the driving force behind the Printing Forum Wales and the founder and director of Swansea Printing Technology, a spin out company from the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating that provides consultancy, web and journal management for the printing industry.