Vivid are celebrating our 30th Anniversary this year and as part of the party, we will be moving to a brand-new building this December!
The multi-million-pound construction includes a state-of-the-art manufacturing centre, allowing us to build even more systems in the UK, including the newly launched Omni-Flow Deep Pile Feeder for the Matrix.
Our new headquarters will also include an incredible showroom, boasting a huge number of digital finishing systems, digital print engines, wide format print solutions and a training area to learn about our systems. We will also have an area dedicated to Color-Logic to help customers gain an insight into the software suite.
Take a look at how the building has been progressing in our series of pictures:
We'll continue to add more images as the new building nears completion. Be sure to check back on the progress!
There will be more space for the entire Vivid staff, an advanced warehousing facility and even a great recreational room for the team and our guests. We can’t wait to move in and look forward to seeing you in our new home soon!
We have 4 new members of the Vivid team!
Katie Hurd joined Vivid in June as our Sales Co-ordinator, working alongside Jess & Tiah in the Telesales team and supporting our UK Sales team.
The Marketing department has two new team members; Mia Stewart began her career with Vivid as our Marketing Assistant in June and is joined by new Marketing Co-ordinator Megan Walsh, who started in August.
Finally, Nathan Tomlinson joined Vivid back in March as our new Sales/Technical Consultant.
Welcome to the Vivid family!
It was at IPEX during March 2014 that Vivid introduced its best-selling Matrix Laminating Systems with pneumatic pressure for the first time. The original design brief was to allow the Matrix to laminate digital print using litho lamination film, by utilising the extra pressure achieved through the upgraded pneumatics.
In 2015, we re-engineered the rollers to include variable pressure, allowing new foiling and spot UV-style effects to be achieved on the Matrix.
"The Matrix was traditionally a laminating machine," said David Smith, Vivid’s marketing communications manager. "But we can now market the Matrix as a multifunctional Digital Foiling and Laminating System."
Such has been the appetite for foiling on the Matrix, the original video produced by Vivid has (at the time of writing) had over 30,000 views on its YouTube channel since it was published at the end of 2015.
"As we continued to enhance the Matrix and introduce even more colours of foil and lamination finishes, the original video soon became outdated," continued David. "So we decided to write and film a completely new video, which didn’t really focus on the Matrix itself or act as a ‘how-to’ guide, but more to show just some of the finishing effects you can now achieve for yourself".
The brief was to show some of the most popular print finishes that were preferred by visitors at last year's Drupa. The video also needed to be under 3 minutes long and show not just foiling, but also lamination, spot UV-style print effects and overprintable foil.
"We’re really pleased with the finished video, which features our new Aqua Aura premium brand of foils," summarised David. "Hopefully the video will give viewers a little inspiration of just some of the incredible effects the Matrix can achieve in-house themselves, without any set-up charges or expensive foil dyes required."