Welcome to Vivid’s review of the year!
Another busy and successful year for Vivid, in which we launched over 30 brand new products, exhibit at FESPA, London Calling & Viscom shows and our products are given great reviews by a number of UK Print Industry magazines.
January – PrintWeek, the UK’s leading business publication and information resource for the printing industry reports on our newly launched MF-530 Matrix Auto-Feeder.
March – We launch the new Peak High Speed Pouch Laminator range, equipped with 6 rollers for faster lamination, energy saving sleep mode and suitable for pouches up to 500 micron.
We also debut the Magnum range of Folding Machines. Available in three models, the 3 systems can fold up to 200 pages a minute, making them the ideal solution to fold letters, invoices, booklets, leaflets and more.
May – May saw us say hello to new friends and goodbye to good friends. We announce a distribution partnership with Netherlands based SDD for our Matrix Single Sided Laminating Machines and after 18 years service with Vivid, Yvonne Gray retires from the company.
The Colourfast team down in Brighton also had a Matrix Duo MD-650 Dual Sided Laminator on trial. They report back through their brilliant monthly publication Quick Print Pro that the Matrix Duo ‘…is one of those essentials that becomes an asset, and at an affordable price’.
New monthly magazine Print Solutions also feature Vivid in a great double page article of their fantastic new publication.
June – A great month for Vivid in June. We exhibit at London’s ExCel for FESPA, where we debut the working prototype of the Matrix Duplex, a modular variant which retrofits to the multilingual MX-530 Laminator and allows the printer to laminate on both sides of the printed sheet at the same time. We were also crowned 'Social Media Champion' for the week by FESPA, who stated that we received the title for our engagement across all social media platforms.
July – We launch the Peak Instant PI-320 Pouch Laminator, which is ready to use in just 60 seconds and can laminate 8 A4 sheets before other systems have even warmed up.
Print Monthly Editor Brendan Perring also writes a 5 page feature on Laminating & Encapsulating for the July edition of the magazine. Brendan reviews both the Linea Encapsulation Laminators, as well as the Matrix Single Sided Laminating Systems as part of the article.
August – We introduce three brand new products into our Trimfast range, the Integrated Cutter, the portable General Purpose Cutter and the Safety Straight Edge.
September – Vivid debut our upgraded Peak Lite range of pouch laminators, which are available in both A3 and A4 options. With environmentally friendly features and an easy-to-use control panel, the new Peak Lite is even lighter and more compact than our previous model.
The Tour de Force charity contact us to thank us for the superior quality of our Boss Laminating Pouches “As laminating pouches go, they were superior!”. The fundraisers follow the route of the official Tour de France and our Boss Pouches were used to guide the riders along the route.
Print Monthly’s Harriet Gordon also writes a very informative article on Commercial Finishing for the September issue. "Finish in-house and you see the whole job through, maybe even from the initial design, to the print and finally the finish". Harriet writes about the benefits of the Matrix MX-530, partnered with our Boss Laminating Film.
Image Reports journalist Nessan Cleary also writes a feature article for the October edition of the magazine on Wide Format Print Finishing. His write-up includes an evaluation of the Easymount Wide Format Laminator and the benefits of lamination “Of course, laminates are desirable when it comes to adding texture to a print surface or to enhance the colours”.
And finally in October, Print Monthly Journalist Harriet Gordon interviewed our Product Manager Bruce Cozens as part of their great ‘Interview with…’ series. “As long as there is print, there will be a need to protect your work through lamination, and as long as people need laminators, there will be Vivid.”
November – Print Finishing experts Duplo hold their annual London Calling event at the beautiful Somerset House. Vivid are invited to co-exhibit along with other print industry partners such as Renz, Balreed, Esko and Vpress.
Sign Update Magazine also publishes a great review of vehicle livery techniques by Features Editor Jemima Codrington. Jemima reports on wide format printers from Roland, vehicle wrap films from Dorotape and the importance of laminating, including a feature on our Easymount Wide Format Laminator range “The award-winning Easymount from Vivid has helped hundreds of sign-making and vehicle graphic companies to create stunning liveries on bikes, buses, cars and even boats”.
We hope that 2013 has been as successful and exciting for you, as it has for us! 2014 will see us exhibit at IPEX in London and ExpoPrint in Sao Paulo. We also have some very special new products launching. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube and LinkedIn for the latest news and product announcements.
From the entire team at Vivid Laminating Technologies, may we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!