You may remember that early last week we had taken the decision to close our doors and remain at home. However, over the course of the week, we have noticed that many of you still need our assistance. And, we do not want to let you down. So, we will now be operating with a reduced staff. Taking calls between Monday to Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm and shipping your orders out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Here at Vivid, we know that many of our customers and partners, worldwide, are reliant on our products to enable them to complete jobs directly related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Which is why we've taken steps to ensure we can continue providing you with the high-quality service you require.
Our team of reduced staff will be on hand to provide you with emergency orders of supplies and parts. Meaning you can keep your production line running.
If you are in need of urgent assistance, please contact us on
+44 (0)1530 510946 or email email@example.com and one of the team will be back in touch as soon as possible.
We would like to reassure you that we are continuing to follow government social distancing guidelines and any item shipped by us will be packaged taking every possible safety precaution.
During these unprecedented times, we hope that you are safe and well. And, we look forward to serving you should the need arise.
In light of the Government announcement last night, regarding the restriction on movement. Vivid have taken the decision to close our doors and remain at home until Government guidance suggests otherwise.
Both our customers and employees were at the forefront of our mind when taking this decision. And, whilst this will impact our business, we understand it is the right thing to do in these unprecedented times.
Also, we appreciate that we have a commitment to supply parts, all over the world. As a manufacturing company if parts are needed we will be able to ship these out. But, you can rest assured that we will be taking every possible safety precaution during this process.
We wish you all well, and hope to get back to normality as soon as it is safe to do so.
Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of laminating and embellishment systems, Vivid Laminating Technologies, have updated Cascade Groups Matrix Pneumatic to a Matrix Metallic, enabling them to provide the highest quality foiling to their customers.
Cascade Group are a litho, digital and large format printers who have been providing print to London for over 35 years. With 4 locations and 2 production units, Cascade Group accommodate a wide range of small, medium and large blue-chip clients from all walks of life.
Already overwhelmed with the quality of their current Matrix, Cascade Group knew who to turn to when looking to expand their services and add first-class quality to their prints. After a demonstration on-site, Cascade Group quickly realised that the Matrix Metallic was the most cost-effective and versatile option for them to produce elite embellishments onto many coated and uncoated stocks. Cascade Group Managing Director, Richard Adler, said, “having been a Matrix user for several years we looked to Vivid in the first instance to provide us with a new revenue stream. The Matrix Metallic has quickly become our go-to machine for providing new and interesting, added value services to our existing and new client base”.
The decision was made to purchase the Matrix Metallic to enable Cascade Group to offer their clients short-run foiling at the most cost-effective price on the market. Digital foiling allows you to add embellishments onto prints with quick and easy setup, creating beautifully foiled finished prints. Richard Adler told us, “the Matrix Metallic now gives us greater flexibility to offer our clients more products. Not needing to go to a third-party supplier greatly reduces the cost and time it takes for us to fulfil an order. We can even leave it unattended thanks to the addition of the Omni-Flow feeder.”
Running off one setting the Matrix Metallic enables Cascade Group to produce fine detailed work effortlessly. Vivid Laminating Technologies product manager, Lewis Evans, said: “Cascade were already producing fantastic digital print, adding the Matrix Metallic meant they could increase their capability to embellish personalised, bespoke products, on either coated or uncoated stocks, with ease.”
Richard said, “the team at Vivid have been painstakingly supportive in helping us get up to speed with the equipment and various consumables that can be used alongside it. In fact, we’ve already been able to use and experiment with most of the foils”. The Matrix Metallic™ supports the full range of Vivid Aqua Aura™ foils and spot UV-effect films, which have been tested on a range of papers including G F Smith Colorplan, Antalis Novatech, and Arjowiggins Pop’ set. As well as foiling, the Metallic can also be used to laminate and supports the wide choice of Boss™ films, which includes; soft-touch, anti-scratch, bio-degradable and printable options.