Vivid Laminating Technologies

Designers and Manufacturers of Laminating Systems
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  • Vivid to introduce Matrix & Easymount to the packaging market

    26 July 2016

    Vivid Laminating Technologies are to debut at London’s Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging Shows in September.

    Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of laminators will showcase the finishing effects achievable on its Matrix and Easymount systems and Boss range of lamination film and special effect foils at the premier event for inspirational packaging.

    Boss Special Effect Foils, Metallized Print and Spot UV Film
    Vivid’s Boss Premium Foil range allows metallized effects to be added to packaging and print. The foiling and overprintable coloured foils work by combining the Matrix and a digital printer.
    Detailed, quality foiling prints can be created in-house, without expensive set-up charges and traditional block foiling, which represents a fraction of the cost compared to outsourcing. The Matrix Pneumatic Systems can foil with or without lamination, has a fast, easy set-up and is a low-cost solution to create extra special finishes.

    Vivid is also adding to its Boss print effect range with holographic films. This opens many new avenues of income for Matrix users, including security print, vouchers, personalised items & tickets, as well as the packaging and label markets.

    With Boss Glitter laminates now also available, bespoke packaging and print can be made extra special. This is a glitter laminating film which can then be overprinted, an easy process with an outstanding finished effect.

    This is all created on the award-winning Matrix, the most cost-effective digital laminator on the market and a far more valuable must-have system for the modern day digital printer. With lamination, foiling, Spot UV and new metallized print effects, 4 separate avenues of income make the Matrix a real option to produce incredible finishes, adding even more value to print jobs.

    The Easymount Air Wide Format Laminator was recently awarded Top Product for 2016 by readers of Wide-Format & Signage magazine. Launched at drupa, Vivid’s new Easymount AirFoil system features independent pneumatic rollers, allowing it to foil and add spot UV-style effects to wide format prints, foam boards, glass and MDF.
    Metallized effects open up new markets for wide format printers. These can be overprinted onto UV or solvent-based prints. Customers working in the point-of-sale, packaging and decorative markets will benefit by saving money every time they create a large format product.
    Visit the Vivid team at Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging, Olympia London on Stand H6. For more information, visit
    About Vivid Laminating Technologies
    Vivid is Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning laminating systems. They’ve been supplying systems and consumables to the print industry since 1987 and currently export to over 50 countries worldwide.
    About Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging
    Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging London 2016 is the UK’s premier event for all things packaging.

    Taking place at Olympia on 14th – 15th September, the two-day event is the capital’s only packaging show and the UK’s only event for branded, inspirational and luxury packaging, attracting over 4,000 business professionals.

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  • ‘Breath-taking’ products, record sales & new dealers for Vivid at drupa

    4 July 2016

    Vivid Laminating Technologies has reported a record number of sales, new distribution partnerships and incredible reactions to its new products introduced at drupa.

    Record Sales
    Sales made during the 11-day show tripled those of drupa in 2012. This accounted for a record number of purchases by end-users and through Vivid’s increasing reseller distribution channels.

    "We took a huge number of orders for both the award-winning Matrix and Easymount Laminating Systems," said Richard Marlow, sales director at Vivid. "Since the last drupa, the Matrix in particular has evolved into a multifunctional system that can laminate, create foil print effects and spot UV-style finishes, and sales of these systems far exceeded our expectations”.

    New & Existing Dealers
    Vivid currently has partner resellers in over 50 countries, with a number of its dealers visiting Hall 6 to view the latest developments in print finishing.

    "We hosted our dealers from all over the globe," said Bruce Cozens, Vivid’s export manager. "Our new stand design included extra meeting hubs for our distributors to connect with their customers, which proved very successful & popular. It was great to meet up on a formal basis, and also informally to catch-up and have a beer".

    Dealers from across Europe, as well as the US, New Zealand, Australia, South America and South Africa made the trip to Düsseldorf.

    "We’re now exporting to more countries than ever before," continued Cozens. "The reliability, build quality & new revenue streams our systems bring to end-users, and the reputation of Vivid is second-to-none. We’re excited to have signed distribution partnerships with more resellers at drupa to promote our range of Matrix and Easymount laminating systems".

    New Products
    The Leicestershire-based designer and manufacturer also introduced a number of new products at the show, which proved very popular with drupa visitors and Vivid’s resellers.

    Lewis Evans, product manager at Vivid, said "Demonstrations of the foiling and spot UV-style effects on our Matrix Systems were high in demand. Explaining the process to achieve these finishes was straight-forward and visitors to our stand were amazed at how quickly and cost-effectively they can be created".

    Vivid also introduced its Auto-Feeder for the Matrix Laminators, which allows prints to be loaded 'on the run' for non-stop operation and frees up operators to complete other jobs.

    The Matrix Laminators also saw a new high-speed 20m/min beta model introduced at drupa. The faster system will allow larger volume runs to be laminated quicker and save on production costs by finishing in-house. With a huge amount of interest in the new system, Vivid are to announce a launch date at a later stage.

    Drupa also saw Vivid launch its new Boss Premium Foil range, allowing metallized effects to be added to prints. The foiling and overprintable coloured foils work by combining the Matrix and a digital printer.

    "For some, the reaction to these special print effects was breath-taking," summarised Evans. "A number of visitors had never seen this kind of print finishing before and many couldn’t believe that just one system can laminate, foil and create spot UV effects."

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    About Vivid Laminating Technologies
    Vivid is Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning laminating systems. They’ve been supplying systems and consumables to the print industry since 1987 and currently export to over 50 countries worldwide.

    About drupa
    drupa is the largest printing equipment exhibition in the world. The show took place at Messe Düsseldorf between 31st May and 10th June 2016.

    Image (L-R): Vivid’s Gavin Ward, Bruce Cozens, Chris McCall, Richard Marlow, Charlotte Newman, Roz Wilton, Lewis Evans, Martin Evans & Duncan Cross

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  • Swedish distributor Plockmatic tour Vivid’s head office

    5 May 2016

    We took advantage of the extra day in February with Anders Gravell and Mikael Eriksson from our Swedish partner Plockmatic visiting us.

    They came to see the Matrix and the Foiling, Spot UV process along with other systems to add to their portfolio.

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