Print finishing specialists Duplo held their 2nd Northern Lights event at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on 8th and 9th March.
Vivid, together with other key partners including Renz, Infigo Software and Antalis, exhibited the latest technologies and innovations at the print application event.
Our foiling and spot UV-style print effects were shown on the award-winning Matrix, with Vivid's Sales Director Richard Marlow running live demonstrations throughout the 2 days.
Sign & Digital UK
It was great to be back at Sign & Digital, it was again a huge success. We showcased both our award winning Matrix Duplex and our Easymount Air.
We demonstrated our new Auto-Feeder for the Matrix along with the foiling and spot-UV effects for the system.
It was great to support our existing dealers and meet with new end users too.
Vivid Laminating Technologies will introduce two new additions to it’s Matrix range at drupa, alongside a new wide format foiling laminator and a range of special effect foils.
The new Auto-Feeder can be fitted to the Matrix Laminating Systems and frees up operators to complete other jobs quickly and efficiently.
With the Auto-Feeder the Matrix gives customers an even greater return on their investment. Prints can be loaded 'on the run' for non-stop operation.
Aimed at the digital/commercial markets, short-to-mid run business cards, menus, book covers, bespoke prints and more can all be finished faster.
The award-winning Matrix Laminators will also see a new high-speed model added to the range, allowing larger volume runs to be laminated faster and saving on production costs by finishing in-house.
The new system runs at up to 20m/66ft a minute and will also be fully compatible with the new Auto-Feeder.
Boss Special Effect Foils, Metallized Print and Spot UV Film
Vivid’s NEW Boss Premium Foil range allows metallized effects to be added to prints. 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.
Vivid is adding to their 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.
The Matrix is the most cost-effective digital laminator on the market and is 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, recently awarded Top Product for 2016 by readers of Wide-Format & Signage magazine, will also see a new model launched at the Düsseldorf show. The Easymount AirFoil 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 in Hall 6 to see some of the most advanced, innovative and cost-effective laminating technologies on the planet.
Vivid will be in Hall 6 of Messe Düsseldorf on Stand No. D58. For more information, get in touch here or call +44 (0) 1530 510 946.
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.
drupa is the largest printing equipment exhibition in the world, held every three years in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Vivid Laminating Technologies’ new Easymount Air Wide Format Laminator has won a Top Product Award in the United States.
The Wide-Format & Signage 2016 Readers' Choice Top Product Awards were announced on 1st April, with Vivid’s new system taking the top award in the Finishing: Laminating Equipment category.
“We’re very proud to win a second award for our laminating systems in the U.S.,” said export manager Bruce Cozens. “We were presented Top Product for our Matrix OPP Laminating Systems. For the Easymount Air to now also be recognised as a Top Product is a great achievement. Two awards in just six months is incredible.”
A revolution in the wide format lamination & mounting market, the Easymount Air's patented technology uses one of the most advanced concepts ever seen in a wide format laminator.
The laminating rollers are controlled by pneumatic air pressure, allowing wide format printers and sign makers to mount and laminate with remarkable precision. Pneumatic air allows the rollers to adjust to the exact thickness and pressure required, giving faster production times.
“We’ve smashed the competition because of the ground-breaking technology within the Easymount Air,” added Bruce “The top roller 'floats' down, which means that foam and fluted boards aren’t crushed. When the rollers achieve the correct substrate thickness, they can be locked in place to keep the required gap, making board feeding faster and more accurate”.
The award will be officially presented to Kevin Grabiec of Rock Hill Distribution, Vivid’s Exclusive Distribution Partner for the Easymount in the U.S., at April’s ISA International Sign Expo in Orlando.