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Retail expert joins the Antalis VisComm team

With more than two decades of experience in the retail industry, Claire White has joined the Antalis Visual Communications team as Innovation & Creative Consultant. Claire brings a wealth of experience to her new position, having spent the past 22 years in senior visual merchandising roles at top retail brands such as Pets At Home and Marks and Spencer. At Antalis, Claire will provide support and expert consultancy to brands, architects, designers and marketing teams to ensure they understand the features and benefits of the wide range of Antalis materials available to them and that they ultimately specify the...

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First Display is first in line for new UV ink technology

Edinburgh-based signs and commercial graphics specialists, First Display, was one of the first companies in the UK to work with the new DURAUV ink technology now available for use with the Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 printer. As one of Scotland’s premier suppliers of signs and commercial graphics, First Display has an enviable reputation that’s earned it an impressive customer base of well-known clients, both local and national. The company offers a comprehensive range of services, including everything from initial design, through print production, to final installation. The First Display team, led by Managing Director, Jamie Bowes, offers many years of...

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Barhale Construction appoints Head of Signs & Supplies

Kirstie Fish has been appointed as Head of the Signs & Supplies Division at Barhale Construction Services (BCS), part of leading civil engineering and infrastructure specialist Barhale. Having worked in the construction supplies sector for over 15 years, Kirstie will play a leading role in BCS’ strategic growth plan. Before joining BCS, Kirstie was Head of Business & Sales at Bunzl UK trading as Lee Brothers, in the West Midlands and also worked for drainage manufacturer Clarksteel in Peterborough. Commenting on her new role she said: “I’m delighted to be joining BCS at a time when it is actively...

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Hollywood Monster is loving its new Zünd G3

The Birmingham-based sign and graphics specialist Hollywood Monster has once again turned to Zünd UK to help accelerate its production, in particular on a major contract with McDonald’s. Originally established in 2009 as a result of a merger between Hollywood Signs and Monster Digital, two businesses with decades of visual communications experience, Hollywood Monster is probably best known for its work for major retail destinations, including Birmingham’s Mailbox Complex and the NEC’s many food outlets, plus Premier League football clubs, for which it has produced fascia and wayfinding signage, billboards, floor, window and ceiling graphics and much more besides....

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Perspex Royals trumps all others

 With two weddings, two babies and the Queen marking the 65th year of her Coronation, the House of Windsor has much to celebrate this year and In honour of this, and the many other Royal celebrations across Europe, the Perspex brand has launched a suitably regal product – Perspex Royals. Available now from Perspex Distribution, the palette includes a Royal Flush of six majestic colours, that have been specially designed to inspire creativity. Specifically developed for use in sign and display applications, the Perspex Royal range combines a luxurious silky texture and a shimmering metallic finish, which effects a...

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