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Big Pete salutes the Boss!

Big Pete salutes the Boss!

Mansfield-based Classic Print has been in business since 1984 and in that time it has seen many innovations and developments, especially in wide format printing materials.

The most recent development came when Vivid’s Product Manager, Lewis Evans invited the company’s owner and founder, Pete Colman, to try its new Boss range of printable media, and since Pete already uses Boss laminates, he accepted with alacrity.

Pete first dealt with Vivid in 2007, when he bought the company’s award-winning Easymount laminator, which he is happy to report, “has run constantly with never a single issue!”

Pete was very impressed with the results he achieved with the Boss vinyl and has since continued to use the Boss range.  He reported: “It is keenly priced, but more importantly, the printing and mounting qualities are excellent.”

The range, which features both permanent and removeable adhesives and is available in various widths and finishes, including  gloss, clear and matt, has recently been further extended with the addition of Boss ‘Smooth Remove’, which has air release technology making the vinyl extremely easy to apply.

Pete continued: “It is really versatile and the profiles that Vivid offers are an industry standard for this type of media, while the matching laminate is excellent. We use it in conjunction with our Roland and HP printers and then laminate using the Vivid Easymount laminator, which is a heavy duty piece of kit and runs true and square every time so that you have full control over whatever you are laminating and mounting.”

Classic Print also recently purchased a 5m wide Trimfast Board Cutter from Vivid with Pete explaining:  “We have a 3.6m wide cutter, but we are doing so many larger prints that we knew we needed something bigger. The Trimfast will be a huge help to us, as anything over 3.6m is currently being cut by hand and when we are completing large orders for trade and retail customers, accuracy and speed are important”.

Vivid’s Lewis Evans added: “We were given the guided tour by Big Pete and Classic Print has a fantastic set-up, including apurpose -built showroom that provides customers with a wonderful foretaste of all of the different applications the company can provide. We were really impressed with its engraved products, as the finish is superb”.

For further information on Classic Print,Tel: 01623 661457 or

For further information on Boss Vinyl, Tel: 0845 1 30 40 50 orvisit

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