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Flying the flag for England

Flying the flag for England

Northern Flags has made BBC headlines with its new England Waistcoat Supporters Flag, which it printed on its Agfa Avinci wide format dye sublimation printer.

Northern Flags, which has a 33-year history in supplying flags, has been inundated with enquiries for the St George’s Cross flags since the World Cup started, was approached by BBC Look North to discuss the impact the World Cup had had on its business. The company designed this new ‘waistcoat design’ flag to celebrate England’s progression in the World Cup, which was captured by the television cameras when they arrived to interview MD Iain Clasper-Cotte. Since appearing on BBC Look North news, it’s received a rush of orders.

The business invested in the Agfa Avinci DX3200 dye sublimation engine earlier this year and uses it in conjunction with the Agfa Asanti workflow solution. The Avinci DX3200 is an industrial dye sublimation roll-to-roll printer that delivers remarkable print quality to a wide range of soft signage applications. It combines a print width of up to 3.2m in width with low ink consumption, six colours (CMYKLcLm) and a resolution of up to 540 x 1080 dpi.

Ian Clasper-Cotte commented: “Following the feature on BBC Look North, people literally knocked on our doors the following morning to order this new flag design. The Avinci print engine has produced a quality product for us and if we get the result we all want tonight, long may we continue to get this run on sales!”

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