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Vivid products make print show debut

Vivid products make print show debut


The Print Show, which takes place on 13th-15th October at Birmingham’s NEC, will mark the UK debut of three new technologies from Vivid Laminating, including its best-selling Matrix OPP Film Laminating System, which can now add specialist finishing effects to print, including foiling, spot UV-style effects and holographic finishes.

Sales Director Richard Marlow reported: “The Matrix doesn’t require special dies to create these new effects. It’s achievable due to the extra pressure from the pneumatic rollers. The process to create such effects on-demand still works by using heat transfer technology, but at a fraction of the cost of producing individual dies for each job. Thus those companies that already have a Pneumatic Matrix can offer these stunning effects to customers, while enjoying huge cost savings.

The Leicestershire-based firm will also demonstrate its new Feeder for the Matrix 530 Systems.

Richard continued: “The all-new Feeder uses patented underfed technology for prints, speeding up production and finishing times. It’s a completely modular system and can retrofit to the existing Matrix”.

In addition to the new Matrix features, Vivid will also be showcasing the new Easymount Air to the UK print industry.

Vivid’s Technical Manager, Gavin Ward said: “The Easymount Air is a revolutionary product in the wide format lamination and mounting market. The patented technology uses one of the most advanced concepts ever seen in a wide format laminator. Pneumatic air pressure controls the laminating rollers, enablingusers to mount and laminate with incredible accuracy and speed”.

The pneumatic air enables the roller to adjust to the exact thickness and pressure required, giving faster production times. The new technology also allows the roller to float down, thus ensuring Foamex and Correx boards aren’t crushed. When the rollers achieve the correct board thickness, they can be locked in place to keep the required gap, making board feeding more accurate.

Richard Marlow concluded  “The Print Show is the ideal trade fair for us to meet both end-users and our dealers and will be running demonstrations of our kit throughout the exhibition so that visitors can gain real-time expert advice on laminating techniques”

Vivid will be exhibiting on Stand No. F9 at The Print Show

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