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With the help of PrintFactory, leading signage company Signtech has transformed their workflow - achieving consistent colour output across devices and boosting production by 25%. Harnessing PrintFactory’s cloud-based solution has also had the hidden impact of improving staff morale as a result of efficiency gains that have significantly reduced overtime.
Infigo Software is excited to announce a new deal with PersonalisedLuggage.com, bringing yet another product to market using the infinitely versatile software solution, Catfish.
Founded over quarter of a century ago, Derwent Displays has invested more than £1.75m in the last two years to underpin its strategy of employing the latest technology to continue its growth trajectory whilst enhancing customer service and experience. Part of this growth strategy is to develop new market segments beyond its already expansive reach that includes design & prototyping, print and finishing, in-house assembly, packaging and project delivery.
As a commemoration of International Women’s Day, it’s the perfect time to celebrate our newest female franchisee to the Signs Express network. Mayura Joshi recently became the Owner of Signs Express (Colchester & Chelmsford), celebrating the opening of her centre at the end of 2018.
Workers in the signage industry are predominantly male, so the introduction of another female business owner to the Signs Express network perfectly complements the 2019 International Women’s Day theme, Balance for Better. Celebrated annually on 8th March and emphasising “collective action and shared responsibility for driving a gender-balanced world”, International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance.
Graduating from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management in New Delhi with a Masters degree in Management (the equivalent of a British MBA), Mayura began her career in Business Development for a web solutions firm. This gave rise to an 11-year career in corporate management consulting and in-house project work. Since moving to the UK, Mayura has also worked as a contracted HR Project Manager and run an online retail business at the same time as raising two children.
Ready to take on a new entrepreneurial opportunity, Mayura came to Signs Express excited at the prospect of owning a franchise and being her own boss.
The arrival of the Signs Express centre brings new opportunities for businesses to benefit from the latest innovative signage solutions. Covering Colchester, Chelmsford and the surrounding areas including Clacton, Frinton, Witham, Maldon, Ingatestone and Woodham Ferrers, Mayura and her team offer exceptional services to assist their local businesses.
Speaking of her latest venture, Mayura explained, “I’m incredibly keen to establish the Signs Express brand in Colchester and Chelmsford and deliver the best possible service to our customers. I find it quite amusing when I regularly come across people who are surprised at the fact that not only do I run a signage company but I also do it single-handedly. I genuinely believe that it’s a ‘person’ that gets the job done, it doesn’t matter if you are male or female.”
Managing Director of Signs Express, Jonathan Bean, commented, “I’m so pleased to see more women progressing into what has always been a male-dominated industry. Mayura’s tenacity and eagerness gives me every confidence that she’ll do a fantastic job of leading the franchise in supporting Colchester and Chelmsford’s local businesses with their signage needs. We’re all excited to work with her and her team over the coming months and can’t wait to see the business take off in 2019.”
Mayura’s centre is a fully equipped production facility with a temperature-controlled vehicle bay, offering a full range of signs and graphics solutions including vehicle graphics, illuminated signs, office signs, exhibition displays, window graphics and much more.
Just three months in, Mayura and her highly skilled team have already completed several impressive projects and are available to assist with any signage requirements their local businesses may need.
Since its inception in 1995, Print On in Cheshire has evolved from a high-street photocopy shop to a digital print-on-demand company producing everything from posters and signage through to pop-up banners, stationery, die cut boxes, PoS displays, FSDUs, acrylic boards and general large format print and finishing. To support this growth, the Cheadle company has moved to a new purpose-built facility and filled it with the latest print and finishing technology, including a DYSS digital cutter from AG/CAD.
Back in 2009, Lee Crew and Nick Lindwall spotted a gap in the market – an opportunity to provide a high standard, large format digital printing service in South Wales. Starting out in a print room less than 20sq/m in size and with just one 1600mm-wide solvent printer, they hit the ground running. Ten years on and the company is celebrating a yearly turnover of over £2m.
The sign and graphics industry is now more accessible than it’s ever been. With a little investment, a workshop and a design software package, almost anyone can become a graphics specialist overnight. However, even with the resources readily available to the new starter, there’s one thing they can’t buy in a shop – experience.
Ringwood, UK-based JCT Developments is expanding with a recently installed EFI Vutek HS 125 F4 hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll printer from EFI. The printer allows the company to increase printing capacity and focus on new business.