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At Fespa 2015, Guandong presented a totally new concept that had never been seen before, destined to revolutionise in-store communication in just a short space of time: Spot Déco. Since then, Guandong and its R&D department have been working non-stop, and over the past three years they have developed a complete range of highly innovative media supports designed specifically for increasingly "just-in-time" messages and promotions. Speed, immediacy and simple installation are in fact the keys to Guandong’s Spot Déco, designed specifically to meet the claim: "Change your message in 1 minute".

Fourth-generation sign-writer Michelle Henry is set to leave her mark on an entire city, having built up Birmingham's HNS Signs into an award-winning business. Thanks to its combination of Roland digital printing systems and traditional sign-making techniques, the company's work has a highly recognisable style – which Michelle will now leave in the care of a new owner as she moves abroad.

London-based Park Communications is widely known as the city’s preeminent printer. Built on foundations of quality service, technology and consultative thinking, the company prides itself on a flexible approach and commitment to prompt project delivery. This was put to the test recently when they were contacted by Askew, a creative consultancy and design studio based in New York, at 10:30pm and asked to produce three high-quality fashion posters mounted on 1/4" white foamcore (24x36in), needed the following day.

Digital Typeline has been one of Scotland’s leading digital print companies for over 25 years. Based in Edinburgh, the family business provides digital print to a range of sectors including a trade service to both litho and often digital printers unable to produce laser cut, foiled, white printed or landscape formats amongst other specialist products.

Durst, an inkjet pioneer and manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has helped Gabel Group to transform its retail business and open up more export trade in a partnership approach. A major household linen producer and retailer based in the heart of Italy’s textile area, Gabel has invested in Durst’s Alpha 330 super high-performance multi-pass printer with the One-Step Greentex P ink.

Sourcing the right equipment to allow increased productivity is always a challenge for companies such as the UYR Group. The company initially started out as a graphic design agency but soon realised that due to the size of its clients and the volume of print they required, there was an opportunity to take more control of the production process. In 2006 UYR invested in its own print facility and from that point have naturally progressed into a full service organisation, offering everything from litho and digital print, custom built online print management tools, social network aggregation feeds and everything else in between!

Leading online store, Selectequip, has recently refurbished their Wakefield sign company and subsequently been shortlisted for a best small business award. The new showroom-type environment allows business clients to view their capabilities in a comfortable surrounding while also allowing them to hold their own meetings in the new 16-seater boardroom. With strong growth over the last 18 months, Selectequip’s investment in a Mimaki JFX200-2531 and Kongsberg X24 Starter, purchased from CMYUK, has allowed them to keep up with increasing demand.

There are very few print businesses that can say they have ridden the tide of continuous change and market evolution and remained successful throughout their existence. Thomas Leach Colour is a company that has not only sailed through the industry challenges; it has excelled since its inception almost 120 years ago.

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