22 Feb 2024


  • ArtSystems’ Lorna Brindley nominated for major honour ArtSystems’ Lorna Brindley nominated for 2023 CRN Women & Diversity in Channel Award.

    ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, is delighted to announce that Technical Service Manager Lorna Brindley has been nominated for a major honour at the 2023 CRN Women & Diversity in Channel Awards.

  • ArtSystems scoops major sales award from Onyx ArtSystems was the most successful distributor of Onyx’s RIP and print workflow solution in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2022.

    ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, is delighted to announce that it has been honoured with the Onyx Award for Most Thrive Sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) 2022.

  • ArtSystems along with ISA-UK launch Open Print Forum series The new Open Print Forum series will showcase specific print technologies.

    ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, is delighted to announce the launch of a new series of events showcasing how specific print technologies can help print service providers (PSPs) succeed in the modern market.

  • ArtSystems joins ISA-UK as Commercial Partner ArtSystems is delighted to announce it has joined the International Sign Association UK (ISA-UK).

    ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, is delighted to announce it has joined the International Sign Association UK (ISA-UK).

  • ArtSystems to address wide-format print waste in new webinar ArtSystems to address wide-format print waste in new webinar.

    ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, is to host a free webinar to discuss the challenges of wide-format print waste and what print service providers can do to tackle these issues.

  • ArtSystems on the lasting legacy of Summa cutting technology ArtSystems Blog: Building a lasting legacy with Summa cutting technology.

    A proven, trusted and reliable brand within the cutting solutions segment, Summa has made a significant impact on the industry since launching in the early 1970s, supplying the market with innovative solutions on a regular basis.

  • LFR Spotlight on ArtSystems Media Product Specialist Gemma Norman LFR Spotlight on ArtSystems’ Media Product Specialist Gemma Norman.

    Following her appointment as Media Product Specialist at systems distributor and service provider ArtSystems last year, LFR caught up with Gemma Norman to find out how she is settling into the new role and to discuss some of the key developments she has experienced so far.

  • ArtSystems announces the Vanguard UK&I dealer channel ArtSystems announces the Vanguard Europe UV flatbed printer channel in the UK&I.

    ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, has appointed Diatec, Papergraphics, Pyramid Display Materials and SEDO – Large Format Solutions as the new Vanguard Europe partners.

  • ArtSystems named exclusive UK Hahnemühle paper distributor ArtSystems named exclusive UK distributor for Hahnemühle’s Digital FineArt papers.

    ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, is delighted to announce that it has been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for Hahnemühle’s Digital FineArt range.

  • ArtSystems to host ‘The Reality of Sustainable Print’ webinar ArtSystems dives deep into ‘The Reality of Sustainable Print’ in upcoming webinar.

    ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, is to host a free-to-attend webinar exploring the realities of sustainable print, recycling and landfill avoidance.

  • Neschen easy dot PET transparent L-UV film from ArtSystems The new printable media has been specifically designed for use on glass and other flat, smooth surfaces and will be included in ArtSystems’ soon-to-be-confirmed ‘Go Green’ range.

    Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider ArtSystems has announced the immediate UK availability of Neschen easy dot PET transparent L-UV printable film.

  • Neschen releases free green guide and PVC-free swatchbook Neschen releases free green guide and swatchbook to showcase breadth of PVC-free options.

    Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider ArtSystems has announced the availability of a free specialist guide and swatchbook to help customers explore the Neschen range of PVC-free, environmentally-friendly products.

  • Laying the foundation for innovation with ArtSystems and Sihl LFR Spotlight feature on Sihl: Laying the foundation for innovative trends with ArtSystems and Sihl.

    Addressing the ever-changing requirements of customers across a wide range of industries, while at the same time ensuring you deliver sustainable solutions to these clients, is no easy task for the modern print service provider.

  • ArtSystems trio nominated for CRN Women in Channel awards Trio of talented ArtSystems’ employees nominated for CRN Women & Diversity in Channel awards.

    Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider ArtSystems is delighted to announce that three of its talented employees have been nominated in the CRN Women & Diversity in Channel Awards.

  • ArtSystems announces two new senior roles within the business Tom Goddard promoted to Supplies Manager at ArtSystems, while Robert Durrant has been promoted to the role of External Media Account Manager.

    Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider ArtSystems is delighted to announce the promotion of both Tom Goddard and Robert Durrant to new senior roles within the business.

  • Vanguard Europe announces ArtSystems as UK printer distributor Vanguard Europe announces ArtSystems as UK & Ireland distributor for digital printing systems.

    ArtSystems has become the UK & Ireland official partner for Vanguard Digital Printing Systems, part of the Durst Group.

  • Make a more sustainable impact with wall coverings Neschen’s new PP wall-grip L-UV PVC-free version, which is billed as a more environmentally friendly alternative for wallcovering applications.

    Though increasing in popularity at a rapid rate, when it comes to producing printed wallcovering applications, print service providers are faced with a wide range of challenges that they must overcome in order to deliver high-quality work to customers.

  • LFR Spotlight feature on specialist UK distributor ArtSystems One of the main cornerstones of ArtSystems’ success has been the relationships it has in place with both its channel and manufacturer partners.

    Sitting between the manufacturers of wide-format printing hardware, and the resellers that end-users subsequently purchase from, is specialist distributor ArtSystems. Working as a logistics partner, stock warehouse and support provider for many of the industry’s largest and most-respected hardware and software brands, ArtSystems acts as a service provider on behalf of the manufacturers that resellers and print service providers subsequently buy from.

  • ArtSystems webinar on benefits of new BPIF Recycling Scheme The webinar session on 22 February will introduce the scheme and discuss the benefits it offers to companies that are looking to become more sustainable.

    ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, has announced that it will host a dedicated webinar session on 22nd February 2022 to discuss the benefits of the new BPIF Display and POS 2 Recycling Scheme.

  • ArtSystems wins ONYX Thrive achievement award for EMEA The award was presented at FESPA 2021 in Amsterdam and was one of five awards ONYX Graphics presented to its partners.

    The award, presented at FESPA 2021, honours ArtSystems for achieving the most ONYX Thrive conversions throughout EMEA in 2020.

  • ArtSystems goes interactive with new Virtual Demo Suite Resellers and end-user customers can now enjoy live and interactive demonstrations of a wide range of products, all from the comfort of their own office.

    ArtSystems, a specialist systems distributor and service provider, is delighted to announce the launch of its brand-new Virtual Demo Suite, allowing customers to experience in-depth product demonstrations from the comfort of their own offices.

  • New Xativa media swatch book now available from ArtSystems New A5 swatch book enables resellers to easily match customer requirements with the right wide-format media solution.

    ArtSystems has announced the launch of a handy new printed sample swatch book for the Xativa range of wide-format media.

  • Easy Dot allows Easy DIY installation of in-store graphics Matt Manteit, International Sales Manager at Neschen Coating GmbH, explains how innovative dot-adhesive technology is at the core of quick and easy installation of short-term promotional graphics.

    Matt Manteit, International Sales Manager at Neschen Coating GmbH, explains how innovative dot-adhesive technology is at the core of quick and easy installation of promotional graphics.

  • ArtSystems and BPIF collaborate on wide-format media recycling ArtSystems partners with BPIF to promote Display & POS 2 Recycling Scheme in wide format sector.

    ArtSystems has joined the British print association BPIF to promote good recycling practice within the wide format print community and to support resellers and end-users in understanding and embracing the new BPIF Display & POS 2 Recycling Scheme.

  • ArtSystems and HP bring new wide format media to the UK ArtSystems and HP bring innovative new wide format media to the UK.

    Specialist HP 3D print and technical imaging distributor ArtSystems has been chosen by HP to bring their growing range of wide format media with ColorPRO Technology into the UK and Ireland.

  • Grafx cut finishing from hours to minutes with Summa F-Series Clitheroe signage and vehicle graphics specialist Grafx says its new Summa F Series cutting system from ADAPT has significantly accelerated finishing processes.

    The installation of a Summa F Series flatbed cutting system has cut turnaround times dramatically for graphics company Grafx, including reducing some hours-long processes down to just a few minutes.

  • Sign Here picks the best orange with SureColor from SEDO Sign Here has invested in an Epson SureColor S80600 printer and a Summa cutter, enabling the sign specialist to hit vibrant orange shades while significantly reducing turnaround times.

    Worcester's Sign Here struggled to match a vibrant shade of orange for a vehicle wrap, until it invested in a new Epson SureColor S80600 from reseller SEDO.

  • ArtSystems inspire partners with new Epson SignMaker Bundles SignMaker Bundles are now available from ArtSystems, helping Epson resellers to meet demand from customers moving into volume production of wide format signage.

    Specialist systems distributor and service provider, ArtSystems, has launched new SignMaker Bundles to the Authorised Epson SureColor S Series reseller channel.

  • ArtSystems Wide Open Print Forum moves online ArtSystems' Wide Open Print Forum moves online.

    Given the increasing impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on trade shows and events, plus the updated advice from Government recommending social distancing, ArtSystems has announced a change in proceedings for its Wide Open Print Forum.

  • ArtSystems' announces free-to-attend Décor Event in London ArtSystems' Décor Event announced as first in series of Wide Open Print Forums.

    Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, ArtSystems, has announced 8th April 2020 as the date for its first Wide Open Print Forum. Entitled the Décor Event it will take place at the DotDigital offices, London Bridge.

  • ArtSystems joins leading Trade Associations ArtSystems joins leading Trade Associations.

    As part of its ongoing focus on promoting application awareness, ArtSystems has joined four leading trade associations in the fields of printing, design, and signage.

  • Mimaki JV300Plus, CJV300Plus & CG-FXIIPlus debut at Print Show Hybrid to unveil further new Mimaki technology with worldwide launches at The Print Show.

    Hybrid Services, the UK and Ireland Mimaki distributor, is set to unveil a series of new products at The Print Show 2019, which is taking place from Tuesday 17th – Thursday 19th September at the NEC.

  • Avery to demonstrate 'A Connected World' at Labelexpo Europe Avery Dennison store of the future to transport visitors into 'A Connected World' at Labelexpo Europe 2019.

    Avery Dennison will take visitors to Labelexpo Europe on a journey through the industries being transformed by intelligent labels as they join live RFID and NFC demonstrations and immerse themselves in the next evolution of shopping.

  • Walki upgrades green solutions for the OOH advertising sector Walki upgrades green solutions for the Out-of-Home (OOH) advertising sector.

    Walki is introducing upgrades of its Walki Print Media XXL family of products for sustainable out of home advertising billboards.

  • EFI appoints Jeff Jacobson as CEO Electronics For Imaging appoints Jeff Jacobson as Chief Executive Officer.

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has announced the appointment of Jeff Jacobson, a 30-year veteran of the digital imaging and industrial technology sector, as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Jacobson will retain his position as Executive Chairman. Mr. Jacobson succeeds Bill Muir, who is stepping down for personal reasons.

  • Brett Martin to showcase rigid print media at PRINTING United Brett Martin to showcase its high performance, rigid print media at PRINTING United.

    International rigid plastic media manufacturer, Brett Martin, will be presenting the latest addition to its Foamalux range for the print, display and signage sectors – Foamalux Calibre – along with its well-established range of Foamalux products at PRINTING United (October 23 – 25, 2019: Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, Dallas, Texas. Booth 7952, Wide Graphic & Wide Format Exhibit Hall).

  • Color Concepts and Barbieri support SGIA digital specification Color Concepts Supports SGIA’s Digital Specifications Working Group with Barbieri Spectrophotometer.

    International service provider and software developer Color Concepts, the North American distributor and service provider for Barbieri Electronic, has provided a Barbieri Spectro LFP qb Automatic Reflection/Transmission Spectrophotometer to the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Digital Specifications Working Group.

  • Roland DG UV Printing Bootcamp reveals versatility of VersaUV Roland DG UV Printing Bootcamp reveals versatility of VersaUV.

    Roland DG has wrapped up another interactive customer event at its inspirational Creative Centre in Clevedon, with the UV Printing Bootcamp uncovering yet more exciting applications for Roland VersaUV LEF technology.

  • Orbus introduces price changes Orbus introduces price changes effective August 1, 2019.

    Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, one of North America’s leading wholesale suppliers and manufacturers of display, exhibit, graphic and event solutions has announced updated product pricing as a result of tariff increases implemented earlier in 2019.

  • Kongsberg with CorruSpeed - 50% gains on corrugated finishing Achieve up to 50% corrugated finishing productivity boost with new Esko Dual Heavy Duty Unit and CorruSpeed tool.

    The latest Kongsberg digital cutting and creasing innovation from Esko, a global provider of integrated hardware and software solutions for the packaging, label and wide format sectors, makes it possible for corrugated converters to cut, crease and perforate jobs without the need to change tools, boosting finishing productivity by up to 50%.

  • Blackman & White positivity on Brexit leads to TV appearance Blackman & White make national headlines with positive approach to Brexit.

    The UK’s only manufacturer of cutting systems has hit the national headlines after it was featured on Channel 5 news.

  • UKs 1st Océ Colorado 1650 installed at Multiprint Solutions First in the UK – Multiprint Solutions installs brand new Océ Colorado 1650 printer.

    The very first Océ Colorado roll to roll 1650 printer has been installed at Multiprint Solutions in Stockport. Andy Bruce and Mike Riley took over Multiprint in June last year and since that time have been investing heavily in new machinery to vastly improve the large format offering to their clients which include advertising agencies, POS and merchandisers ,retail and display/event companies locally and nationwide.

  • SGIA acquires NAPCO Media SGIA acquires NAPCO Media.

    In a move that further enhances its current partnership with NAPCO Media and creates unprecedented value for the industry, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announced that it has acquired NAPCO Media.

  • Asia Pacific debut for roll to roll printer Karibu After its successful world premiere in May 2019, Karibu, the new swissQprint roll to roll printer is scheduled to be unveiled in the Asia Pacific region.

    After its successful world premiere in May 2019, Karibu, the new swissQprint roll to roll printer is scheduled to be unveiled in the Asia Pacific region: Sign & Display Show, Tokyo, 29–31 August 2019.

  • The ‘Summa of Love’ is here right now at ArtSystems Nottingham-based ArtSystems has just announced a ‘Summa of Love’ promotion in conjunction with Summa.

    Nottingham-based ArtSystems has just announced a ‘Summa of Love’ promotion in conjunction with Summa, the world-leading provider of high quality vinyl cutters and flatbed systems for the sign-making industry.

  • ArtSystems’ hiking team to march against cancer

    Artsystems HikeTeam

    Every four minutes someone in the UK dies from cancer. Smoking, alcohol abuse, genetic predisposition and obesity have been joined by other cancer triggers including air pollution, extended life spans, and human papilloma virus to tip cancer care into crisis. Nearly all research into the condition is funded through public donations, and “to do their bit” a team from Nottingham-based specialist distributer ArtSystems will step forward in September to “march against cancer”.

  • ArtSystems exclusive reseller event: Introduction to Industry 4.0

    ArtSystems Industry 4.0 banner

    On 13th September specialist distributor ArtSystems will be partnering with its parent company, Westcoast, to host “Introduction to Industry 4.0”, an exclusive business development event for its resellers and channel members.

  • New Onyx Graphics 12.2 software is 'everything the print professional could ask for'

    ONYX 12.2

    Nottingham-based specialist distributor ArtSystems has announced the release of the eagerly awaited 12.2 version of the Onyx Graphics software, the latest version of the company’s wide format print workflow and RIP products.

  • ArtSystems scoops two HP accredited graphics service partner awards

    ArtSystems HP Award

    The Technical Support Team of ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based HP trade distributor, was the top performer at the HP Master Engineer event held in Barcelona this April. The team claimed two awards as an HP Accredited Graphics Service Partner:

  • ArtSystems supports innovation at Sign & Digital UK 2017 On the Summa stand (G30), ArtSystems will help to demonstrate why the award-winning Summa F Series flatbed cutting system just got even better.

    ArtSystems Summa F series HF Router

    Specialist distributor ArtSystems will be at Sign & Digital UK 2017, with representatives on a number of the company’s suppliers’ stands.

  • TwentySix01 takes delivery of UK's first Summa F2630 flatbed cutter

    Paul Johnson (left) and Steve Williamson with their new Summa F2630

    Bristol-based large format digital print specialists TwentySix01 ltd has taken delivery of the first Summa F2630 flatbed cutter in the UK.

  • ArtSystems offers free James Cropper photo board sample packs

    Until the end of October 2016, ArtSystems will be offering a free A4 sample pack of James Cropper’s ready-mounted photo board range for users and resellers.

    Nottingham-based specialist distributor ArtSystems has announced it plans to increase brand awareness for James Cropper’s popular pre-mounted photo board by offering free sample packs to users and resellers.

  • ArtSystems to support MakerBot at upcoming TCT show

    ArtSystems TCT show lab with People

    Nottingham-based specialist distributor ArtSystems will be supporting MakerBot at the upcoming TCT Show, scheduled to take place on 28th and 29th September 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham.

    TCT is one of the world's leading events dedicated to 3D printing, additive manufacturing and product development. Representatives from ArtSystems will be present on the MakerBot stand (A12) throughout the two-day event.
    The full range of MakerBot 3D printers will be shown on the stand along with education solutions centred on the “MakerBot in the classroom” concept. The key focus will be on how MakerBot’s wider ecology (including Thingiverse) is being applied practically in the learning experience.

    Thingiverse is a dedicated free online facility from which MakerBot users can download exciting and challenging printable designs, from a full sized “bristle dress” to a mediaeval fortress or a working model of a car engine.

    Ted Freer, Division Manager Design at MakerBot, explains: “The speed and ease with which MakerBot can reduce the gap between original idea and physically realised concept will be the driving theme for the show. In the design sector MakerBot improves creativity in prototyping and gives students and designers the ability to rapidly explore new ideas using high quality 3D models. In the education sector MakerBot enables brand new learning experiences that quickly translate pure, intellectual concepts into solid models.

    “We are at a turning point in the 3D sector with more and more new users discovering the potential this technology offers. Our presence at TCT is aimed at widening that experience and helping create easy routes through which educators new to 3D can adopt and benefit from this technology.”

    For more information about the TCT Show, please visit http://www.tctshow.com

  • ArtSystems says great service is the best solution

    Nottingham-based distributor ArtSystems has been acquired by Westcoast Holdings. MD Steve Hawker explains what that will mean to its customers.

    Nottingham-based distributor ArtSystems has been acquired by Westcoast Holdings. MD Steve Hawker explains what that will mean to its customers.

  • Westcoast announces acquisition of ArtSystems

    artsystem westcoast

    IT distributor Westcoast has announced the acquisition of ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist distributor.

  • Life’s a beach for Neschen and ArtSystems at SDUK 2016

    Artsystems will be sharing the beach-themed stand R41 with Neschen at SDUK 2016

    Visitors to this year’s Sign & Digital UK should be sure to bring a bucket and spade with them – and a sweet tooth.

  • ArtSystems announces arrival of Xativa 3D Filament to UK market

    ArtSystems announce arrival of Xativa 3D Filament to UK market

    Nottingham-based specialist distributor, Artsystems, has announced the arrival of Xativa’s cost-effective and high quality 3D Filament to the UK market.

  • ArtSystems provides London fun without the commute

    ArtSystems Egg Hunt LFR

    Easter is coming early this year and to celebrate, Nottingham-based graphics materials and hardware distributor, ArtSystems, will be running a fun, online promotional activity for its resellers. In March and during the run up to Easter Sunday, resellers simply register and then pick a station from the promotional site when they place their first order of the week to see if they have found a chocolate egg (or rabbit).

    Paul Tarry, ArtSystems’ Consumables Sales Divisional Manager, explained, “Our resellers work hard all year round and we know they also have a lively sense of humour. We feel that giving them the chance to win a chocolate egg for doing what they will doing anyway will tickle their funny bones. And it’s not just about chocolate! We’ll also be giving away Red Letter Days on some stations, so some lucky people will get the chance to win a very special day out.”

    Paul continued, “The hunt will be run each week in March until the Easter weekend. There will be no chance for duplications. Once resellers have picked their station we will ‘close’ them and then ‘reopen’ them the following week. We’ll keep registered resellers updated so they can see how everyone is performing, but they’ll only see the winning station names so everyone playing will remain anonymous. It’s just a bit of fun but it’s also our way of letting resellers know how much we value them.”

    For more information, please visit www.artsystems.co.uk.

  • SmartLF SG voted SGIA’s “Scanning Product of the year”

    ArtSystems Colortrac SmartLF SG SGIA award LFR

    Colortrac’s innovative SmartLF SG wide format scanner beats the field at SGIA awards in Atlanta USA

    UK distributor, ArtSystems, has proudly announced that the Speciality Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) prestigious Product of the Year Competition for Scanning Product of the Year was awarded to Colortrac’s SmartLF SG.

    A total of 141 entries were submitted for this exclusive competition which was conducted during the 2015 SGIA Expo in November. Judges said this year’s event was “one of the most challenging in recent history”.

    Held in Atlanta, USA, the award was announced to some of the leaders of the specialty imaging industry. ArtSystems’ Sales Divisional Manager, Ted Freer, was enthusiastic about the award, which he said was very well deserved.

    “We believe the Colortrac SmartLF SG is the best wide format scanner in its field and this award proves that the SGIA agrees with us. The range offers superior graphics, crystal clear lines and the fastest thick media adjustment on the market, we have every reason to be very proud of this product.”

    Ray Weiss, SGIA’s Digital Specialist, said, “We are really thrilled with the participation from exhibiting companies, and we even doubled the product categories to correctly acknowledge all of the possible technical accomplishments honoured in this competition. The award winners have been extremely enthusiastic about their wins, understanding just how competitive the field was this year.”

    Fastest ever Colortrac CCD HD wide format scanner

    The SmartLF SG series of large format scanners uses the same charge-coupled device (CCD) sensor technology found in professional quality cameras. It will scan thick media in HD up to 1200 DPI and up to 36 or even 44 inches wide.

    Instant-on LED lights mean no warm up and no waiting around, and the SmartLF SG range scans all types of paper and mounted documents. It provides super-easy adjustment for different media thicknesses up to 15 mm, and is suitable for:
    •             Hi-Fidelity colour reproduction for scanning and reprographics service professionals
    •             High Speed Technical Imaging within AEC, CAD, Mapping and GIS
    •             Electronic Document Capture (TWAIN)

    There are three SmartLF SG high definition large format scanner models in each size (36in or 44in) with performance levels and features optimised for different applications.

    If operator requirements change, the m (monochrome/greyscale) and c (colour) models can be easily remotely upgraded to a higher level using a simple emailed scanner upgrade tool. The e (enhanced) upgrade offers the highest colour scanning speed. Monochrome/greyscale scan speeds are identical across all upgrades.

    Ted Freer concluded: “Colortrac has created an instant classic with the SmartLF SG series by providing these scanners with a range of specifications that set the benchmark in their marketplace. The SGIA judges reinforced everything we have been saying about these machines, they are simply world beating technology.”

  • GPT to host HP Open Day in Nottingham

    HP Open Day

    Graphic Printing Technologies (GPT) has announced an Open Day, specifically focusing on HP's range of Latex and Flatbed printers.

  • ArtSystems prints 3D at Bett, ExCeL, London

    MakerBot range of 3D Printers from ArtSystems

    UK distributor, ArtSystems, supports MakerBot 3D printer stand at bett, ExCeL, the world’s foremost education technology event.

  • ArtSystems brings cheer to another New Year

    ArtSystems Open Day

    Nottingham-based specialist distributor ArtSystems has enjoyed a buoyant 2015 and has plenty of irons in the fire for an even better 2016, says Ted Freer, Sales Divisional Manager.

  • ArtSystems field engineering team now City and Guilds certified for safety

    ArtSystems safety certification LFR

    Nottingham-based specialist signage, graphics materials and hardware distributor, ArtSystems continues its policy of investing in staff training where it counts. Its 14-strong field engineering and support team have all recently been awarded the City and Guilds certificate in Electrical Maintenance Skills 2572-01.

    This helps to ensure the team understands how to practice the safe and correct handling of electrical systems for both the support and installation of the distributor’s full catalogue of HP Latex printers, Summa Cutters, Colortrac scanners, Stratasys 3D printers and other peripherals.

    Technical Services Manager, Armando Carvalho, said, “The four-day City and Guilds 2572-01 programme helps raise awareness about the hazards associated with electrical equipment and machinery. The team is now even more grounded in the principles of electrical safety and systems testing across both single and three-phase supply.

    “Ensuring our team knows what they’re doing when they arrive on site − no matter what they get confronted with – fits in with our philosophy of providing the fullest support to our resellers and their customers.”

    He concluded, “We believe our service is second to none and so is our engineering and support team, but we will never rest on our laurels. The City and Guilds certification course has allowed the team to shine a fresh light on our existing procedures and proved a valuable adjunct to the experience and insight we already enjoy.
    “ArtSystems is also the official HP Warranty provider for all HP Latex printers in the UK and Ireland. We are proud to have earned such glowing industry recognition for our high standards – and we will never set our aim below becoming the best in all we do.”

  • Antalis enters 3D print market following reseller agreement with ArtSystems

    Antalis Stratasys Mojo LFR

    Antalis has entered the 3D printing market following the completion of a reseller agreement with ArtSystems. The agreement establishes Antalis as a MakerBot Professional Plus Reseller and Stratasys Idea Series authorised partner of 3D printers that use Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) technology. In addition, Antalis will also offer expert advice and model sampling for customers who are thinking of venturing into the 3D print market.

    Commenting on the announcement, Paul Duffy, Antalis Digital Print Development Manager says: “The 3D print market is growing at an unprecedented rate. As our customers become more aware of this burgeoning new technology, they are looking for guidance as to how this could fit within their own businesses. We therefore wanted to use our relationships in key markets to develop a 3D print offering that would fulfill the majority of those customer’s demands, from entry level to more professional applications.”

    The MakerBot range is aimed at the education market and the ‘prosumer’ starting out on the 3D journey, with 4 models ranging from a £1,000 to £5,000 to offer differing build volumes. Easy to install and use, the ‘MakerBot Desktop’ software gives the user instant access to printer functionality, training videos, tips and tricks, technical support and access to over a 1,000,000 free customisable models.

    The Stratasys Idea Range is aimed at the 3D professional wanting to create highly accurate prototypes and concept proofs with printers costing £6,500 to £14,500. The quality of print on these devices means complex, working, one-piece models can be created and the water soluble support filament means post print fishing is kept to a minimum.

    The Stratasys and MakerBot range enable Antalis to offer printers at all price points depending on the customer’s specific requirements.

    Duffy continues: “Although 3D print may be too soon for some of our customers, they will be able to learn from us, and start to think about the opportunities that this technology offers.”

    According to Duffy, 3D printing is of interest to educators, designers, engineers, marketers and printers who will find familiarity with the 3D process based on their workflow experience in taking digital files through to print. Therefore 3D printing is a natural fit for those companies looking to introduce cutting edge technology to their range of print services.

    “We have already had interest from education, copyshops, display companies, packaging specialists, personalised promotional producers and manufacturing companies. Our customers have heard all the myths and hype that comes with 3D printing so many are now looking for clarification - ‘what actually is 3D printing’, ‘how does it work?’ and ‘can I make money with 3D printing in my business? Backed by the manufacturers, we are now in the perfect position to help customers understand the potential of this exciting technology.”

    Antalis will be exhibiting its 3D print offering at The Print Show 13–15th October (Stand D40) at the NEC, Birmingham. Antalis also has a stand at The Higher Education Show at London’s ExCeL on 14th October 2015 (Stand 276), where it has 50 premium goody bags to give away to customers who participate in its on-stand free prize draw.

    Antalis is also hosting a 3D event at its Digital Academy in Coalville, Leicestershire on 18th November.

    For more information contact: 3D@antalis.co.uk

  • ArtSystems showcasing new 3D products and more at Old Trafford

    Showcase OldTrafford AW

    Nottingham-based distributor ArtSystems is holding a special business event at Old Trafford football stadium to showcase some of the key new products and business programmes it will be launching during 2015.

    Called the ArtSystems Business Expo 2015, the event will be by invitation only and will be held on Thursday 23rd April for one day. On show will be two brand new CAD/technical printers - the Canon iPF670 and iPF770. These new products will also form the basis of two new large format multi-function devices available through ArtSystems. By combining these two new Canon printers with Colortrac Wide Format Scanners, ArtSystems will create innovative multi-function devices which will help build new income streams for resellers.

    ArtSystems will also be showcasing 3D printing by displaying the Stratasys Idea Series professional desktop 3D printer range – to help their resellers take advantage of this exciting new market. Stratasys are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of 3D printers, and the Idea Series is their professional entry level 3D printer range, which brings professional 3D printing to any desktop or small team workspace.

    Also on display will be the Colortrac range of wide format scanners. They feature professional standard cameras, are quick and easy to use and can scan and copy documents up to 36 or 44 inches wide. Colortrac scanners are a cost-effective route into wide format scanning and enable resellers to attract scanning business from existing clients who may be outsourcing it at the moment.

    ArtSystems are excited about the event as Ted Freer, Divisional Manager - Design at ArtSystems points out, “We’re very happy to be holding this event. It gives us an excellent opportunity to talk to our resellers face to face and really outline all the support we’ll be giving them throughout the year. The new and existing products we’ll be highlighting too will be great to see, and will demonstrate how we can help resellers move into new markets and build new income streams.”