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Pyramid Display Materials launches Simply Banner material collection


After a full two years of planning, sourcing and product development, Pyramid are launching a full range of banner substrates covering all the major applications and a few new ones – Simply Banner. A new innovative brochure is now available that aims to take


the mystery out of banner media and really simplify the material selection process. Within the brochure is not only a sample of each grade but also a detailed explanation of how the banner


is made up with details on denier, weave and yarn tenacity along with explanations of final applications for each grade. Dennis Morgan, Pyramid’s Managing Director explains the thinking


behind the range. “In putting together our Simply Banner collection we have sourced a range of the most popular tried and tested specifications and grades available, so you can use them with con- fidence to produce the highest quality graphics and banner applications at a competitive price. We have also added a number of new grades which have ultra smooth finishes, which when printed hold excellent fine detail especially when viewed at close quarters. A great example of this is Simply Lightbox which is a backlit film with no scrim or weave in its make up making it ideal for backlit applications as there is no scrim show through.” Pyramid are literally widening their banner portfolio by now


stocking and distributing both 3.2 and 5 metre products, opening up a new market segment for super wide machines. Neil McCarthy, Head of Sales and Marketing confirms the


Pyramid’s new Simply Banner marketing materials.


thinking behind broadening the Simply Banner portfolio. “We have invested in new storage, handling equipment and logistics to be able to stock and distribute these super wide rolls but it just makes sense to be able to offer our customers materials for their super wide printers. The new Simply Banner range perfectly complements our digital offering to the market sitting alongside our ranges of MACtac, Foamalite, Correx, Akyprint and PolylinePro products.” For further information telephone Pyramid on 0161 872 5666 or visit www.pyramiddisplay.co.uk


Tech8 signs Selectech as Preferred Partner


Selectech, a specialist supplier of ink, media and accessories to the professional wide format sign and display print market, has been appointed as Tech8’s first Preferred Partner. As a result of this partnership, Selectech is now able to offer its annual warranty and pay-as-you-go customers a guaranteed next-day, on-site technical support service. Tech8 is the technical support and spares specialist for the wide


format printing industry and has developed the Preferred Partner Programme to ensure it can offer customers unrivalled levels of service. Selectech is the first company to be awarded Tech8’s Preferred Partner status. As well as guaranteed


next day support, Selectech customers will benefit from a 5% discount on Tech 8’s already competitively-priced spare parts and a 5% reduction on Tech8’s standard wide format printer service rate. Stuart Lee, Development


Manager at Selectech, comments,


“As Tech8’s


Preferred Partner, we will be able to ensure our customers suffer minimal downtime if and when a technical issue arises. It offers us an incredible USP. The majority of major manu- facturers are currently unable to


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offer such a competitively-priced, comprehensive support package.” He continues, “For all common faults, providing the relevant


spare parts are available, Selectech will guarantee its customers that they will get preferential treatment and a next-day on-site visit as standard.” Justin Atkinson, Business Manager at Tech8, adds, “By offering


this exceptional standard of service, we’re enabling Selectech to truly differentiate itself in a competitive marketplace. The Preferred Partner Programme will be rolled out across the UK in due course.” For further information visit www.selectech.co.uk


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