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GALA GRAPHICS INVESTS IN PRINT TECHNOLOGY FOR SPECIALIST MATERIALS




Gala Graphics, the Rotherham based graphic design and promotional print specialist, has introduced a new in-house dye sublimation printing service as part of a recent £75,000 investment in new equipment.
This means that Gala Graphics will be one of only a handful of print companies based in the UK who are able to offer this specialised service, which often has to be outsourced to businesses in other countries.
Dye sublimation printing uses heat and pressure to transfer high-quality images onto a variety of materials including fabric, plastic, metal and wood. The process relies on a specialised ink, which when heated changes from being a solid dye to a gas, without passing through a liquid stage. The dye is sublimated into the fabric, so cannot flake off and won't fade over time, creating a brighter, more premium finish compared to traditional processes.
Glen Robinson, Managing Director of Gala Graphics, said: “We recognised that there was demand in the market for printing on specialist materials for a wide variety of industries including visual marketing, textiles and household. As we can now carry out dye sublimation printing in-house this means lead times are significantly reduced. As a result we expect this new service to attract further business from across the UK and Europe, which will create more employment opportunities for local people.”


By purchasing this new printer, Gala Graphics can offer a more premium finish on all of its products, whilst also being able to print onto the most delicate of fabrics. The dye sublimation process also offers unlimited colours to choose from as the new technology has the capabilities to produce any pantone required.
As part of the £75,000 investment, Gala Graphics has also upgraded its solvent printing capabilities with the purchase of a new Roland TRUVIS 640.
With over 10 years’ industry experience, Gala Graphics specialises in producing high quality, bespoke promotional products such as banners, flags, roller banners, lea?ets and business cards.
The company is based in a custom built facility in Rotherham, which allows the team of experienced designers and print technicians to work side by side, serving customers from around the UK and the rest of Europe, on both domestic and commercial levels.
Gala Graphics is a division of Gala Tent, a company with over 17 years’ experience in design, manufacture and supply of marquees and gazebos to the events industry.
 
For more information or to view the company’s comprehensive range of promotional products, visit www.galagraphics.co.uk