Huddersfield, England-based Swiftprint has purchased a new Matrix digital foiling & laminating system from Vivid Laminating Technologies.

The move will allow Swiftprint to offer customised foiling solutions to its customers.

Swiftprint, established in 1972, offers a range of services ranging from business cards, letterheads, brochures & flyers and wide format work such as outdoor banners, signs, pop-up banners and exhibition stands.

The printing services provider claims to possess Xerox Versant 2100, Roland & Canon wide format printers and an Easymount wide format laminator.

The company has now decided to go ahead with the investment on an in-house small format lamination system.

Swiftprint’s Phil Earle said: “We had a ‘so-called’ table top laminator. It was a messy and time-consuming operation and anything over 100 sheets would always be outsourced. I visited the Print2Finish event and was given a demonstration on the Matrix System.

“I was very impressed with the quality and amazed that we’d also be able to foil our digital work. I was also really surprised how well the Matrix could foil onto uncoated paper, particularly a job we used to send out using the Arjowiggins Pop’Set range. We’ve saved thousands of dollars now we can foil and laminate on the Matrix.”

Swiftprint also run its sister company, Wedding Angels, and offers wedding stationery such as save the date cards, invitations, order of service and table plans. The company specialises in short-run, personalised & bespoke digitally printed stationery.

Earle said: "Many couples that visit us love the look and quality of foiled invites for their wedding," "The problem is that most find the £150 set-up charge too expensive, as we used to outsource all our foiled work.

“Now we have the Matrix, we can offer our wedding stationery with a beautiful bespoke foiled finish, even foiling variable data like individual names, and all without set-up charges."

Image: Vivid’s lamination system purchased by Swiftprint. Photo: Courtesy of Vivid Laminating Technologies.