The Partners

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With the widest range of paper products for digital printers we provide the products, expertise and service that will help you stay ahead in this rapidly changing market.

We have a market leading range of over 13,000 products including papers, envelopes and consumables, as well as packaging and visual communication materials; and it’s all backed up with a service that is second to none.

In a market that is fast paced and constantly changing, you can rely on us to add value to your business through our industry expertise, product range and service offer.

  • Regional sales offices – one local point of contact for all your needs
  • Next day and same day deliveries – on time in full, every time
  • Antalis online – stock availability, pricing and ordering – 24/7
  • Sample and dummy service – delivered next day, in perfect condition
  • Technical consultants – here to support you whenever you need them
  • Specialist conversion facilities – to supply your non-standard material requirements

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Friedheim International is the UK & Ireland’s foremost company in the supply of finishing equipment and solutions for commercial print, digital print, binding, converting and packaging applications.

From its extensive portfolio of available products, at Northern Lights Friedheim will demonstrate the following:

Compact and highly flexible in operation, the Komfi Amiga 52 thermal laminator is perfect for companies processing small to medium sized jobs up to B2 sheet format: it is particularly suitable for digitally printed output. With its fast and easy set-up, and a processing speed of up to 5700 A4 sheets/ hour, this laminating machine ticks all the right boxes for efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Ideal for medium to large formats, the compact Schneider Senator S-line 115H ‘PCC’ guillotine offers continuous, reliable cutting precision due to its solid one-piece cast iron construction. Among the guillotine’s features are a fully hydraulic knife drive that comes without clutch, fly wheel, gear or shear bolts, resulting in less wear and tear to parts, and drastically reduced maintenance costs.

Information on other laminating and cutting options, sheet folding solutions, plus packaging/film wrapping in all its different forms, will also be available during the Northern Lights event.

Infigo Software is a market leader in personalised print and marketing engagement solutions.

Offering easy-to-use and easy to integrate systems for all business users in print, corporate and creative industries; delivering innovative online services that enhance our clients’ B2B and B2C businesses.

Infigo’s Catfish platform, already used by hundreds of online retailers, marketing professionals and skilled printers alike, capitalises on the hottest personalisation trends and helps profitability while giving a competitive edge.

With the latest MegaEdit design tool and publishing platform serving both B2B and B2C customers, along with the addition of the Symphony package, Infigo are able to offer multi-channels- print, email, SMS, social Media and calendars.

A truly comprehensive suite of software from Infigo.

Punching, Binding and Laminating Systems from RENZ - A solution for every application.

Renz machines will make it easier to keep jobs in house, thus allowing you to maintain a quick turnaround and maximise the return on investment. High-quality adaptable German engineered systems for any loose leaf punching or binding style. From entry-level, hand-operated machines to fully automatic systems/production binding lines with fully automatic setup.

Renz are excited to be part of Northern Lights having partnered with Duplo for many years. Renz will be showcasing high speed desktop punching and binding machines as well as semi-automatic professional level punching and binding machines for all loose leaf binding jobs. Renz will be showcasing the new Comfort Plus electric binding machines.

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Xeretec helps businesses in the graphics industry improve their profitability and remain ahead of the game by providing a consultative approach to build a sustainable digital ROI model.

As the largest production print provider for Xerox in Europe, we can offer your business the following:

  • Industry specialist’s - with over 20 years of digital workflow experience
  • Technical and after sales support – a local team of technical installation and after sales print analysts
  • Award winning products - leading best of bread digital hardware and software solutions
  • Flexible financial cost models – to ensure sustainable revenue and profitability

“Xeretec is innovative in its thinking, experienced, trust-worthy, reliable and committed to customer support. They are not sales people. They are business consultants who help alleviate our print pain points and have helped us to build a sustainable digital print model.” – Stephen Connor, Wyke Printers

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Vivid’s award-winning Matrix Pneumatic Laminators offer huge savings in costs and production times.

A new user of the system recently stated in PrintWeek “The pneumatic system and compressor put a lot more pressure on to the work so we get faster laminating and a better bond.”

Not only can lamination be brought in-house with the Matrix, the systems can also create bespoke prints with Foiling, Spot UV-effects and Holographic film, with no need for expensive dies and set-up charges.

Used by commercial printers, copy & print shops and digital printers to laminate business cards, menus, post cards, brochures and more, the Matrix is an essential part of the print-finishing process.

Vivid will be demonstrating foiling effects on the Matrix and the new automated digital feeder for the Matrix Systems at this year’s Northern Lights.

The BPIF is the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry.

We offer practical, value-adding solutions ranging from HR, Health, Safety and Environmental compliance to employee health and wellbeing.

Our training team support members to develop their employees at all levels, with qualifications ranging from entry level apprenticeships to Masters Programmes, the support also includes obtaining funding on your behalf for both apprenticeships and NVQs.

Vision in Print enables companies to benefit significantly from our Business Improvement Programmes. Platinum members are able to receive free business health checks.

To help grow your business we provide consultancy services enabling you to attain standards of excellence in ISO 9001 (Quality), 14001 (Environmental), 27001 (Information Security) and the new government IASME Cyber Security Scheme.

We are the leaders in Colour Management with BPIF ISO 12647 and have introduced a BPIF Technical Compliance Certificate for SMEs who aspire to the new standard but do not necessarily have the resource to attain it.

Members who express an interest in the Technical Compliance Certificate at the show can get a reduced rate of £1500.

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PrintIT! is a nationwide education initiative that has been teaching students about the Print, Paper and Packaging industries since 2005. This free, curriculum mapped programme runs solely on the support of the industry.

With 150,000 pupils and nearly 2,500 schools taking part in the programme to date, the aim of PrintIT! is to give students the opportunity to learn more about the many varied facets of the printing industries and offer them an insight into the career routes and apprenticeships available.

The Schools into Industry programme is run as a competition culminating in an Oscar Style awards ceremony with fantastic prizes for both the school and the students up for grabs! Students are asked to design a print based product from start to finish and teachers are supplied with a guide that includes a series of prepared lesson plans, downloadable interactive multi-media resources and interactive presentations.