Prima Yorkshire Ltd, a creative packaging company are celebrating their twenty-year anniversary this month.

What began as a collective effort of Europe’s major screen printing suppliers, has grown and evolved to become the home of industrial printing in all its facets. Turning thirty in 2020, the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association (ESMA) represents the best in both screen and digital inkjet technologies, and looks with optimism into the next decade. Some of the key figures look back at their time with the association and share future outlooks.

Xaar is celebrating its 30th birthday in style with champagne sent to every member of the team to toast the business and its role in pioneering the use of industrial inkjet technologies around the world.

On VE Day May 8 1945, huge crowds gathered in London’s Piccadilly Circus to celebrate the end of World War II in Europe. Cheerful Londoners celebrated in their thousands, crammed onto vans and buses, their exuberance captured on film and camera.

GSP Print, the company responsible for printing ads for leading Out-Of-Home advertising company JCDecaux, marks 50 years of operation in 2020, along with its status as the leading provider of high-quality, cost-effective printing and finishes for Out-Of-Home advertising in Australia.

The Felix Schoeller Group was founded 125 years ago this year. Founded in 1895 in Osnabrück, Germany, by Felix Hermann Maria Schoeller, the Felix Schoeller Group now has worldwide operations with around 3,600 employees at 12 sites producing specialty papers, including digital printing papers, decor papers and release liners. The company has a clear vision of its future and is resolute in its intent to turn that vision into reality.

FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today it has been ranked the #1 franchise opportunity in its category in Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500® for the fourth consecutive year. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500® ranks FASTSIGNS as #55 — the only sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise to be recognized in the top 100 — for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

Global Shop Solutions is proud to celebrate 15 years of extraordinary service to ERP software customers under the leadership of Financial & Operations Service Manager Greg Bean.

After ten years in business, one of the UK’s leading exhibition specialists has rebranded to reflect the company’s growth and area of expertise.

On the 1st of August, Visual Print and Design unveiled its brand-new logo to celebrate 10 years in business.

Minuteman Press International is proud to celebrate the relocation of its original Farmingdale franchise to 324 Main Street. The historic move means that Minuteman Press in Farmingdale can remain a Main Street fixture just as it has been since first opening its doors in 1975. Minuteman Press International, which has strong roots in Long Island and remains a family-owned and operated franchisor, is also headquartered in Farmingdale at 61 Executive Blvd.

Minuteman Press International is proud to commemorate 30 years in business for the Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing franchise in Seekonk, Massachusetts. Marc Frechette runs the family business that was started by his father in 1989. He says, “It is hard to believe we have been in business for this long. My father started this business 30 years ago and it has been a big part of my life since then. For me, I worked here part-time in high school and college. I am now a second-generation owner and my children are growing up knowing Minuteman Press just the way I did.”

1989… One man’s dream:

Prism Inks is pleased to announce its twentieth year as one of the industry’s most innovative and advanced ink manufacturers. Prism will commemorate the occasion with a number of promotional events for its customers over the next 30 days.

Xaar is celebrating the 20th birthday of its ever popular Xaar 128 printhead. Initially conceptualised for use in desktop fax machines, in fact, at launch the Xaar 128 proved to be better suited to other sectors due to its combination of reliability, ease of integration, speed and quality of print. This ensured it quickly became a firm favourite in the coding and marking and wide-format graphics markets.

Packaging Innovations 2019 will return to Olympia for its 10th edition on 11 & 12 September, hosted alongside Luxury Packaging London. As the capital’s most exclusive packaging event it will bring the industry together in a festival of cutting-edge, branded and bespoke packaging, when it welcomes over 180 industry specialists to what is set to be its biggest show to date.

In early 2009, into the teeth of the most severe recession ever suffered by the printing industry, Color-Logic introduced its Process Metallic Color System--the only graphic design software package that simplifies and standardizes metallic print production, creating foil printing using white ink/toner or silver ink/toner. Since that 2009 introduction, the Color-Logic system has remained affordable and easy for both conventional and digital printers to implement. A key Color-Logic feature links printers with graphic designers and brand managers, making them partners in the successful execution of metallic designs.

Today we are celebrating the First Anniversary milestone of the HP Latex R Printer Series (HP Latex R1000 and HP Latex R2000), announced at FESPA last year, which signified HP’s breakthrough hybrid latex printer for flexible and rigid sign and display printing in just one device.

Mactac®, an industry-leading pressure-sensitive adhesives manufacturer headquartered in Stow, Ohio, celebrates its milestone 60th anniversary this year.

MIDLAND, Perth, Western Australia – Celebrating four years in business in Midland, Perth, WA, John and Diana Sim first joined the Minuteman Press franchise family in March 2015. Diana began the business initially and after nine months John left his job as well. Together, Diana and John have grown their business as they provide excellent customer service, exceptional product knowledge, and educate their clients as to the wide variety of products and services they offer.

What a year it’s been! Owner Mark Collins looks back at his first year of trading and talks about plans for the future.

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