Print Futures
Since 1976
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    It all started in an attic above a sweet factory
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    Former apprentice letterpress compositor Ted Ayerst founded VGL (Jadecal Signs) having seen the potential of pre-spaced lettering for marking signs and vehicles
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    Success means a move to a 2500sq ft factory in Denmark Street Maidenhead.
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    Success means a move to a 2500sq ft factory in Denmark Street Maidenhead.
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    Installation of revolutionary Spacematic®’
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    The Spacematic was the world’s first computer oprerated machine for producing pre-spaced letter sets - it was a revolution in signage
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    VGL introduce CAD/CAM beds
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    The arrival of CAD/CAM beds represented a new level of quality for producing lettering and logos.
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    Welcome to Reading
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    VGL moves to Reading and the acquisition of a 16500 sq ft factory unites all aspects of their business
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    VGL are the first graphics company to receive quality recognition.
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    VGL are proud to be awarded BS5750 Pts I & II.
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    The start of bespoke digital printing.
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    The groundbreaking Xerox 8954 is put to good use creating full colour bespoke prints to produce a one off launch vehicle for Virgin Cola.
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    Walker’s Crisps 400+ vehicles
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    A combination of screen and digital technologies were combined to proof and produce a new identity for over 400 vehicles.
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    Revolution in outdoor media
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    VGL produces UK’s first full wrap media bus, for TDI.
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    More outdoor media milestones
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    The full train wrap for Guinness is another first for VGL.
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    VGL now operating from two production units.
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    Acquire and develop a new digital facitlity, the 25,000sq ft factory in Elgar Road.
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    10,000 square metres and still the biggest wrap ever.
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    A massive undertaking; planned, printed and installed by VGL. The Edgar Davids Euro 2000 has set the benchmark for awe-inspiring graphics. It’s an award winner and still a record breaker.
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    Installation of our first flat bed printer – Inca Eagle 44H
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    Used to great effect, it printed direct to plywood for the award winning signage for Sainsbury’s Market concept.
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    Continual investment in technology
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    A busy time with the introduction of 3 roll to roll printers Frescos HiQ machines and Vutek 2360 8C Ultra Vu.
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    Largest photographic output in the world.
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    VGL introduces photographic production to it’s technologies with the arrival of the Lightjet 500XL.
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    Soft Signage comes to VGL
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    Seeing the potential in soft signage and textile production we install the Artistri, a Japanese machine for the production of photo realistic images onto textiles.
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    Increased small format capacity
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    The addition of our second HP Indigo Multistream S2000 makes our small format offer a big contender.
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    VGL launch Surface View
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    An exciting departure for VGL, we take beautiful bespoke digital printing online and direct to the interior design market.
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    Digital now prints white
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    VGL Install the Durst Rho 160R and the Durst Rho 320R – both now print white - a great addition to our digital offer.
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    VGL introduce the Inca Onset S20
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    Another step up in quality, the flat bed prints at industrial speeds with virtual photographic reproduction.
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    VGL purchase a 2,230sqm factory
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    VGL's new factory takes total production space to over 6,000sqm, enabling investment in new Durst 500R - a superwide roll to roll UV printer.
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    Two great new machines
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    Installation of second Onset S20 – printing at a speed of 310 square metres an hour, and the Durst Rhotex 320 arrives – the first printer for the industrial soft signage sector.
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    Investment in innovation
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    We install the new Rho P10 320R – thefirstintheUK–and a2nd Rhotex 320R, giving us unrivalled production.
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    Another new venture.
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    VGL launch Fabpixi® – the fabulous picture switching service. The future is fabric.
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