For us, this year’s VM & Display Show was all about celebrations. An incredible 40 years’ in the business has seen many changes. From the humble beginnings above a sweet store to expanding into 4 factories, we’re proud to be at the forefront of print design.
Our stand was the chance to celebrate what we’re best at. We demonstrated our soft signage capabilities with a huge back wall fabric frame lightbox. Printed on our Durst Rhotex 320, the advantages of using our water based ink system and dye sublimation process were evident in the vibrant colours and solid black of the image.
Our timeline displayed some key points through our 40 year history, running from the top of the fabric wall and then onto our direct printed plywood floor, constructed from panels of 18mm plywood.
Perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of our stand was the giant cardboard engineered “40”. Spearheaded by our skilled in house studio, the two massive numerals were engineered to be free standing and incorporated elements of printed vinyls, cardboard engineering and other specialist vinyl films that were pulled together to make an incredible impact.
We had a great show, it was a brilliant opportunity to connect with so many new and current customers and introduce the range of services we can offer at VGL.
If you didn't get the chance to visit us at the show, we'd be happy to discuss your print requirements. Give us a ring on 0118 922 1300 or email us at [email protected]
We will be exhibiting at the VM & Display show again this year, from the 20th – 21st April at the Business Design Centre in Islington.
Come and find us at stand D6
and look out for our supersized graphics. We’ve taken it to the next level with our enormous cardboard engineered designs, which you can literally walk through!
This year we will be celebrating an incredible 40 years in the industry. As our knowledge has grown, so have our facilities. Expanding from a single factory, we now boast an impressive 4 factories located in Reading. Offering the most comprehensive printing services in the UK, we are well equipped to manage every aspect of your Visual Merchandising campaigns. Our continued commitment to investing in innovation allows us access to the most advanced printers on the market. This undeniable quality is certain to make your graphics stand out from the crowd.
If you’ll be heading to the show, please give us a call or send us an email to let us know what day and approximate time. We’ll then get an appointment booked in with one of our sales team who can help you on the specifics of your project.
Don't forget to sign up for your free tickets here.
Look forward to seeing you!
This year’s VM & Display Show was a brilliant event and it was great to see lots of new faces, as well as a few familiar ones.
Our textured wall vinyl created a lot of attention as well as our bold fabric graphics and cardboard bears (designs courtesy of paperwolf
). The phrase we kept hearing was; “it really pops!”…
Thanks to our high quality flatbed printing and new technology in textile printing, the quality and versatility of print clearly made an impression.
We’re looking forward to hearing from everyone we met at the show and we can’t wait to see what opportunities lay ahead! We hope to see you all next year.
If you missed us at the show and want to send us an enquiry, click here
Reusable graphics and display systems are becoming more and more important to our customers. There is an ever growing need for more cost effective implementation as well as greener production methods, without compromising on the print quality for our customer’s graphics.
At VGL, we have worked hard to be able to offer these more cost effective and greener solutions for our clients. By developing our new, easy to install Fabpixi
frame system our customers are able to install premium quality fabric graphics and update them time and time again by simply ordering a new fabric for their frame.
Using our Fabpixi frame system means that you can choose a frame at the size you need it. You can have it installed onto a wall, as a free standing frame or even as a backlit lightbox. The elegant aluminium edge frame system can even be powder coated to a colour to suit your scheme.
When you decide you want to change the image or messaging for your graphic, you can leave the frame exactly where it is and just replace the fabric graphic with a new one that we can send out to you. So there’s no need to have a specialist installation team to change over your graphics each time.
We continue to invest in our fabric printing capabilities. Printing with water-based dyes on a wide range of fabrics, digital textiles are lightweight, easy to handle and are much more energy efficient to ship. They are also recyclable, reducing costs to you and the environment.
The application for these solutions are far reaching, whether it’s changing seasonal graphics or sale messaging for your shop or just updating the look of the office, using fabrics or ‘soft signage’ gives you the flexibility to change things up as often as you like.
Last year a group of over 20 employees from VGL and Glendining signs ran the Reading Half Marathon or the Green Park 10k (or both!) in support of Bliss UK. Bliss is the UK Charity working to provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families. The team of runners raised over £1000 last year and more have signed up for the events in 2015 to see if we can raise even more money this year.
In 2015 our VGL and Glendining runners will be raising money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation in the UK. A charity that grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, it has a huge impact on them and their whole family. A wish provides them with precious memories to treasure forever – whatever the future may hold.
The Reading Half Marathon is on Sunday March 22nd 2015
The Green Park 10k will run on Sunday May 17th 2015
We look forward to all of your support but importantly hope that you can find some time to support this fantastic charity at our Just Giving
Good luck to all the runners from Glendining and VGL for this year.