VGL was the brainchild of Ted Ayerst, an apprentice letterpress compositor who, following a spell in marketing, became a production director for a print company. Seeing the potential of pre-spaced lettering for marking signs and vehicles, he set up Jadecal, the fore-runner of VGL in 1976.
We soon built a reputation for excellence and we’ve been keeping a keen eye on technology ever since. In the early 1980s we introduced the UK’s first computer aided sign-cutting machine and, in the 1990s, we were at the forefront of digital print technology. Investing in innovation keeps our clients one step ahead of their competitors. It’s also helped us establish a worldwide reputation as one of the most pioneering forces in printing. We’re still a family run business today.