Lincoln sign makers expand range with £100k investment

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A Lincoln-based sign making and vehicle livery business has invested over £100,000 in new equipment to expand its range of printing services.

Allen Signs and its sister company Double Red Print can now print directly onto materials such as wood, glass, plastic, textiles, hardboard and MDF up to two inches thick.

The new EFI H1625 LED flatbed machine can print in white as well as colour and also has the ability to print roll-fed media which allows for greater creativity and faster turnaround times.

The new piece of tech will expand the range of products the company can produce, such as estate agent ‘For Sale’ signs, creative window graphics and point of sale materials.

Managing Director David Allen said: “This is a significant investment but we are confident it will pay off as we’ll be able to do so much more and in a shorter time, which can only be good news for customers.”

Matt Ryder from Double Red Print said: “We already do a lot of printing for shop displays and exhibitions but this will enable us to be even more creative.

“It can even print realistic-looking textures to give your image a canvas, leather or wood grain effect.

“Retailers and other businesses are always looking to get ahead of the competition and attract customers’ attention and this new printer will help our clients to stand out from the crowd.”