Scot Signs to launch new banners and wallpaper print businesses
Already established as one of the leading providers of print and signage to Scotland's airports, sign maker and print company Scot Signs is now seeking to move into other markets with the help of its new HP Latex 1500.
Founded in 1997, Scot Signs offers sign making, wide format printing and garment printing across a range of sectors, but was keen to expand its service offering further with the launch of two new businesses focusing on banner printing and wallpaper production.
Ahead of the launch, the company reached out to approved HP supplier Perfect Colours to identify a solution that would support the printing of products in these markets. Perfect Colours recommended the HP Latex 1500, having identified how the printer could help the company win new business.
Installed in November 2020, the printer is now running alongside Scot Signs' existing HP Latex 560 and HP FB750 machines, both of which were installed at the company's site in Livingston in Scotland two years ago.
Mark Duguid, director at Scot Signs, said that the technology has played a major role in the company's growth in recent years, and the new machine will be a critical component in its new businesses – Weprintwallpaper.co.uk and Weprintbanners.co.uk – which are due to launch imminently.
‘As well as way finding and wide format prints for the airports, we carry out print work and installation for two of the largest media advertising companies in the country and produce a lot of wide-format for wall coverings and wall panel wraps,’ Mark said. ‘Aside from this work, we also produce a lot of backlit textile and PVC light boxes for large advertisement spaces inside and outside the airports.’
Keen to seek out new opportunities for business, Scot Signs has recently added a number of new services to its offering in relation to its work in aviation. This includes building services, electrical, flooring and joinery all specific to the aviation sector, with the company having increased its workforce to 27 employees to support this expansion.