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A UK newcomer to the inkjet media market for both small and wide format will be making its first appearance at Sign and Digital UK 2012. On Sihl Direct UK's stand, visitors will be able to see for themselves the broad range of quality coated media designed for a broad range of applications on all major printing systems.

Sihl Direct UK has begun trading from its sales, admin and warehousing facility in Altrincham and enjoys the backing and support of the entire Diatec Group. The company is already well-known in the inkjet printing market as a leading provider of coated media through OEM, distribution and reseller channels. The company already has a reputation for quality, consistency and reliability and Sihl Direct UK has been established to service the UK large format printing market directly from its UK base. Sihl Direct’s branded media are available through both selected partners and directly to the end user.

Ian Turnbull is Operations Director of Sihl Direct UK and he explains, “Sign and Digital UK is a very important show for Sihl Direct. Our broad range of coated media for aqueous, solvent an UV-cure printers are of exceptional quality and we invite visitors to the show to see this for themselves. The quality of coating on inkjet media can make a huge difference to the overall viewing experience for printed output and our media has been tested extensively with all major printers and in a range ofenvironmental conditions.”

He continues, “The Diatec Group has a massive manufacturing operation and we are ideally suited to developing a broad range of popular, high quality coated media products anddelivering cost-effective solutions to the market. Even though we are setting up this business from scratch, we have the confidence and backing of a known and trusted name, coupled with the full support of a multi-million pound international corporation.”

Products now available from Sihl Direct include a broad range of specialist materials for most wide format inkjet printers and ink technologies, such as canvas, vinyls and films as well as a comprehensive stable of photobase papers ideal for high quality photographic and fine art reproductions.

Turnbull concludes, “We have the manufacturing capability to deliver very high quality materials and substrates with high service and support levels at cost-effective prices. We are actively encouraging both resellers and end users looking for the best quality at great value to get in touch with us to discuss their requirements and discover what we can offer."

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