Acquisition of Print Trader by LFR will bring online auctions to the wide-format industry


Print Trader

As a leading online resource for news within the wide-format printing industry, Large Format Review (LFR) is delighted to announce it has acquired Print Trader, the Internet based facility for buying and selling equipment. The integration of these two complementary areas will make it quicker and easier for vendors and purchasers to locate machinery, supplies and peripherals from a central location.

As part of the redevelopment of Print Trader, the ethos will be changed from being a location for classified advertisements offering machines for sale. Instead it will become an active online auction site with interactive bids and buy-it-now options making it straightforward for users to participate, sell and purchase items of all types and values.

With the recession now officially being in the past, growing numbers of companies are now looking to upgrade and trade-in their existing equipment. This can now be achieved independently without reliance on manufacturers and original suppliers.

Similarly, many printing machines have now been outgrown by their original purchasers, have plenty of years of service still remaining in them but are not suitable or eligible for part-exchange. Complementing this, there are businesses who want to augment existing technologies and who will welcome the opportunity of being able to purchase second-user systems independent of the original manufacturer.

Undergoing redevelopment now, the new look LFR Print Trader will be re-launched in the Autumn, and will be instantly accessible from within the news pages of LFR.

With its efficient and speedy reporting on news and trends within the wide-format industry, LFR has grown to become a reliable and respected source for all information relating to technologies and associated manufacturers, suppliers and end users. The addition of a comprehensive auction facility, LFR Print Trader, is expected to raise the numbers of visitors to the host site and add value to those who support it and rely on it as a regular resource.