Blackman & White has appointed i-Sub as the exclusive UK distributor of its range of cutting systems for the sign and graphics industries.
With technology and innovation firmly at its core, Blackman & White offers cutting-edge solutions for a wide range of companies, from global manufacturers to start-ups.
The new agreement, which takes place with immediate effect, will see specialist i-Sub bring its extensive experience in large format digital print technology to the fore. i-Sub is one of the longest established suppliers of wide format printers and cutters, having partnered with Agfa and Mimaki for the past 15 years.
As the UK's only manufacturer of cutting systems, all of which are designed and manufactured from start to finish at the company's UK factory in Maldon, Essex, Blackman & White builds machines that are recognised for their robust and reliable build quality. With a highly experienced UK-based technical support team, Blackman & White cutters can be manufactured as laser-only cutting devices or with a combination of laser, knife and routing options. They were the first in the industry to offer a laser as one of the modular interchangeable toolheads with the ability to cut multiple substrates on a single machine.
Blackman & White cutters also integrate with industry-standard RIP software, and CAD and nesting packages, enabling the streamlining of workflow for the efficiencies and production benefits essential for business profitability.
On the new agreement, Andy Spreag, Managing Director at i-Sub, comments: "Blackman & White has an excellent technical heritage, having been in business since 1964, and their products are at the perfect price/performance ratio for the sign and graphics industries. Our partnership with Blackman & White offers our customers a high-end turnkey solution for all their wide format cutting and finishing requirements.
"The digital cutters support knife, laser and router tooling and as such offer one of the most flexible, configurable and versatile cutting systems available on the market today. The Blackman & White system is the only solution that offers a laser system on the same platform as the traditional cutter router and knife set-up. This delivers excellent cutting and finishing quality which in turn provides our customers the opportunity for more profit.
"Blackman & White systems can be supplied with a comprehensive range of tools and accessories and configured for cutting the widest range of media and materials. Each cutter supplied is configured to specifically meet the requirements of each individual business, and - being a modular system - there is always the option to add tooling and functions at a later date if required."
Andy Spreag adds: "With the textile sector enjoying good growth, the Blackman & White laser cutting functionality will be a key selling point."
A Blackman & White Genesis V system will be installed in January at i-Sub's Kettering head office and showroom for demonstrations.
Configured with all tooling options, customers will be able to see an array of currently compatible materials cut and finished.
Alex White, Managing Director at Blackman & White, adds: "The new commercial partnership with i-Sub - a strong and experienced sales operation with more than 15 years' experience in the supply of high-end finishing systems in to the sign and display market - allows us to further focus our efforts on the continual research and development of industry-leading cutting machines to meet customer demand for faster and more effective finishing solutions."
For more information on i-Sub, please visit www.i-subdigital.com