Antalis Printall - A Fresh Approach


Antalis Printall is the recently created display graphics division of Antalis, Europe’s leading distributor of paper, envelopes, packaging, and visual display products.

Launched last year following the merger of the James McNaughton sign and display division with Antalis Visual Communications, Antalis Printall can trace its origins back to the 1970’s to a family run firm, Printall Display, selling display consumables to the print market from offices in Ashford Middlesex.

Throughout 2010 Antalis will be undertaking a European wide investment programme geared towards making the company a truly viable alternative supplier for printing companies operating in the display, digital and sign markets. In the UK, Antalis Printall is bringing together the market knowledge and resources of one of Europe’s leading merchant operations under one roof and is coupling it with local industry expertise to forge a new kind of national supplier; one with a local attitude and a friendly approach.

Tony Marshall, Divisional Director for the newly merged company explains: “Throughout the years we have always been respected and valued by our loyal customer base, but we have never really had the momentum to carry these successes forward into the wider market. Now that we have consolidated our position following the merger, this is set to change. With the forecast for 2010 only showing a slight improvement on the gloom of 2009, the mood within Antalis Printall is increasingly buoyant, particularly as other merchant suppliers look to create cost savings through a programme of closing sales offices, warehouses and delivery routes, we are planning to expand our portfolio of products and increase staffing levels to support a projected significant growth in market share while offering much needed stability to the market. Our belief is that display and digital printers will regard us as a viable alternative to their current suppliers.”

By aligning themselves with the industry’s key manufacturers Antalis Printall has created a strong portfolio of branded and own label products which have been handpicked for their performance, printability and price. Key Brands include: Kapa; Forex; Dibond; Foam-X; Mactac; Foamalite; Palram; Lucprint; Symbio; Taurus; Libra; Nimbus and Penstick.

More recently, as part of its commitment to be the leading company far as corporate responsibility is concerned, the company has focused on providing the market with a range of environmental friendly alternatives as well as undertaking a range of initiatives to help reduce its carbon footprint.

The company’s environmental credentials were established from its James McNaughton Paper connections. James McNaughton Paper came 38th in The Times green list of companies in 2009 and today Antalis Printall is continuing McNaughton’s good work and is working with its suppliers to further develop a broader range of environmental services and products.

Distribution is handled by the company’s internal distribution company GM2 who warehouse and distribute some 12000 products from across the company’s entire range. GM2 has earned a distinguished pedigree distributing display materials for over 15 years operating through three central super warehouses (with a collective 1.1m sq ft of warehousing) and 17 regional centres. A fleet of some 280 vehicles allows truly national coverage with next day delivery as standard, and in some instances even same day delivery dependent upon location.

Mr. Marshall believes that the current economic climate is creating a market where his  customers are looking more to their suppliers to be knowledge brokers with the ability to add value to their businesses through correct product selection and effective account management and is confident that Antalis Printall has the team in place to make your business more successful.

“We have an abundance of quality throughout the business,” he says. “Our team contains a rich mix of staff from differing backgrounds, some of whom have been with the company since the origins of Printall Display, while others have experience from a print background or from other merchants within the industry. All of our staff are extremely knowledgeable in their field and all share the common goal of ensuring that the customer is given the best possible information to make the correct product choice with a service to match.”

In this rapidly evolving market sector Chris Green is responsible for ensuring that the product range is continuously updated with innovative and leading brands. He has spent his whole career in the industry having previously worked at Robert Horne and James McNaughton Paper. He is keenly attuned to the needs and wants of his customers having run the Printall Northern office, before being appointed Product Manager for large format digital, point of sale/screen products.

When you are looking for quality branded and own label graphic display products sourced from only the best European suppliers, or reliable environmental product solutions backed up by friendly and knowledgeable customer focussed sales personnel with a national next day delivery service; take a fresh look at Antalis Printall.