Ilford BioMedia still available from QPS


Quality Print Services (QPS) has reassured its customers in the wide-format print and display market that it remains a distributor of BioMedia recyclable display films, despite manufacturer Ilford Imaging's decision to stop production at its Swiss factory.

Ilford Imaging Switzerland hit financial difficulties last year and declared its insolvency in December. However, QPS has stock to sell and will continue to supply BioMedia for the foreseeable future – at the same price point as non-recyclable materials.

"It's saddening that Ilford Imaging has become another financial casualty in our industry, especially as we believe its eco-friendly substrate BioMedia has such great potential to improve the sustainability of sign and display businesses," says Chris Bailey, Director, QPS.

"Fortunately we invested in a large quantity of stock from the BioMedia range ahead of Ilford's difficulties and so are able to meet immediate demand from our customers, at a price that will help them meet sustainability targets such as ISO 14001 certification without being at a financial disadvantage."

BioMedia, winner of the SGIA Product of the Year award in 2011, is both fully recyclable and biodegradable and can be incinerated for energy production without releasing harmful gases or chemicals.

The range, available from QPS in a selection of thicknesses and/or widths, includes matte-finish BioMedia Display Film and BioMedia Display Film UV, offering an alternative to traditional substrates for pop-ups, banners, indoor and outdoor poster displays and exhibition graphics.

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