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 ArtSystems, the Nottingham-based specialist systems distributor and service provider, has appointed Diatec, Papergraphics, Pyramid Display Materials and SEDO – Large Format Solutions as the new Vanguard Europe partners.

On the announcement, ArtSystems’ Technical Director Mark Lambert says: “We’re extremely pleased to be able to announce such an excellent set of companies to join us in bringing the Vanguard family of printers to Britain and Ireland. Each company has a superb reputation for service, applications knowledge, and a driving desire to get the best solution for their customers.”

The Vanguard range of flatbed UV printers, which are designed in the US and assembled in Europe, represents the latest in sustainable print hardware, with low-cost upgradability in the field enabling users to extend their printer life and capability. The range offers six colours (including LCyan, LMagenta) plus White ink and varnish alongside an advanced media handling feature to maximise productivity.

Diatec will address the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland markets whilst Papergraphics, Pyramid Display Materials and SEDO – Large Format Solutions will have responsibility for England, Wales and Scotland.

All four partners will be running open days and product briefings for their customers in the opening months of 2023. Details will be announced shortly.

Vanguard Europe is a subsidiary of Vanguard Digital Printing Systems Corp, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, US, that produces 200 systems a year. Vanguard was acquired by Durst Group in 2020. European staff are now based adjacent to the headquarters of Durst Group in Brixen, Italy, in the 5,300 square metre ‘Kraftwerk’ premises, which was officially opened in September.

Peter Bray, Managing Director of Durst UK & Ireland, says: “It’s great to see the completion of the reseller network. We are looking forward to working with this team in the coming months and years.”

For more information, please contact John Draycott Marketing Manager, ArtSystems

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