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Successful Philtone Open Day: A Business Live Event in Bristol

Around 100 businesses and industry people were invited to our Philtone open day event in Bristol on the 6th May. Celebrating the commissioning of new litho and digital presses and web to print solutions. The Philtone team also presented customers with a number of ideas on how to take advantage of new and existing technologies.

Added value through workshops
Attendees benefited from a range of seminars from Xerox, Donald Murray and Heidelberg. One of them was delivered by technical experts from Xerox and designed to help visitors deepen their knowledge of digital print and the opportunities it represents. Attendees were also able to create their own personalised documentation and shown benefits of branded web to print sites and online submission and tracking of production via the web.

Specialist media
Offering a wide range of media brands, Philtone’s event enabled visitors to see the latest additions to the portfolio of leading paper merchants Donald Murray Paper and Xerox Consumable Supplies. Representatives of each brand offered inspiring ideas on how to deliver complete solutions and a broader scope of products for customers to increase profitability. Donald Murray was able to discuss and show how a range of materials including 9lives, an FSC certified paper with a 55% recycled fibre content and on press Club Silk, a carbon balanced paper was shown. This paper ensures customers can show a commitment to tackling environmental issues. The production of Club Carbon balanced paper has a measured value for carbon intensity through the production process and an equivalent carbon credit (offset) has been purchased.

Xerox showed new ranges of Nevertear material a waterproof and tearpoof polyester paper without CFCs, chlorine or other halogens and Digiboard, 210gm packaging boards, pre-creased, partially cut and perforated packaging boards for promotional products and point of sale including Tent Cards, Show Cards, Pillow Packs, Mug Boxes etc.

Hardware demonstrations

Throughout the event, visitors were able to experience live product demonstrations of the new Heidelberg CX102 with representatives from Heidelberg showing quick make-ready and running of the new press and demonstrating measured colour consistency meeting ISO 12647 colour standards using inline spectrophotometers on press.

Explains Steve Spencer, Philtone’s Sales Director: “We’re delighted with the number of visitors that attended the open house, a clear indication of the value that these events offer the industry. All attendees commented about the importance of gathering industry information and having direct interaction with product and industry experts. From interactive workshops, live product demonstrations and practical expert advice, visitors went away with a number of ideas on how to make the most out of new and existing equipment to maximise the opportunities.”

A prize draw has taken place with all attendees to the open house entered into a competition and Philtone are pleased to announce the winner drawn was Mr Luke Tamblyn from Epoch Design.

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