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The Magazine for the Awards & Imaging Industry

OCTOBER 2022

TROPHIES ENGRAVING AWARDS MEDALS PERSONALISATION DOMING SUBLIMATION BESPOKE EMBROIDERY PRINTING IMAGING LASER

Trophex 2023 & Euro Trophex 2023 bringing over 30 years of service to your industry Trade shows, exhibitions and other events can be an excellent way to showcase your products and services. They give you the opportunity to increase awareness of your business, launch new products and services, network with industry members, explore partnership opportunities, see what competitors are offering, generate new business leads, attract and convert customers. What is a Trade Show? A trade show is a platform where businesses (exhibitors), professionals and business representatives (visitors) come together under one roof to exchange knowledge and make connections with other like-minded professionals. Exhibitors book a stand and use this space to connect and engage with visitors to the event. Ideally, the event is used to generate leads, network, promote products and services, and hopefully close a few sales in an organic setting that’s tailored to them and their audience.

so generating enough leads for your marketing funnel is a must.

you could receive advice that revolutionises how you do things.

Analysing the competition – what technology are they using, what marketing angle are they taking? It’s good to know what the competition is up to.

Spot trends – spotting trends is vital if you want to stay relevant or avoid something that’s a flash in the pan.

Engage with existing customers – existing customers are more likely to invest in new products and services, so you can keep building relations and offering them more benefits.

What should you look at when selecting a trade show?

Introduce new products/services – new and old customers could benefit from your new product. Account-based marketing – go into a trade show with an idea of who you’d like to speak with, so you can create a strategy that’s more likely to convert them. Gather feedback – feedback is how you improve services and sales and marketing;

The best success can be gained from participating at an event that has a wellestablished history. These events usually draw the best reward. The event organiser should have proven methods in place to market the event to the right audience. They will have a database they have accrued over many years of business. The venue should be easily accessed by road or public transport and have plenty of parking. A venue with excellent nearby facilities, hotels, restaurants, entertainment, can also be a bonus if the event is held over more than one day.

How can you benefit from exhibiting at a Trade Show? There are many reasons why you would choose to exhibit at a trade show, which include: Make sales – the golden ticket to trade show success, hitting a quota or making direct sales is the ultimate definition of winning. Capture leads – without leads salespeople have nobody to convert, ... CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


TROPHEX 2023 & EURO TROPHEX 2023

Can You Make Money at a Trade Show? Keeping costs down is a benefit when deciding which trade show to exhibit at. Smaller shows tend to be cheaper, so choosing an event that is aimed at your target audience is the key to a successful outcome from exhibiting. Here are some ways you can get a healthy ROI from a trade show, including: Only buy the space you need – the area you buy takes up a significant amount of your budget, so overdoing it can waste money, which is going to eat into your sales. Get an enticing exhibition stand – you can have a tiny space and still attract people if your stand is attractive, making your area presentable promotes credibility. Organisation is key – there’s a temptation to blindly hand out literature and marketing collateral, putting it at the back of your space makes reps think about engaging first, which is more likely to generate a lead or a sale. Use tech where it’s useful – the whole purpose of a trade show is to generate business through face-to-face marketing, so don’t dehumanise the event by using too much technology. Pick the right team – there’s no point in attending an event if you pick the wrong staff. Ideally, it would benefit you if you had people who understand and empathise with customer challenges, but also know when to close deals. Work the aisles – do not limit yourself to the boundary of your stand, you can reach out to passers-by and engage in the aisle.

Tell people you’re exhibiting – use as many marketing techniques as you can to create a build-up to the event and get people excited. Utilise all marketing opportunities the event itself offer, these are generally targeted directly at your required audience.

What Do You Need for a Trade Show? The last thing you want to do is under prepare. Get the following ticked off before you get to your event: Event space – the first thing you need is event space, you’ll have a shock if you turn up and there’s nowhere for you to pitch! Stand with supporting collateral – your stand and marketing collateral are what attract people to your stand. Travel plans – train, bus, plane, car? It would help if you had robust plans in place before you depart. Accommodation – if you’re planning on staying over, which you may want to as events are long, tiring days, reserve in advance as hotels may get booked up prior to the event. Marketing collateral – brochures, leaflets, business cards; get all the material you need and ensure you get plenty. You don’t want to run out. Staff – ask your staff well before the event to ensure they are available to attend, cancelling holidays will not be seen as favourable to you! Remember your staff are the face of the business at the event, get them prepared.

Could You See Success at a Trade Show? Trade shows aren’t an antiquated form of marketing and sales – they’re proven to generate targeted, high-quality leads and sales. Not every business can benefit from attending trade shows, but they’re certainly worth exploring. Just like trade shows give you the opportunity to better connect with prospective customers, exhibiting at a trade show also allows you to meet existing customers face-to-face. While most of today’s business is conducted over email or phone, face-to-face meetings are undeniably a fantastic way to do business. The Wall Street Journal agrees. Citing a study by Oxford Economics, the well-known financial publication reports that face-to-face meetings are the most effective way to strengthen relationships with both prospective customers and current customers. Trade shows help bring all the different aspects of an industry together – consumers, distributors, suppliers and manufacturers, all in one place. With such a broad audience together in one place, businesses are able to schedule meetings, negotiate orders and other opportunities and collaborate on other projects. Trade shows allow businesses to facilitate discussions with their suppliers and even with other businesses, as well as move projects to another level if the opportunity arises.

10 Great Reasons to Exhibit at a Trade Show 1. Meet and connect with prospective customers 2. Strengthen your bond with existing customers 3. Learn about new developments in your industry 4. Meet new companies that can help your business 5. Close deals with new customers during the show 6. Strengthen (or establish) your brand 7. Learn what your competitors are doing right 8. Rapidly expand your database of sales leads 9. Speak directly to your target market 10. Optimise your sales and lead generation strategy Trophex 2023 and Euro Trophex 2023 are two well established trade events, with over 30 years of experience, specifically tailored to the Trophy, Engraving, Awards, Medals and Personalisation industry. If you are interested in exhibiting or visiting either of these events, or would like to know about the two show package, please contact the team at: Telephone: +44 (0) 1442 826826 Email: janesoones@hillmedia.com or nigelbean1@aol.com

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TROTEC LASER

End-of-year savings on laserable acrylic Trotec is offering huge savings on TroGlass Colour Gloss cast acrylic for the remainder of 2022. Acrylic is among the most popular materials for laser processing, so it’s important to ensure that you have peace of mind that your materials meet your quality expectations and are in adequate supply, particularly during busy periods like the build-up to Christmas. TroGlass Colour Gloss cast acrylic is specially developed for laser processing and is available in a range of colours and finishes including transparent, translucent, fluorescent and metallic. When laser cut, the material is left with a glass clear edge without the need for additional processing, saving valuable production time, particularly during busy periods like the pre-Christmas rush. Another advantage of TroGlass acrylic sheets is that they offer excellent impact resistance and light transfusion compared to glass, with

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the added advantage that almost all sheets are suitable for exterior use. This means it is well suited to many popular laser applications. From signs and displays to model making and crafting, TroGlass Colour Gloss is the ideal laser material to take your products to the next level.

high-quality products. This is the perfect time to stock up on these sheets.

Trotec Consumables Manager, Dan Wilkinson, said: “Our TroGlass acrylics remain a staple within our materials range. The high-quality finish of each sheet provides customers with the optimal material to create

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“Our dedicated consumables team are always available to advise businesses, large or small, about which products are right for their application.”

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 580 1182 Email: materials@troteclaser.co.uk Visit: www.engraving-supplies.co.uk Trotec Laser 9 Didcot Way, Boldon Business Park, Boldon NE35 9PD

About Trotec Trotec is a leading international provider of laser systems for a wide range of applications, from laser cutting and engraving to industrial marking. The company’s extensive line of quality laser engravers, cutters and markers, coupled with its unmatched service and support offerings, have made Trotec one of the industry’s leaders. Trotec offers also software, a line of exhaust systems and engravable materials. Trotec’s machines are currently in use in over 90 countries around the globe.

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Melco EMT16X modular embroidery machines give you outstanding embroidery production, increasing your profits and giving your customers unparalleled high-quality products they will keep coming back for! Around 17 years ago, Melco redefined efficiency with the first networkable modular embroidery system. The Melco EMT16X is the latest generation of the most efficient, productive embroidery system in the world. The Melco EMT16X is a multi-tasking modular embroidery machine that outperforms every other multi-head in the industry. More and more large multi-head customers have proved that the Melco EMT16X modular machines not only drastically increased their production on smaller orders but can double production on bulk orders.

Outstanding Performance, Efficiency and Stitch Quality. Thanks to enhanced Melco stitch dynamics, the frequency of “thread issues” is minimized. This means more run time per machine and greater ROI (return on investment) potential.

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EFX

Designing a Custom Award Creating the perfect accolade is no easy feat but opting for a custom award can add something truly memorable and special to the occasion. It can offer a unique opportunity to represent what your company stands for, or perfectly embody the achievements of the recipient. But how do you go about creating the right custom trophy to fit your brief and your budget?

We go above and beyond to turn your vision into a reality Here at EFX Awards, getting your bespoke award right is just as important to us as it is to you, so we couldn’t narrow the process down to the usual five steps. If you’re seriously considering a bespoke award, whether it be for this year or the next, here are seven important things to consider.

Brief Do you need an award to celebrate an individual’s achievements? Perhaps you’re looking to create a bespoke award that accurately depicts your business? It is these types of details that we will take from your brief, allowing our team to do their very best work. Whether you’re looking for a creative artistic award to capture a particular accomplishment, or a more literal bespoke trophy that can be associated with your particular brand at first glance – the brief is the first step of the process and probably one of the most important. When you come to us for your custom awards, we will discuss your business, brand, ethos and preferences in great detail to ensure everything from the materials to the final finish, align perfectly with your expectations. To get a better idea of how we take a brief and turn it into a unique custom award, take a look through our news stories.

Design Your brief will help us to get a feel for the style you’re looking to achieve with your custom award, but with so many different

materials available, you won’t know what truly speaks to you until you see “the one”. That’s why our team of designers will create an exclusive choice of designs for you to pick from, ensuring your bespoke award is truly unique to you. The sky is the limit with our talented bunch, so whether you want your logo incorporated, themed artwork or a certain type of personalisation – we can create it. It only takes a few days to send over your selection of unique designs, and the best bit? This part is completely free!

Quality Everything we do here at EFX Awards is done in-house, from the design to the manufacture, so we can always ensure that quality is at the forefront. We use the finest materials and have invested significantly over the years in cutting-edge technology which means we can create the most innovative designs with the most professional finishes. Quality control is front and centre of all we do, but don’t just take our word for it – we’re award winners for our high levels of innovation and customer service.

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When it comes to the cost of your custom award, there is no ‘one size fits all’ price. Everything from the materials to the intricacies of the design can impact the overall cost, but we always work to your individual budget. Whilst a typical bespoke award starts at £100 each, we strive to create unique and beautiful custom awards for every budget.

Material is such a personal choice, and here at EFX Awards, we work with an extensive range ensuring there is something here for everyone. Many of the materials we use are sustainable, including 79% aluminium, wood, stone and recycled plastics, so if your company is environmentally focussed – we can work with you to create the perfect bespoke award to reflect that. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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Packaging We really do think of everything here, and we believe the overall impact of your custom award goes beyond the award itself. So, consider what packaging will compliment your finished design best. Whether it’s an award presented in a cotton pouch or a silk lined branded presentation box – our team can provide those perfect finishing touches.

Delivery Whether you want your custom award delivering to you in time for the big presentation or need it sending straight to the

recipient, we can direct dispatch to most locations whether it be the office, a venue, or the winner’s individual address.

Why choose EFX Awards for your custom awards? Here at EFX Awards, we have clients that straddle the globe from all industries and backgrounds. From food and drink to gaming, sports and entertainment, we have designed and manufactured our fair share of bespoke awards. So, it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about the process of turning a vision into a tangible award which represents a brand or perfectly depicts an event. Now – we understand that most awards ceremonies aren’t going ahead in their usual manner this year, but we’ve found that there’s never been a better time to award the efforts of staff and colleagues who continue to work hard during these testing times. And what better way to celebrate individual successes

than with a custom employee recognition award? If you’re in need of a custom award and want to discuss the details with one of our team, why not give us a call? We would love to hear from you! Telephone: 01789 450005 Email: award@efx.co.uk Visit: https://www.efx.co.uk/


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NOVA CHROME

Nova Chrome are well known as suppliers of complete sublimation printing solutions with over 30 years of experience in the industry With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Nova Chrome are well known as suppliers of complete sublimation printing solutions. To accompany these, the firm also supply one of the widest ranges of sublimation printable items in the UK today. This selection encompasses everything from textiles to hard substrates – along with the knowledge needed to get the best from each. One of their more popular substrates is sublimation aluminium. Currently this is supplied in a choice of pre-cut aluminium blanks, with a diverse range including ID badges, framed signs, award plaques, trophy inserts and fridge magnets (to name but a few). Sheet stock is also available in an unrivalled selection of 9 colours in a standard size of 30.5 x 61 cm (12 x 24”) – at the most competitive prices in the industry. Added to this, a whole host of other materials are available for sublimation printing with some of the most popular being photo-gifts – a term that encompasses products like mugs, cushion covers, photo slates and more. Based on feedback from their customers, the company have recently introduced acrylic photo blocks, as well as a range of new wall tiles, textured photo products and kickstand photo panels. The wall tiles in particular offer a new and exciting method of presenting customer’s images and boast the advantage of being repositionable – offering the ability to keep adding to – and rearranging – their layout. Nova Chrome are also authorised distributors for Unisub and ChromaLuxe products, being one of the longest serving in the UK. These substrates offer what many consider to be the finest finish and print quality available for dye sublimation transfer, as well as being one of the easiest to print and most consistent in terms of quality. The ChromaLuxe range typically appeals to fine artists and photographers, and stands as a gold standard in image reproduction – whilst

offering unrivalled longevity when compared to traditional photo papers. In addition, ChromaLuxe has recently launched ChromaLuxe Outdoor. This new aluminium based product is suitable for

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format signage without the need to invest in UV printers or other more expensive forms of transfer. Along with their selection of systems, Nova Chrome offers a range of supplies and consumables, including Sawgrass’ SubliJet HD and U-HD inks. As Platinum level resellers, the company has proven their commitment to Sawgrass’ products and are pleased to recommend these premium quality inks. Delivering a wider colour gamut and excellent runnability compared to other similar products, superb quality is obtained print after print. Also recently launched is the Mutoh XpertJet 1341 WR Pro, a uniquely positioned 54″ (137cm) width based unit for those seeking to build on their dye sublimation offering. Partnered with Mutoh’s DS3 Allround HC Dye Sublimation inks for best performance, the XpertJet 1341 WR Pro offers the combined benefits of increased speed and quality thanks to its Accufine 1600 print head and other innovative technologies introduced by the manufacturer. The XpertJet 1341 WR Pro is capable of producing transfers for applications as varied as textile based display graphics, sportswear, and all manner of rigid sublimation blanks. To partner with their printer offerings, Nova Chrome’s technical support team recommend S-Race paper by Felix Schoeller. Available in all traditional sheet and roll sizes, S-Race is Sawgrass certified and included in the company’s Virtuoso Print Manager software. This media offers a range of benefits, including lower costs, superior ink release and better performance on select substrates. Sample packs are available on request from the firm.

won over by the versatility, compact size and low investment cost of this innovative unit. The Craft Express offers the ability to cut and engrave materials including hardboards, MDF, bamboo, leather, acrylic and to engrave on glass, marble, slate and coated ceramics / aluminiums. This, combined with a large working area of 500mm x 300mm and working power of 40 watts opens the door to many products unavailable to sublimation alone.

Also included in the package is the Craft Express Roller, which allows engraving on to cylindrical items such as tumblers, flasks and more. The advantages of precision, permanence and flexibility won’t be lost on those looking for new personalisation offerings – be they for personal keepsakes, or promotional use. For more information on any of the products offered by the company, contact info@ novachrome.co.uk, or call on 01407 720011.

The company has also recently entered the engraving space with their first offering – the Craft Express Laser Engraver. Whilst traditionally sublimation focused, Nova Chrome have decided to widen their equipment offering after being

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White Toner Printer

Ultimate Versatility & Heavyweight Performance The NEW A4 IColor 540 is a Toner-Based Digital Transfer Printer from Uninet, featuring full colour combined with white overprint™ and underprint™ capabilities in a single pass. The A4 IColor 540 is a unique, low cost and versatile on-demand printing solution for short to mid-run transfer production of garments, labels, stationary, banners, hard surfaces, marketing customisation and much more! The IColor 540 is like having a professional print shop on your desktop, incorporating professional quality image printing capabilities, as well as optional speciality toner upgrade kits such as dye sublimation, fluorescent and metallic toners.

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ProRIP & SmartCUT Software The IColor ProRIP Software gives you total control of your workflow, allowing you to resize, rotate, change and remove colours in your graphics efficiently and easily. The IColor SmartCUT Software allows you to increase your designs from A4 to A3, enabling you to produce larger graphics with your IColor 540 Printer. This software creates an intelligent split in your design, masking the join between artwork with no visual separation.


How to Enhance your Trophy Business

Expand your business opportunities and tap into a wide variety of market segments by producing personalized garments, trophies, accessories and more. Produce graphics with both colour and white for application to virtually any dark coloured textile or substrate. The printed image will result in soft, bright colours and the garment can be washed over and over without significant wear of the transfer. The IColor 540 provides cost-effective fabric transfer production without the constant maintenance associated with direct-to-garment or silk screening systems. Get outstanding image quality results when combined with the correct transfer media to transfer images onto all fabric types whether light or dark!

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HYBRID SERVICES

Mimaki Increases Productivity with New TS330-1600 Dye Sublimation Printer Mimaki has added the TS330-1600 sublimation transfer inkjet printer to its headline ‘330 Series’ platform. Enabling both volume production and high image quality printing for the textile and dye sublimation industry, and equipped with new functions to improve stable operation, the TS330-1600 can achieve a print speed of 69sq m/h in high speed mode, with its fastest mode reaching up to 135sq m/h. The new Mimaki TS330-1600 dye sublimation printer is available now.

An improved take-up system featuring dual motors distributes the load and increases the power, enabling stable winding of printed paper even for long runs, and new heaters enhance the paper transport through the device. With a retail price of £23,995, which includes Mimaki’s TxLink4 dedicated textile RIP software, along with a standard MBIS bulk ink system, the TS330-1600 has optional add-ons to further increase efficiency. These include a larger 10kg ink tank supply unit which reduces ink costs compared to the standard 2L ink pack and allows for longer continuous printing, as well

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as a mini jumbo roll unit to load large quantities of transfer paper and further reduce running costs. The TS330 is one of three models that make up the Mimaki 330 Series, developed to offer mid- to high-end printing models, focusing on premium image quality and high productivity. The 330 Series includes the JV330 solvent printer, the CJV330 printer/ cutter and the TS330 dye sub model, and all three feature ‘Mimaki Weaving Dot Technology’ (MWDT), a Core Technology

that changes the order of ink droplet placement depending on the printing conditions. ‘Mimaki Remote Access’ (MRA) is also incorporated across the series, improving ease of use by allowing users to remotely access the machine and check the operation status. The Mimaki TS330-1600 dye sublimation printer is available now through Hybrid’s network of authorised reseller partners. For more details, visit www.hybridservices.co.uk or call 01270 501900

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K.T. LABELS LTD

A new survey reveals waste and cost to parents of lost school uniform items With the rising prices prices on nearly every item. How does a small trophy business cope with the need to save money or how can they make extra money to get them through these tough times? They could cut energy costs by closing some days a week. But this will not make any extra money. So is there a way they can improve their income? K.T. Labels Ltd have come up with a great solution to this question. Their new idea is to add something extra to your range of items that you sell. Something that is really helpful not only to the customer, but also helpful to you the trophy shop. In fact this idea is so good it’s called a no brainer!

So, what is this idea? K.T. Labels for the whole month of October are offering a free printer. This printer, a TSC TE210, can print all your plates and circles. It comes with a stand-alone key board and back roller. Included in the deal is a free copy of Label Direct Basic software.

So what’s new about this printer? Well its able to print a new revolutionary type of label. One that is washing machine proof, dishwasher proof, micro wave proof and oven proof. A label that can be printed instantly of the same printer. You may ask “what is the purpose of this new label?”. K.T. Labels will tell you:

A new survey reveals waste and cost to parents of lost school uniform items A recent survey has revealed that on average, 75% of primary school children lose 1-2 items of uniform per year. Furthermore, 21.5% of those lose 3-5 items. There are 5 million children currently in primary education in the UK, which equates to 13 million lost items each school year. Both the cost of replacing these and the waste implications on the environment are far from ideal. The survey uncovered that 17% of parents asked have spent between £26 - £50 replacing lost items; 4% have spent £51 £100, and 5% of those questioned spent over £100. Across the 5 million children in primary education, parents could be anything of

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expenditures from £42 - £65 million between them to replace all the lost items.

So why not introduce name tags to your business? The incredible savings a name tag applied to these items of clothing can make to children’s schools and parents finances mean a constant flow of business for you. A lost item can be reunited to its owner by being identified and returned! But better still the you can make extra money by offering this new service to your customers. K.T. Labels offer you a great add on to your business that is cost effective and highly rewarding.

How do I get the free printer? K.T.Labels are offering readers of TEN magazine a great deal. If you bulk buy 5 rolls of the new revolutionary AdTag labels you will then receive the TSC TE210 printer for FREE! This is ideal for the new AdTag super adhesive name labels.

So how do you make money with this system from K.T. Labels? Each sheet of labels costs you £1. On each sheet of there are 20 individual name labels. A perfect amount to label each childs uniform items. On 1 roll of labels there are 300 sheets of 20 labels. This is 6000 labels per roll. Purchasing 5 rolls, plus the TSC TE210 printer included for free = £1500 plus Vat. (A roll is sold seperately for £300 plus VAT). In return if you only sell one roll of labels at £5 per sheet you will get your initial £1500 layout back. Better still you also have your four extra rolls! If you also sell these at £5 per sheet. Then your return will be £1500 x 4 = £6000, on top of the first roll sold. But remember you still have this extra printer for printing your trophies when needed. This is an offer not to be missed! Call the Kwik Tapes team today to order your kit and start making extra money for your business. Telephone: 0121 689 2211 Email: info@kwiktapeslabels.com Visit: www.kwiktapeslabels.com Check out this video: https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=IjLG0sgRsI0

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Our extensive range of Desktop gifts includes crystal paperweights, pen holders and coasters amongst many other items that are great for executive gifts, recognition items or personalised presents. With hundreds of products available, there is sure to be something that is suitable for any award, presentation or corporate gift. For a full list of products visit www.crystalgalleries.co..uk

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£5,395

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£4,395

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£5,695

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1300 x 900

100

Co2

£6,795

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1300 x 900

150

Mixed

£11,995

BFM110

110 x 100

20

Fibre

£5,395

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£5,995

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RONA MACHINES We will buy your machine for cash! Lease purchase available A SMALL SELECTION OF OUR STOCK VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE - UPDATED REGULARLY Gravograph IM4R inside ring engraver complete with software excellent condition................................................................................................................... £POA U-Marq Universal 300 flat engraving machine, can engrave cups and glasses up to 200mm diameter with Visual Toolbox 8 software...................................£5500 U-Marq RX GEM with Visual Toolbox Gem software, excellent condition....................................................................................................................................£2250 Signature 8080 Mini complete with software and many attachments in excellent condition...................................................................................................... £2750 U-MARQ VX4 406 x 304mm engraving area 140mm diameter cup engraving, Visual Tool box 8 software vice unit mint condition.......................................... £3500 Vision MAX Pro flat and cup engraving, series 4 controller, software lovely condition...............................................................................................................£6000 Vision 1624 610 x 400 engraving area series 3 controller and software, excellent condition......................................................................................................£4000 Suregrave Mini ME desk top engraver Engravelab 10 software as new.....................................................................................................................................£2250 Gravograph IS7000 610mm x 815mm engraving area 200watt spindle motor complete with stand & Gravostyle software, mint condition.............................. £POA Gravograph IS400 flatwork engraver up to 300mm x 200mm Engravlab 10 software superb condition....................................................................................£4750 Mastergrave / U-Marq compact, flat and tankard / glass engraver Visual Toolbox software lovely condition ..........................................................................£3750 Gravograph M40 300 x 200 engraving area, Gravostyle software, excellent condition. ............................................................................................................ £POA Roland EGX 400 400 x 300mm engraving area Engravelab 10 software immaculate condition. ...............................................................................................£4500 Signature 8080 Plus 230 x 400mm engraving area cups and glassware upto 230mm diameter, hot foil blocking attachment, inside ring engraving attachment plus many more accessories, lovely condition ........................................................................................................................£6500 Suregrave Rotation S flat & cup machine up to 200mm diameter Hi-Drive 2 controller Engravalab 10 software mint condition.............................................. £4500 Suregrave Wizzard St 300mm x 300mm engraving area, Hi Drive 2 control, Engravelab 10 software, as new....................................................................... £3,500 Roland EGX 20 with Engravalab software 200 X 150 engraving area.......................................................................................................................................... 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POA Gravograph TXL motorised cup attachment, cups up to 200mm diameter, letter set, cutters diamond, mint condition............................................................ £1350 Suregrave Dalhgren 14” x 10” 350 x 250 mm engraving area complete with Suregrave high drive controller Surelab software mint condition...................... £3000 Roland EGX 300 300 x 200 Engraving area Surelab 9 (Engravelab Software) Excellent condition........................................................................................... £2750 Suregrave 2516 Surelab 9 heavy duty flat engraving machine complete superb condition...................................................................................................... £4500 Suregrave 2516i Hi-drive 2 controller, Surelab 9 software excellent condition............................................................................................................................. 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