Posted: May 20, 2013 in General
Tags: move, new, office, premises
From Albany Court to NEW MILL, FARNDON ROAD, MARKET HARBOROUGH, LE16 9NP.
Doro Tape UK Ltd has proven it’s not all doom and gloom in the business world by recently moving to larger premises.
Doro Tape was set up in 1988 as a daughter company of Doro Tape Ehlis GmbH Germany supplying application tape alone (hence the name). Although loyal to their home town of Market Harborough, the business has moved premises several times as it has grown. The company is now solely owned and managed by fellow Directors James Carpenter and Michael Ingram.
Over the years Doro Tape has matured into one of the major suppliers in the UK’s sign and graphics industry. Supplying materials to a diverse variety of businesses; from one man sign makers, high street shops to luxury department stores, television and movie sets!
Doro provides the industry with a wide variety of consumables, film and accessories in 3 main areas; standard plotter cut signage (represented mainly by the well known and reputable Aslan and Ritrama branding); garment decoration flex and transfer paper; and the ever increasing range of digital printing media – everything from poster paper, through to soft signage, banner and pop-up film.
With the continual growth of the company, Doro has moved from Albany Court, Market Harborough to larger premises across town. The extra space is essential to Doro as their previous warehouse was bursting at the seams! The move is set to bring great things for the future as they now have the space to hold a wider variety of materials and at extra widths.
Director Michael Ingram commented “We are delighted with the way the company has continually grown over the past years. The move to the new site was vital in order to sustain that growth”
Doro will be presenting a selection of sign & display films and digital print media, highlighting a new range of soft signage, ‘Dry Apply’ etch vinyl and paint stencil films.
Our experienced staff will be welcoming visitors onto stand G60 to show and explain in straightforward terms how we can help grow your business.
We will be on hand to give an insight in to our extensive range of self-adhesive vinyl, films and associated products for the sign; graphics; display; and retail markets. Visitors will be given the opportunity to test new materials in the demonstration area, and gain helpful information and advice.
As part of Sign & Digital’s ‘Green Trail’ Doro Tape will be highlighting a number of ecologically friendly digital print media. www.dorotape.co.uk
Posted: March 27, 2013 in Exhibitions, Fabric, Textile Films, Wallpaper
Tags: digifab, doro, evolon, fabric, samba, wallgraphics, wallpaper
Doro join the soft revolution
Soft signage is booming so check out our range of fabulous fabrics that are specially formulated to give the best possible results with eco solvent, solvent, latex and UV inks.
This 195gsm PU coated fabric offers lower production costs than dye sub. It is quick and easy to install in tensioned systems without the need to sew or cut accurately as we can supply a self-adhesive silicone edging that fits into the profile frame and the rest is easy when using the tool provided. Use it front lit in display frames and banner systems as well as back lit in lightboxes and outdoors where the water tight properties make this fabric completely universal.
A 210gsm fabric with a removable adhesive that will stick to any smooth, non porous surface. Even the worst crinkles can be smoothed out during application making this material perfect as a wallcovering for displays and interior decoration which is easy to apply and remove.
A new PVC free and environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional banner fabric for digital printing. This patented microfilament fabric has excellent textile and mechanical properties making it strong and robust enough even for outdoor use whilst being 3-4 times lighter than traditional banner fabrics. Evolon is perfect for roller banners, blinds and exhibition graphics.
Posted: February 22, 2013 in Uncategorized
Chaired by SignLink’s online editor, Pádraig McGarrigle, and produced by Link Digital Media, the debate was themed around one central issue: “What makes a successful sign and display business?” The expert panel of six was made up of Rudi Blackett, event director, Sign and Digital UK; Mark Bartlett, managing director, SignBox; David Allen, managing director, Allen Signs; Duncan Jefferies, marketing manager, Hybrid Services; James Carpenter, managing director, Dorotape; and Brett Newman, technical director, Roland DG UK In part 1 our expert panel get to the bottom of the core question.
New Improved ‘Dry Apply’ Window Etch
Dry Apply Etch Vinyl
On offer throughout February!
We introduced the ‘Dry Apply’ glass etch effect vinyl to our popular window graphics range in 2008. From the start it was a big hit and became one of our bestselling etch films.
The EL 300 ‘Dry Apply’ by Aslan is brilliant for graphics on glass. This silver etch vinyl gives an elegant sandblasting effect with its semi-gloss surface and medium translucency. It has benefited from a special patterned adhesive surface that allows air to escape easily during application, giving a perfect bubble-free finish. Wet application is not required (in fact not recommended), so no more drips, no puddles, no mess and no hassle removing application tape. It has a minimum outdoor life of 7 years and is designed to be easily removed for up to 12 months after application.
Aslan have now improved the product further by redesigned the adhesive pattern and having a thinner release liner. This has allowed them to reduce the initial adhesive tack so the film can be repositioned easily during the application without creating stress lines in the vinyl. These improvements make it the ideal choice especially when applying large graphics, even for the most inexperienced users. The EL 300 is now without doubt one of the best, if not the best, easy apply etch films on the market. Also available in a digitally printable version DFL 300.
For details on the EL 300, DFL 300, and all other ranges call the team on 01858 431642, or log on to www.dorotape.co.uk
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Posted: January 22, 2013 in Textile Films
Tags: garment, reflective, vinyl
With the chance of being outside in this snowy weather a continued likelihood, being conspicuous to traffic is a very important issue. Safety wear can, of course be purchased as standard with the reflective strips already attached but there is then an opportunity to personalise the safety clothing by adding graphics; company logos and sports club emblems. And why not offer that little extra by adding an element of reflectivity to the Logo. By using Doro Tape’s brand new Silva-Lite Pro you can offer a completely different dimension to their personalised printwear.
Silva-Lite Pro shines through the dark
Doro Tape has just launched the Silva-Lite Pro; arguably one of the best reflective films for cad cutting and heat pressing on the market today. This highly reflective flex film reflects the light with a brilliant silver-white intensity. In fact Silva-Lite Pro meets the European Standard for reflectivity (En 471:2003+A1:2007) making it possible to use on safety clothing for emergency services, police and councils. There must be times when individual officers or firemen need to be identified easily in situation where light is poor. Good reflective decals would be ideal in this situation and cad cut heat pressable films such as Silva-Lite Pro are ideal for this type of work.
One big improvement on the original Silva-Lite is the use of a sticky backed liner for the film. This makes it even easier to cut and weed, allowing for really small graphics to be achieved.
This film is very versatile in that it can be applied to virtually any type of garment, whether it is a waterproof nylon jacket; a Lycra running top; a fleece or a cotton t-shirt. It has passed the domestic ISO 6330 domestic wash test at 600C and the manufacturers are at this time expecting it to pass the industrial wash test ISO 15797 at 750C to include tumble drying. This means it is ideal for private use or for corporate and sports clubs where garments may be cleaned on a more industrial scale.
Doro Tape now stock Silva-Lite Pro alongside their extensive range of flex films for the personalisation of garments. The film is supplied at 500mm width by the metre, on a next day delivery service throughout the UK.