Wrexham based print and design company Business Print and Design have launched a range of roller banners with a difference to. Made from bamboo and rattan instead of traditional aluminium, the new banners are a more eco-friendly option that look every inch as good as metal, and cost much the same price.
The Company, which has just celebrated its 20th-birthday, believes that the products will appeal to businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint but still wanting eye-catching, high-quality roller banners.
“We have sourced these bamboo and rattan based roller blinds as we believe it’s a more ethical way to do things. The manufacturing process uses far less energy than making aluminium banner units. And as the products are natural, they can be recycled too” explained Managing Director Steve Whitley from the company’s Wrexham Industrial Estate’s base.
Bamboo is used to make the roller banner bases due to its strength and durability. It is one of nature’s most sustainable resources, is 100% biodegradable and is usually grown without harmful chemicals or pesticides. Rattan has many similar properties and is woven together in strands to form a long-lasting, strong base making it ideal for making into a base for roller banners.
And former Prontaprint franchise Business Print and Design’s commitment to the environment doesn’t stop there. They have recently sourced a material for the roller graphics that is compostable making the whole unit easy to dispose of in an eco-friendly way. Tonnes of waste from exhibitions and events are thrown in the bin every year that are non-degradable. By using the new graphics, businesses can reduce their waste and send less rubbish to landfill.
“To us, it’s about helping our customers do their bit for the planet. And still offer the same level of quality with our products. Green media is definitely the way forward, and we want to be at the forefront of it,” continued Steve.
The company has recently invested in a new large format printer that uses latex ink which doesn’t produce the unpleasant smells associated with solvent based inks. And because the latex-based ink dries instantly, Business Print and Design can use its new machines to produce custom vinyl wallpapers to hang on office or home walls. Any image can be used making it a very personal product to the customer.]]>