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To find out what Josero have been up to in the past year please take a look at the press releases below:


Date added: October 2014 Josero appointed as an approved Ricoh Wide Format dealer

As a leading UK dealer of wide format products, Josero,has been appointed as an approved Ricoh specialist.

Josero will be selling and supporting the full range of Ricoh wide format products, with particular emphasis on the L4100 Series Latex Printer, MFP’s and CAD printers. The L4100 series printer uses Ricoh printhead technology. It also offerslatex advantages for non-degassing, provides pantone matching and white ink capabilities. As an additional advantage power consumption is a lot lower for the Ricoh L4100 series compared to other latex printers in its class.

Ryan McMaster; Business Development Manager;Wide FormatIndirect Channel for Ricoh commented, “We are extremely rigorous in our appointment of dealers. Our process includes thorough checks on financial, technical, sales and marketing abilities, as well as a demonstration of commitment to the products and the Ricoh brand. Josero met this criteriabrilliantly, but more importantly, we were tremendously impressed by the team and their understanding of the technical aspects of the industrial wide format market.Their professional approach to customer service and engagement with customers can only be described as inspiring. We consider our Approved Dealers to be partners and provide them with a wide range of support resources to make the partnership a success. We’re looking forward to a long and flourishing partnership with Josero.”

A new demonstration room is already under construction at Josero’s head office in Cambridge. This will facilitate a number of Ricoh machines including the L4160 Latex printer displaying pantone and white ink capabilities.

Loic Delor, Managing Director of Josero, added, “We’re so excited to be working with Ricoh. They’re renowned for their technology solutions, and are a huge name in the print industry. They are part of the very small group of printer manufacturers that actually own the printhead technology used in their machine. This for me is a guarantee for quality, reliability and future developments. It was a stringent process to reach the Approved Dealer status and we are delighted to have achieved it. Ricoh’s commitment to establishing itself as a wide format industrial printer manufacturer is very clear, and we are more than happy to help them achieve this in the UK.”

The Ricoh brand will be a major part of Josero’s portfolio, which already includes Triangle Inks,Bubble Free Applicators, Kala Laminators, Summa & Graphtec Cutters, Trimalco Trimmers, Ergosoft Rip Software plus Xerox and Soyang printable medias. The addition of Ricoh will go a long way to strengthen Josero’s proposition to the wide format and signage market.

Once the new demonstration room is completeat the end of October, the Josero team will invite customers to view the new facilities and learn more about Ricoh products and solutions.

For further details see www.josero.com or call +44 (0) 1954 232564 or email info@josero.com

Date added: May 2014 Print Factor and White Space Creative hail Bubble Free purchases at Sign UK a huge success

Print Factor and White Space Creative, who both purchased a Bubble Free Applicator at Sign UK are delighted with their investments.

Based in Weston Super Mare, Print Factor providea wide range of printing services, including shop signs, display systems, flyers, vehicle wraps and business cards to individuals and companies across the country. The company had been looking for some finishing equipment when they came across the Bubble Free Applicator at Sign UK.

Raffele Mignano, Managing Director of Print Factor commented, “What really impressed us were the features of the Bubble Free Applicator, such as the illuminating lights which allow you to see through the vinyl, the ease of using the machine on your own and the cutting mat. The quality of the machine is fantastic and it offers excellent value for money. We’ve also been delighted with the service from the Josero team – extremely professional and brilliant communication.”

White Space Creative based in Royston, Hertfordshire offer complete solutions for all exhibition, retail, interior, event, display and graphic requirements.The company handles everything from design through to installation in house. With clients ranging from large multi-nationals to SMEs including Puma, FCUK, Blackberry, Oracle and Iveco, White Space Creative only invest in the very best equipment.

Having worked withthe Josero team in the past and purchased laminating equipment and refurbished printers from them, White Space Creative had no hesitation in speaking to Josero at Sign UK about their finishing requirements. The Bubble Free Applicator fitted the specperfectly.

Nick White, Studio Manager at White Space Creative commented, “We’d been looking at mounting benches on the market for some time, and the Bubble Free Applicator completely fitted our criteria. The high quality design and manufacture of the Applicator makes it an excellent investment. We’re thrilled with how well it performs. The ease and flexibility of the Applicator has extended the capability of our print department and we are now handling larger projects in half the time. Having confidence in the machine allows us to put through a much wider variety of print work, all with great results! We really can’t thank the Josero team enough for their support – trustworthy and reliable as ever!”

The Bubble Free has been a real success for Josero since its launch at Sign UK in 2013. Loic Delor, Managing Director at Josero said, “We’ve been overwhelmed by the success of the Bubble Free Applicator. The feedback from all customers who have bought the applicator has been very similar to that from Print Factor and White Space Creative. The product is superb quality, reliable, does exactly what it claims to do and is great value for money – a prefect success story.”

For further details see www.josero.com or call +44 (0) 1954 232564 or email info@josero.com

Date added: March 2014 Free Triangle ink cartridges plus the amazing Bubble Free Applicator at Sign UK – stand H74

Josero will be giving away FREE cartridges of the extremely popularTriangle eco solvent inks - MSS for Mimaki®printers and EDX for Roland®printers, on stand H74 at Sign UK.

The MSS eco-solvent inks for Mimaki® JV33™ and JV34™ wide format printers, was very successfully launched at Fespa in London last June. The inks have been formulated to be 100% colour and chemically compatible with Mimaki® SS21 inks. They offer complete compatibilityover a wide range of vinyls banner medias and are available in cyan, magenta, yellow and black.Printing companies using the MSS eco-solvent inkjet inks will benefit from less waste with cartridge-by-cartridge changeover or by taking advantage of the bulk use ink systems.

Equally, visitors will be able to try the Triangle EDX eco solvent inks for Roland®printers, which have been thriving since their launch in the UK two years ago. Again, this ink set offers a full chemical and colour matching solution that allows ink change from OEM to Triangle on the fly with no wastage, no flushing and no need for any new calibration.

Loic Delor, Managing Director of Josero, the master distributor for Triangle Inks in the UK and Ireland, commented, “Both these eco solvent inks have really created waves in the market with users being really impressed with the quality, reliability and simplicity of changeover. For printing companies keen to reduce costs without losing the high standards their customers require, Triangle inks are the ideal solution. Triangle have been manufacturing inks for over 20 years, and have technically advanced R&D facilities in the USA, where the inks are developed and rigorously tested before they are ever brought to market. The success of EDX and MSS as well as many other Triangle inks is testament to this.“

Following the successful launch of the Bubble Free Applicator at Sign UK in 2013, Josero will again be demonstratingthis machine to visitors, so they can see just what a remarkable machine it is.

Josero sold the first Bubble Free to Mida Sign Services UK at Sign UK last year. James Jarvis, Operations Manager of Mida Sign Services commented, “We were really impressed with the build quality and the simplicity of the Bubble Free Applicator. It is so user friendly compared to other laminators on the market and that really appealed to us. We are always in the market for ways to improve our services and the Bubble Free Applicator will certainly help us to achieve that.”

The Bubble Free Applicator allows mounting and laminating onto any flat surface up to 60mm thick. The Applicator comes in three widths, 1500mm, 1700mm and 2200mm, giving a maximum working length of 7m. Custom sizes are also available. All of the adjustments on the machine are easy to reach by the operator, and as the applicator can be operated from either side, it gives much more flexibility on installation. With adjustable wheels the table can be moved easily around the premises or fixed in one place.

Another delighted user of the Bubble Free is Mike Bamber,Director of KeyMT Installation. He commented, “The machine has been faultless from the moment it rolled off the van and it is working superbly for us. We made over 2000 new signs for the Manchester Airport Group Stansted takeover over summer 2013 and the Applicator worked extremely hard for us. It’s a great machine, very well made, easy to use and every bit as good as the more expensive competitors, but certainly streets ahead of any Chinese alternatives.”

See Josero on Stand H74 at Sign UK. For further details see www.josero.com or call +44 (0) 1954 232564 or email info@josero.com

Date added: November 2013 Josero celebrates 10 years of success

Originally created in November 2003, Josero, the distributors of inkjet products in the UK, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this month with various new and exciting products coming on board early next year.

Loic Delor, who has an extensive technical background in the inkjet market, having worked for Xaar in the late 1990s followed by Lyson/Nazdar a few years later, founded the company. His intricate understanding and knowledge of printheads and inks led him to launch Josero in 2003.The business originally kicked off in Luxembourg selling wide format Chinese printers, plus inks and printheads to the Middle East and Europe. With its products reaching global markets, Josero realised it was time to have an online presence and its first website was launched in 2005. This increased the sales of its products significantly with customers viewing their products online before purchasing them.

A major year for Josero was 2008 when it registered Josero limited in the UK. Jon Spencer, a qualified engineer who has been involved in the industry since the early days of inkjet, having worked with Codent and Lyson/Nazdar for several years, joined the Josero team as Technical Director. The first office and warehouse facilities were opened that same year in Cambridge, providing Josero with the ability to house all its products on site and allowing them to ship stock within 24 hours to customers throughout the UK.

Setting up in the UK facilitated further growth for Josero and in January 2009 they were appointed the exclusive master distributor for Triangle inks for UK & Ireland. Triangle inks (part of worldwide ink manufacturer Inx Digital) produce some of the highest quality alternative inks on the market, for virtually every wide and superwide format printer available and offer substantial cost savings over the OEM inks. This was a real achievement for a small company like Josero and demonstrated its capabilities of working effectively with the UK inkjet market.

A few months later Josero was appointed as a reseller for Ergosoft RIP Software in the UK. With the addition of these new products, Josero decided it needed a full overhaul of its website and launched a much more comprehensive and product focused website.

By 2010, Josero had expanded its product portfolio so much, the company invested in new premises in Cambridge to accommodate additional stock of Triangle inks and expand its demonstration and training facilities. The new premises boast 2500 sq/ft of space for storage, technical training, a demonstration suite and staff offices.

Keeping a watchful eye on market conditions, Josero saw a gap in the market a couple of years ago, where customers were keen to invest in superwide printers but many couldn’t really afford do so. This led to the company selling refurbished superwide printers in the UK. This has proved a great triumph as printing companies can now invest in nearly new machines at a fraction of their original price, with technical support and servicing from Josero.

The past three years has seen Josero develop partnerships with key players in the finishing market and expand its offering to the inkjet market with products such as Kala laminators, Trimalco cutters and Hanolex eyelet machines. The company became the exclusive distributor for the Bubble Free Applicator table for UK & Ireland earlier this year and is enjoying tremendous success with this product.

Loic Delor, Managing Director of Josero commented, “It’s hard to believe we have been trading so successfully for a decade. The company is unrecognisable from what it was ten years ago as we have greatly diversified our product offering. That said, our roots and expertise are firmly within the inkjet market. We have adapted our product range in line with technological developments and market conditions. We believe the key to our success is understanding the challenges our customers face and delivering products that will help them achieve their goals.”

For further details see www.josero.com or call +44 (0) 1954 232564 or email info@josero.com
Alternatively, contact Reprocentre at + 353 (0) 1 4093100 or email sales@reprocentre.ie or see the website at http://reprocentre.ie

Date added: November 2013 Fastsigns Peterborough demonstrate the value of good service

Fastsigns in Peterborough haven’t looked back since they started using Triangle inks five years ago. What has made them stick with Josero, the master distributor of Triangle inks in the UK and Ireland, is the sheer level of service they receive from the company.

Fastsigns in Peterborough operates in an extremely busy and competitive environment, where customer service is paramount to their success. The team in the Peterborough office provide everything from banners and signage to exhibition graphics and vehicle wraps. They use innovative processes to project manage each of their jobs, whether that be delivering one simple sign or a complex bespoke exhibition stand.

Richard Towers, Owner of Fastsigns commented, “We need any equipment we invest in to consistently perform at its optimum level. Our Mimaki JV3 is extremely trustworthy and it works very hard for us. We decided to switch to Triangle inks from the OEM ink in the Mimaki JV3 following a trade show five years ago, where we met Loic and his team from Josero. We were impressed with what they had to say about the robustness of Triangle inks and looked into this further. We realised just how good the credentials of Triangle inks are with their extensive R&D facilities in the USA. They carry out rigorous tests to deliver the perfect colour match and print quality of all the inks they produce. The cost savings were also significant over the OEM inks, which was even better. The whole switchover process was fast, simple and efficient and here we are five years on.”

Richard continued, “We would never compromise our customers by using anything that wasn’t going to deliver the best results. What has made us stick with Josero for so many years, on top of the excellent inks, is the service they provide - it can only be described as “exceptional”. The team has such a strong grasp of market and their technical knowledge and expertise is very impressive. We love the fact that we are saving money over the OEM ink, but believe me, this market is all about quality and delivery and this over-rides any cost savings.”

Fastsigns in Peterborough have a broad range of customers, from SMEs to public sector organisations and large multi-nationals. Though the customer profile varies hugely, their expectations of Fastsigns Peterborough are very similar – they all want consistency of service and excellent products at a decent price. Referrals from existing customers are high as is customer retention, so the company is obviously getting it right.

Loic Delor, Managing Director of Josero said, “We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our customers and believe it is all about teamwork to make sure everyone gets the best from each other. The working relationship we have with Richard and the Fastsigns Peterborough team is very strong and built on trust and respect. This is what makes Josero and Triangle inks stand out from other ink and equipment suppliers in the UK market.”

For further details see www.josero.com or call +44 (0) 1954 232564 or email info@josero.com
Alternatively, contact Reprocentre at + 353 (0) 1 4093100 or email sales@reprocentre.ie or see the website at http://reprocentre.ie

Date added: October 2013 Reprocentre announces dealership with Josero

Reprocentre, the largest supplier of wide format and graphic arts equipment in Ireland is to be the official dealer for Josero in Ireland.

This is a strategic business decision on the Reprocentre’s part to strengthen the company’s product range and meet the demands of the Irish market. The past five years have been extremely difficult for the printing industry in Ireland. However, the market is showing signs of recovery and the Reprocentre has certainly seen an improvement in business this year across a number of fronts. There is more confidence in the market and some strong orders, particularly consumables, have been coming through over the past six months.

Reprocentre used Fespa in London earlier this year as an opportunity to investigate inkjet manufacturers and distributors and to determine which were the best in the market in terms of quality, reliability, product range and customer support.

Following a great deal of research, the Reprocentre team came away whole-heatedly impressed with Josero and its products. Eoin Honan, Sales Director at Reprocentre commented, “ What attracted us to Josero and Triangle inks, in particular, was the wide range of inks available for both UV and solvent systems. We know Triangle take their ink products very seriously and have large R&D facilities in the USA where every product is thoroughly tested and matched to the OEM ink before it is brought to market. The new MSS and EDX eco solvent inks are perfectly compatible with the OEM inks, as are all the other Triangle inks. We were very impressed with the Josero team, and their wealth of knowledge and experience of the market plus the level of support they provide. All in all, it was an easy decision on our part to work with them.”

Reprocentre will be selling the full range of Triangle inks as well as Josero’s other products such as the bubble free applicator, laminators, refurbished superwide printers and spare parts for wide format printers.

Ink sales account for around 20% of Reprocentres sales, and with Triangle inks now on board this is expected to increase significantly over the next twelve months. Eoin continued, “We have spoken to many customers and they are happy to consider good quality, highly reliable third party inks. This will enable them to reap the benefits of substantial cost savings over OEM inks whilst maintaining the quality and level of service they currently have.”

Loic Delor, Managing Director of Josero said, “ We are delighted to be working with Reprocentre. They have a great reputation in Ireland and are well respected by printing companies. We believe by broadening their product portfolio through the Josero product range, they will strengthen their position in the Irish market. We are confident that this partnership will be a great success for both of our organisations. “

For further details see www.josero.com or call +44 (0) 1954 232564 or email info@josero.com
Alternatively, contact Reprocentre at + 353 (0) 1 4093100 or email sales@reprocentre.ie or see the website at http://reprocentre.ie

Date added: September 2013 Josero recruits Steve Wright to strengthen its sales team

Cambridge based Josero, distributor of a range of inkjet products including Triangle inks, printers, cutters and laminators, has recruited Steve Wright to develop and support its sales function.

Established in 2003, Josero has expanded rapidly in the past few years, bringing in many complementary inkjet products and developing relationships with key partners in the industry. Steve’s role is to develop new business opportunities and expand the sales of all the inkjet products the company supplies.

Loic Delor, Managing Director of Josero commented, “Steve’s role is two-fold, he will be responsible for developing the sales of our full product range in the UK and he’ll also be looking after some of our key accounts. Like many organisations, we have customers who buy one or two products from us, but are unaware of the full range we supply. Over the past few years we have diversified into different sectors within the industry to offer a one-stop shop to printing companies. We need to make everyone aware of just what we can offer.”

Steve has over 20 years experience in the industry, having worked for several well-known organisations in the printing sector, including Tullis Russell Coaters, Drytac, DTL and Ferrisgate. During his time at Drytac, Steve sold their range of laminates and mounting adhesives to end-users. He then moved on to take responsibility for Drytac’s UK reseller network, setting reseller pricing and ensuring all resellers were working within Drytac’s guidelines.

Steve Wright commented, “This is a great opportunity and I believe I can make a real difference to Josero. My knowledge of products such as media, laminates, inks and printers means I can provide customers with comprehensive advice and ensure they make the best choices for their business.”

Within weeks Steve has made a great impact on the growth of the business, converting new customers to bulk feed inks systems and selling a Bubble Free Applicator!

For further details see www.josero.com or call +44 (0) 1954 232564 or email info@josero.com

Date added: July 2013 New Triangle MSS inks hailed a success at Fespa

The launch of the MSS eco solvent Triangle inks at Fespa proved a great hit with many Mimaki® printer owners. Visitors to the Josero/Triangle inks stand had the opportunity to view the performance of the new inks on a Mimaki® JV33-160™ and take away a cartridge to try on their own printer.

The true plug and play process really appealed to Mimaki® users, with the complete colour and chemical match to Mimaki® SS21™ inks generating significant interest. The feedback was astounding and many have already converted to the MSS inks after seeing the seamless transition of the inks and the quality of the prints produced.

Equally, the Triangle EDX eco solvent inks for Roland® printers created a fantastic impact at the show. Already a large success in the market, this formulation which was launched in 2012 demonstrates Triangle inks true capabilities of producing world class ink formulations. Again a full chemical and colour matching solution that allows ink change on the fly with no wastage, no flushing and no need for new calibration proved extremely appealing to customers.

Loic Delor, Managing Director of Josero, the master distributor of Triangle inks in the UK and Ireland, commented, “People in the UK are realising that Triangle inks is a trusted brand which is exceptionally well known throughout the world. Triangle inks have been producing inks for over 20 years and have extensive R&D facilities in Europe and the USA, where constant product development and rigorous testing is carried out. This way we ensure each ink is specifically manufactured to an extremely high standard resulting in a seamless match to the OEM ink. Customers are always looking for reassurances on quality and reliability and they get that with every Triangle ink product they buy.”

Josero also saw a great deal of interest in the Bubble Free Applicator at Fespa and took several orders. The Bubble Free Applicator allows a single operator to mount and laminate a wide range of materials in super fast time whilst eliminating the danger of bubbles or creases. The first Bubble Free was sold in the UK during Sign and Digital UK a few months ago to Mida Sign Services UK. The success of the Applicator has been so great that Josero struggles to keep a demonstration unit at their premises in Cambridge!

For further details see www.josero.com or call +44 (0) 1954 232564 or email info@josero.com

Date added: June 2013 New Triangle MSS eco solvent ink to be launched at Fespa

Fespa will see the launch of Triangle Inks’ new MSS eco solvent inks for the Mimaki® JV33™ and JV34™ wide format printers.

The MSS eco-solvent inks have been formulated so they are 100% colour and chemically compatible with Mimaki® SS21 inks. They offer a wide range of compatibility with vinyl banner media and are available in CMYK. Printers using the MSS eco-solvent inkjet inks will benefit from less waste with cartridge-by-cartridge changeover or by taking advantage of other bulk use ink systems.

Loic Delor, Managing Director of Josero, the master distributor for Triangle Inks in the UK, said, “Printing companies in the UK are keen to keep their costs down, however, they are not willing to do this by compromising the quality of the prints they produce. This is where we come in. Triangle have been manufacturing inks for over 20 years, they are not a fly by night company who produce cheap third party inks. Triangle inks have technically advanced R&D facilities in the USA, where the inks are developed and rigorously tested before they are ever brought to market. So, anyone switching to Triangle inks can rest assured they are purchasing fully compatible, high quality inks with robust warranties and technical backup.”

Visitors to Fespa will be able to see a full range of Triangle inks including EDX, the Eco Solvent ink for Roland® printers. Special offers will also be run at the show – come and see the team on Stand C5S for full details.

For further details see www.josero.com or call +44 (0) 1954 232564 or email info@josero.com

Date added: May 2013 Josero sells its first Bubble Free Applicator at Sign UK

Josero sold its first Bubble Free Applicator at Sign UK. The Bubble Free Applicator allows a single operator to mount and laminate a wide range of materials in super fast time whilst eliminating the danger of bubbles or creases. Mounting and laminating can be onto any flat surface up to 60mm thick.

The Applicator was purchased by Mida Sign Services UK who specialise in installing and maintaining all types of signage, graphics and banners throughout the UK and Europe. Established 25 years ago the company delivers creative solutions for high profile clients such as Walls and Lidl as well as small organisations such as Bolton College.

James Jarvis, Operations Manager of Mida Sign Services commented, “As our production arm of the business continues to expand we looked at the Bubble Free Applicator as a great way to increase our production capacity whilst improving the quality of our in-house finishing. We now supply a vast amount of clients with both print and installation services offering a simple and easy way for them to do business on a national basis. We were really impressed with the build quality and the simplicity of the Bubble Free Applicator. It is so user friendly compared to other applicators on the market and that really appealed to us. We are always in the market for ways to improve our services and the Bubble Free Applicator will certainly help us to achieve that.”

Josero became the exclusive UK dealer for the Bubble Free Applicator earlier this year, and has since worked closely with the manufacturer to promote the machine in the UK. It is 100% designed and manufactured in Europe and the pneumatic components are high quality German made HAFNER and FESTO parts. There are very few electronic parts giving an extremely high degree of reliability.

The Applicator is available in three widths, 1500mm, 1700mm and 2200mm giving a maximum working width of 7 metres. Custom sizing is available on request. Rollers have 15mm of soft rubber ensuring bubble free application. All the adjustments on the machine are easy to reach and as the Applicator can be operated from either side it gives much more flexibility on installation. With adjustable wheels the table can be moved easily or fixed in one place.

Loic Delor, Managing Director of Josero concluded, “There was a great deal of interest in the Bubble Free Applicator at Sign UK and we expect more sales to come through the enquiries made at the show. The Applicator will also be on display on Stand C46S at Fespa so visitors will be able to see what a great product it is for themselves.”

For further details see www.josero.com or call +44 (0) 1954 232564 or email info@josero.com

For more information about Mida Sign Services UK Ltd’s digital graphics service, please visit www.bannersandgraphics.co.uk