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9th March 2012
Olympic greats printed on Canon imagePROGRAF and Glacier Media

The Canon iPF8300 and Canon Glacier media has been used to print an exhibition of Olympic gold medalists. The work is by two renowned UK based photographers, Drew Gardner and Lucinda Marland. Fourteen images will be showcased at John Lewis, Westfield Stratford City and London which overlooks the Olympic site. The exhibition will run from March 9th until March 20th.

Velmex Distribution, Canon's biggest UK wide format printer distributor, used Canon's 300gsm Glacier paper to print the exhibition. Photographer Drew Gardner comments: "The Glacier media gives a very sharp result. I print all my work on a Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6300, but as the images needed to be larger, Velmex printed the exhibition on the 44 inch iPF8300. The results look fantastic... Definitely exhibition quality."

The two photographers, Gardner and Marland, have spent the past two years completing an anthology of every living British Olympic gold medalist in an individual sport, 60 years or older in 2012. The pair traveled over 15,000 miles across the UK and as far as the west coast of America to photograph all 14 of the athletes.
Gardner says, "The inspiration for the project came from childhood recollections of ‘Golden Greats’ and wondering where they were now. The project has been incredibly rewarding and so well supported by the athletes and the sponsors."

As well as the Canon distributor; Velmex Distribution, the project has been sponsored by the Italian photographic and lighting specialists Manfrotto, and is hosted by The John Lewis Partnership. The exhibition opens on Friday 9th March 2012, with a press and photo call scheduled for Saturday, 10th March at

Olympic greats printed on Canon imagePROGRAF and Glacier Media
Velmex Distribution takes on Epson GS6000 printer

19th February 2012
Velmex Distribution takes on Epson GS6000 printer

Velmex Distribution has recently signed an agreement to distribute Epson’s eco-solvent, 64 inch GS6000. The product provides a high-end solution to fit around the company’s existing aqueous wide format range and will be sold through a selective group of partners.

The Epson GS6000 printer will provide Velmex Distribution with an eco-solvent offering to complement their current aqueous large format printer range from Canon. Managing Director Mark Keeley, said "We see this product fitting very neatly around our existing product range. The GS6000 provides our resellers with a strong eco-solvent product, which produces fast outstanding results, is cost effective and environmentally sensitive."

The GS6000 will be sold through a selective group of resellers who concentrate their business model on providing a value added service. Velmex Distribution also expects many of the GS6000 printers to be sold using the Big Print Plan, a scheme Velmex launched 12 months ago which offers customers a complete solutions with no large capital outlay. The plan has been extremely successful and provides a positive peace of mind for customers. ‘The big print plan provides a fast, next day, solution with no large upfront investment,’ said Keeley ‘customers simply pay a monthly rental charge which includes the total cost of ownership and ink usage. Support is included and with remote diagnostic tools it means we can support the products quickly and effectively.’

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