Colourbox Purchases Versamount
Colourbox the large format digital printing company of Albany has purchased the assets and patents of long established Roll Panel designer and manufacturer Versamount also of Albany.
Peter Dawson owner of Colourbox believes the Versamount roll panels would make a nice complement to the other niche products offered by Colourbox to exhibition, signage and other printing companies.
The Versamount product is a coreflute board with a narrow 2mm channel taken out of each flute on one or both sides which allows the coreflute to be rolled up. The benefits of a rollable printed board go beyond the sheer convenience of a compact display plinth or stand and include distribution savings by being able to put your point-of-sale printed board into a tube. This makes for cheaper distribution and eliminates the damage so often incurred in couriering lightweight boards around the country.
Coreflute has long been used for plinths, pedestals and point of sale displays but so often has been limited to shapes with flat sides. With the Versamount roll panel curves can be introduced into designs. The roll panel can be either printed directly with screen printing or a flatbed inkjet printer or can have a graphic print mounted to the board. Imagine a sleeve for a rubbish bin which can be branded for events.
Opportunities abound outside of the graphics industry as well including packaging, protection of valuable property when being transported, protection of boat decks when building or refurbishing, tree protection for forestry, horticulture and viticulture, hydroponic trays etc.
The list goes on.