Scot Signs has installed an HP Latex 1500 to support its expansion into banner printing and wallpaper production. The Livingston-based company, established in 1997, already offers wide-format and signage work, as well as garment printing, but is keen to expand into new markets.

The company is launching two new business, and, respectively focused on banner printing and wallpaper production. It consequently reached out to HP as its Latex technology has played a ‘major role’ in Scot Signs’ growth over recent years.

The HP Latex 1500 is now up and running in Livingston, where it has joined existing HP Latex 560 and HP FB750 machines, both of which were installed two years ago.

‘Now we have the backing of the new HP, we have the confidence to enter these markets,’ director Mark Duguid explained. ‘Aside from this work, we also produce a lot of backlit textile and PVC lightboxes for large advertisement spaces inside and outside airports.’

As for why Scot Signs continues to put its trust in HP technology, Mr Duguid stresses the consistent quality of output. ‘Technology moves very quickly, and therefore you need to keep up the investment to stay at the top of your game.

‘The HP Latex machines are at the forefront of both the industry and our business; they are extremely reliable, and the print quality is second to none. The Latex printers are economical to run and are more environmentally friendly thanks to their water-based inks.’