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7:30 AM 29th June 2020

Leeds Based Print Specialist Is Keeping The Public Safe

Leeds-based print and signage firm, Imageco, which manufactures retail POS for global brands has moved into designing social distancing solutions for clothing retail chains, universities and schools.

Imageco is a wide-format print company leading the way in terms of sustainable materials and environmentally friendly processes.

With businesses all over the country seeking new ways to send their staff back to work safely, the company is dedicating its time to developing safety signage and distancing solutions, such as sustainable hand sanitising stations, floor graphics and safety signage

Keep Safe distance signs
Keep Safe distance signs
Its state-of-the-art 30,000 sq ft factory is being adapted to create the thousands of orders for the social distancing solutions needed to protect shoppers and retail staff during the pandemic.

Known for its creativity and forward-thinking innovation Imageco has begun work with retail chains and universities, supplying them with hundreds on vinyl floor graphics, screen guards and sanitiser stations.

Hand sanitiser Stations
Hand sanitiser Stations
The hand sanitiser stations can be placed throughout the store at key intervals to maximise coverage, for example, near core touch points such as doors and tills.

The vinyl floor graphics inform customers on how to minimise interactions and help with wayfinding. Even though safety come first, the Imageco team has kept their sense of humour and their Yorkshire spirit, creating vinyl’s graphics using Yorkshire slang.

The company said that with supermarkets had a head-start in preparing their stores, but as clothing retailers now opening their doors, it is vital that they quickly catch up.

Imageco has remained open throughout the pandemic furloughing all but 5 of their 30 staff in order to stay safe and keep the wheels turning.

Managing Director, Nathan Swinson-Bullough said: “W knew we could help in this crisis a we are an innovative company with flexibility built in. Even with an acrylic product shortage, we have still been able to create desk dividers out of sustainable materials. In these difficult times we are proud to be helping the local economy start up again whilst always keeping our community safe.”