Chatham, Kent

Lentico as a specialist in lenticular print, joins forces with Plastic Data Card and invests for the future.

It’s been a busy few months for us here at Lentico. As a lenticular print specialist we recently joined forces with a plastic card manufacturer, Plastic Data Card in a deal that was completed in September 2020. The acquisition sees Lentico Directors Andrew Roblett and Robin Sumner take on the business, production facility and expertise of Plastic Data Card, while pooling the newly combined resources to expand and target new markets.

When asked about the businesses Andrew Roblett replied, “there is incredible synergy between these two companies. We have already seen huge benefits from combining our mutual skill sets. The cross germination of products has already led to massive client benefit and an upturn in sales”.

Future opportunities abound following the move and the good news has been spread within the industry in articles in Print Week. With many customers in the fine art and speciality print space, Lentico can’t afford to compromise when it comes to quality, and the Mimaki JFX200-2513EX can certainly deliver on that. Robin Sumner explains: “Now that we have the Mimaki installed, we are noticing an improved difference in quality compared with our previous equipment. When our clients see the artwork produced on the new kit, they experience that ‘wow’ factor.”

“The Mimaki is already getting potential clients excited. We sent out samples to some key retailers and we have been able to meet their requirements immediately, whereas two months ago we may have had to turn that work down. It’s great to be able to say that we now have the technology to produce at the highest possible standards, we can say to a customer with a very tight deadline, that we can certainly fulfil that order.”

We have been exceptionally lucky working with the collective teams of Lentico, as a lenticular print specialist, and Plastic Data Card, who provide personalised cards, passes and IDs. Each have highly skilled, motivated workforces that are 100% behind the inverstment that we are making. As a combined team we are very excited about what the future will bring.