Sponsors 2017

Engage with key buyers and decision makers in the print industry when you harness the marketing power of PrintWeekLive!. Showcase your brand through a variety of impactful sponsorship opportunities. We are proud to have and continue to work with our sponsors for the inaugural PrintWeekLive! show.


Antalis was created in 2000 through the mergers of 40 international distribution companies around the world. Today it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sequana. Our visionary approach to the market and the shared experience and business strengths of all these players have made us the leading merchant in Europe.

Through harmonised manufacturing and sales, shared supply and logistics systems, a unique brand and positioning, a global market approach and extensive local expertise, Antalis, is able to offer its customers the widest and most consistent range of products and services.


Close Brothers Asset Finance

Close Brothers Asset Finance specialise in the provision of flexible finance options for SMEs in the print sector.

Operating nationwide, our experts have more than 30 years industry experience and offer a range of finance solutions tailored to meet a business’ needs. Our finance model values the assets of a business and therefore allows customers to tailor their repayments and their profile to the expected lifecycle of the machinery. We pride ourselves on a history of lending through all economic cycles and the strong relationships we have with our customers.



Duplo International provides finishing and printing equipment to all types of print operations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa enabling them to become more successful and to create new opportunities in the markets they serve.

The company vision statement declares that this is about ‘enabling our customers to turn paper into great communication’. This drives development of a complete range of products for finishing print in the most effective, profitable and quality-focused way possible.



Heidelberg UK is a comprehensive supplier to the printing industry. It not only supplies prepress, press (litho and digital) and postpress equipment but also workflow, consumables, spares, service and support packages. It is the graphic arts company with the “can do” attitude and with the choice to enable customers to make the right buying decisions. In offset it can supply conventional, UV, LED-UV, LE-UV and Anicolor options. In digital it has toner and inkjet options for commercial and packaging users. But it is its consultancy and ability to provide complete packages and solutions to production issues that marks it out.

The UK arm was set up in 1975 and is the fifth largest market for Heidelberg which operates in 170 countries. Having both offset and digital products it can offer objective advice on press investment and its expertise in areas like colour, quality, productivity and the environment mean it can provide informed options to help customers equip to meet their current and future needs. The Heidelberg brand is synonymous with reliability, quality, responsibility and value for money.



More than 30 years have passed since Tharstern was formed in 1984 by Keith Harrison, who at that time was working as a Financial Director for a printing company. Mr Harrison recognised that there was an opportunity to develop an estimating package for printers. He started the company from home and subsidised it whilst still working as a consultant.

In 1991, Keith McMurtrie joined the company, bringing to the company a unique blend of commercial and technical drive, resulting in a number of ‘firsts’ in the industry.

In 2014 Tharstern was bought in a management buy-out from the family of the original founder, who set up Tharstern 30 years ago. Technical Director Antony Lord, Sales Director Lee Ward, and Managing Director Keith McMurtrie acquired a significant ownership stake in the business and retain direct day-to-day running.

Tharstern are proud of our heritage and achievements, but this change in ownership provides security and continuity, as well as a platform for future growth. This move retains our independence, brand and identity as a recognised world leader within the printing and allied industries.



Since our earliest founding, Xerox has been a company driven to help organizations and people find better ways of working. We will always be known as the company that helped change the way the world shares information with the very first copier. But today, we are the company that is helping to change the way the world parks… shops… prints… learns… gets benefits… publishes… receives medical care… and, of course – works.

We believe improving the flow of work is core to helping our clients be more successful and making the world a better place. By providing our customers with business process services, printing equipment, and software and solutions, we enable greater productivity, efficiency, work capacity and personalization.