Barnsley-based sublimation equipment supplier Sabur Digital has signed an agreement with substrate manufacturer Sihl for the distribution of its Design2Wall range of wallpapers.
Signed in April, the open-ended agreement will see Sabur Digital, a division of Sabur Ink Systems, stocking Sihl’s digital printable wallpaper range Design2Wall in its Barnsley warehouse and offering next-day delivery across the UK and Ireland.
Sabur’s digital development director Aaron Burton said that with digital printing on wallpaper becoming such a huge market, the company wants to be involved in its future and hopes to expand its Sihl range further in the future.
“We have access to Sihl’s other related products so once we’ve properly bedded in the wallpaper sales we will look to expand the range.”
Of the range of around 12 wallpapers, Burton said one in particular had caught the company’s eye.
“The range is extremely high quality, which Sihl is known for, and can be used for a really diverse range of applications, but the dye-sublimation wallpaper, Health Clean 2525, has anti-microbial properties and is suitable for schools and nursing homes for example, and we really wanted to be able to offer something like that."
Launched in 1998 as Sabur Ink Systems, the business until a few years ago has focused on consumables but to reflect a growing involvement in machinery sales, with clients such as Roland Mimaki, DGI and Kornit on its books, the firm created its Sabur Digital division two years ago, into which its new wallpaper offering will go.
Burton, son of company co-founder Ian Burton, said that the 10-staff family business was in a period of rapid growth and would look to take on another two or three employees over the next 12 to 18 months.