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Kaleidoscope Imaging - Photographic, Exhibition, & Fine Art Reproduction services
Address:   Unit 1 Auckland Road, Sparkbrook,
Birmingham
Postcode:   B11 1RH
Country:   United Kingdom
Phone number:   0121 771 1171
Fax number:   0121 771 2075
Website:   http://www.kal.uk.com
Contact name:   Andy Beete / Daren Alisop / Tony Morgan/Simon Eade
Email address:   andy@tkpnet.com
WMCCM Rated:   yes
Profile:   With over 10 years experience in the Digital Imaging sector, Kaleidoscope specializes in producing digital photographic printing, digital brochure design, digital scanning and retouching, large format graphic display panels and fine art reproduction.  Kaleidoscope range of services includes:

Photographic services:

  • Studio and location photography
  • E6 and colour film processing
  • Copy transparencies - 5" x 4" & 10" x 8"
  • Picture framing

    Digital Services:

  • Graphics for pop-up Exhibitions
  • Digital image capture
  • High End Scanning
  • Computer-based Graphic Design
  • Electronic Retouching

    Exhibition services and products:


  • Pop-up Exhibition systems
  • Roller Blind Displays
  • Canvas Banners
  • Giant PVC Banners
  • Full Exhibition Mounting Services
  • Design and Custom Stand Build
  • Installation Services
  • Silk screen printing
  • Lithographic printing
  • Custom made lightboxes
  • Point of sale printing and hardware

    Kaleidoscope is also a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild.
  • Ethos:   First is quality, our company is committed to deliver always a product/service that meets our client's requirements. With our philosophy of "don't let our customers down" our service has become our competitive advantage. We work every day in improving our customer and supplier relationship by training and encouraging our people. Our customers can expect:



    • Proactive attitude in responding their needs,
    • Exceptional reliability and credibility,
    • Attention to detail,
    • Courtesy from everyone
    • Cost effectiveness.

    Competence Profile Last updated 1 October 2004 (xMPS)

    Basic line of business:   Photographic services, Digital services, Exhibition services and products, fine art reproduction.
    Products and services:   Inkjet printing, photography, traditional retouching and digital retouching, transparency processing, exhibition graphics and point of sale graphics, display medias, printing for fine art photography, back lit services.
    Repeaters:   Fine Arts: 30%
    Strangers:   Commercial graphics: 70%
    Number of Employees:   9
    Annual Turnover (£m):   not given
    Annual Rate of Growth (%):   66
    Reference customers:   University of Warwick, Ikon Gallery (Birmingham), Adglow Plc, BAXI heating (Valor), BCCommerce.
    End customers:   Daimler Chrysler, National Motorcycle Museum, Neschen UK Limited, Synstar.
    Competence transfer:   Developing a colour media profiling for all inkjets and all media.

    Currently investigating the provision of a inkjet printing calibration service for clients.

    Developing direct printing onto substrate.
    Key processes:   Key Process:
    Printing
    HP5000. 1.5 metre wide Inkjet Printer, 600 DPI using UV fade resistant pigmented inks with six colour heads. Output speed is approximately 4 linear metres per hour.

    HP 5500. 1.5 metre wide Inkjet Printer, 600 DPI using UV fade resistant pigmented inks with six colour heads. Output speed is approximately 5 linear metres per hour.

    Mimaki JV4. 1.3 metre wide Inkjet Printer, up to 700 x 1400 DPI using UV fade resistant pigmented inks with two banks of six colour heads. Output speed is up to 9 square metres per hour.

    Inkjet printing onto a range of medias:
    160 GSM Universal Matt paper, 220 GSM Glossy / Lustre Photobase paper, Heavy Duty PVC vinyl, Cotton Fabric, Self Adhesive vinyl, pastable blue back paper.
    (Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 5.00 years)

    Key Process:
    Fine Art Printing
    Limited edition fine art. Finest quality Giclée prints, Exhibition panels:
    Epson 10600. 110 cm wide Inkjet Printer, up to 700 x 1400 DPI using Ultrachrome inks with six colour heads. Output speed is 4 linear metres per hour.

    Epson 9600 (3). 110 cm side Inkjet Printers, up to 700 x 1400 DPI using Ultrachrome inks with seven colour heads per printer. Output speed is 3 linear metres per hour per device.

    Roland HiFi Jet. 1.3 metre wide Inkjet Printer, 600 DPI using UV pigmented inks with six colour heads. Output speed is 2 linear metres per hour.

    Epson 7600. 61 cm wide Inkjet Printer, using Ultrachrome inks with seven colour heads, printing up at up to 700 x 1400 dpi.

    Fine Art Printing onto a range of medias:
    Fine Art Canvans, 360 GSM Acid Free Fine Art Paper
    (Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 4.00 years)

    Key Process:
    Graphic Design
    Art Work produced in a professional in-house design studio, including graphics for Pop-up exhibitions.
    Digital Re-touching.
    Digital image capture, computer graphic design and electronic retouching. We are able to clean up dust, scratches, cracks and tears from photographs.
    (Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 4.00 years)

    Key Process:
    Photography
    Digital and traditional photography
    Studio based work,
    Studio and location photography, E6 colour film processing, copy transparencies - 5in x 4 in & 10in x 8in and picture framing.
    (Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 20.00 years)

    Key Process:
    Graphic Design,Printing
    Signage (Sign writing):
    Exhibition services and products: Pop-up exhibition systems, roller blind displays, canvas banners, giant PVC banners, full exhibition mounting services, design and custom stand build, installation services, custom made lightboxes and point-of sale-printing and hardware.
    Silk screen printing and lithographic printing available through subcontract
    Inkjet printing PVC, 1.5 metres size any length.
    (Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 6.00 years)

    Key Process:
    Digital Scanning
    High resolution digital scanning using Betterlight 6 digital camera back. Can capture a 274 Mb file from any art work, painting or photography.
    (Mastery: Mature, Time In Operation: 5.00 years)
    Key skills:   Role: Mounting & Framing
    Picture framing/mounting
    Measuring, cutting and fitting of Fine Art prints and pictures.
    (Skill Level: Experienced, Years of Practice: 19.00 years)

    Role:
    Fine Art Finishing
    Fine art hand finishing of high quality prints and art work.
    (Skill Level: Experienced, Years of Practice: 2.00 years)

    Role: Mac Operator
    Design,Digital Multimedia,Printing
    Graphic design using Apple Mac G4, outputting of files, experience with;
    Adobe Photoshop (upto CS)
    Quark 6
    Macromedia Freehand (upto 10)
    Illustrator (upto 10)
    (Skill Level: Experienced, Years of Practice: 15.00 years)

    Role: Photographer
    Photography
    Digital and Traditional (Film) Photography. Film photography includes:
    Small Format 35mm
    Medium Format (6 x 7cm)
    Large Format 5 x 4"
    (Skill Level: Experienced, Years of Practice: 20.00 years)

    Role: Director
    CRM,Quotation & Estimating,Sales & Marketing
    Job quotation, Business development, Customer relations, Procurement, Financial Management and Control. Trained photographer.
    (Skill Level: Expert, Years of Practice: 36.00 years)

    Role:
    Accounting
    Financial control and accounts on a day to day basis. Trained in Sage L50.
    (Skill Level: Experienced, Years of Practice: 15.00 years)
    Locations:   Birmingham, England, GB, UK, West Midlands Region
    Markets:   Automotive, Commercial Vehicles, Education/Training, Electronics, Energy, Food/Beverage, General Engineering, Government, Heating, Mechanical Engineering, Motorcycles, Packaging, Printing
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    Andy Beete 
    0121 771 1171
    andy@tkpnet.com
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    Status: approved
    Last Updated: 19/05/2009 11:29:38