We have been delighted to work with Ben Searle from Cycling Guides.com to produce a cycling guide for the Forest of Dean. The cycling guide, which has been recently featured in the Guardian Britains Best Bike Rides, has been produced using polyart.
Ben, MD at Cycling Guides comments “Right from the start I wanted a tough waterproof base for a series of guides. I took a while to find a suitable substrate. I googled widely and contacted a number of printers who use Polyart or alternatives. From first contact Kingfisher were extremely helpful, encouraging and always amazingly prompt at getting back which is very refreshing! Early tests proved that Polyart could be machine folded as required. Kingfisher have worked hard to get the very best from Polyart and I am very pleased with the results – which captures the Ordnance Survey map detail perfectly. I owe it Kingfisher that I now have my first guide published and I am sure it will now prove its worth, whatever the weather, as cyclists explore the Forest of Dean! The icing on the cake is Kingfisher’s first rate environmental policy – something many cyclists will appreciate”
Polyart is a highly durable, tear, water and grease resistant material making it ideal for outdoor use. The maps we have produced for cyclingguides.com are folded to a handy size so that the rider can negotiate the acres of woodland confident that whatever trail they follow the map will provide the route rain or shine!!
At Kingfisher Press we work with polyart for a wide variety of projects, including pharmaceutical and veterinary field handbooks, luggage tags, maps, cup cake or cookie cases, tickets and posters. Polyart is a synthetic material and can be die-cut, folded or laminated, the same as other more traditional stocks.