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UK’s sole manufacturer of Westland

UK’s sole manufacturer of Westland

bfs, the UK’s fastest growing print consumable distributor is proud of its status as sole UK manufacturer of Westland press rollers, and being a British manufacturer has never been so important, with Brexit just weeks away. Since January 2009 bfs has been the official...

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Celebrating 35 Years

Celebrating 35 Years

Celebrating 35 Years! In December 1986,  John and Carol Hope, husband and wife, set up Business Forms Services from a tiny premises in Reading. Known simply as bfs, selling Rollin Type100 printing blankets to business forms and envelope...

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Fork lift truck tyres that don’t cost the Earth!

Fork lift truck tyres that don’t cost the Earth!

With 35 years in the business of supplying and re-engineering press and folder rollers to customers, there's little we don't know about rubbers and polyurethanes. With this in mind, and some vigorous testing over 5 years we are now able to offer an additional service...

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New Cutting Table Installed at bfs

New Cutting Table Installed at bfs

Installed and fully operational! Our new cutting table is up and running at our factory in Berkshire, UK. Here we are cutting B1 printing blankets for one of our food carton customers using Rollin Graffity material. Click on the link below to watch a short video of...

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SafeTouch: bfs Adds New Range of Anti Microbial Coatings

SafeTouch: bfs Adds New Range of Anti Microbial Coatings

It's never been more apparent to everyone that printed surfaces can carry bacteria which could be damaging to health. With this in mind, bfs has added ICON SafeTouch Anti Microbial Emulsions to its range  designed to provide a “safe-to-touch” surface, offering a broad...

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Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

To all our customers, Please be advised that all staff at bfs are working hard to fulfill your orders for rollers, printing blankets, pressroom chemistry, underpackings etc.  We are taking extra precautions to ensure our offices and factories are kept clean and...

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SpeedyDry Receives ISEGA Certification

SpeedyDry Receives ISEGA Certification

SpeedyDry High Performance Ink Drier is a revolutionary formula that greatly accelerates the rate drying in inks much more effectively than previously existing driers. And what's more, it is now ISEGA certifed. Printers rave about this product and the best bit is that...

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bfs Rollers in Opal Print’s LED Retrofit XL75

bfs Rollers in Opal Print’s LED Retrofit XL75

More and more printers are choosing to invest in LED UV press conversions. A retrofit is far less costly than a new LED UV press while keeping up to date with the latest printing technology. Opal Print retrofitted its Heidelberg XL75 in Spring 2016 and chose rollers...

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Considering moving to UV LED?

Considering moving to UV LED?

bfs are proud to be sponsoring the BCF Print Forum on the 2nd October in Edinburgh and 9th October in Sutton Coldfield Throwing light on UV LED. "Everything the printer needs to know about UV LED curing." When converting to UV LED it is vitally important to ensure...

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From Dirty Old Printing Blankets to Luxury Goods

From Dirty Old Printing Blankets to Luxury Goods

Since 2005 Elvis & Kresse have been rescuing raw materials, transforming them into luxury lifestyle goods and donating 50% of profits back to charities. The business started with a single raw material, London Fire Brigade’s damaged decommissioned hoses, which were...

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