Tribune Graphics began trading in January 1987, founded by Colin and Shirley Overington and operated from their home until they moved to the present site in June 1988. The business was developed as general sign makers with special emphasis on the Local Council, County Council and larger businesses.
In 2002 the company expanded and began marketing primarily to companies in the Aerospace industry. This expansion has brought customers who expect suppliers to operate to the standards of ISO 9001. Over the years this has become our main stream of revenue as we transformed from a standard vinyl graphics and signage company into a specialist label and security markings manufacturer.
In 2012 Stuart Garcka joined the Company, initially at a production level but with a view to managing the company in the future and to act as Colin’s replacement at the head of the company.
In 2018 Tribune was given the offer to purchase the property we had resided in for the past 30 years, which we gladly accepted. This served to solidify Tribune’s position moving forward as we further plan to make a bigger mark on the specialist label industry.
The prime manufacturing activity is the making of self-adhesive vinyl graphics, supported by a small metal cutting and fabricating facility. Our policy from the very start was an emphasis on stocking higher quality self-adhesive vinyl, meaning we gained a reputation for durable and long-lasting products.
In 1994 we made our first investment into Thermal Foil printing and this has become a major part of our production. A steady stream of equipment updating and renewal saw, in January 2001, the addition of an extra design station and a large-format vinyl cutter.
In 2015 Tribune purchased an Eco-Solvent Inkjet printer, an accompanying plotter and a laminator, making their first move away from the Thermal Foil market. This opened up the company to a much wider range of label and vinyl types on offer.
Our latest investment in 2018 saw us move into UV-cured Inkjet technology, which offers a much higher level of print durability than our previous Eco-Solvent set-up. As such we are now confident that the vinyl graphics and security markings we offer are among the highest quality available within the industry.
If you are looking for quality graphics or signage for your business, our dedicated, friendly team are flexible and accommodating, and will help to find a solution to suit your needs.