Quality Print Services (QPS) is to distribute BioMedia in the UK, following the collapse of Ilford Imaging, which had developed the material. Thus QPS is currently looking for resellers in the wide-format printing sector.
BioMedia is a biodegradable wide format media that uses a unique enzyme that thrives under anaerobic landfill conditions and accelerates breakdown, meeting the standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials. Alternatively, it can be safely incinerated for energy production without the release of harmful gases or chemicals. QPS says that it should be more affordable than previously.
QPS currently stocks the matte-finish BioMedia Display Film for exhibition panels, pop-up displays and posters, which is compatible with aqueous, eco-solvent and latex ink technology and available in four roll widths and three thicknesses. There is also an option for UV printers, BioMedia Display Film UV, sold in a matte finish in two widths and three thicknesses. Other options will be available from QPS soon.