It all started in Florida, USA, when print on-demand (POD) technology was in its infancy we created a company called Tropical Graphics Inc. This company was focused on developing high-volume and super reliable sublimation print systems. At Tropical Graphics we created the world’s first ICC profiled sublimation inks known as ArTainium. ArTainium inks quickly became one of the core drivers for the global growth of print on-demand technology being used the world over for printing home décor, sportswear, gifts and many more products. Through plenty of hard work we grew Tropical Graphics Inc. into one of the world’s largest sublimation companies it wasn’t long before our brands and technology were purchased by one of the industry’s leading companies, and our product lines incorporated into their portfolio of products and services.
After the sale of Tropical Graphics our next major business was creating Marvelpress Ltd, a company focussed on customisation for high street retailers with print facilities based in the UK, and a global production support facility in the USA. Marvelpress pioneered the emerging printed phone case market after seeing its mass market potential with the recently released iPhone. We quickly grew Marvelpress into a £ multi-million company which developed an impressive product range, supplying large volumes through major retail and global brand partners. A short time later we opened Marvelpress (Supplies) Ltd and set about developing key sublimation machinery, systems, processes and consumables to power the sublimation industry. Our Sublideck 3D Phone case imaging systems quickly became the standard for global fulfilment providers selling over 350 units globally and turning Marvelpress (Supplies) ltd into a world leader in POD systems and consumables.
Late in 2015 Marvelpress was sold to a major US corporation and we set about working on our next challenge. In early 2016, recognising the continual growth in POD technology and the global personalisation market in general, we formed Sole Juice Limited. Our focus was on continuing our history of developing new technologies for core ranges and new to market product decoration. Our Sublideck 3D Phone case imaging systems quickly became the standard for global fulfilment providers selling over 350 units globally and turning Marvelpress (Supplies) ltd into a world leader in POD systems and consumables.
Sole Juice (Supplies) launched the fastest phone case decoration technology in the world. The incredibly fast and reliable Sublideck 3D+, and the highly productive Sublideck 6, a machine capable of producing 6 HD phone cases at the same time from as little as 90 seconds. During 2017 we sold the new Sublideck 3D+ and Sublideck 6 systems to many of the world’s leading POD suppliers, and we are proud to say our systems are the main stay of the global 3D sublimation image decoration system marketplace.
Recognising the continued growth in the print on-demand sector we set about developing our back-end workflow software. This is a state-of-the-art system that can handle and control millions of orders per year providing world class print quality and the ability to ICC profile down to individual product level. This system was introduced through our Gift Flow personalisation portal allowing customers to order personalised products without the need for inventory storage through our API connections. After successfully launching our API system late 2018 work began on developing our cross-platform app that would allow the emerging market of entrepreneurs and marketers to be able to launch high quality products through our easy to use App at manufacturer pricing with SuperFast production speeds.
Early 2019 has seen us move into final beta testing of our brilliant Shopify eCommerce App, this will launch in June 2019. We have a lot of products scheduled for release through the App, this will commence at a steady rate through the remainder of the year. We are launching some awesome new-to-market products that no one currently offers which will have mass market appeal. We will only offer these to our SuperFast POD App customers.