About Grafityp

At Grafityp, we develop and manufacture self adhesive vinyls. Colour films, print films for large format colour printing, laminates and wrapping films. For every possible application that you can think of. From temporary to permanent solutions. In short: everything you need to make a brand stick.

We want the same as you: offer the best possible solution for your customer’s specific request. Whether it is for a trade show booth or for window advertising, for sign making in a building or for fleet marking.

That is why our own R&D department is always striving to improve our existing products. And why we are always trying to respond to new demands from the market. For more than 50 years we have constantly been searching for new possibilities to make films and adhesives match to perfection, so we can offer the perfect product combination for a certain application.

This product combination aims for the highest possible quality for your customer. And for the ease of application and technical aspects, which are so important for you as a processor of our products.

In this way we develop and manufacture products that meet your expectations and those of your customers.

More than 70 years of craftmanship

1945

It all starts in Amsterdam
Herman Bosman starts h/o stanserij Holland in postwar Amsterdam. In 1961 the name of the company is changed into NV Bosman Letters.

1968

The rest of the Netherlands follows
NV Bosman Letters is rapidly growing. The premises in Amsterdam become too small. Followed by the opening of shops in Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Utrecht.

1969

Gain a foothold in Belgium
Herman Bosman buys a part of the former buildings of the coal mines in Houthalen and founds the company Grafityp Lettersystems.

1984

World first with the CSR
After an intense period of research and development, we introduce the CSR. The first cutting plotter in the world that is steered by a computer.

1986

Own brands and winning prizes
In 1986 we start the production of our own brand of PVC films. This brand is named Grafitack. In the same year we win the Ambiorix prize. The pinnacle by VKW Limburg, awarded to the most dynamic company.

1987

Growth thanks to CSR
The success story of the CSR cutting plotter continues. We grow exponentially.

1988

CSR 2.0, 3.0, 4.0…
We invest in new developments for the CSR. Newer and faster models are following in quick succession.

1990

New buildings
We invest in new office buildings and warehouses. Ready for further growth.

1991

Offices in England and Spain
We start R&D for our own special production method for high quality cast films. We also open two foreign subsidiaries in Tamworth (UK) and Barcelona (Spain).

1995

ISO-9001 and Graficast
Grafityp achieves the ISO-9001 quality label for the first time. We also launch Graficast.

1998

Environmental labels
We focus on ecological products and production methods. These efforts were awarded with two environmental labels.

2003

Investing in R&D
The R&D department moves to a new laboratory with the most modern equipment.

2005

Own non-PVC films
We start the development of a series of revolutionary GEF non-PVC films. These films are completely manufactured in-house with our new cast extrusion unit.

2009

Opening Training Centre
We open the doors of our own Training Centre. Here we share our knowledge with our customers and teach them everything about our products and the best ways how to apply them.

2010

New range of wrapping films
Nieuw in our product range: a completely new series for wrapping and personalizing vehicles and interior decoration.

2014

Innovation Award
We receive the Innovation Award for the development and production of our PVC-free products.

2020

We celebrate our 50th anniversary
We started production in Belgium in 1970. Added to our 20 years in the Netherlands, we boast 70 years of experience in sign making.

Sustainability

Environmental care is of utmost importance within the Grafityp group.

Grafityp are striving for a continuous improvement of their environmental performances, taking into account the prevention principles, technological developments and economical practicability. Grafityp pay a lot of attention to an exact observance of the ever stricter and evolving legislation, like e.g. the European REACH regulation (Registration, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals).

In the past Grafityp have taken various steps in-house in order to limit the environmental impact:

  • Thermal afterburner, which limits the emissions into the air to an absolute minimum
  • Processing hierarchy of waste products
  • Consciously manage and limit waste streams
  • Choose for less damaging materials
  • Safely cope with harmful products
  • Development and production of ecological GEF films
  • Installation of “green” charging stations, which allow every Grafityp visitor to charge their electric vehicle for free
  • Energy-efficient re-lighting

Grafityp will continue investing in energy-saving measurements, a durable purchasing policy and durable innovation.

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