The Gilman Brothers - 10/6/2014
Gilman Brothers Launches New Organization for Unlimited Company
The Gilman Brothers Company has a history of keeping up with industry evolution and is thrilled to announce changes with new names, new concepts and
new products driving into the 21st century. Bill VanHorn joins the organization as Director of Sales bringing with him more than twenty years of sales
and marketing experience, planning to double Gilman Brothers sales in less than four years. Mark Pimentel has been promoted to Director of Operations.
Cyrus Gilman has been appointed to VP of Business Development who will be focused on the creation of the next generation of profitable materials and
markets driving the company progressively forward. Phil Gray will focus his efforts primarily in the Southeast and will be using his twenty years experience
with the company to drive strategic programs and grow market share.
The R&D expansion includes a strategic alignment with Zund and having latest state of the art equipment for customer demos along with various laminating
and printing equipment to expedite customer testing and new materials. There are also manufacturing plant upgrades in the works which allows Gilman
to improve customer service, quality control, line time turnaround and efficiencies. Gilman is streamlining and reassessing current distribution channels as
well as replacing manufacturer reps in select geographies allowing in-house sales to maintain a closer relationship with their customers. Gilman's recent
product launches of MountCor® and INFINITY™ have been a HUGE success with additional concepts in the pipeline. "We are heavily investing into the
long-term success of our company. The staff in place is the strongest in company history and we are now poised for explosive growth," says Evan
Gilman, President of The Gilman Brothers Company.
The inside sales department has been re-organized and expanded to better serve the market 24/7. Along with internal promotions is the launch of the all
new Gilman Brothers website as an interactive portal of complete information for the supply chain. Gilman has taken a firm stance to upgrade all
literature, articles, and promotional materials making everything more accessible to distributors to assist them with their marketing, communications and
sales. Gilman has also established their own YouTube Channel and will be launching educational videos. For additional information: 800-852-4220
The Gilman Brothers - 9/28/2014
The Gilman Brothers Company Announces INFINITY
The Gilman Brothers Company, Gilman CT is proud to announce INFINITY™. This patent pending board is manufactured in the USA using 100% USA
produced raw materials and features digital grade styrene sheets that maintain their color under any light source and is part of Gilman's new ColorOne™
white point management system. The new INFINITY surface eliminates pre-production cleaning and preparation which increases printing speed and
efficiency. There are modifiers in the styrene that promote ink adhesion and the foam has 2.5x the density of other competitive foams. "It took us three
years to re-engineer this product on all levels to improve ink adhesion, surface cleanliness and smoothness, while allowing for recyclability and 3D
forming characteristics. We listened to what the market wanted and we executed," says President Evan Gilman, The Gilman Brothers Company.
INFINITY may be printed, scored and shipped flat then hand bent resulting in an eye catching 3D graphic display. All of this makes it the perfect board for
direct digital printing, direct screen printing, shipping, in-store signage, and point-of-purchase displays. It is a high end foamboard that cuts better than
any others no matter what the process…knife or die cut with best cutting results on digital contour cutters. "INFINITY is opening doors at all levels of the
retail and POP supply chain. The market is seizing the opportunity to upgrade specifications and expand applications and options for the customer.
Exciting times at the Gilman Brothers Company!" says Bill VanHorn, Director of Sales. Available in thickness range from 3/16" - 1" with multiple black
and white configurations, custom colors available upon request. Wide variety of sheet sizes from 16" x 20" to 60" x 192"!
The Gilman Brothers - 9/2/2014
The Gilman Brothers Company and Larson-Juhl form Industry Alliance
The Gilman Brothers Company and Larson-Juhl, A Berkshire Hathaway Company, met this week to discuss product development and industry distribution.
With their recent launch of the low temperature, permanent adhesive, heat activated MountCor® family of foamboards, Gilman has listened to the market
and delivered a patent pending technology based product line resulting in a universal board compatible for all mount presses and roll laminators. This
eliminates historical variables such as temperature and speed, allowing those elements to be removed from the mounting equation. Larson-Juhl has
seen the value in the new product and signed with The Gilman Brothers Company to market the new foamboard line to the framing industry. "I am
very impressed by the manufacturing capability and product innovation from Gilman. We are very excited for what this alliance will mean for our
customers," says Dave Calhoun, President, North America, of Atlanta-based Larson-Juhl. "Looking at the Larson-Juhl business model, we share a
joint vision to increase product launch and speed of delivery to our customers with new and innovative products. This alliance is a perfect fit," says
Cyrus Gilman, Vice President, The Gilman Brothers Company.
"There is an incredible story unfolding here, two USA based companies working together, both having primary raw materials sourced and manufactured in
the USA, who create and market products sold both domestically and internationally is a real source of growth to the industry. Just think of the families
affected positively by this alliance, it's very exciting," says Bill VanHorn, Director of Sales, The Gilman Brothers Company.
The Gilman Brothers - 1/21/2014
The Gilman Brothers Company Introduces New and Improved Graphics
Boards for Signs and Displays
The Gilman Brothers Company is pleased to announce recent improvements to three of its premier product lines: Ryno Board® heavy-duty paper-faced
foam boards, Duraplast® all plastic foam boards, and Eaglecell™ recyclable, all-paper boards. These new and improved product lines offer users
enhancements in durability, structural characteristics, and direct-printing performance.
New & Improved Ryno Board® HD
Ryno Board HD features a newly formulated, high-compressive foam center that improves the board’s resistance to crushing, warping and denting.
Thick, coated paper surface liners add to Ryno Board HD’s rigidity and structural application performance.
Ryno Board HD is ideal for indoor digital and screen-printing applications, mounting and framing applications, vinyl graphics, sets and props, and sign and
display solutions. For direct-printing applications, Ryno Board HD is now part of Gilman Brothers’ Bright-White Color-Management program. This
program provides for optimum printing performance and consistent color balance across the company’s full range of white, printable graphics boards.
Ryno Board HD is compatible with UV inks.
Ryno Board HD is available in white, black, and custom colors, in thicknesses from 3/16” to 1/2”. Standard sheets range from 48” x 96” to 60” x 120”.
New & Improved Duraplast® HD
Duraplast HD features a new, high-density foam center and smooth, flat, polystyrene surface liners. Duraplast HD provides high durability and
excellent dimensional stability, as well as clean cutting performance with routers, die cutters, saws, blades, and guillotine cutters.
Ideally suited for a full range of printing, mounting, and sign/display applications, Duraplast HD’s direct-printing performance is supported by its inclusion
in Gilman Brothers’ Bright-White Color-Management program. This ensures optimum color balance and consistency across the company’s full range of
white, printable graphics boards. Duraplast HD is compatible with UV inks.
Duraplast HD is available in white, black, and custom colors. Thicknesses range from 3/16” to 1”, in sheet sizes ranging from 48” x 96” to 60” x 120”.
New & Improved Eaglecell™
Eaglecell is an all-paper, fully recyclable board that is ideal for constructing lightweight, rigid, indoor displays. It features new Bright-White, Color-
Managed printing surfaces for consistent direct-printing results with UV inks, and a new, geometrically structured, kraft paper core for strength. Eaglecell
comes ¼” and ½” thick, with white surface liners. Sheet sizes range from 48” x 96” to 60” x 120”.
The Gilman Brothers - 12/17/2013
Gilman Brothers Named North American Distributor of Foamalux
The Gilman Brothers Company, Gilman, Connecticut, USA, and Brett Martin, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, have recently entered into a distribution
agreement in which Gilman Brothers will be the exclusive North American distributor for Brett Martin’s Foamalux® line of PVC board products. Gilman will
initially be stocking Foamalux White and Foamalux Xtra matte in 3mm, 5mm and 6mm thicknesses. Foamalux Ultra gloss, as well as a selection of
Foamalux Colour boards (including red, blue and yellow), will be available by special order. Foamalux boards will be shipped 10 sheets per carton, in a
choice of 4’ x 8’ or 5’ x 10’ sizes. Bulk orders are also available.
According to the companies, balanced double-sided printing capabilities are a unique feature of Foamalux that affords versatile and creative display
solutions for producers and their clients. Foamalux PVC boards are available with protective film on both sides to protect the printing surfaces during
storage and handling.
Foamalux White is a printable PVC board that offers smooth, flat printing surfaces with an optimal, bright white color balance and resistance to yellowing
from UV exposure. According to Brett Martin, Foamalux White has been extremely popular with digital and screen printers across Europe due to its
durability and consistent color reproduction qualities.
Made from 80% recycled content, Foamalux Xtra is a high-quality, environmentally conscious, PVC board for printing, mounting, routing and
engraving applications. It features a black core and is available in all black, or with one-sided or double-sided, bright white, PVC, printing
“Foamalux is a leading brand in Europe and we are looking forward to bringing these boards to customers in North America through this partnership. The
Gilman Brothers Company is dedicated to developing our product range to offer the best quality, service and value. The addition of Foamalux PVC boards
to our catalogue supports this goal,” comments Cyrus Gilman, Vice President, The Gilman Brothers Company.
“I am delighted with the Gilman Brothers Company partnership,” adds Duncan Smith, Sales Director, Brett Martin Plastic Sheets. “Foamalux offers a wide
variety of foam PVC to choose from, allowing users to design and deliver more innovative sign and display solutions than ever before. We are pleased
that Gilman Brothers will be providing their expertise and support in the North American marketplace.”
The Gilman Brothers - 9/30/2013
Gilman Brothers Introduces MountCor
The Gilman Brothers Company is proud to announce the introduction of MountCor®, a new, low-temperature, heat-activated adhesive foamboard for
picture framing and sign/display mounting applications. According to the company, MountCor features a specially formulated, pH neutral adhesive that
activates at a very low temperature, in a short period of time––as low as 130°F, for 30 seconds, in a mechanical or vacuum press, and at speeds up to 10
feet per minute in a roll laminator, with no adhesive transfer to the heated rollers (time and temperatures may vary based on equipment and materials).
This fast, low-temp activation makes MountCor well suited to mounting sensitive materials such as inkjet prints and photographic papers, as well as all
coated papers, posters, color laser prints, and more.
MountCor also incorporates a unique Air Release technology that ensures bubble-free mounting by allowing any air trapped between the art and the
foamboard to easily escape before the adhesive fully bonds. Gilman explains that MountCor’s Air Release system is engineered so that there is no
adhesive texture transfer under heat and pressure, delivering smooth results.
Finally, MountCor features a built-in release liner with a printed squaring grid. This is designed to make mounting easier by allowing quick print positioning.
The release liner also protects the work throughout the production cycle and can be easily removed prior to final application.
MountCor offers users a low-temperature, fast, one-step mounting solution with strong, permanent bonding to a wide range of materials. It is now
available through Gilman Brothers’ North American and international distributors.