Introduction to Dave Norris – Our specialist in the printing world

Hi, I’m Dave Norris and I am the Senior Technician and Wide Format print specialist here at Tetenal.

My role is to support the sales team with in depth knowledge of the large format printers we have available and advise on best solutions for customers.

Basically if something seems, impossible, or is a bit strange it will usually end up with me to make it work. I carry out demonstrations in our new wide format print room where customers can visit us and try all the products and medias for themselves.

I often then carry out the installation of the equipment into customer sites integrating everything into existing workflows and software and also carry out full training to make sure the customer is setup and ready to print confidently when I leave. I also head up the colour management service where I create bespoke profiles for customers, this service is free if the customer is using one of our great Spectrajet papers but we can accommodate anyone who would like to have a bespoke profile created and provide advice on how to best utilise the profile and gain the best results possible from their printer.

As well as my Sales duties I am also the Senior Engineer dealing with escalated break down and fix situations and supporting the rest of the technical team with information and training when needed.

How I came to work for Tetenal – The story & history.

I came to work for Tetenal at the beginning of 2013. I received a call from Rob Blanchard asking if I would be interested in joining Tetenal as they took on a brand new project with Epson inkjet printers. He was interested in speaking to me as I had been working on Fuji and Noritsu drylabs since they first came out. I jumped at the chance as I have a long history with Rob as he gave me my first steps into the industry when I was 18.

I was interviewed by Rob and Chris Dawson and have since spent the last 19 years working on photographic print equipment.

What makes Tetenal special to you and why customers benefit from using Tetenal?

Tetenal are special to me as they provide a complete solution for the printing market and we like to build business partnerships not just customers by being there every step of the way. Our experienced sales team recommend the right machine for eqch situation and invitecuatomers to come and test all the different options at our fully furnished demo rooms.

The in house technical team carry out the installations and training and are on hand for any future issues as we are all manufacturers trained to repair the equipment we sell. We stock a vast number of products and everything our customers could possibly need with friendly sales staff waiting to assist them and take their orders.

What services you can personally offer:

  • Workflow optimisation and software that could benefit productivity such as rips to reduce media waste and handle colour management.
  • Colour management services from monitor and printer profiling to best practises for using print settings, profiles, colour intents etc.
  • Training on printer use, maintenance and advanced features.
  • Custom installations and hardware upgrades.
  • Media recommendations for different types of jobs.


Some interesting facts about Dave:

What year did you join Tetenal?

What football/sporting team do you support?
Manchester United

What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Greek Islands

Which three dinner guests would you invite to join you for the evening? (alive or dead).

  1. Ayrton Senna
  2. Alex Ferguson
  3. Freddie Mercury

You’re abandoned on a desert island and can have one each of these items to keep you company until you are rescued.

FILM – The Wolf of Wallstreet
ALBUM – Use Your Illusion 2 – Guns n Roses
BOOK – Scarecrow – Matthew Reilly
TV SHOW – Breaking Bad
OBJECT – Football

Tell us an interesting fact about you that not everyone would know.
I love cars and motor racing. Most of my free time is taken up with cars in some form.

Tetenal Start 2020 with Major Distribution Announcement

Peter Smart

Tetenal UK, the photographic print solutions provider based in Leicester, has started the year in buoyant fashion with the announcement that they will take over the distribution of Champion Imaging products, including photo chemicals and x-ray chemical range. Tetenal UK, the photographic print solutions provider based in Leicester, has started the year in buoyant fashion with the announcement that they will take over the distribution of Champion Imaging products, including photo chemicals and x-ray chemical range.

To support the change, the two key members of the Champion team will transfer across to head up the total Analogue/Silver Halide division of Tetenal UK.

Peter Smart joins Tetenal as Analogue Business Manager, reporting directly into Tetenal Sales Director Phil Barker, with responsibility for all analogue products, including silver halide paper .

Nigel Davis, with his vast knowledge of chemistry products, joins Tetenal as Technical Support Manager for Silver Halide. Nigel will also be offering an enhanced monitoring service as part of his new role. Champion products will run alongside Tetenal’s existing portfolio of own branded chemistry products. Managing Director and co-owner of Tetenal UK, Mike Fawcett spoke about the addition

“I’m absolutely delighted to add Champion Imaging Products into our already broad portfolio of analogue products and the addition of Peter and Nigel offers additional experience and expertise to our already knowledgeable team.
This demonstrates Tetenals commitment to analogue products as part of our aim to become the leading supplier of photo print solutions in the UK, across both the digital and analogue sectors and forms part of our ambitious growth plans for 2020 and beyond”.

Nigel Davis

Tetenal’s new Analogue Business Manager Peter Smart is equally as enthusiastic about the change,

“Tetenal has long been recognised as a leading business in the photographic print solutions market so it’s a great move, not only for myself and Nigel, but also gives great confidence to all our Champion customers who will continue to be supplied through a strong and stable business in Tetenal.

Personally, it’s also an exciting time to be joining Tetenal. Talking with Mike Fawcett and his management team, it’s clear that they are looking to continue to grow the business and their desire to embrace analogue products as part of that growth is encouraging for all photographic businesses which are still based on, or utilise, silver halide chemistry”.

For further information regarding Champion products and Technical Support contact;
Peter Smart, Tetenal Analogue Business Manager  –
Nigel Davis, Tetenal Analogue Technical Manager  –

For further information regarding Tetenal contact:
Phil Barker, Tetenal Sales Director –
Craig Bird, Tetenal UK Marketing Manager –
Vanessa Derbyshire-Wood, Tetenal Digital Marketing Manager –

ICC Colour Profiling Service

An introduction to the colour profiling service offered by Tetenal.

ICC profiles help you to get the correct colour reproduction when you input images from a scanner or camera and display them on a monitor or print them. They define the relationship between the digital counts your device receives or transmits and a standard colour space defined by the ICC and based on their defined measurement system.

Here, we have gathered access to ICC profiles for the papers we supply. Simply click on the relevant paper icon to access the profiles for that particular paper range.

ICC Profiles for our own SpectraJet brand of inkjet papers are hosted on this site. Profiles for our brand partners are hosted on their own sites and you will therefore be taken to relevant site to download them. These links should open in a new web page, if they do not, simply click the back button to return to the Tetenal website once you have downloaded your profiles.


The Great Tetenal Office Tour

Here in the UK we are based in Leicester, making us a central point for deliveries to our customers. Our business has been established in the UK for almost 25 years and in that time we have grown to become one of the most respected distributors to the photographic and print industries in the country.

We have a team filled with both experience and expertise, with Product Managers who are totally immersed in their own product groups enabling them to offer expert advice on the right mix of products for each particular business and who are always available to discuss the options with the business owners.


We have a dedictated Inkjet Showroom, featuring seven different Epson Inkjet Printers including the lightning quick P10000 and P20000, plus a selection of desktop printers and the Epson SC-S80600 Solvent Printer.

This room also features a variety of Inkjet Papers including the SpectraJet and Ilford brands. Our inkjet paper range encompasses everything from Photo to Fine Art to Dry Lab.


From the extensive range of large format printers mentioned above, to dry lab photo printing solutions, Tetenal have every need covered. This is enhanced with photo retail solutions including kiosks, scanning, gifting products and specialist equipment including T-shirt Printers and Photo ID systems.

Visitors have the opportunity to print their own pictures on a range of equipment, and on a selection of media including the recently re-branded SpectraJet range of papers. It’s a rare opportunity where you can take your time trying the hardware out for yourself to get a true feel of how it will fit into your business.


We are renowned for having the industry experience that customers find invaluable when requiring advice and assistance. The creation of a new ‘Inkjet Specialist’ role sees David Norris available to assist customers and visitors with his technical expertise on print, profiling and printing workflows.


Call us on 0116 289 5743 or use our Booking enquiry form below to arrange your visit and see how Tetenal can help you grow your business.

Meet the Epson D800




This Compact Commercial Photo Printer has been designed and developed for photo print shops and photographers, wanting to print high-quality photos, to expand their print business with a wide range of print sizes and photo formats.

The Epson SL-D800 Printer comprises of the following products:

• Epson SL-D800 Printer.
• 1 set of ink.
• 1 waste tank.
• 16 rolls of 6″ paper – 6 x 6″ rolls of Lustre Media. 6 x 6″ rolls of Gloss Media and 4 x 5″ Gloss Media.

The Epson SureLab SL-D800 Compact Commercial Photo Printer has been designed and developed for photo print shops and photographers, wanting to print high-quality photos, to expand their print business with a wide range of print sizes and photo formats.


• NEW Quick and easy media changes – The Epson D800 has improved roll media changes thanks to the new easy two-step process.
• Supports range of media sizes – Widths 89mm, 102mm, 127mm, 152mm, 203mm, 210mm. Print length: 50 – 1000mm.
• Wide Colour Gamut: Epson UltraChrome D6r-S.
• Longer lasting printhead (Now 200K prints, double that of the earlier D700’s 100K)
• Reduced/ Improved Power Consumption: 100W (Operating). 60W (Ready Mode).
• Quick Print Mode: Providing quicker printing and paper ejection.