Recognising the demand for PPE, Leicester-based Robert Farfort, CEO of digital printing company Data Image Group, reached out to industry leaders to help with the launch of his latest idea, Safe Seen. Safe Seen is a not-for-profit collaboration which manufactures and distributes protective face shields to assist in fighting COVID-19.

The Safe Seen website allows individuals to personalise face shields with messages of support alongside a choice of 8 designs relating to our nation’s frontline workers. Requiring a £2 donation, 100% of the profits raised from the face shields is going to a nominated charity partner who will be announced by Safe Seen in the coming weeks.

Safe Seen has been developed by The Print PPE Initiative. An industry collaboration founded by Farfort to utilise the technology within the printing industry to manufacture and distribute not-for-profit PPE to the nation. The initiative is backed and supported by the following companies: Data Image Group, Esko, Halo Agency, HP, PrintFactory, Pyramid Display, and Vpress.

The website allows individuals to receive Safe Seen personalised face shields by requesting a drop. Individuals need to enter their organisation name, type of organisation, requested quantity and a preferred delivery date alongside personal contact information to register for a delivery.

You can personalise and donate a face shield to our nation’s frontline workers at or get involved today by contacting [email protected].