All About Us

LUMESCA Group offer the following services and more:

EMEA-wide sales and distribution

Expert technical sales, support and consultancy

Comprehensive Amazon account management and marketing

Integrated marketing services

Multi-lingual account management

Our mission

LUMESCA Group are committed to delivering market-leading products, services and education for individuals and businesses looking to maximise their creativity. We are industry experts known and trusted for our independent technical advice.

With a multi-channel approach, together with our partners, we strive to support and inspire professionals and enthusiasts in their pursuits whilst creating ongoing growth opportunities.

Our values


With entrepreneurial founders, innovation and creativity drives our every day


We’re committed to building and nurturing our team and industry partnerships, as we collaborate and work toward a common goal with our partners


As industry experts we’re always looking to grow and find new opportunities that are in line with our beliefs and our long-term goals


We’re advocates for continuous improvement and positive change. We educate ourselves and the industry whilst creating an environment that fosters personal development and professional growth

Our name

Representing luminosity and light, the name LUMESCA connects to all areas of our business from photography and videography to technical support and colour management, establishing our identity as a guiding light in knowledge and growth for our partners.

Our History


TypeMaker Limited was formed in 1986 by Directors Geoffrey Clements and Simon Prais.

The group established to provide services to the then-emerging computer-based design and publishing market. This underlying function of the business evolved to what has become the marketing services available to our partners we represent today.

TypeMaker quickly grew throughout the late 1980s and 1990s and became a premier developer of image manipulation software for a range of niche industries.

Bespoke TypeMaker software applications were developed and used by customers in more than twenty countries. Supported by a growing expert technical team, innovative colour management technology was then introduced to the project portfolio.


In the early 2000s, TypeMaker expanded into the emerging digital imaging market.

Drawing on these years of experience and in-depth knowledge of colour management and image manipulation and launched the Color Confidence brand, opening local offices in mainland Europe.


As TypeMaker grew their presence in Europe, Grafipress GmbH was acquired and re-launched in 2009 as a pan-European business selling to the graphics and print market place.


2013 saw TypeMaker appointed as the exclusive distributor for X-Rite Photo and Video across EMEA, which subsequently led to the emergence of the XP Distribution brand a couple of years later, as the distribution business grew and grew.

XP Distribution has evolved into the leading distributor of graphic and digital imaging products, serving EMEA with a strong and ever-expanding network of reseller partners


In 2019 TypeMaker acquired Dutch retailer brands, Eizowinkel and Kleurgidsen, extending its presence in the design and photo markets in Europe.


With the business ever-growing and to facilitate future expansion, it is time to consolidate our offering under LUMESCA Group.

LUMESCA Group acquired the UK business, The Flash Centre, with its experienced team, established trade outlets, ecommerce business and leading distribution brands including Elinchrom and Phottix.