Now one of the leading suppliers into the UK market

Tetenal UK is a distributor of photographic & printing equipment, consumables & media with an in-house technical support team.


Management buy out breathes new life into Tetenal. Tetenal UK was formed in 2019 following a management buyout of the UK subsidiary of Tetenal GmbH based in Germany. We are centrally based on the outskirts of Leicester, two minutes from Junction 21 of the M1.

Originally established in the UK in 1989, Tetenal quickly established itself as one of the leading suppliers into the UK market, differentiating themselves from existing businesses by offering a variety of equipment brands to build bespoke printing solutions based on the customer's specific requirements rather than making a single brand fit regardless of the businesses' individual needs.


Our centrally located premises feature a number of dedicated showrooms, enabling customers to visit us and see the equipment working for themselves and bring along test files for printing. Over the years, Tetenal UK has continued to add high profile brands to their product portfolio across both equipment and consumables. These include Kodak, Epson, DNP, Hahnemuhle, Ilford and our own brand of Ink Jet media, SpectraJet. 

The SpectraJet brand, which boasts a portfolio of Dry Lab, Large Format and Fine Art inkjet papers, was also purchased as part of the UK management buyout.

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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.

Each business is allocated an individual Account Manager who is the first point of call for day to day enquiries. Our in-house marketing team are also available to offer help and advice on how to maximise the profit from the products you purchase from us. In addition, we manage the Kodak Express chain of high street retailers on behalf of Kodak Alaris.


Tetenal's heritage in the innovation, manufacture and distribution of photographic paper, chemistry and technologies extends back to 1847, making one of the oldest names in photography in the world. Tetenal originated in Berlin before relocating to new headquarters in Norderstedt, a small town just outside Hamburg in Germany. Over the years, subsidiaries were opened in the UK, France and enabling sales coverage across most of the countries in Europe and beyond.

Norderstedt remains home to a large manufacturing facility for the production of chemical products. These products continue to be distributed by Tetenal UK to a wide variety of users from large production houses, school photographers, educational establishments, smaller businesses and consumers.


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