Summertone was established thirty years ago by Terry Summers who has over fifty five years’ experience in the Film, Audio and Magnetic Stripe Industry. He identified a need for a small specialist Company offering expertise in several areas, including:

  1. Magnetic head re-profile and re-lapping
  2. Magnetic heads for sale from stock
  3. UK agent for Photovox srl (Head manufacturer), Italy
  4. Archive film restoration
  5. Publication of a Specialist book on Old Cottage Dolls

To give this service, Summertone has formed relationships with other specialist equipment manufacturers and is the UK and Ireland Agent for Photovox Head manufacturer and Digital Film Technology (dft).

The alliance with Digital Film Technology was formed in December 2016 after they acquired the precision Swiss image and sound digitization company Sondor (Switzerland). Product ranges for Sondor will remain available under this new arrangement. 

During the Corona virus Summertone is still giving a service re-lapping heads.  The downside is that we cannot use Royal Mail for return as we cannot get to a post office.  We have recently had the misfortune to have Hermes lose two parcels.  Therefore we will never again use Hermes, but will use more responsible couriers that cost a little more.  This is for the safety of your irreplaceable heads.