Electronics For Imaging, Inc. ("EFI" or the "Company"), today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition by an affiliate of Siris for approximately $1.7 billion.
CANAPA Paper Technologies, which participated in ITMA Fair for the first time this year, introduced its range of sublimation papers developed and renewed in accordance with the requirements of textile manufacturers, to the visitors from all over the world.
Drytac has announced the global availability of Polar Chrome, an innovative reflective film perfect for the creation of eye-catching graphics in a range of environments.
Esko, a global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for leading packaging, labels and wide format printers, is pleased to announce that its ArtPro+ 18.1 software is now fully compliant with the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5 after securing a perfect rating in a critical test for determining quality displaying of PDF/X-4 documents.
Looking to boost capacity to keep up with consistent year-on-year growth, one of the first companies to install a Jet Press 720S back in 2014 has now become one of the first to install Fujifilm’s third generation Jet Press 750S. It is now running all three presses simultaneously.
Latcham Direct, a leading provider of data, digital, print, marketing and fulfilment services in the UK, has installed a new Océ VarioPrint i300 after approaching Canon, leading imaging solution provider, with aims to boost quality and speed, while reducing running costs.
The World Out of Home Organisation (formerly FEPE International) has confirmed Toronto in Canada as the venue for its 2020 Congress. The Congress will be held from June 3 – 5.
Business growth will be the topic of the day at the Functional and Industrial Printing Luncheon at PRINTING United (Dallas; October 23 - 25, 2019).
Signs By Tomorrow Arlington Heights – Arlington Heights, Illinois, has developed a reputation as a ‘very creative and reliable’ family-owned signs and graphics company within Chicago’s northwest suburbs, and attributes much of its success to Fujifilm’s Acuity Select 26, a versatile high quality UV inkjet flatbed press, suitable for a variety of unique print applications.
Digital textile printing pioneer, Epson, has hailed ITMA 2019 a success, with a strong interest shown in its new flagship high volume textile printer, the Monna Lisa Evo Tre 64 and its new range of environmentally-friendly Genesta pigment inks, both of which were debuted at the show.
Print finishing specialist Morgana Systems has signed up to exhibit at its fifth consecutive Print Show, billing the event as an efficient day out for print service providers of all sizes.
Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies and at the forefront of the web-to-print revolution in fabrics, has affirmed its technological commitment to the dynamic textile industry with prestigious deals in key growth sectors across the world.
Esko, the leading global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for customers in the label, packaging and wide format sectors, welcomed a group of special guests to its Ghent headquarters when customers from the other side of the world attended the company’s South American Open House event.
When Jodie Comer’s pop-art-pyjamaed character, Villanelle strode through suburbia in episode one of the hotly anticipated second season of the BBC’s Killing Eve, viewers took to social media in their droves to try to locate the design.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is accepting submissions from its members for the 2019 Golden Image Competition, which recognizes the best in printing across 53 categories.
The development and manufacturing of digital large format printers is swissQprint's core business: their mechanics, control systems and software all take shape under one roof. Now, that roof also houses an ink laboratory.
When it comes to advertising and signage in retail environments it's essential to get it right, so Drytac has compiled a free downloadable guide to help businesses strike the right chord while saving time and money.
The arrival of an Epson SureColor SC-S80600 large format printer has opened up a new dimension to Smith Sign & Display that will significantly enhance the company’s trade print offering.
In exactly 365 days from today, drupa 2020 will kick off at 10.00 am. The no. 1 for printing technologies will once again prove its position as the world's leading trade fair for the industry, as the current booking status already exceeds figures for the same period in 2016.
Kiian Digital is continuing its Textile Printing range’s extension. The core element is the enlargement of the Bellagio line by adding 2 new versions; classifying Kiian Digital's Textile Printing offer at the top on the market.
An innovative print waste recycling partnership has been developed and set up by printable material manufacturer and distributor, Soyang Europe along with waste management specialists, Blue Castle to offer a much sought-after solution to the industry’s PVC waste dilemma that will pioneer the use of PVC banner material as an environmentally sustainable substrate.
Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has announced the opening of its annual Wrap Like A King Challenge. This year’s vehicle wrap competition will run from June 3 through August 30, 2019, and it will again include Regional Wrap Kings, Continental Wrap Kings and the crowning of the prestigious “King of the Wrap World.”
Solopress has become the latest new customer for Agfa UK, investing in two new Agfa Anapurna hybrid UV LED printers to satisfy their rapidly growing wide format area of the business.
In the occasion of the ICC meeting (International Color Consortium), where color experts and scientists from all over the world came to Brixen, BARBIERI electronic on May 24, 2019 organized a Color Experts‘ Day.
Massivit 3D has been spearheading an enormous shift for print service providers. Leveraging breakthrough technology, their large format 3D printers open up new profit avenues and serve as a bulwark against market commoditization.
We've all seen or placed stickers on things like laptop computers, refrigerators or the ubiquitous car bumper. Vibrant, punchy sticker art on items like skateboards - often called slaps - are everywhere. Stickers and decals are a great way to convey a message, to show loyalty to a brand or band, to promote your own business and much more.
Leading RIP software house Caldera has this week announced the launch of a new Customer Success Plan. The aim of the initiative is to give CalderaCare customers a unique user experience that will onboard and welcome them into the Caldera user-base community.
Mimaki Engineering has announced that it will showcase its broad portfolio of cutting-edge digital print technologies at ITMA 2019 (20-26 June 2019, Fira de Barcelona, Spain). This will include the first global showing of a brand-new hybrid digital textile printer, uniquely featuring both direct-to-textile and direct-to-transfer print capabilities.
Mouvent will unveil its new textile machine – the TX802 – for the very first time at ITMA 2019, the world’s largest international textile and garment technology exhibition, which takes place in Barcelona, Spain, from 20-26 June 2019.
The versatility and performance of the Xaar 1201 printhead was showcased in the new hybrid printer from d.gen, launched at FESPA Munich, Europe’s largest speciality print exhibition, held between 14th to 17th May.
With a growing community of users worldwide, Colourgen Ltd is the latest appointment to the PrintFactory network. Colourgen makes discerning choices about the wide display graphic printing and finishing solutions it offers, via resellers, to end-users - ensuring the products are not just fit for purpose, but also able to deliver tangible value for money.
Mimaki has celebrated winning two awards at the European Digital Press Association (EDP) Annual Awards ceremony, held at FESPA 2019 last week. Mimaki’s Tiger-1800B MkII was the champion of the day, earning its first award in the category of ‘textile printer roll-to-roll more than 100 sq m/h’, and the second for its Rimslow TR Series complete solution, in the category of ‘pre- and postpress-treatment solutions’.
The Westcoast Group of companies are pleased to announce that they have acquired Colourgen Ltd, the long-established wide format print distributor. The acquisition by the Westcoast Group continues their investment to strengthen and expand the ‘value-added’ distribution sector.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is accepting entries for its annual Product of the Year competition through August 2. Exclusive to PRINTING United exhibitors, and judged by a panel of industry experts, the competition awards the leading products in the market across 87 printing categories.
Farben Frikell has earned its position as a leading supplier to the German visual communications sector over five decades. Today the business operates from three locations in Berlin, Braunschweig (Brunswick) and Dresden, serving screen and digital wide format printing businesses across Germany.
With a 40-year heritage in screen printing, Siepro Werbe- und Kennzeichnungsprodukte KG has earned its reputation as a leading specialist in working with self adhesive materials and films.
Poster Expo is an established provider of display solutions, located in Villeneuve-la-Garenne in the northern Paris suburbs. The 14-year-old company has developed a strong specialism in exhibition stand build and decoration, supplemented by high-quality display graphics work for creative agencies and copy shops outsourcing wide-format print for customers. An online ordering system also brings in smaller jobs direct from end users, such as posters and textile flags.
It's been called one of the greatest comebacks in football history: Liverpool FC's home win against Barcelona, overturning a 3-0 first-leg deficit to win 4-3 on aggregate in the UEFA Champions League competition.
Working together just got simpler. Meet HP’s app-based and cloud connected multi-function printer portfolio designed for the architecture, engineering and design community.
FireSprint located in Omaha, NE is a wholesale, trade only sign and graphics printer who produces signs as well as other graphic output for the print industry.
Southend-based print firm Solopress, have signed a deal with Agfa for two Anapurna H2500i LED hybrid wide-format presses. They will be driven by Agfa’s Asanti Production workflow.
Fleet wrapping projects and affordable vehicle customisation have received a welcome boost with the launch of a new Mactac ColourWrap Series of cast films. The new Mactac ColourWrap materials, in 50 different colours, will be under the spotlight at the brand’s FESPA 2019 stand.
Earlier this month, Harrods launched Fashion Re-told, London’s most luxurious charity pop-up, raising vital funds for the NSPCC.
Hybrid Services, the exclusive distributor for Mimaki inkjet printers and cutting systems in the UK and Ireland, has announced the launch of the new Mimaki JFX200-2513EX – an 8’ x 4’ flatbed LED UV printer that adds additional features and increased productivity to the current line-up.
Brett Martin (stand B5-G60, 14th – 17th May 2019), a specialist in the production of plastic products for the print, display and signage sectors, today announces the launch of the latest addition to its well-respected Foamalux range at FESPA 2019 in Munich.
Karibu, the first swissQprint roll to roll printer, made its public debut at Fespa 2019. This is a UV inkjet printer with a maximum print width of 3.4 metres.
Onyx Graphics, Inc. today announced they will unveil ONYX 19 exclusively at FESPA Digital in Munich, Germany.
Esko, a global supplier of hardware and software for customers in the packaging, labels and wide format sectors, has won a prestigious Technical Innovation award at the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) 2019 Awards for its Print Control Wizard software.
When architects and designers Tomaso Boano and Jonas Prišmontas, owners at London-based architectural firm Boano Prišmontas, were asked to exhibit their landscape installation, Alphabet, at Crate Brewery in Hackney, they initially planned to stage an existing project. However, after visiting the space, they were inspired to push the boundaries of creativity at the venue.
Hybrid Services, the exclusive distributor for Mimaki inkjet printers and cutting systems in the UK and Ireland, has announced the launch of the new Mimaki 3DFF-222 3D printer, a product co-branded with Sindoh, a manufacturer of 3D printers and multi-function printers based in South Korea.
Mimaki Europe has announced that it will host visitors to FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 (Munich, Germany – 14-17 May 2019) on its largest ever FESPA stand. Mimaki’s increase in stand size reflects not only its broad portfolio offering, but also its international growth, market leading position and commitment to customer success. Mimaki will also use the show platform to launch new feature-rich products to drive customer differentiation and profitability.
Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announces that it will host visitors to FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 (Munich, Germany – 14-17 May 2019) on its largest ever FESPA booth.
Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, has announced the release of brand new design software, Simple POP, scheduled for April 2019.
Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has announced that The Label Makers in the UK has successfully completed beta testing of its new digital, high speed, eight-colour Tau 330 RSC Label Press. The pioneering company from Bradford, Yorkshire, chose the machine to keep it ahead of the curve and is now expanding into new and developing markets.
JetStar Royal, the established brand of high-speed inkjet reels from International Paper, has undergone rigorous testing to become approved by Océ, a Canon company and a global leader in digital printing and imaging.
The Taylor Bloxham Group is celebrating being the first print company in the world to receive certification for print colour quality at professional level from a UKAS accredited certification body.
CSL Digital, a leading distributor of wide format printing technologies, inks and ancillary products has announced the appointment of Nigel Briggs as its UK National Sales Manager. Nigel Briggs, who has a wealth of print industry experience, joins CSL Digital following several successful years as Dealer Sales Manager for Fujifilm’s Graphic Systems Division.
Nimlok, a division of Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, is excited to announce the introduction of the new thought-provoking e-book – Inspiring & Interactive Exhibits: Success Stories.
Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has won two awards in the SGIA Product of the Year competition for its innovative products.
Onyx Graphics, Inc., the market leader in powerful and reliable wide-format and grand-format RIP and print workflow software, is committed to aiding customer success by providing 24/7 resources for customers around the globe.
Hybrid Services, the exclusive UK and Irish distributor for Mimaki has today announced an addition to its popular summer promotions, giving away 3 free sets of inks with any Mimaki Tx300P-1800 direct-to-textile printer, offering the perfect opportunity for printers to generate a rapid return on investment whilst diversifying into the textile market.
This year’s TCT Show will see the UK and Irish launch of Mimaki’s 10 million colour 3DUJ-553 3D printer on the stand of its exclusive distributor, Hybrid Services Ltd, as the new machine is voted for the Hardware Award – Polymers by the TCT Expert Advisory Board.
Loop Print Limited have over half a century of experience and are a company that has always strived to be one step ahead of the competition, fully committed to innovative printing techniques. At Sabur Digital, we are delighted and proud to be working with them as both companies have a passion for print.
Hybrid Services, the exclusive UK and Irish distributor for Mimaki has today announced a raft of summer promotions across a broad range of its printers and printer/cutters.
Mimaki has announced that its Chairman, Sakae Sagane, who also served as Executive Vice President for Mimaki Engineering Company, has retired effective 28 June 2018, after leading Mimaki Europe since 2005.
Exclusive UK and Irish Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services, has announced that the company’s new laminator – the Mimaki LA-160W that launched at FESPA 2018 – is now available for demonstration at its centrally located showroom.
Mimaki USA, a global industry leader of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announced today the availability of the newly developed UCJV300-75, UCJV300-107 and UCJV300-130. These three printers are smaller footprint models with the same operational features of the larger, widely-successful UCJV300-160.
Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, today reported that the European Digital Press Association (EDP) has honoured the company with two prestigious EDP awards.
Mimaki has announced that its production-class Tiger-1800B digital textile printer family has been enhanced with new features and capabilities as the company continues to drive higher quality in digital textile printing.
Mimaki has announced it is demonstrating the Rimslow Series; a complete, end-to-end digital textile and apparel printing ecosystem at FESPA 2018, scheduled for 15 to 18 May in Berlin.
Mimaki has announced the launch of the Mimaki UCJV300-160 and UCJV150-160 roll-to-roll LED UV printing and cutting solutions. These two systems add creativity to the production of signs and display graphics, while maintaining Mimaki’s signature affordability and ease of use.
Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services returns to The Print Show once again with a raft of innovations as it supports a substantial quota of its resellers who are also exhibiting at the event.
Mimaki’s UK and Ireland distributor, Hybrid Services has announced that the company's latest dye-sublimation offering, the TS30-1300 1.3m printer, has arrived at its Cheshire showroom and is available for demonstrations.
Mimaki has announced the launch of a brand new approach to 3D printing with the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 UV LED printing solution. This is the world’s first 3D printer with over 10 million colours, enabling the production of colour-realistic signs, prototypes, parts, products and other 3D printed applications that eliminate the need for time-consuming hand painting of 3D printed objects.
Mimaki’s integrated production printer/cutter – the CJV300-160 – is to benefit from an attractive summer price promotion, resulting in the multi-award winner costing just £15,995. In addition, prospective purchasers can invest in a bulk ink system along with 16 litres of Mimaki ink for just an additional £1,000, which as a package will save £5,670 against the list price.
The 1.6m wide CJV300 is Mimaki’s top of the range printer/cutter and, available with either eco solvent, solvent or dye sublimation inks, offers volume production of stickers, decals, signage, garment decoration and vehicle graphics amongst many other profitable applications. With a top speed of over 105sq m / hour it utilises next generation print heads to deliver high quality print onto an unsurpassable range of substrates.
Exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Hybrid Services; the company’s national sales manager, John de le Roche states: “The sheer flexibility of the CJV300 sets it apart from alternative solutions at this price point, ensuring print professionals benefit from its high output quality, low running costs and ease of use.
"When utilising Mimaki’s popular SS21 solvent inks, the CJV300-160 has proven an ideal production workhorse for signmakers and graphics houses, producing vibrant, long lasting and abrasion resistant prints onto outdoor durable materials such as vinyl, banner and canvas.
“The CJV300 beats any latex printer’s output for colour yield and longevity of print.
“With GREENGUARD Gold certification, Hybrid’s unique, rebate linked “Let’s Do MORE!” cartridge recycling scheme and a power requirement that’s a fraction of some machines, the Mimaki also boasts superb environmental credentials.”
With its ultra-compact footprint and supplied as standard with a two year, fully inclusive Gold warranty, intuitive RIP software and powered take-up unit, the CJV300-160 easily fits into any print room.
In addition to its significant headline offer, Hybrid is offering prospective customers the opportunity to benefit from Mimaki’s bulk ink system, which when ordered alongside the machine, will be delivered with 16 litres of ink and is available at a substantially discounted price of only £1,000.
“Customers not only save upfront with this popular option, but long term as well,” says de la Roche. “Mimaki’s 2 litre ink sacks offer 25% savings over the cartridges and with this attractive promotion, the system pays for itself even sooner.”
Applicable to all new orders placed before 30th September 2017, the offer on Mimaki’s range-topping CJV300-160 is available through its network of authorised resellers, and can be viewed at demonstration facilities around the UK and Ireland. For further information, please visit: www.hybridservices.co.uk/cjv300.
Returning to The Print Show for a third consecutive year, wide format reseller, printMAX will once more be concentrating on showcasing the extensive Mimaki product range, with an exciting array of technology set to be on display. Following a successful experience both at the inaugural show in 2015, and last year’s show, the company is set to feature a range of solutions geared to enhancing commercial printers’ potential for creating new revenue streams.
Mimaki has announced that it will be bringing a variety of innovative digital print-and-cut solutions for short-run and customised labels and packaging to Labelexpo Europe 2017.
Hybrid Services, Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Ireland distributor, has signed up to exhibit at The Print Show 2017 along with a raft of its resellers.
Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Ireland distributor, Hybrid Services, has announced very attractive pricing over the summer for its 1.6m JV150 and JV300 printers when purchased as part of a package with a CG-160FXII cutter, with prices starting from only £14,995.
“Mimaki’s versatile Sign and Graphics printer range is jam-packed with high performance features and makes use of the durable and vivid SS21 ink set that includes silver, white, orange and light black,” says Hybrid’s National Sales Manager, John de la Roche. “Couple this with the proven technology of a Mimaki cutter and it provides a professional solution at a very attractive price point. In addition to this there are also substantial savings on Mimaki’s range of cutting plotters."
Both Mimaki’s JV150-160 and JV300-160 printers deliver superior print quality and productivity and the latter boasts a top speed of over 105m²/h utilising its staggered dual print-head system which, coupled with variable ink dots and large ink drops means excellent quality is maintained at high speed.
“The Mimaki packages represent the ultimate solution when investing in a print and cut system," continues de la Roche. "They offer an unparalleled price/performance ratio and the very highest build quality - both key reasons why graphics professionals worldwide choose Mimaki.”
The JV300 & JV150 Series printers are not only compatible with solvent inks, but make an ideal solution for companies looking at bringing production dye sublimation printing to their business when running with the appropriate ink sets. Mimaki’s latest Sb54 dye sublimation inks offers market-leading value thanks to a price of only £52.50 / litre and is suitable for sublimation printing onto textile and rigid substrates. The vibrant and long lasting result makes it ideal for sportswear, fast fashion, promotional products, event signage and textile point of sale.
“This summer, signmakers, display graphics professionals and printshops can make the investment in a 1.6m wide Mimaki print & cut package from just £14,995 to include a two year gold warranty, RIP and cutting software, 3.5 litres of ink and a powered take-up unit up until the end of September, so there’s never been a better time to buy a Mimaki printer,” concludes de la Roche.
Full details on Mimaki’s product range can be found by visiting www.hybridservices.co.uk.
Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, today reported that it had its biggest and most successful presence ever at FESPA 2017 with two stands totalling 534 square metres. In addition to interest from visitors in Mimaki’s sign & display graphics, industrial print, 3D printing and digital textile printing, visitors also took FESPA’s theme for the show to heart.
Experienced textile industry professional, Brett Platt has joined Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services as Textile Product Manager.
Mimaki has announced a new member of the UJF-MkII product family, its latest generation of small format UV flatbed printers.
Mimaki has announced it is to have a strong presence at Texprocess and its parallel show, Techtextil 2017, that will highlight the company’s wide-format digital textile printers and innovative ink and dye sublimation technologies in two separate exhibition halls.
Mimaki has announced that it will have its biggest presence ever at FESPA 2017 with two stands totalling 534 square metres. The exhibition takes place from 8th to 12th May in Hamburg and Mimaki Europe will be located in the Digital Hall (Stand A1-A25), where it will be demonstrating a wide range of solutions for the sign and display graphics market and industrial print, along with a technology demonstration of its unique 3D printing solution.
Mimaki’s UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services has revealed its intentions to give the new Mimaki JFX200-2531 LED UV flatbed printer its UK and Irish debut as the company makes an exciting last minute addition to its product line-up at Sign and Digital UK 2017.
Mimaki has announced that its Tx300P-1800 and Tx300P-1800B direct-to-textile printers have been updated, providing the capability to simultaneously load both textile pigment and sublimation inks.
In automotive terms, 0-600 in three weeks might seem somewhat irrelevant, but for one Northamptonshire-based exhibition and display contractors, that sort of performance proved to be just what was needed to transform their business fortunes, following their investment in a Mimaki JFX200-2513 flatbed LED UV printer.
From its base in Croughton, Northants, Modex Exhibitions produces bespoke, modular exhibition stands and displays for clients as diverse as BAE Systems, Nat West and Nottinghamshire County Council. Established in 2003, the company has developed a simple but highly effective business model which provides clients with a uniquely designed ‘one-stop’ modular exhibition display package, which includes: graphics, flooring, furniture, lighting, installation & removal, all at a fixed price per square metre.
Director Rob Brooks takes up the story: “Modex Exhibitions is well established as a designer and builder of high quality, custom-modular exhibition stands, delivered at a realistic price. We undertake virtually everything in-house, but the one thing that historically we’ve never had the capability for was the actual print of the graphics panels, which we had always outsourced.”
Without any prior knowledge or experience in print operations, it was a chance meeting with the team from Preston-based Mimaki re-seller Granthams, which led to a demonstration of the JFX200 at UK Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services, in Crewe.
“Within 20 minutes of the demonstration starting I was convinced that this machine was just what we needed to become almost totally self-sufficient as a business – the speed and print quality just blew us away!” continues Brooks, who was so impressed he didn’t really feel the need to check out the competition.
Placing an order immediately, the combined efforts of the teams at Granthams and Hybrid Services saw the machine duly installed by mid-January and starting to earn its keep within days. The new JFX200 has quickly established itself as a really important production tool for the business, making a significant contribution to the production of 30 to 40 display stands per month. As Brooks explains: “From a standing start at installation, within the first three weeks we had successfully printed more than 600 8’ x 4’ rigid Foamex display boards... all without a single problem!”
The Mimaki JFX200-2513 Flatbed LED UV Printer offers a choice of inks, including white and clear, providing unlimited creative opportunities. With the capability to print to a wide range of substrates, the JFX200 maximizes productivity by using industry standard (8' x 4') media on its 2.5m x 1.3m bed.
In addition to the obvious performance talents of the JFX200, the new machine has garnered much praise within the business for the ease of use that it offers, which has proved to be a very significant benefit for a business with no previous print experience. As Brooks himself concludes: “Investing in the Mimaki has turned us from Luddites to high volume printers in a few weeks ... and we’ve got the photos to prove it!”
For more information about Modex Exhibitions visit its website: www.modexuk.com
[Photo caption: Jim Marshall from Modex Exhibitions operating the JFX200]
Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services, will launch new small format LED UV and production direct-to-textile inkjet printers at this year’s Sign & Digital UK exhibition in Birmingham. In addition to supporting its network of resellers who are also exhibiting at the show, the Hybrid stand will feature its hugely popular range of solvent printers and printer/cutters, flatbed and grand format UV printers.
The recently announced Mimaki UJF MkII range of A3 and A2 sized flatbed printers offer next-generation direct to object print capabilities and follow in the footsteps of the original UJF range that rapidly became the de facto small format solution for branding, promotional items, manufacturing components and bespoke gifts.
Mimaki’s new Tx300P-1800 wide format textile printer sees its UK debut at the show and offers a broad range of fabric printing opportunities thanks to its flexible ink configuration options. As capable of producing fashion or furnishings as it is soft signage, the brand new 1.8m printer’s ability to run multiple ink sets, opens up a vast array of applications on manmade or natural fabrics.
John de la Roche, National Sales Manager at Hybrid, states the company’s intentions during the show: “Sign & Digital UK is a key date in Hybrid’s diary. It’s the ideal opportunity for visitors to gain a snapshot of our industry and for us to meet with customers old and new. We’re returning once again in 2017 with impressive new products that join Mimaki’s award-winning line-up of solvent, UV and textile printers. Most importantly, we’re looking forward to showing visitors how Mimaki technology can really benefit their business.”
In addition to the exciting product launches, the Hybrid stand will also feature a broad range of Mimaki solvent printers and integrated printer/cutters, available in a variety of sizes from 75cm up to 1.6m print widths.
“Mimaki’s multi-award winning sign and graphics line-up enjoys a strong reputation within print and display companies the world over,” continues de la Roche. “We’re confident visitors will be inspired by the many creative opportunities these machines offer and look forward to helping them build their businesses with Mimaki’s proven line-up.”
Visitors will also benefit from seeing two of Mimaki’s largest products on display – the hugely successful UJV55-320 grand format LED UV roll fed printer that has taken the backlit sector by storm since its release a year ago and the all-conquering JFX200 flatbed LED UV printer.
“Mimaki has a long history of delivering solutions that hit the requirements of the UK and Irish graphics market and these two UV printers are a perfect example,” adds de la Roche.
Hybrid’s stand can be found directly inside the entrance to the show, which is located at the NEC in Birmingham from March 28th – 30th 2017. Full details of Mimaki’s entire product range can be found by visiting www.hybridservices.co.uk.
For the first time, Kettering-based distributor i-Sub will be demonstrating the new Mimaki UJF 6042 MKII UV printer at Sign & Digital UK. Visitors to stand B12 will see how Mimaki’s latest LED UV flatbed printer brings increased productivity and ease of use to on-demand, direct-to-object printing.
Coinciding with its move to a new 21,000sq feet headquarters; Lincoln-based Your Print Partner (YPP) continues to expand with further investment in Mimaki grand format printers as it looks to offer an extended product range to both end customers and print companies requiring a trade print service.
Bristol-based full service branding and print company, Insight, has recently invested in a Mimaki JFX200 UV LED flatbed printer from i-Sub Digital.
With a reputation for innovative education, enterprise and leading-edge applied research; Heriot Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design is one of the UK’s foremost teaching establishments.
Mimaki's multi-award winning CJV150 Series printer/cutters continue to set the standard for sign making and professional graphics systems and with solutions on display at a number of key exhibitions this Spring, the company's UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services is set to show off its breadth of capabilities to a variety of markets.
Available in four sizes from 75cm up to 1.6m, the CJV150 range starts at just £6,995. The turn-key system ships with a number of 'no cost options' making it ideal for new entrants to wide format inkjet printing and Hybrid's National Sales Manager - Sign & Graphics, John de la Roche, outlines its strengths. "Double the warranty, over twice the productivity and all manner of extras that come as standard mean there's no better value printer/cutter on the market today," he states. "A lot of this stems from Mimaki's understanding of the industry; delivering a printer/cutter with features that really make a difference to signmakers', garment decorators' and print professionals' daily life."
Mimaki’s competitively priced CJV150 range ships with over 3.5 litres of the company’s low solvent SS21 ink, powered take-up unit, optional bulk feed system and a two year, fully comprehensive gold warranty. “The specification level of all four printers in the range is unmatched and the peace of mind offered by the two-year warranty is invaluable,” states de la Roche. A further feature of the range is its ease of use, as de la Roche continues, “The CJV150 is a plug and play solution, which whilst capable of high production volumes is extremely easy to live with. Minimal maintenance combined with automated functions save time and money throughout the ownership of the printer.”
Hybrid is exhibiting at Printwear & Promotion at the end of February alongside a selection of its resellers and the Mimaki CJV150 will feature prominently on several stands at the show in Birmingham. "The CJV150 is ideal for garment decoration, with its fully integrated print and cut functionality providing vibrant, long lasting transfers that are easily applied. Equally attractive is its ability to cut coloured vinyl, or even transfer paper - which is especially useful when the printer has been commissioned with dye sublimation inks," continues de la Roche.
The Mimaki CJV150 will also feature on I-Sub Digital's stand at March's Packaging Innovations exhibition, also held at the NEC. Making the most of its ability to run metallic and white inks, the printer/cutter will be producing bespoke carton decoration, short run labels and high end packaging on the Mimaki reseller's stand. "The versatility of the CJV150 is another of its great strengths," states de la Roche. "As capable of producing a high impact external banner as it is a detailed metallic label, it offers so many business opportunities for print providers."
The final destination for the CJV150 this Spring is Sign & Digital UK, where it will appear on a number of stands around the show. "Sign & Digital is the highlight of the exhibition season as it brings such a variety of visitors to Birmingham each year," de la Roche remarks. "We'll have the full range of Mimaki sign and graphics machines on the Hybrid stand and it's a great opportunity for people to see the different models side-by-side." With applications as diverse as wallcoverings, labels and canvas printing expected to be shown, visitors to the exhibition will be given an insight into how wide format print and cut can significantly benefit their printing business.
"Historically, we've welcomed visitors as diverse as multi-national manufacturing companies right through to start-ups just getting off the ground to the Hybrid stand at Sign & Digital UK and we anticipate the same again this year," concludes de la Roche. "Solutions such as the Mimaki CJV150 range offer unique opportunities for people to expand or simply create their business and the team at Hybrid along with our resellers will be on hand to advise and answer any questions people may have."
Sign & Digital UK takes place from 28th to 30th March 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham. Full details of the entire range of Mimaki printers can be found by visiting www.hybridservices.co.uk
Signscript has spent 15 years building its reputation as a go-to signage and grand format print company, with Mimaki printers at its heart.
Hybrid Services, the exclusive UK & Irish distributor for Mimaki, is set to return to the Printwear and Promotion exhibition this year.
Mimaki has announced that it is making its popular Kebab option available for the new UJF-3042MkII and UJF-6042MkII, its latest generation of UV flatbed printers.
Using rotary rollers, the Kebab option enables printing directly onto a wide range of cylindrical objects and is also available for the UJF-7151plus printer. The UJF-3042MkII is compatible with the Kebab MkII model, while the MkII L model is suitable for use with the UJF-6042MkII and the UJF-7151plus printers.
The innovative device enables high quality printing on cylindrical products with diameters from 10mm to 110mm, including wine and water bottles, seals, candles, cosmetics bottles and more, making it possible and affordable to produce on-demand original products in short or even individual runs.
The Kebab option has historically enabled Mimaki customers to be highly creative, opening up new business and revenue streams in sectors such as the cosmetics industry, where regulatory requirements differ between countries. It also makes one-off, direct-print labelling affordable; be it for a personalised product or as a gift. Mimaki also highlights the wine bottle sector as a growth area with commemorative and celebratory personalised prints proving popular.
Next-generation printing capabilities
The new UJF-3042MkII and UJF-6042MkII printers feature print speeds that are 20% faster than its predecessors. These machines, like most printers from Mimaki, also have the ability to use different types of inks, thus supporting a very wide range of applications. In addition to the durable inks that adhere well to glass and other substrates taking advantage of the Kebab option, LUS-120 inks can also be used for printing on soft material surfaces such as membrane switches or wallet smartphone cases, since they can stretch up to 170% without cracking when pressed or folded. Moreover, the LH-100 rigid inks are perfect for accessories or stationery products that have to withstand high levels of abrasion. These inks, when used with Mimaki’s PR-200 inkjet primer, are also an excellent choice for printing on glass, metal and resins, which has traditionally been difficult for UV-curable inks. With Mimaki Clear Control (MCC), the clear varnish can be used to both highlight areas with spot or flood coating, as well as to deliver embossing with multiple passes.
Exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Hybrid Services Ltd, the company’s National Sales Manager – Industrial Products, Stuart Cole anticipates a positive take up of the Kebab. “Our customers typically strive to push the boundaries with the Mimaki UJF range. The performance advances of the new MkII Series will be extended even further with the addition of the Kebab option, so we’ll see companies really benefiting from the technology.”
To support increased productivity and profitability for sampling, retail and printing business, the new UJF-3042MkII and UJF-6042MkII printers have the ability to print on objects up to 153 mm thick at higher speeds. The new range has advanced mechanical functionality, featuring a print table that moves during printing to reduce printer vibration, deliver precise dot placement and enable high quality printing on a wide range of objects and materials.
The printers are designed to deliver easy operation with automatic detection and cleaning of clogged nozzles, substituting good nozzles for printing during this process. This allows constant printing and reduces waste due to defective nozzles. Mimaki Circulation Technology (MCT) circulates white inks at regular intervals to prevent pigment sedimentation that can lead to nozzle malfunction. Especially important in retail environments; the fully enclosed print table improves safety while maintaining print quality by keeping dust and other contaminants out of the system.
Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announced that it will be heading to Messe Düsseldorf for PSI 2017.
Mimaki has announced that it will have a significant presence at Heimtextil 2017, scheduled for 10th to 13th January at Messe Frankfurt in Germany.