Back in 2009, Lee Crew and Nick Lindwall spotted a gap in the market – an opportunity to provide a high standard, large format digital printing service in South Wales. Starting out in a print room less than 20sq/m in size and with just one 1600mm-wide solvent printer, they hit the ground running. Ten years on and the company is celebrating a yearly turnover of over £2m.

Based in Four Crosses, The Clever Baggers is a specialist textile printing company founded in 2006 by husband and wife directors Vivian and Louise Lacey-Johnson. Producing a range of high-quality bags, tea towels, tableware, cushion covers and aprons, the company recently acquired a new, larger premises in order keep up with demand. In addition, they purchased a Mimaki CJV150-75 from CMYUK.

Established in 1982, Symbol is a creative design, print and sign company that has recently gone completely digital after 30 years of traditional screen-printing. They boast a new and impressive production facility that includes a Mimaki JFX200-2531, Mimaki UCJV300 and Esko Kongsberg X24 Starter, all purchased from CMYUK, the UK's largest independent supplier of large format digital printers, cutting equipment and materials.

CMYUK has announced its plans to build a new Digital Textile Development Facility in Shrewsbury. The construction, which will be an extension of their existing industry-renowned Demonstration and Training Centre, will showcase the market-leading digital textile printing equipment and associated technologies. The new facility will enable CMYUK to expand on its growth in the textile digital print market both on production equipment and on the development of new textile materials for the emerging décor, design and fashion markets. This dedicated business division has already established close product development programmes with a number of key textile and equipment manufacturing partners and that drive for product innovation will increase significantly once the Centre is on stream in 2019.

Built for speed, reliability and flexibility, Caldera GrandRIP+ is at the cutting-edge of wide-format production software. Known as a company consistently at the top of their game, Oasis Graphic Co. has just integrated the Caldera GrandRIP+ Print-to-Cut system into the business. The software runs on multiple PC / Mac platforms, and drives customer printing and cutting devices. It has replaced a number of individual RIP stations of different makes and varying levels of functionality, giving Oasis the ultimate production workflow.

Pelican Print provides in-house pre-press, litho, digital and large format printing from their two sites, both based in Aylesbury. With a history spanning 20 years, they are very much in the present when it comes to innovation, and recently purchased an ESKO Kongsberg X24 Starter from CMYUK, the UK's largest independent supplier of large format digital printers, cutting equipment and materials.

CMYUK has announced the appointment of Brett Platt as Digital Textile Manager. The new position reflects the significant investment CMYUK is making in digital textiles across soft signage, home décor and fashion markets. With over 20 years of experience across every element of textiles, Platt is unique in his skillset and in this new role he promises to bring something special to the UK market that doesn’t currently exist.

Colour Graphics was founded in 1980 by Steve Birch as a home-based curtain making business. Since then it has seen great transformation and is now a digital print operation with a yearly turnover of £1.5m. A family-run business, the company has always kept a close eye on the latest digital print technology and recently invested in a FabriVu 340 with Klieverik calendar, purchased from CMYUK. The 3.4m-wide FabriVu replaces an older Mtex 5032 Pro, and the company has seen immediate benefits in flexibility, speed and range.

Large format digital production company Rocket Graphics has recently announced considerable expansion to its Watford-based facilities, adding 6,000 square feet to the Croxley Business Park site. This additional space is now home to a new 3.2m EFI VUTEk LX3 UV LED hybrid printer, purchased from CMYUK – the UK’s largest independent supplier of wide-format digital printers, cutting equipment and materials.

CMYUK is delighted to announce that Tim Boore has joined their expanding organisation as Digital Sales Consultant. Tim’s knowledge and experience in digital print production is unrivalled in the industry, leveraging his extensive skills gained during 19 years at Image Factory, where as Head of Digital Technologies, he was responsible for converting all of their analogue screen printing lines over to digital. He is well-known for his creative, structural design and process implementation skills with industry-leading software and automation tools.

Founded by Mr. Edouard Borney in 1880, Borney started off in textiles, moving on to flags and banners in the 1920s, and finally expanding into printed fabrics in the 1980s. BorneyUK was established in 1993 and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, as well as 138 years of growth for the company as a whole.

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