Lancashire based printer KT Litho has invested in a Mimaki JFX-200 as a way of diversifying the business to offer customers a more bespoke service.

Mimaki has announced the launch of a brand-new textile printer; the Tx300P-1800B (Belt). The 1.8 metre wide printer is specifically designed to address the need in the textile and apparel industries for cost-effective, short run printing of textiles for products or samples.

The prime position of Sign & Digital as the key show for the UK graphics industry remains unchallenged, despite a stronger showing for large format digital print at the Print Show in the NEC.

Winner of Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services’ Sign & Digital UK competition, Martin Cherry (otherwise known as Stan to one and all) of Ebbsfleet Printing Solutions, got more than he bargained for when he visited this year’s show. Not only did he place an order for a new Mimaki JFX200-2513 flatbed printer with specialist reseller Granthams, but his demo at the show secured him a place in Hybrid’s prize draw to win a luxury holiday at Spanish resort, La Manga Club.

Kettering-based signage, exhibition graphics and specialist wide format producers, Artisan Signs has invested in a new Mimaki UJV55-320 grand format LED UV inkjet printer supplied by Preston-based Mimaki reseller, Granthams.

Mimaki is set to launch a new 3.2 m-wide direct sublimation inkjet printer model - Tx500P-3200DS - in January 2017. The printer features a built in, in-line heat fixation unit that Mimaki says significantly reduces production time through the simultaneous performance of two operations; printing and colour fixation.

APM Customs, together with SMC Automotive and GT Cars Chester, recently held an open day event, with the theme of Iconic Super Cars. Alongside an array of bikes from the PR Racing British Superbike Team, including the 2016 BMW BSB and ex-work Ducatti Moto GP, and super cars including Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and Maserati, APM provided wrapping and detailing demonstrations.

Mimaki has announced a new JFX200-2531 flatbed printer for 2017 with a print area twice the size of its predecessor and a unique “toggle print” function that increases productivity and improves continuous running capability by allowing operators to load one board while another is printing.

Mimaki has unveiled two new UJF printer models at Viscom Paris, which takes place from 6 to 8 September in Paris. The UJF-3042 MkII and the UJF-6042 MkII are the latest generation of UV flatbed printers from Mimaki, replacing earlier models UJF-3042HG and UJF-6042, respectively.

Mimaki says it is adding value to the print production process with three new software solutions that drive accurate brilliant colour, attracting attention in an ever-more-colourful world with the Artista Textile Color Collection, Mimaki Profile Master 3 (MPM3) for advanced printer profiling, and RasterLink6 Version 5.0. All are designed to help printers deliver accurate, repeatable colour across multiple devices and locations.

Lancashire based KT Litho is a long established commercial printer that has diversified its service offering with the addition of wide format printing.

When Dublin-based COVERUP looked to upgrade its Mimaki CJV30-130, the company went straight to Mimaki reseller Reprocentre and invested in the latest generation JV300 solvent printer. Now, as well as producing high-end graphics and print jobs, the the JV300 has enabled the company to devise a whole new way of producing canvas awnings.

Hybrid Services has announced a couple of competitively priced dye sublimation printer packages with an attractive entry price and low running costs. The two packages are ideal for companies looking at adding dye sub printing to their service offering.

The EDP Association counts 20 member printing industry trade press magazines across Europe, and at a special ceremony held during Drupa Mimaki picked up three awards that were accepted by Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing of Mimaki EMEA.

Mimaki will be descending on Drupa 2016 with its full product portfolio of solvent and UV printers and cutting tables. The company will be exhibiting solutions that serve a wide range of market needs, from indoor and outdoor signage to industrial, packaging and promotional products.

Fujifilm Corporation has announced that it is adding to its Acuity LED wide-format inkjet printer portfolio with the forthcoming launch of the Acuity LED 3200R, or to be precise, an OEM Mimaki UJV55-320. The company intends to show the printer at Drupa with plans for it to be commercially available in the middle of 2016.

This year’s Sign & Digital UK at the NEC has been hailed a success and, with almost identical attendance figures as the 2015 event, it looks as if the show has attracted interest from a broader cross section of the printing industry - and they like it enough to keep coming back. What was even more encouraging was the increased amount of business done at the show, with many of the visitors going along to either place an order on the day or have a final look-see before making a post-show purchasing decision.

Dublin-based W.C. O’Brien Sign & Print Ltd placed an order for the first Mimaki UJV55-320 to go into Ireland, during the recent Sign & Digital UK exhibition.

When the Red Bull Fox Hunt mountain bike event returned to the Pentland Hills outside Edinburgh recently, the organisers turned to display specialist Creative Solutions to provide all of the event signage.

Mimaki is set to change the way vacuum moulded, or thermoformed applications are created with the launch a unique, stretchable ink suitable for a wide range of thermoforming applications.

Roland DG (UK) Ltd - VersaUV Double Your Profits
FESPA Global Expo 2020 Opens In... March 24, 2020 11:00 AM 124
Sign & Digital UK 2020 Opens In... April 28, 2020 10:00 AM 159
drupa 2020 Opens In... June 16, 2020 10:30 AM 208
The Print Show 2020 Opens In... September 27, 2020 10:00 AM 311
Your 300 x 300 Banner Here
PRINTING United 2020 Opens In... October 21, 2020 10:00 AM 336

The UK's coolest wide format printing trade press website specialising in providing punchy and concise up-to-the-minute news, views and industry opinions ...


SEARCH