With the recent installation of a VUTEk FabriVU 340i, Hollywood Monster has now purchased 11 EFI VUTEk printers from CMYUK in a total investment approaching £5m.

For the last 20 years the ethos at Watford-based Rocket Graphics has been to turn £50k accounts into £100k ones, £100k into £200k. You get the picture. Alongside this drive to deeply serve its client base has been a strategy of considered investment in technology, which means that whatever its customers want, Rocket can deliver.

Ottimo Digital has a full array of wide format service provision, which according to its two founder directors Lee Crew and Nick Lindwall are offerings you simply can’t refuse. Whatever you require from super-wide graphics, through to PVC banners, Foamex, backlits, POP and everything in between, this Newport, South Wales-based print shop has got it covered.

Thinking of getting into textile? You’ve seen the numbers, so why wouldn’t you? To recap, a recent survey by Smithers Pira highlighted a predicted growth rate for digital textile printing at over 17.5% per annum over the next six years. In this period, the survey forecasts that the total available global market for digital textile printing will more than double from $1.73bn in 2018 to $3.bn in 2023. That’s a lot of opportunity - but where to begin? With CMYUK, is the obvious answer.

Printvision, located in Leicester, UK, works with a variety of what managing director Kritesh Patel calls print resellers. He is referring to graphic designers, advertising agencies, promotional goods companies, and print management companies – “any print reseller out there, “ he stresses. Printvision produce all types of POS – banners, flags, arches, backdrops. For promotional customers they produce deck chairs, cushions and tablecloths.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) technologies on display at the ISA International Sign Expo can give signage professionals important competitive advantages in a wide range of display graphics applications. EFI’s exhibit in booth 535 at the April 24-26Las Vegas tradeshow features the new, next-generation EFI™ VUTEk® h5 hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll LED for higher-volume printing, and the high-end EFI VUTEk FabriVU® 340i printer offering superior-quality soft-signage printing with in-line calendering, both of them running using the newest versions of EFI’s Fiery® proServer digital front ends (DFEs).

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.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) has announced that PDI Large Format Solutions, a subsidiary of Montreal-based PDI Group Inc., is the first business in Canada to install both the next-generation, high-end flatbed/roll-fed EFI™ VUTEk® h3 superwide-format LED printer, and the new EFI VUTEk 3r+ roll-to-roll LED printer. The company has also purchased and installed an EFI VUTEk FabriVU® 340i soft signage printer. This significant technology upgrade gives PDI Large Format Solutions the platform to drive growth over the next few years.

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.

Visitors to the 2018 SGIA Expo will see the advanced technologies that can create their future success from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII). The company is showcasing eight new products for advanced signage and industrial textile production – innovations that expand one of the industry’s leading digital print portfolios. New products include:

The world's first EFI™ VUTEk® FabriVU® 340i soft signage printer, which coincidentally is also the 100th VUTEk FabriVU aqueous soft-signage printer to be sold, has been ordered by CoverUp in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Delivery is scheduled for the end of May, two weeks after the printer's debut at the FESPA exhibition in Berlin, Germany.

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