Grand Style offers pioneering design solutions for the retail market using Mimaki’s advanced UV technology

August 11, 2021
The Ukraine-based company leverages product diversification as a factor for success The Ukraine-based company leverages product diversification as a factor for success

Grand Style organically combines self-sufficient areas, such as furniture, trade equipment, POS manufacturing, branding, making of company gifts and individual souvenir products, into their industrial UV printing services on a wide range of materials and finished products.

The key to a successful business model for Grand Style is to target different audiences of customers, including small retailers, advertising agencies, and large retail chains. Based in Kiev, Ukraine, the company addresses the domestic market and has also grown to serve international clients. Grand Style is keen to embark on complex projects with the use of the creative design and a large number of production stages: cutting of materials, 3D milling, vacuum moulding, laser engraving, furniture production, printing, various light, and dynamic effects, all which give additional value to the end-product.

Grand Style became pioneers in the Ukrainian market by launching “sustainable packaging”. Mimaki technologies played a big role in helping the company move in this direction, with UV printing, white ink printing, and the ability to apply a selective UV varnish/texturing all serving as excellent tools for promoting “sustainable packaging”.

The furniture side to the company relates to the development and design of shops, shopping malls, trade equipment, and the design of turnkey trading platforms, which you cannot do without environmentally friendly UV printing, as well as direct printing on hard materials.

The founders and managers of Grand Style have always focused on the quality of the products, which is achieved through a strict selections of the technologies and the materials used. The main emphasis in their work has been the development and production of unique design solutions for the middle and premium market. Cooperation with global corporations has paved the way for multiple productions of global and local developers.

Grand Style works with clients from European Union and CIS on a regular basis, aiming to provide quality designs or any other developments – often embodied in circulation. Designers who wish to pursue production and industrial design often embark on a professional career at Grand Style and work there for a long time.

In addition to the above offering, Grand Style has high ambitions related to industrial design, paying particular attention to the development of various generic gadgets for homes, consumer goods, trade marketing, and marketing.

Selection and purchase of equipment

One of the best solutions for the range of tasks carried out by Grand Style has been Mimaki’s technology offering, which is represented in Ukraine by Media Print Ukraine. The cooperation of the two has lasted for about eight years.

The equipment of the Japanese manufacturer in Grand Style’s production line includes desktop UV printer Mimaki UJF 3042 MKII – equipped with Mimaki’s Kebab option to print onto cylindrical items, the Mimaki UCJV300-160 web printer, the Mimaki JFX200-2513 and Mimaki JFX200-2513 EX UV printers.

Grand Style needed industrial UV equipment to efficiently meet the expectations, not only fulfilling clients’ orders but also product design and implementation for their own needs and testing opportunities for future development. Grand Style considered proposals from several printer manufacturers, but in terms of “price-quality” ratio, Mimaki’s equipment was a clear favourite.

The purchase of the first Mimaki JFX200-2513 printer is largely due to the desire to understand how this device meets the necessary tasks of the company. The Mimaki JFX200-2513 operating experience turned out to be quite successful so, at the end of 2020, Grand Style’s equipment fleet was replenished with a more advanced version of the printer – the Mimaki JFX200-2513 EX.

A lot of Mimaki’s innovative Core Technologies are incorporated in both versions. These include Nozzle Check Unit (NCU) and Nozzle Recovery System (NRS) that automatically detect nozzle outages and switch them to operational nozzles, as well as Mimaki Circulation Technology (MCT) that prevents ink particles from settling. The two models print identically, a crucial feature when using both devices to fulfil complex orders enables to achieve the same print quality. However, the new Mimaki JFX200-2513 EX is one and a half times faster than the Mimaki JFX200-2513.

For printing on the Mimaki JFX200-2513 / JFX200-2513 EX, Grand Style chose the new universal line of ink, LUS-120, with a richer colour gamut and the most optimal in terms of “price-quality” compared to other serial Mimaki inks. UV printers are adaptable and constantly print on a variety of materials, so the same series of ink is used for both machines.

The company primarily works with plastics (acrylic, polycarbonate, occasionally PVC plastics, composite), wood, plywood, from which are subsequently assembled. The rest of the orders include posters, signs, plates, and finished dimensional products.

Using UV technology, the company also prints on a wide variety of finished products, from mats to sculptures of hands carved from foam rubber to leather key chains and rake handles, to detailed topographic maps for farmers.

Best foreign practices for Ukraine

Alexander Prokha, CEO and founder of Grand Style, emphasises that during the “post-COVID” economic recovery, the best foreign practices will become incorporated into the Ukrainian retail market very quickly.

Today one of the main priorities for Grand Style is developing the Ukrainian market by offering the best designs for retail space and POSM. In fact, global corporations that order services of industrial and graphic design, equipment design, retail boutiques, retail space and POSM, relay part of their experience to the Ukrainian market. According to the Grand Style motto: “The future does not stop, as well as development.”

In all current areas, the company has a development plan, which is adjusted depending on the changing market. In this regard, it plans to deepen and expand the partnership with Mediaprint Ukraine and Mimaki. In the next five years, Grand Style plans to include entering two, brand new markets. At this stage, the company is focusing on analysing the market and continuing to improve the product itself.

For further information about Mimaki's products, including its full portfolio of printers and inks, please visit

Share or Email this content
Graphic Display World

Email us your news, PR, case studies to [email protected]

Latest from Graphic Display World

Roland DG (UK) Ltd - VersaUV Double Your Profits
FESPA Global Expo 2023 Opens In... May 23, 2023 10:00 am 286
The Print Show 2022 Opens In... September 20, 2022 10:00 am 41
PRINTING United Expo 2022 Opens In... October 19, 2022 10:00 am 70
Sign & Digital UK 2023 Opens In... March 21, 2023 10:00 am 223
Your 300 x 300 Banner Here
drupa 2024 Opens In... May 28, 2024 10:00 am 657

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 ...

Latest News

SkinzWraps races ahead with Drytac for Gas Monkey Garage wall graphics project

SkinzWraps races ahead wi…

Aug 04, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Banner Box prints all flags for the Commonwealth Games using printer equipment, inks, and textiles from CMYUK

Banner Box prints all fla…

Aug 04, 2022 Rate: 0.00

A fur-bulous sign for dog-friendley businesses

A fur-bulous sign for dog…

Aug 04, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Diametric boosts productivity, efficiency and diversity with Kongsberg X20

Diametric boosts producti…

Aug 04, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Chiquita’s branded Banana buses are back in London and they’re electric!

Chiquita’s branded Banana…

Aug 04, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Featured News

Agfa-Gevaert to acquire Inca Digital Printers, taking a significant step in its digital printing business

Agfa-Gevaert to acquire I…

Apr 20, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Phototex is sustainable solution for wall decorations

Phototex is sustainable s…

Apr 19, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Type One Style gains versatility and economy with the VersaUV LEC2-330 printer

Type One Style gains vers…

Feb 23, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Arrival of Bürkle LFC 2100 liquid laminator enhances Studio One’s in-house finishing capabilities

Arrival of Bürkle LFC 210…

Feb 22, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Sir David Attenborough surprises commuters by turning Piccadilly Circus ‘Green’

Sir David Attenborough su…

Feb 14, 2022 Rate: 0.00


SkinzWraps races ahead with Drytac for Gas Monkey Garage wall graphics project

SkinzWraps races ahead wi…

Aug 04, 2022 Rate: 0.00

MacroArt’s collaboration with one of River Island’s key charity partners helps bring Newlife to the high street

MacroArt’s collaboration …

Aug 02, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Minoh gets creative with Drytac ReTac Textures Linen in eye-catching wall graphics project

Minoh gets creative with …

Jul 11, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Roland DG’s VersaUV LEC2-640 UV printer reproduces famous ceiling artwork for exhibition in Japan

Roland DG’s VersaUV LEC2-…

Jun 09, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Imageco helps Dr. Martens take a sustainable step forward, with support from Drytac and HP

Imageco helps Dr. Martens…

Jun 07, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Your 1100 x 100 Banner Here