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YPP adds additional Mimaki hardware to diversify and expand product offering

Written by Colin Gillman on 20 March 2017.

YPP adds additional Mimaki hardware to diversify and expand product offering

Macclesfield-based R A Smart has installed additional print hardware at Your Print Partner (YPP) who has added a Mimaki JFX200-2513 grand format flatbed and a Mimaki UJV-55 3.2m roll fed UV LED printer to its already established textile, dye sublimation and solvent printing business.

According to YPP managing director Stuart Maclaren (above right), the plan is to continue to diversify the company’s product and service offering to offer an extended product range to both end customers and print companies requiring a trade print service. "We're already very well known for our ability to print polyester textiles such as flags, airmesh banners and event signage, thanks to our bank of Mimaki dye sublimation and direct-to-textile printers, but we're consistently being asked for additional products and are keen to deliver,” he says.

Lincoln-based YPP is an all Mimaki house and alongside the new Mimaki flatbed and 3.2m roll fed LED UV units, the company sports three Mimaki JV5-320DS 3.2m dye sublimation printers, two Mimaki direct to textile machines, Mimaki solvent wide format hardware and a pair of Transmatic calendar presses used to fix the dye sublimation output. All are housed in a specially constructed print room which also features a sewing and make-up area, a new showroom, warehousing, despatch and offices.

Maclaren sees the move into direct to substrate printing as a key strategy in customer retention. "With the most recent investment, Your Print Partner has become a 'one stop shop' for printed graphics. Whatever the need; be it signage on foamboard, printed textile or rigid exhibition graphics - even high quality retail backlit work, we can produce it in-house, removing the need for customers to have to work with multiple suppliers."

Making its debut at Sign & Digital UK this year, YPP will have a stand that showcases its capabilities, featuring a range of systems that demonstrate to visitors what can be created with its products. "It's a great opportunity to talk with prospective new customers as well as making existing partners aware of the breadth of our capability," says Maclaren. "Having visited the show myself for many years, I'm looking forward to participating as an exhibitor - and using it as a platform to launch our new range of stretch fabric products.”

Managing director at R A Smart, Magnus Mighall (pictured above left) says: ”Stuart continues to break new ground in production printing and UK manufacturing. We're very pleased to be supplying YPP with the new Mimaki hardware that is enabling the company to diversify into exciting new products."

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