Lil People Fctry started out as a passion project for Noël van Pol. Looking for a new career path with more human interaction and creativity, he stumbled upon the opportunity to produce 3D figurines of people. This sparked the idea of starting a company in the field. After working with his own sandstone printer for a number of years, Noël expanded his range with Mimaki 3D printing technology. Now his customers no longer want anything else.

HEAROES is an independent family run business that creates unique and personalised skins and accessories for hearing equipment, particularly for children. The company has recently acquired a Mimaki CJV150-75 integrated print and cut machine and Vivid Laminator from Newcastle based reseller, Your Print Specialists (YPS). The new equipment has helped HEAROES meet the ever-increasing demand for their products and allows them to grow the business even further.

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, has announced it will host a three-part virtual event series – Mimaki Live – to support customers looking for inspiration and advice on how to maintain or revive business after the COVID-19 crisis.

With the help of Mimaki technology, Fancy Armor established itself as a creative, pioneering business of customised luggage wear and has recently shifted its capacity to producing essential travel accessories in today’s changing world.

CMYUK, the largest independent supplier of wide-format digital printers, cutters and materials will be reopening its Shrewsbury-based Demonstration and Training Centre to customers from Monday 15th June.

Many manufacturing companies have decided to convert production to contribute to addressing the COVID-19 crisis. In the textile sector in particular, print service providers have started producing masks and other kinds of facial protection, due to the sudden surge in demand and limited supply.

How can you make a difference in today’s world of digital textile printing? Today more than ever, this extremely fast-paced sector requires great versatility in production, along with a wide variety of creative and profitable applications for different markets. And that is precisely why Mimaki developed its innovative TX300P-1800 MkII digital textile printer – a truly hybrid solution in terms of printing processes, the inks and the range of printable fabrics and substrates. With outstanding operational flexibility, it fully meets the needs of small to medium print service providers handling different types of orders in small runs.

Combining state-of-the-art Mimaki printers, carpentry, laser cutting and CNC techniques, Inspirwood’s team of designers is currently helping customers communicate through decorated wooden products even more than normal.

Upon discovering that frontline healthcare staff at their local hospital were self-funding additional items of PPE, StickerDrops owner Dave Fowler took matters into his own hands, producing supportive stickers and donating all the profits to the hospital’s fundraising charity.

The Italian company, a specialist manufacturer of functional sportswear, conducted research and began producing masks in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Polish printing company D-POS have built a clientele base of interior designers, architects and collectors, with Mimaki playing a crucial role in their expansion.

Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced the launch of Together We Print community to promote print service providers.

Kicking off on the 24th of March, the Mimaki Virtual Print Festival is a 5-week online event full of interactive possibilities, during which you can ‘Experience Print’ with Mimaki, from the comfort of your own home. Here are four reasons to get you prepared for the ultimate virtual Mimaki experience:

Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced the ColorPainter Series printers have been integrated into the company’s offerings. This follows the January 2020 announcement from Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. (Japan) concluding an exclusive international sales agreement for the distribution of OKI Data’s ColorPainter™ printers, consumables, and maintenance parts.

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announces the launch of the new Mimaki 3DGD-1800 3D printer, facilitating large-scale production up to three times faster than with conventional Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) type 3D printers. The Mimaki 3DGD-1800 3D printer connects the company’s 2D printing expertise and 3D technology innovations, providing customers with a cost-effective, total solution for 3D sign and display applications.

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, has announced that it will host an interactive, action-packed online event, dubbed The Mimaki Virtual Print Festival, designed to provide customers and prospects with a unique combination of information, product demonstrations, competitions and networking opportunities. The event will comprise a series of group webinars and individual virtual meetings, starting the 24th March 2020, the same date that FESPA 2020(1) was originally scheduled to open its doors, with Mimaki revealing new features and content every week until the end of April.

Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd., today announced the release of the new UJV100-160, a roll-to-roll UV-curable inkjet printer available to sign makers in countries outside of the EU. Developed for these markets, this latest addition to Mimaki’s extensive product portfolio is designed for high quality printing and maximum productivity. Featuring two newly developed printheads and the new DAS (Dot Adjustment System) feature, the UJV100-160 is a robust and efficient solution for sign makers. DAS automates conventional dot placement (dot position and feeding correction) for maximum image quality, saving operators time and reducing manual errors.

Grant Graphics has completed a wall graphics project for a new cafe and craft brewery using Drytac ReTac Smooth 150, in an appropriately newspaper-themed design.

Protect Signs has made a business from public warnings.  It specialises in the design and manufacture of portable, temporary, traffic safety and signing products for the UK emergency services, public sector services, utilities, contractors and the like.

“We’d like to be the number one supplier of dye sublimation flags and sports clothing in the UK, and if we can get close to that, then happy days,” says Ryan Shelton, Director of Chesterfield-based Banner Box.

Illustrator and University of Huddersfield Graphic Design Course Leader, Brent Hardy-Smith has a raft of Mimaki technology at his hands when he needs to assist students with bringing their creative concepts to life through the medium of print. A devoted fan of the innovative brand’s LED UV technology (read more here) he uses the university’s UJF-3042 A3 flatbed to demonstrate everything from core colour principles right through to empowering students with competition entries, portfolio pieces and artistic work that helps them push their creative boundaries.

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