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) has unveiled plans to launch what it calls the next generation of wide format flatbed printers at Sign & Digital UK next week. Designed with production versatility in mind, the VersaUV LEJ-640FT offers businesses the size and functionality of a flatbed with the flexibility of ECO-UV inks, including Gloss and White for luxury effects and textures.

WCM+A has developed a wide range of promotional products but it’s their badge making manufacturing facility that has seen the biggest growth and determined the decision to invest in the new Mimaki UJF flatbed.

Cheshire based digital printing company Print On has moved into wide format in a big way. The firm has just moved into new 6,000 sq. ft. premises and has invested over £100k in a Mimaki JFX200 flatbed and a brace of Mimaki JV300 production solvent printers.

Glass splashbacks for the kitchen industry are all the rage these days, and while there are many companies offering bespoke glass fitting and colour matching services, one company, Southern Counties Glass, has taken these products to the next level by digitally printing high resolution images directly onto the glass.

Dudley-based DGS Supplies has invested in a Mimaki JFX200-2513 LED UV flatbed printer from printMAX to print direct-to-board and reduce time consuming finishing techniques.

Hybrid Services has unveiled Mimaki’s latest direct-to-object UJF-7151plus industrial small format LED UV Inkjet flatbed printer designed for the screen printing industry with a maximum printable size of 710 x 510mm.

Leeds based WAE Group has installed the UK's first Longier Hunter FP-3750 water-cooled UV LED flatbed printer, supplied by Quality Print Services Ltd.

Cut sheet digital printing specialist Print On has invested heavily in Mimaki wide format printers including a JFX200 LED UV flatbed and a pair of high performance JV300 solvent machines. The move has enabled the Cheshire based company to enjoying a period of expansion and buoyant business as it cultivates an impressive client list of major high street names.

Nathanael McMillan Marketing Manager at Perfect ColoursWhen considering a move into the world of flatbed printing the technology, costs and choice can seem daunting. Questions such as 'how do I pick the correct model' and 'can I afford flatbed technology' are sure to run through your head. The aim of this article is to serve as a guide for businesses who are considering expanding their firm to include flatbed printing capabilities.

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