Mike Horsten Mimaki EuropeIn many a history book we have read the lines ‘The King is Dead, Long Live the King’ – the old king dies and the new king is welcomed and becomes the greatest king. The history and evolution of printing technology and processes could be compared with this premise. In the Solvent printing business this has been happening. The older ink technologies which were smelly and poor quality but seen as wonderful during their time are being replaced with a new generation of inks which are bright, odourless and long lasting. The question is…‘Is Solvent the correct technology for the sign making industry at this moment in time?’

Hybrid Services has announced that Mimaki’s flagship CJV300 Series integrated printer/cutter now forms an integral part of the company’s summer special – The Great £5k Print & Cut Giveaway.

Mimaki says it is set to participate in Labelexpo Europe 2015 this September where the company will display a range of unique new products for the label market that can be created with the Mimaki family of printers.

There’s never been a better time to invest in the smaller format Mimaki UV range as Mimaki’s UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services is offering up to £4,000 cashback with the purchase of a Mimaki UJF flatbed LED UV printer until 28th August 2015.

Here’s something a little bit different. I got a call from a certain David Bartrum (team principal at the quite famous Motorbase team) who wanted me to add a little flair to the walling within the team’s garage at Silverstone. The conversation went along the lines of “My walling looks crap, can you make it look y’know, cool, and different.”

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.

CMYUK is a specialist UK provider of super-wide digital printing solutions and is the UK dealer for EFI super-wide format VUTEk, Mimaki and Zünd digital production solutions. The company recently opened a new showroom and technical facility in Shrewsbury, Shropshire where GDW caught up with Group director Robin East for a chat.

For the second year running Hybrid Services has played host to graphic design students from South Cheshire College. After a complete showroom rebrand from the students in 2014, this year the 16-18 year olds were given an exclusive free run of Hybrid’s extensive showroom; and the complete Sign and Graphics and Industrial Products portfolio of Mimaki printers in order to create finished products from their own designs.

Preston based Kaymar Print offers customers a mix of both litho, cut sheet digital and screen printing services, and has now added wide format printing to its portfolio of services with the addition of the latest Mimaki CJV150-107 integrated printer/cutter.

Mimaki has again been recognised at FESPA 2015 with a European Digital Press Association (EDP) award for ‘Best Print and Cut Solution’. The Mimaki CJV150 Series brings simultaneous print/cut operations to an affordable entry-level printer at a print speed of up to 56.2 square meters per hour. The award was accepted by Mike Horsten, general manager Marketing of Mimaki EMEA, at a special awards ceremony held during the show.

Mimaki has been awarded the Greenguard Gold Certification for its inks thereby making the inks entirely suitable for a wide range of applications, including those in schools, healthcare or similarly sensitive environments.

It’s the opening day of FESPA 2015 and Mimaki has announced the availability of its latest wide format printer - the TS300P-1800, a 1.8m wide roll-to-roll sublimation inkjet printer that Mimaki says will be available from July.

ATG Spectrum can now print graphics up to a massive 3.2m x 20m thanks to its new Mimaki JV5 320S grand format printer from i-Sub Digital, ordered at Sign and Digital UK 2015 and installed at its Letchworth headquarters.

Constructional packaging design and development is at the heart of Yorkshire-based Concept Packaging, who embraced its investment in a Mimaki CF2 flatbed cutter some fifteen years ago, which rapidly became an integral part of its design and prototyping provision and is still going strong today.

Long live rock

May 14, 2015

An outside art exhibition displaying images of some of the world’s most famous musicians taken by iconic rock photographer Nick Elliott, has been digitally printed by Structure-flex Limited to create what is believed to be the largest outside art exhibition ever.

ONYX Graphics has added support for both the Mimaki JFX200-2513 and Mimaki JV300 series printers. The drivers, and twelve other Mimaki drivers, are now available for all ONYX Graphics version 11.1.2 rip and workflow software products.

Greater Manchester based G J Plastics, headed up by owner and founder Graham Croston, produce a vast array of acrylic display products, signage and promotional items in house, from initial concept through to manufacture.

Hybrid Services has announced it is offering the new Mimaki CJV150-75 integrated solvent printer/cutter at a promotional price of £6,995 through its authorised reseller network. The 810mm wide machine also benefits from a 2 year Gold warranty and a free starter pack comprising over 3.5 litres of ink as part of a promotion due to run until the end of July 2015.

Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Ireland distributor Hybrid Services will be showing the new Mimaki CFL-605RT Compact Flatbed Cutting Plotter at this month’s Sign & Digital UK.

Hybrid Services is offering an attractive two year warranty to companies looking to invest in the Mimaki UJF series of LED UV desktop flatbed printers before the end of May 2015.

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