Located in Shropshire, Harper Adams University was established in 1901 and is a specialist provider of higher education for the agricultural and rural sector. Delivering degree programmes appropriate to the food industry means covering all aspects, including packaging. Recent sponsorship from the Worshipful Company of Butchers allowed the university to purchase a Mimaki UJF-3042FX from CMYUK.

An analogue-to-digital transformation is currently taking place in the textiles and clothing market. Alongside conventional textile printing processes, digital printing is growing fast. Digital offers enormous potential to make production more efficient. And yet textile manufacturers cannot make use of all the opportunities, partly because the systems for the pre-treatment and post-treatment of textiles often come from different manufacturers. This is why Mimaki now offers one complete solution for the textile print workflow. By Bert Benckhuysen, Senior Product Manager at Mimaki EMEA

Loop Print Limited have over half a century of experience and are a company that has always strived to be one step ahead of the competition, fully committed to innovative printing techniques. At Sabur Digital, we are delighted and proud to be working with them as both companies have a passion for print.

With any innovative technology, it can initially take time before we recognise and acknowledge its full potential. Think about the introduction of the iPad in 2010. At the time, everyone wondered what they would do with such an oversized iPhone, but since then, more than 350 million iPads have been sold — a multiple of that of tablet computers from other brands. In 2010, it was difficult to recognise the broad number of uses for the tablet, and in 2018, we see the same thing in digital printing for decoration of homes and businesses. The essence of the technology is clear, but what can you actually use it for? Focusing on a few inspiring examples of innovative digital print applications has the ability to drive a revolution in the field of interior decoration. Here are five tips to get you started.

From video assistant referees (VARs) to goal-line technology, many state-of-the-art technologies operate in the background for the success of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Sergey Babenko, the CEO of Simvol, who is one of the official signage producers for the 21st FIFA World Cup, reflects on one technology that is often overlooked, but has massively contributed to the look and feel of the biggest football event of the year: digital printing.

Hybrid Services, the exclusive UK and Irish distributor for Mimaki has today announced a raft of summer promotions across a broad range of its printers and printer/cutters.

Delightful Living, based in Derbyshire, makes bespoke personalised signs and gifts for the home and garden. Having started by hand-painting everything, they have been working with UV print technology since 2013. Embracing new technology in the form of a Mimaki UJF3042HG and Kebab, purchased from CMYUK, has enabled them to scale and grow their business while still retaining a handmade element to the finishing process.

Mimaki joined Stars Innovation S.A.L., its partner in Lebanon, last week to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Taking place at Casino du Liban, the ceremony saw Stars Innovation award Mimaki Europe and other partners for their long-established strategic partnerships. The celebration also coincided with Project Lebanon 2018, the premier trade exhibition for construction materials and equipment in the region, in which Stars Innovation participated with great results. The show took place from 26 – 29 June at the Seaside Arena, Beirut.

Leading online store, Selectequip, has recently refurbished their Wakefield sign company and subsequently been shortlisted for a best small business award. The new showroom-type environment allows business clients to view their capabilities in a comfortable surrounding while also allowing them to hold their own meetings in the new 16-seater boardroom. With strong growth over the last 18 months, Selectequip’s investment in a Mimaki JFX200-2531 and Kongsberg X24 Starter, purchased from CMYUK, has allowed them to keep up with increasing demand.

Mimaki has announced that its Chairman, Sakae Sagane, who also served as Executive Vice President for Mimaki Engineering Company, has retired effective 28 June 2018, after leading Mimaki Europe since 2005. Sagane grew Mimaki Europe from a small Mimaki subsidiary to the business unit that contributes the most revenue in comparison to its other subsidiaries.

Exclusive UK and Irish Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services, has announced that the company’s new laminator – the Mimaki LA-160W that launched at FESPA 2018 – is now available for demonstration at its centrally located showroom.

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