YPS at Sign&DigitalUK 2018 Review

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Your Print Specialists at Sign&DigitalUK 2018

The last week in April saw the printing industry descend on the NEC Birmingham for Sign&DigitalUK 2018, the industry’s premier show focusing on print, sign and display.

This was YPS’ fifth year exhibiting and was our most exciting stand yet. Previously just a Mimaki specialist, we have expanded our hardware and finishing equipment offering to include HP Latex, Roland DG and Flexa. We couldn’t wait to show visitors what applications are possible using machines from these brands.

HP Latex a go-go!

The YPS team were very excited to showcase the HP Latex 560 printer. Using water based latex ink, printing directly to fabrics is possible and can be printed on the same machine as traditional sign and display medias. If you visited our stand you will have seen our interior set up including lampshades, fabrics, canvas frames, blinds and cushions. Our personalised chair got lots of attention too and again was printed using our HP Latex 560. Visitors to the stand were invited to see the HP Latex printing direct to fabric and take away sample prints.

HP Latex Partner YPS showcase HP Latex 560 at SignUK

Keep Roland, Roland, Roland…

Also making it’s debut on the YPS stand at Sign&DigitalUK was Roland DG. Showcasing ‘The Future of Print and Cut’ with the Roland TrueVIS VG-540, an eco-solvent integrated print and cut machine. We produced window decals using the white ink installed as well as colour popping poster prints showcasing the wide colour gamut of the Roland TrueVIS inks.

Roland TrueVIS VG-540 printer


The Mimaki UCJV300-160 LED UV roll to roll is a gamechanger. With the ability to produce 4 layer prints for amazing backlits and 5 layer for window coverings alongside traditional print items. Prints are instantly cured, even when printing at high speeds and with the new LUS-170 inks, vibrant colour is still guaranteed. For those looking to switch over from screen to digital the Mimaki UCJV300 series makes the printing of switch membranes easy with the addition of white ink.

Mimaki UCJV300-160 at SignUK


Another brand making it’s Sign&DigitalUK debut on the YPS stand was Flexa SRL, an Italian finishing equipment supplier and one of the latest brands added to the YPS roster. The Flexa Miura II Plus XY cutter is an impressive piece of equipment for trimming and sheeting both blank and printed media. Using registration marks and an optical eye, the Miura can cut a 50m roll both vertically and horizontally in a matter of minutes. The trimmed pop art style poster prints proved being sheet cut proved very popular with show visitors.


Team YPS had a great time at Sign&DigitalUK 2018. Thanks to all who popped on the stand to see us and made it a great week!

If anything has caught your eye, please give the sales team a call on 0191 256 6889 for more information on the machines available at YPS.

YPS expands wide format print offering with HP Latex Partner status

Your Print Specialists (YPS) has been appointed an official HP Latex Partner with a focus on sales in the North of England and Scotland.

DIscover HP Latex at new HP Latex Partner YPS

With over 40 years of experience in the print industry, YPS offer a range of digital wide format printing equipment and finishing equipment as well as screen and litho supplies. Based in the North East, YPS have built their reputation on providing print and cut solutions from major manufacturers with both expert knowledge and support.

YPS offer a range of solvent and UV LED printing solutions so it made sense to expand our portfolio to include HP Latex.” comments Georgia Brown, YPS Sales Director. “HP Latex printers allow for printing on a range of textile media as well as traditional sign and graphic media making them incredibly versatile and an attractive investment. We’re excited to be able to offer HP Latex technology to our customer base.”

The introduction of HP Latex is an important step for the continued growth of YPS. Diversity of our portfolio of printing and finishing equipment allows YPS to continue to offer increased choice alongside our fantastic service and support.”

Phil Oakley, UK&I HP Large Format Country Manager said “I’m pleased to welcome Your Print Specialists to the HP Latex Entry channel programme, with their expertise, friendly approach and proven track record in the large format indoor market adding HP’s leading HP Latex technology is a start of a partnership that is Geared for Growth!”

Visitors to Sign and Digital UK in April were invited to visit YPS on stand E2 where they could experience HP Latex and the scope of products, from home décor to sign and graphic, that can be produced on this versatile range of machines.

HP Latex Partner YPS showcase HP Latex 560 at SignUK


For more information on YPS and the HP Latex range, please visit https://www.yourprintspecialists.co.uk/hp-latex-printers The HP Latex 560 is now available for demonstration at the YPS dedicated demo facility. For more information, contact the team on 0191 256 6889