All Drytac Media Products Now Available from YPS

Your Print Specialists (YPS) has been appointed as an authorised reseller of the full range of Drytac digital print media and film products. Drytac is a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, therefore adding these products to YPS’s impressive portfolio of hardware, software and consumables further establishes the company’s reputation as a high quality, reliable, full-service solution provider to the large format printing industry.

Drytac Media now at Your Print Specialists

According to Georgia Brown, Sales Director at YPS, “Drytac is a market leader with a strong reputation for quality and a comprehensive and innovative range of products. More importantly for us, Drytac focuses on the overall solutions that its products can deliver. For example, in addition to media, they provide accompanying profiles, which means customers get the maximum possible output from their printers. For Mimaki alone they have more than 1800 profiles and it is this level of detail that makes them an ideal partner for YPS.”

She continues, “YPS works hard to ensure that our customers get the best possible advice and knowledge from us so they can make informed purchasing decisions for their business. By becoming a Drytac reseller we can harness the exceptional expertise in self-adhesive media the company has developed over many years and pass this on to our customers.”

At Sign & Digital UK 2019, YPS took the opportunity to test a selection of Drytac media with a view to taking the products on board. “We were very impressed with the quality and durability of the Drytac media. We really put the media through its paces and created some eye-catching samples that showcased both the printer and media capabilities to the visitors to our stand,” adds Brown.

The Drytac range is full of innovative products – including five which have won awards in the 2019 SGIA Product of the Year competition. Protac™ Anti-Scratch Gloss 10 mil (250μ) clear PET laminating film; Polar® Chrome, a silver satin reflective PET film ideal for eye-catching displays; and ReTac® Textures, an embossed film designed to add depth to wall graphics and other flat surfaces, all came top of their categories. Drytac’s flagship window graphics products, ViziPrint® Illuminate and ViziPrint® Deco SR, were also honoured in their respective categories in these prestigious awards.

Drytac viziprint Illuminate media at Your Print Specialists

Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager for Drytac, says, “We are delighted to welcome YPS into the Drytac family and look forward to working with them very closely over the coming years. They have a great reputation within the industry for delivering very high levels of service and focusing heavily on customer satisfaction. We believe they will ensure customers get the most from using our products as well as exploiting opportunities to deliver a broader range of applications.”

Georgia Brown concludes, “It is very important to be able to demonstrate the broadest possible range of applications to a customer when they are considering a new machine. Since Sign & Digital, we have carried out further rigorous testing through our Creative Centre and this has allowed us to get to know the products and their capabilities in great detail. Working with Drytac has been an exciting process and we are genuinely excited to be able to offer these fantastic products to our customers. I am sure they will be as impressed with the quality and durability as we are.”

Contact the team on 0191 256 6889 for more information on this fantastic range of media. Sample packs available!

Hybrid to unveil further new Mimaki machines at The Print Show

New Mimaki solvent technology JV300Plus available at Your Print Specialists

The Print Show will play host to the worldwide premier of the brand new Mimaki JV300Plus Series super-fast wide-format solvent printer and the CJV300Plus Series integrated printer/cutter, as Brett Newman, Chief Operations Manager at Hybrid Services reveals; “We are delighted to be able to wow visitors to The Print Show with the global launch of these two next-generation products from Mimaki that have a number of additional features and benefits that we are certain will impress the market.”

Available at 1.6m wide, both the Mimaki CJV300Plus and JV300Plus are set to dramatically reduce waste with the introduction of new 600ml ink bags that are simply placed within a reusable eco cartridge, which comes as a welcome introduction with the increasing focus of the industry on improving environmental standards. “Not only will these 600ml ink bags increase the green credentials of the Mimaki range, they will significantly reduce ink costs, providing greater profitability to print providers,” continues Newman.

The Mimaki CJV300Plus Series printer/cutter features a new ID Cut function to make printing and cutting easier and faster. The barcode, read by the registration mark sensor on the CJV300Plus printer/cutter, contains cutting and rotation information allowing the machine to automate the cutting process. This function is particularly useful when running nested print-cut jobs, as the cutter continuously reads the data for both single and combined jobs.

Other enhancements include a production mode for blasting through high-speed print runs and the latest Mimaki core technologies, including Mimaki Advanced Pass System (MAPS4) ensure seamless functionality and consistently high-quality prints. Further additions include increased weight capacity on the take-up unit and improved media feeding accuracy and correction, opening up a variety of heavier-weight and thicker media.

The new Mimaki JV300Plus Series and CJV300Plus Series are accompanied by a further new global first: the release of the brand new Mimaki CG-FXIIPlus cutter, which also houses the new ID Cut function utilising barcodes for error reduction, increased efficiency and a 25% increase in cutting pressure.

Making its European debut at The Print Show is the brand new Mimaki SWJ-320EA super-wide solvent printer. “This is a great opportunity for visitors to have first eyes on this high-speed and quality printer that is anticipated to take the large format indoor and outdoor markets by storm,” states Newman. The Print Show will also play host to the first public presentation of the new Mimaki JFX200-2513EX 8’ x 4’ flatbed LED UV printer. Thanks to a new print head configuration, the JFX200-2513EX doubles output speeds when printing with white ink in all print modes and with the addition of a new draft mode, a 280% speed increase, resulting in a maximum speed of 35sq metres per hour.

“The Mimaki JFX200 is the flatbed of choice for many reasons,” Newman remarks. “The new model is faster and even easier to use and looks set to continue the range’s dominance in the sector.”

Hybrid will also present Mimaki’s multi-award winning UCJV Series LED UV printer/cutters that offer a highly versatile solution for print professionals looking for a creative and productive edge, along with the popular, award-winning Mimaki UJF-3042MkII for direct-to-object printing and a selection of other Mimaki technology.

Call the YPS team on 0191 256 6889 for more information about this fantastic new range of Mimaki technology, organise a demo or request samples.

Hybrid launches innovative new Mimaki SWJ-320EA super-wide eco-solvent printer at The Print Show

Hybrid launches innovative new Mimaki SWJ-320EA super-wide eco-solvent printer at The Print Show Mimaki’s UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services is set to reveal the brand new Mimaki SWJ320EA super-wide eco-solvent printer for its European debut at The Print Show, following the machine’s global launch at FESPA Africa 2019. Addressing the demanding, dynamic and pricesensitive super-wide format printing market, this highly productive 3.2m wide printer offers an unmatched ratio of top print quality, fast printing speed and reliability at a very accessible price.

New Mimaki SWJ-320EA super-wide eco-solvent printer at Your Print Specialists

“The exciting arrival of the Mimaki SWJ-320EA in time for The Print Show next week is a great opportunity for visitors to have first eyes on this high-speed and quality printer that we anticipate will take the large format indoor and outdoor markets by storm,” comments Hybrid’s Chief Operations Manager, Brett Newman

Following successful sales progression in price-sensitive markets, such as Turkey, Russia and the Middle East, the SWJ-320EA is now available for the entire EMEA region. “Addressing the needs of the highly competitive wide format market, the SWJ-320EA represents an important business differentiator for customers,” says Bert Benckhuysen, Senior Product Manager EMEA, Mimaki Europe. “Combining a high level of efficiency and low operational costs with a very competitive price for the hardware and the inks, the SWJ-320EA makes a much more costeffective choice for investment.”

Building on the legacy of Mimaki innovation, the SWJ-320EA super-wide solvent printer includes Mimaki core technologies, namely MAPS4 (Mimaki Advanced Pass System) and NRS (Nozzle Recovery System). MAPS4 helps prevent banding during the printing process. With every pass, MAPS4 uses a unique algorithm that calculates the most effective way of jetting the ink drops to avoid visible banding. This constantly changes depending on ink colour, coverage and printing speed. This feature, alongside NRS – which ensures the replacement of blocked nozzles without stopping production – enhances the printer’s performance and boosts productivity and print quality for the user. For further production benefits, the SWJ-320EA is equipped with four advanced high-speed printheads arranged in a staggered array ensuring resolutions of up to 1,200dpi and print speeds at up to 137m²/h.

Offering established world-class Mimaki speed, quality and reliability in a super-wide format, the SWJ-320EA is equipped with an extremely stable media feeding system and a newly designed tension bar. These features prevent the media from cockling and ensure high grip for extremely accurate printing, resulting in steady, premium print quality, even for larger prints. For those requiring higher volumes, a twin-roll printing function is available as an optional feature, enabling the printer to handle up to two rolls (with maximum width of 1,524mm each) and resulting in double-volume production for smaller rolls per day.

Designed to enable users to diversify their businesses in a profitable way, the Mimaki SWJ320EA is ideal for producing a wide variety of large format indoor and outdoor applications, including POS materials, banners and billboards, displays, transport and floor images. Diversification will also be driven by a wide and varied range of compatible substrates, such as self-adhesive PVC film, photo paper, billboard paper, blue-back, backlit film, banner materials and tarpaulin, to name a few. The SWJ-320EA uses Mimaki CS100 eco-solvent based ink – available in CMYK configuration and with a capacity of 3 litres per colour. The new inks have been developed to ensure lower consumption and increased weather and scratch resistance.

The Print Show runs from 17th – 19th September. Although YPS will not be exhibiting the team will be on hand should you wish to have a face to face and discuss anything Mimaki! Call now on 0191 256 6889 to arrange your appointment to see the SWJ-320EA with a member of the YPS team.