Step into Spring with Mimaki Savings!

Although it may not seem it, Spring is definitely on it’s way and what better time to invest in a new Mimaki machine then now. Your Print Specialists are inviting you to step in to Spring with a series of Mimaki Savings. Available until 29th March, there are savings, trade in discounts and even free equipment available across Solvent, UV and textile machines. Take a look at the offers below or contact the team on 0191 256 6889 for more info and to arrange a demonstration.

Mimaki Savings: Solvent Printers

Save £2000 off the Mimaki JV150 series of printers. Offer is limited to the 1.3m width JV150-130 and 1.6m width JV150-160 printer.

Mimaki JV150 Spring offer at Your Print Specialists

Free Mimaki LA-160 laminator with Mimaki JV300 series printers.

Mimaki JV300 Spring Savings at Your Print Specialists

Mimaki Print and Cut:

Save £2000 off the intergrated printer and cutter Mimaki JV150 series. Offer is limited to the 1.3m width CJV150-130 and 1.6m width CJV150-160.

Mimaki Spring Savings CJV150 at Your Print Specialists Mimaki CJV300 Spring Savings at Your Print SPecialists

Mimaki Savings: UV LED Flatbed Printers

From the Mimaki UJF-3042 mkII A3 to the Mimaki UJF-7151plus 710x510mm size bed, there’s a Mimaki UV LED faltbed to suit you and your business. Trade in and save this Spring with up to £10,000 cash back available.

Mimaki UJF-7151 Plus spring saving at Your Print Specialists Mimaki SPring Saving offer UJF-6042 mkII at Your Print Specialists Mimaki UJF-3042mkII spring saving offer at YPS

Mimaki Savings: UV LED Roll to Roll Printers

Save £6000 off the RRP on the grand format Mimaki UJV55-320 UV LED printer. Enjoy an extra years warranty too!

Mimaki UJV33-320 Spring Savings at YPS

The Mimaki UCJV300-160 is a groundbreaking UV LED roll to roll printer. Capable of printing both white and clear ink alongside CMYK on a wide range of substrates, this printer is a game changer. Save £2000 now!

Mimaki UCJV300-160 spring savings at Your Print Specialists

Mimaki Savings: Textile Printers

Fantastic offers across Mimaki Textile printers until March 29th. There is £3000 off the Mimaki TX300P-1800 direct to textile printer and is complete with 1 free set of ink plus two years warranty for complete peace of mind. The Mimaki TX300P-1800B now has £30,000 off RRP

Mimaki TX300P-1800B Belt textile printer at Your Print Specialists Mimaki textile printing with Your Print Specialists

Call the team on 0191 256 6889 for more information or to arrange a demonstration.

Mimaki expands creative possibilities with launch of new Metallic UV Ink

Mimaki UJF-7151 Metallic UV Ink

Mimaki Europe has announced that it will release a UV-curable metallic ink, named MUH-100-Si in February 2019. The new ink strengthens Mimaki’s product offering and pushes the boundaries of graphic expression beyond that of ordinary UV flatbed inkjet printers. The ink is compatible with Mimaki’s UJF-7151plus printer, which produces high-quality print for an impressive range of applications, from gifts and novelty items to wide-format boards.

The new MUH-100-Si UV-curable metallic ink will bring a strong competitive edge to Mimaki customers, allowing them to provide added value to the brands who use their services. Supporting Mimaki’s ideology of “new technology for creating the next generation of digital printing”, the new ink demonstrates how digital print enables creative ideas to be realised highly efficiently in the product manufacturing process. Whilst metallic effects on printed products typically require further processing and manual handling after printing, Mimaki will demonstrate the new ink at the C!Print exhibition in France in February and visitors will see how the new technology can be used to produce impactful prints.
Bert Benckhuysen, Senior Product Manager, Mimaki Europe comments:

“We are very excited to launch this metallic ink and have the opportunity to display it at C!Print in Lyon. At Mimaki we dedicate ourselves to providing customers with products that will allow them to stand out within their markets. Not only will the new metallic ink ensure this, but it will also provide a much more efficient way for our customers to manufacture more luxurious and sophisticated products.”

Created by mixing a bright pigment into the ink, MUH-100-Si can place metallic ink directly onto the product without the need for a separate manual transfer process, as is the case when applying glitters or foils to produce a metallic effect. Decorative options such as printing both gloss and matte tones, texture expression with embossing effect, and full-colour metallic expressions can be achieved in-house by printing coloured ink overlaid on metallic ink.
Available for use with the UJF-7151plus printer, the metallic UV ink can be used for a wide range of applications, including items such as paper containers, films and novelty items. Mimaki is exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Hybrid Services and the company’s Chief Operations Manager, Brett Newman comments,

“With the UJF-7151plus already widely used for creating high end print applications, the addition of the metallic ink opens up considerable revenue-enhancing possibilities in the luxury and bespoke sectors.”

Benckhuysen concludes, “Broadening our range of inks really helps our customers to optimize the use of their Mimaki printers and differentiate themselves from competitors. Delivering new creative possibilities whilst maintaining the same high quality and reliability that we pride ourselves on, helps our customers’ businesses to thrive and helps the brands they work with to stand out from the crowd.”

Get in touch with the YPS sales team on 0191 256 6889 or via our contact page for more information

Mimaki Autumn offers available now at YPS

Mimaki Autumn offers are here! As an authorised Mimaki reseller, Your Print Specialists are excited to offer the following discounts, trade in deals and free equipment options.

Mimaki Solvent Printer Offers

There are deals across a wide range of Mimaki solvent machines including the JV150 and JV300 print only models and integrated print and cut machines in the form of CJV150 and CJV300 series. Machines included in the Mimaki Autumn offers are limited to the 1.3 and 1.6m width machines.
Purchase a Mimaki JV150 or CJV150 and receive £2000 cash back making them both an attractive purchase for those starting up or expanding production.


The Mimaki JV300 and CJV300 will be supplied with a free Mimaki LA-160 Laminator to create a dynamic workflow solution.

Mimaki Autumn CJV300 Offer at Your Print Specialists

Trade in and save on UV LED printers

For those looking to upgrade or step in to direct to object printing, there are trade in discounts available. Trade in any solvent, latex or UV machine for savings of up to £6000 depending on machine purchased. For example, there’s £3000 off the UJF-3042 mkII. If you’re looking for a larger flatbed than A3, both the JFX200 and 500 series have offers available too.
Mimaki UJF-3042 FX autumn offer at Your Print Specialists
UV LED roll to roll is also available with £4000 off the UCJV300-160 when you trade in a solvent, latex or uv printer a minimum 700mm in length. The UCJV150-160 is also available with £3000 cash back when you trade in.

Mimaki JFX500 Autumn offer at Your Print Specialists

Mimaki Autumn Textile Offers…

Expand into direct to textile with trade in and additional ink deals on the TX300-1800 printer. High quality and high speed printing for fashion, soft signage and decor.

Mimaki Autumn TS300P-1800 offer at Your Print Specialists Mimaki Autumn Offer at Your Print Specialists TX300P-1800
Contact the YPS team for more information on the Mimaki range and to organise your demonstration.
Offers end 28th September 2018. Prices stated do not include VAT, delivery or installation, E&EO.

YPS at Sign&DigitalUK 2018 Review

Let’s all go to Sign&DigitalUK…

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

MmmmMimaki…

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

Flexa

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.

Your Print Specialists returns to Sign & Digital UK with exciting new partnerships

Your Print Specialists (YPS) return to Sign & Digital UK with a new addition to it’s portfolio of brands. YPS were appointed an HP Latex Partner in February 2018 with a focus on sales of HP Latex printers in the North of England and Scotland.

YPS are inviting visitors to Sign & Digital UK to ‘expand your potential with HP Latex’ and will showcase the HP Latex 560 and the vast range of products, from home décor to sign and graphic, that can be produced on this versatile machine. “Textile printing and home décor is a huge growth area and the versatility of HP Latex allows for printing on a range of textile media as well as traditional sign and graphic media. We’re excited to be able to offer the range of HP Latex printers to visitors of Sign & Digital UK” says Georgia Brown, Sales Director at YPS.

HP Latex 560 Printer at YPS

As well as HP Latex, YPS will also be bringing flagship equipment from Mimaki and Roland DG. Expanding on last years Think It, Print It, Profit theme, YPS will provide inspiration with demonstrations of the machines and application samples.

There will be a focus on sign and graphic with an eco-solvent Roland TrueVIS being centre stage. Appointed an official Roland Dealer in September 2017, the 2018 Sign & Digital UK show will be YPS’s first show with Roland being demonstrated on the stand.

Roland TrueVIS VG-540 at Your Print Specialists

A Mimaki specialist for many years, the YPS stand would not be complete without the latest innovative offering in the form of the new Mimaki UCJV300-160, a UV LED wide format printer capable of 4 and 5 layer printing. Visitors can explore the capabilities for Industrial Print with the UCJV’s ability to print to a range of sensitive and unusual materials thanks to it’s UV-LED curing technology.

Mimaki UCJV trade in offer launch

“Sign & Digital UK is always an exciting show for YPS. We have a loyal customer base and by adding new brands in the form of Roland and HP Latex to our portfolio, we strengthen our position as a leading digital wide format partner” continues Brown.

Visitors are invited to visit stand E2 to consult with YPS specialists about the specific applications they wish to develop and discover how they can do so with a set up that works with their existing production workflow. The North East based reseller will showcase it’s reputation for expert training and customer service, offering service and know how to support potential customers with bringing their projects and ideas to life.

 

Update 23/03/2018: YPS are also excited to announce that they will also be demonstrating the Flexa Miura Plus II Automatic XY cutter.

Mimaki announces LA series heat-assisted laminators and film for laminating UV-curable inks

Mimaki has announced the new LA Series of wide format, heat-assisted laminators and laminating film to complement the new Mimaki UCJV Series LED UV printer/cutters.

Mimaki Laminator range now available at Your Print Specialists

“Mimaki continues to bring innovative solutions to market that make it faster, easier and more cost-effective for sign & display graphics and other businesses to produce outstanding full-colour sign and display graphics,” said Ronald Van den Broek of Mimaki Europe. “This laminating solution is another example of that innovation, and when paired with Mimaki’s new UCJV series of print-and-cut solutions, provides a turnkey offering that will help companies drive more profit to their bottom lines.”

Key features

Heat-assist provides superior finishing: LA Series laminators are heat-assisted devices with a maximum temperature of 60˚C. This heat assistance improves overlaminate film adhesion, particularly to surfaces printed with UV-curable inks, and reduces the potential for the silvering effect created by pressure sensitive overlaminates. Due to instant curing, UV inks tend to have a slightly uneven surface which can trap air bubbles during the laminating process, causing silvery specs that can take away from the appearance of the product.

Fast throughput speeds: Laminating speeds of up to 7.5m per minute means that the finishing can keep up with production and reduce bottlenecks.

Simple and reliable operation: The easy-to-use laminator includes all functions on one operation panel, with easy access to the pressure handle and foot pedal. Additionally, a take-up reel makes it simple for one person to control the entire process.

Mimaki Vision Laminate: Designed specifically for use with UV-curable inks and LA Series laminators, Mimaki Vision Laminate 310 (Gloss) film offers fine finishing with a glossy feel while maintaining the colour brightness of the print. This high quality, heat assisted overlaminate is also a cost-effective alternative to cold laminating films.

Complete system from Mimaki

“LA Series laminators with Mimaki Vision Laminate film will be the ideal companions to a UCJV Series LED UV printer/cutter,” explains John de la Roche of Mimaki’s UK & Ireland distributor, Hybrid Services. “UCJV prints are instantly dry meaning they can immediately be finished on a LA Series laminator. This complete, harmonised solution ensures reliable performance and quality output for those times when a protective overlaminate is required.”

Availability

LA Series laminators and films are expected to be available towards the end of 2017. Two models will be available: the 158cm LA-160W model and the 170cm LA-170W model. Mimaki Vision Laminate 310 will also be available in two sizes: 310-137 (137cm) and 310-152 (152cm).

For more information on the Mimaki Laminator range, please contact the YPS team.

New Mimaki UCJV launches with enticing trade-in offer

Mimaki’s UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services has announced that the recently released Mimaki UCJV Series LED UV printer/cutter range is to benefit from a special launch trade-in offer of up to £4,000.

Mimaki UCJV trade in offer launch

“Take up of the new Mimaki UCJV300 and UCJV150 printer/cutters has been excellent,” says Hybrid’s National Sales Manager, John de la Roche. “This offer is designed to make it even easier for owners of existing printers across a range of ink types to enjoy the benefits of the LED UV technology.”

The trade-in is available for any 700mm or wider solvent, eco-solvent, latex or SUV printer, with £3,000 offered against the Mimaki UCJV150-160 and £4,000 against the range-topping UCJV300-160.
With ultra-low running costs, the ability to print to a broad range of materials, instant finishing, thanks to the unique properties of the machine’s LED UV ink and integrated cutting just a few of the features that set the new printer/cutter apart, de la Roche is unsurprised at the uptake. “We’ve already received a number of orders for the UCJV and we can see the potential it has to benefit so many different types of print customer,” he states.

“With its strong eco-credentials and innovative, creative capabilities, the UCJV is already proving attractive to not only sign makers and graphics producers, but the retail, education and public sectors as well.”

Priced from just £16,995, the Mimaki UCJV Series will ship during the autumn, with the launch trade-in offer available on orders placed before December 21st 2017. The UCJV300 features white ink and both machines deliver high quality prints to materials including vinyl, banner, paper, backlit, display fabrics, PET film and more. With GREENGUARD Gold ink certification and powerful, yet easy to use RIP and cutting software included as standard, the UCJV provides broad reaching capabilities for producing profitable and innovative graphics.

Contact the YPS team about this game changing machine on 0191 256 6889 or be clicking here.

Wrapture Signs: Major contract for North East Sign & Graphic Specialists

August saw the start of a busy time for North East based Wrapture Signs and Graphics Ltd with the award of a contract for a major regional client that was 3 months in the making.

Phase 1 of this new contract was to see a 212 strong fleet of vans being wrapped in new livery that was designed and then installed in house by the Wrapture team. Phase 2 will bring more branding and van livery later in the year as their client expands throughout the North East and UK.

Established in 2013 by Managing Director Anth Hall, Wrapture Signs has gone from strength to strength and built up an impressive portfolio of clients; Interlink Express, DPD, Monitor Coatings, Norfran Engineering, Virgin Media, Newcastle City Council, NHS, Smooth Radio, Obsessive Detail UK to name a few. As a division of the Custom Coats brand and 3M Authorised Vehicle Wrap Applicator in North East, Wrapture Signs offer unrivalled attention to detail and customer service.

Wrapture Signs Case Study at Your Print Specialists
Wrapture Signs Customers - printed on Mimaki CJV150-160

Wrapture Signs uses the Mimaki CJV150-160, a solvent print and cut machine supplied by Your Print Specialists and integral to the work that Wrapture Signs undertake.

“The beauty with this machine is that we set it up on a morning or last thing at night and it will seamlessly print 50 Linear Meters of media (usually 3M) with precision unattended and the accuracy and quality is unbelievable. It has to be one of the most economical and cleanest Eco Solvent printers we’ve ever owned to date.”

Production Manager Henry Handy estimates workflow at 4 vans per day with their CJV150-160 printing both day and night to supply the graphics for each van.

As well as this exciting contract, Wrapture Signs has also taken on new members of staff with Colin ‘Tink’ Taylor, a top flat glass applicator with a wealth of knowledge and experience exceeding 15yrs in the industry and David Ireland joining the Sale/Operations team who are the latest members to join the existing team. Along with this expansion, Wrapture also have plans to add a flatbed printer to their current roster.

Having completed the contract the Wrapture Signs team have enjoyed a well deserved break in Spain as a thank you for their impressive and continued hard work.

www.wrapturesigns.co.uk

Mimaki announces new CF22-1225 Flatbed Cutting Plotter

Mimaki CF22-1225 Flatbed Cutting Plotter at Your Print Specialists

 

Mimaki has announced the launch of the Mimaki CF22-1225 flatbed cutting plotter. The new cutting solution handles materials as large as 1220 x 2440mm and is the ideal complement to the Mimaki JFX200-2513 for one demand production of seasonal POP displays or exhibit components.

These two machines make a complete print and cut workflow for creating custom packaging or prototypes with the addition of ArtiosCAD Designer Solution software. Together, these three components will set sign and display graphics professionals on the path to delivering more profitable short run, print and cut jobs.

“We have brought to bear our extensive knowledge of cutting solutions in the development of the new CF22-1225 cutting table,” says Ronald Van den Broek, General Manager Sales at Mimaki Europe. “Combined with the JFX200-2513 flatbed UV inkjet printer and ArtiosCAD, this offering is an ideal end-to-end solution for cutting and creasing coated cardboard, as well as reciprocating cutting of foam material used for packing.”

Van den Broek continues, “In addition, Mimaki UV LED inks can print on a variety of materials, including uncoated substrates, with vibrant full-colour results. Whether organisations are developing sophisticated short-run signs and display graphics, creating packaging mock-ups or samples, handling special requests for small lot furniture, or simply creating and producing designs on demand, this solution will not disappoint. It enables businesses to deliver high-value, high-margin premium services. At the same time, the solution can reduce the need to turn down projects or outsource work.”

The latest version of the widely used Mimaki RasterLink RIP software includes an ID Cut function to make printing and cutting easier and faster. In addition to registration marks, RasterLink6 plus software can include a barcode on the print. This barcode, read by the crop mark sensor on the CF22-1225, contains cutting and rotation information allowing the automation of 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.

RasterLink6 plus software also includes the FineCut plug-in for Adobe Illustrator, allowing a convenient print preview to minimise errors prior to the print-and-cut operation. In addition, a wide variety of selectable cutting tools allows cutting of industrial materials such as acrylic, foam and rubber with a thickness of up to 55 mm.

“By implementing the complete print-and-cut workflow, companies will be able to process orders, from design through finishing, in a highly integrated manner,” comments John de la Roche of Mimaki’s UK & Ireland distributor, Hybrid Services. “Customers can be confident that their service provider can produce high quality, short-run and fully designed packaging or signs & display graphics.”

The Mimaki CF22-1225 is expected to be available at the end of 2017.

The Print Show: YPS Review

Lets all go to…The Print Show!

The second week in October saw the majority of the UK’s printing community flock to Telford for The Print Show, Print Monthly’s annual show focused on all things print.

Welcome to The Print Show

Telford International Centre was the destination for The Print Show this year, a change from the shows usual home of the NEC Birmingham.

YPS made the journey down from Newcastle to exhibit at the show with a focus on Mimaki hardware and their applications. Continuing our theme of Think It, Print It, Profit, we wanted to showcase the wide range of applications that can be achieved using Mimaki equipment and inspire visitors that visited the stand.YPS at The Print Show

The Long Drop…and more

To coincide with the theme, we utilised features that are available on the Mimaki UJF-3042 MkII LED UV flatbed to create ‘The Long Drop’ bar/brewery theme. The Long Drop is a nifty feature that allows printing on curved surfaces to a degree without the need for a rotary/kebab, which is perfect for small print runs and bespoke, personalised items. We created our own bar with pumps, produced sample beer pump clips, bottles, labels and promotional merchandise all branded with The Long Drop. We also utilised the varnish to create stunning spot uv finishes that are a powerful add on when selling print.

Your Print Specialists samples at The Print Show

Print and Cut at The Print Show

The Mimaki CJV150-130 integrated print and cut with orange ink installed offered a rich vibrancy and allows for a 95% Pantone to process colour match from having this ink configuration installed. A wonderful benefit if making the move from litho to digital print. Labels for our Long Drop Blonde were printed then cut on the CJV150-130 easily. Alongside vibrant poster prints that showcased the ink configuration, the capabilities of the CJV series were evident.

Mimaki CJV150-160 available at YPS

Mimaki UCJV150-160…sold!

One of the highlights of The Print Show for YPS was being the first Mimaki reseller to sell the new UCJV150-160 LED UV roll to roll printer. George Dowd from Printmaster in Gateshead travelled down to the show to see the new printer in action on Hybrid Services, Mimaki’s UK distributors stand. YPS MD Garry signed the deal there and then with George after an impressive demonstration.

Mimaki UCJV150-160 sold by YPS at The Print Show

Team YPS had a great time at The Print Show. Thanks to all who popped in to see us and made it a great week!