Coinciding with its move to a new 21,000sq feet headquarters; Lincoln-based Your Print Partner (YPP) continues to expand with further investment in Mimaki grand format printers as it looks to offer an extended product range to both end customers and print companies requiring a trade print service.
The company’s recent purchase of additional Mimaki printing hardware has added both grand format flatbed and roll-to-roll LED UV capacity to its already established textile, dye sublimation and solvent printing business.
Investing in a Mimaki JFX200-2513 and Mimaki UJV-55 3.2m roll-fed UV printer through Mimaki reseller and long-standing supplier to the company, R A Smart; Managing Director at YPP, Stuart Maclaren outlines the direction his company is taking. “The plan is to continue to diversify our product offering at Your Print Partner,” he states. “We’re already very well known for our ability to print polyester textiles such as flags, air mesh banners and event signage, thanks to our bank of Mimaki dye sublimation and direct-to-textile printers, but we’re consistently being asked for additional products and are keen to deliver.”
Citing the company as a ‘partner’ rather than simply a ‘supplier’, Maclaren sees the move into direct to substrate printing as a key strategy in customer retention. “With the most recent investment, Your Print Partner has become a ‘one-stop-shop’ for printed graphics,” he confirms. “Whatever the need; be it signage on foamboard, printed textile or rigid exhibition graphics – even high-quality retail backlit work, we can produce it in-house, removing the need for customers to have to work with multiple suppliers.”
Managing Director at R A Smart, Magnus Mighall comments, “Stuart continues to break new ground in production printing and UK manufacturing. We’re very pleased to be supplying YPP with the new Mimaki hardware that is enabling the company to diversify into exciting new products.”
Making its debut at Sign & Digital UK this year, YPP will have a stand that showcases its capabilities, featuring a range of systems that demonstrate to visitors what can be created with its products. “It’s a great opportunity to talk with prospective new customers as well as making existing partners aware of the breadth of our capability,” says Maclaren. “Having visited the show myself for many years, I’m looking forward to participating as an exhibitor – and using it as a platform to launch our new range of stretch fabric products.”
Your Print Partner’s full range of products can be found on its website – www.yourprintpartner.co.uk and new offerings are being added on a regular basis. “The new stretch fabric exhibition and display graphics systems are very exciting for us as they deliver a unique solution for companies looking for a relatively low cost, but still impactful display presence,” claims Maclaren. “We’re not stopping there though; a range of customisable home textiles will soon be added to the line-up and we have plenty of other ideas in the melting pot too.”
Alongside the new Mimaki flatbed and 3.2m roll-fed LED UV units, YPP sports three Mimaki JV5-320DS 3.2m dye-sublimation printers, two Mimaki direct to textile machines, Mimaki solvent wide format hardware and a pair of Transmatic calendar presses used to fix the dye-sublimation output. All are housed in a specially constructed print room located within the company’s Lincoln headquarters, which also features a sewing and make-up area, a new showroom, warehousing, despatch and offices.