Your Print Partner is on a mission to bring wide-format print and display manufacture back to the UK has announced the arrival of four new digital print machines at its HQ in Lincoln.
The new direct-to-textile machines are the latest big investment in production technology for the company, having spent £1.5 million already this year on its new manufacturing hub, and make YPP the UK’s biggest display & signage Mimaki house.
Back in January, the company purchased a new Mimaki UJV55-320 LED-UV printer, new Mimaki JV5-320DS wide format machines and a Mimaki JFX200 LED-UV flatbed printer, which have now been joined by the four additional Mimaki 3.2m dye-sub printers. The new machines are in action already, providing print for the company’s range of outdoor marketing products, such as flags, banners and pop-up displays, as well as its popular fabric exhibition stands. “Our core business is expanding rapidly and we wanted to ensure we could meet this exciting challenge quickly,” said YPP Managing Director Stuart Maclaren.
Brett Platt, textile product manager for Mimaki’s exclusive UK distributor Hybrid Services, confirmed that YPP now has the largest number of Mimaki printers in the display and signage sector in the UK. “We are delighted with the recent additional investment in Mimaki grand format printers made by Your Print Partner and the company’s commitment to expanding manufacturing in the UK,” said Platt.
The announcement was accompanied by the news that the company would be creating ten new jobs and was offering a number of new Digital Print Apprenticeships. Already this year eight new jobs have been created in the company’s growing sewing department, with all flags and fabric display products finished by hand by the skilled team of machinists.
Your Print Partner has been using R A Smart as its machine & consumables supplier since the company started the business back in 2011 and has come a long way in the short space of time since then, now with over 16 machines and no sign of slowing down. At R A Smart, we’re proud to have them on board and look forward to what the future holds for what is now the largest Mimaki customer for signage machines in the UK.