It’s always refreshing to hear of businesses that are reporting positive signs of growth and a general upturn in business and one such company is Lincoln-based Your Print Partner who, as a result of increased demand and an ever expanding product range has found it necessary to add to its already impressive kit list.
Originally operating as a print management company, Your Print Partner has been digitally printing banners, flags and outdoor branding products since 2012 when they purchased their first Mimaki direct-to-textile printer. Fast forward to today, and the company is now operating with nine state-of-the-art print machines, including PVC printers and CAD cutters, with their range of products having grown to over 200 different items, many of which are printed in-house.
Buoyed by this success and a clear vision for the future, the company decided to invest in a new Mimaki JV5-320DS dye sublimation printer, capable of printing on 3.2m wide rolls of fabric. As well as improving efficiency, decreasing set up times and reducing fabric wastage, the new printer optimises the potential for new product development and brings the company’s annual print capacity up to 250,000m².
Commenting on the recent advances, Managing Director of Your Print Partner, Stuart Maclaren said; “This is a really exciting development for our business. One of our most popular products is Feather Flags, which you might typically see at sporting events or on car forecourts. With the new Mimaki – now the largest in our building – we have the potential to print more than 1,000 additional flags every week. This really opens up many more new opportunities for us and enables us to compete on much larger tenders.”
Your Print Partner has been supported throughout the purchase and installation by its Mimaki reseller, R A Smart of Bollington, Cheshire; themselves one of the UK’s leading exponents of digital textile printing. Magnus Mighall, of R A Smart explained, “We’ve had the pleasure of working with Stuart and his team for a number of years and it’s been a delight to see how the business has flourished. Clearly their new investment has shown a real confidence in the peerless performance of Mimaki equipment.”
The team at Your Print Partner has been busy developing a new range of display products due for release early in the New Year and all intended for production on the new JV5-320DS printer, utilising its ‘super-wide’ print capacity to create seamless large-scale graphics for exhibitions and trade shows. “Images, specifications and prices for the new product range will be revealed on our website very soon.” says Maclaren. “The sheer capability of the new Mimaki makes it a key element of our growth strategy and as a result of the increased capacity it brings to the company; we expect to create five new jobs over the winter period in our Pre-Print, Sales and Customer Service departments.”