Exclusive UK and Irish Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services is to host the debut of three new products at this year’s Sign & Digital UK exhibition, held at the NEC in Birmingham from 2 – 4 April 2019.
Mimaki’s recently announced metallic LED UV ink will be on show for the first time on a Mimaki UJF-7151plus, enabling the production of high-end graphics for packaging, small to mid-format signage and bespoke décor and giftware. “The addition of a metallic ink to Mimaki’s line-up of LED UV flatbed printers offers significant revenue generating opportunities for graphics professionals to leverage,” states Hybrid’s Chief Operations Manager, Brett Newman. “Hybrid will be demonstrating the creative potential and breadth of possibilities this exciting new technology presents to visitors to the exhibition.”
A further innovative ink will also be unveiled at the exhibition in the form of a clear option for the hugely popular UCJV300 Series LED UV printer/cutters. The addition of clear to the LUS-170 range of inks offers a host of new design possibilities and expands business opportunities by creating captivating displays using gloss, matte or textured finishes. "Utilising flexible UV inks that cure instantly allows customers to quickly print and immediately deliver the finished product without waiting for drying,” states Newman. “The UCJV printers also feature white ink, enabling users to produce brilliant colours on transparent, coloured or metallic substrates. The introduction of clear ink also places the UCJV300 series into the prototyping and packaging environment.”
Underlining the variety of technologies available to view on Hybrid’s stand, a third important debut is of the high performance Mimaki TS55 dye sublimation printer. With its first showing at a UK exhibition, the 1.9m transfer paper printer is ideally suited to companies producing soft signage, retail graphics, fashion and sportswear and benefits from a winning combination of low running costs and high productivity.
“Production printing is a core theme for the Hybrid stand at Sign & Digital UK this year,” Newman asserts. “Across Mimaki’s range of solvent printers and integrated printer/cutters, LED UV roll to roll and flatbed machines and a host of textile and dye sublimation technology, we’re able to deliver a production solution for print companies, whatever their volume requirements. Reducing lead times, increasing profitability, removing barriers to entry and delivering high quality output with the minimum of user intervention – all run centrally to Mimaki’s innovative approach to technology development,”
“Sign & Digital UK is a key event for the print industry and an annual highlight for Hybrid,” continues Newman. “Our knowledgeable team relishes the opportunity to welcome customers old and new to the exhibition. It’s a great opportunity to showcase new products and present Mimaki’s award-winning portfolio in a relaxed environment. With the range of Mimaki hardware on the Hybrid stand – and shown throughout the exhibition on the stands of our reseller partners, we’re here to help visitors make the right choices for their print or manufacturing business.”