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A fortuitous meeting

A fortuitous meeting


Based in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, Plus2Print is a printing company with a strong online social media presence and thus acquires a substantial portion of its business via platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. However, when it came to investing in a Mimaki CJV30-100, the purchase came about through more old school means!

Established in 1990, Plus2Print is a family business currently run by brothers, Alan and Gavin Oakes, who took over from their father 15 years ago. Between them they have degrees in business studies and fine art, backed up by experience in print and graphics and have used their combined skills to good effect to drive the company forward.

When the time came to invest in new printing technology a chance meeting at a set of traffic lights was all that was needed to partner Plus2Print with the right machine for its requirements and budget.

P2P-GavinOakes-copyGavin Oakes explained: “We just so happened to see a Dennis D Evans van parked at a set of traffic lights and I knocked on the window for a brochure – it really was a fortuitous meeting!” Dennis D Evans, the long standing Belfast-based Mimaki reseller, was able to demonstrate the speed and superior print quality of the Mimaki CJV30 integrated printer/cutter, which it installed at Plus2Print shortly after.

Gavin Oakes continued: “The Mimaki CJV30 fitted into our setup perfectly and the seamless transition from printing into cutting has been a great asset. We were looking at wide format to push our business forward to the next level and meeting the team at Dennis D Evans was a real breakthrough.  It also confirmed to us that vehicle graphics are great way of promoting any company’s brand and providing a professional image; all of which can now be easily achieved with the Mimaki.”

The CJV30 Series printer/cutter is an award winning integrated print and cut solution and offers flexibility with its four sizing options from 60cm through to 1.6m. Combining high performance with superior print quality, it delivers production print speeds of 17.5m²/h and runs with Mimaki’s SS21 fast drying, outdoor durable inks. It comes complete with Mimaki’sRasterLink Pro RIP software, featuring continuous print and cut, 16-bit rendering and a whole host of user-friendly machine specific tools, as well a gold warranty as standard.

For further information on Plus2Print Tel: 028 4461 2225 or see their Facebook page:

For further information on Dennis D Evans visit:

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