Going for growth
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 which, as a result of increased demand and an ever expanding product range, has found it necessary to add to its already impressive printer portfolio.
Originally operating as a print management company, Your Print Partner has been digitally printing banners, flags and outdoor branding products since 2012 when it purchased its first Mimaki direct-to-textile printer. Fast forward to today, and the company is now operating nine assorted print machines, including PVC printers and CAD cutters, while its range of products has grown to encompass over 200 different items, many of which are printed in-house.
Buoyed by this success and its clear vision for the future, Your Print Partner decided to invest in a new Mimaki JV5-320DS dye sublimation printer, which is capable of printing on to 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, Your Print Partner’s Managing Director, Stuart Maclaren said; “This is a really exciting development for our business. One of our most popular product ranges is the feather flag that you might typically expect to see at sporting events or on car forecourts. With the new Mimaki, which is now our largest printer, we have the potential to print more than 1,000 additional flags every week, which really opens up new opportunities 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.
The team at Your Print Partner has been busy developing a new range of display products that are due for release early in the New Year and all are intended for production on the new JV5-320DS printer, using its ‘super-wide’ print capacity to create seamless large-scale graphics for exhibitions and trade shows.
Stuart Maclaren continued “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 provides, we expect to create five new jobs over the winter period in our Pre-Print, Sales and Customer Service departments.”
Images, specifications and prices relating to the new Your Print Partners’ product range will appear on the company’s website shortly.