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Making the most of machines

Making the most of machines

UK and Ireland Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services believes that sign and print companies can create striking decorative effects by using what they already have in place in terms of equipment.

For example, a number of different items of wall art can be successfully created using a roll-fed wide format printer, such as the Mimaki JV33 series, which is available in up to 1.6m widths. Using this machine, operators can easily produce the large canvas prints that are an increasingly popular way of displaying personal photos without using a conventional frame.

Further, since the Mimaki JV33 uses solvent inks to deliver vibrant colours, with the added option of white and metallic capabilities, it is possible to output stunning reproductions of the special family moments captured by a professional photographer.

In the same way, those currently producing promotional items on a small-format flatbed, such as the Mimaki UJF-3042 or UJF-6042, can provide the acrylic photo blocks that have become so popular over recent years. Relatively inexpensive to produce and quick and easy to print, they offer the added advantage of a high return.

UV flatbed technology, with its ability to print into a wide variety of rigid substrates, opens up a whole host of décor printing possibilities. For instance, ceramic tiles, once printed and sealed, can be used to create a stylish wall display, while printing directly onto real wood floorboards can also provide an innovative alternative to carpet. In addition, users of the Mimaki JFX500-2131 have also achieved dramatic effects by printing onto glass to produce shower screens, kitchen splash backs and other high return bespoke items.


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