Welshpool Printing Group has purchased a Mimaki JFX200-2513 EX flatbed UV printer from CMYUK, in order to provide a greater diversity of signage in tandem with faster turnaround times.

Established in 1960, Welshpool Printing Group (WPG) is a family-run business that offers a wide range of print products to its customers, including litho and digital printing, banners and signs, vehicle graphics, promotional products, clothing and workwear, and trophies and awards. 

‘We chose this printer because of its quality and flexibility. We were particularly impressed by the 2.5D textured printing capabilities, the ability to print on all surfaces, the white ink, and spot gloss features,’ said Paul Jones, joint MD of WPG.

‘The Mimaki JFX 200-2513 EX impressed us from the start. The speed and quality were exactly what we were looking for plus the flexibility it offers will make it perfect to handle growing demand. We can now print direct to 8 x 4 ft boards which will save us a great deal of time, plus the huge choice of materials we can print to opens massive opportunities for even more products,’ he added. One such new application is direct printing to doors and windows.

‘We expect the new flatbed to have significant impact on our business. It will give us great new opportunities with design and texture. The high quality and added speed mean that we’ll be able to fulfil orders on an even quicker turnaround and the ability to offer new applications and products. When word gets out of what we can now produce – printing on acrylics, polycarbonates, PVC, glass, aluminium, metal, polyester, foam board, styrene, wood, and stone, we‘ll be kept very busy,’ he added.

The JFX200-2513 EX features a new printhead configuration for doubled output speed when printing with white in all print modes and includes a new draft mode that offers a 280% speed increase.

Of supplier CMYUK, Mr Jones said ‘[It] has been a great company to deal with. We always like to support local businesses where we can, so its showroom in Shrewsbury was perfect for us. The whole team has been great, and very thorough in setting-up and calibrating the new printer. We take comfort that the support continues as we introduce different materials and experiment with the huge range of abilities this new printer is capable of.’.