Your Print Partner is on a mission to bring wide-format print and display manufacture back to the UK, having today announced the arrival of four new digital print machines at our HQ in Lincoln.
The new direct-to-textile machines are the latest big investment in production technology for the company, having spent £1.5 million already this year on its new manufacturing hub, and make YPP the UK's biggest Mimaki house.
Back in January, the company purchased a new Mimaki UJV55 320 LED-UV pvc printer, new Mimaki 320 DS wide fabric machines and a Mimaki JFX200 flat bed printer, which have now been joined by the four additional Mimaki 320 DS
The new machines are in action already, providing print for our range of outdoor marketing products, such as flags, banners and pop-up displays, as well as our popular fabric exhibition stands.
“Our core business is expanding rapidly and we wanted to ensure we could meet this exciting challenge quickly” said YPP Managing Director Stuart Maclaren.
Brett Platt, textile product manager for Mimaki's exclusive UK distributor Hybrid Services, confirmed that YPP now has the largest number of Mimaki printers in the display and signage sector in the UK.
"We are delighted with the recent additional investment in Mimaki grand format printers made by Your Print Partner and the company's commitment to expanding manufacturing in the UK," said Platt.
Today’s announcement was accompanied with the news that the company would be creating ten new jobs and was offering a number of new Digital Print Apprenticeships.
“As well as keeping pace with global technology, another key challenge in our industry has been recruiting workers with the necessary skills. We are now working with a number of industry bodies and our local college to offer some exciting Apprenticeships and train the future stars of YPP”.
Already this year eight new jobs were created in the company’s growing sewing department, with all flags and fabric display products finished by hand by the skilled team of machinists.