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Take a look behind the scenes in our new video

It’s been an eventful year so far at YPP HQ!

The company has achieved a great deal since it was established in 2011, and growth shows no signs of slowing.

Just last month YPP invested around £500,000 in four new Mimaki dye-sublimation printers, and in doing so became the UK’s biggest Mimaki house.

The large-format Mimaki JV5-320DS machines were installed at our HQ last week, joining two existing 320DS’s, which were installed in January as part of a £1.5m investment that also included a premises extension and two other Mimaki machines.

Work creating a new sewing departmemt was recently finished, with eight extra sewing machines added to the department and new staff joining the team.

With so much changing behind the scenes, we felt this was a great opportunity to invite a film crew to come and film the various different departments hard at work and give you a glimpse of life at Team YPP…

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Boost to British Manufacturing as YPP Becomes UK’s Biggest Mimaki House

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
printers.

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.

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Another BIG Investment

Growth shows no sign of slowing at Your Print Partner with the arrival this week of new ‘superwide’ print machinery.

We are delighted to be able to unveil our new 3.2m Mimaki roll-to-roll digital printer, which has now taken pride of place in an extended and remodelled production department at our Millennium House HQ.

No sooner had the covers come off this sophisticated new machine than it was put to task printing 100m long rolls of fabric, soon to become street branding for one of clients’ events taking place next month.

One of its key features is its Uninterrupted Ink Supply System (UISS), enabling unattended continuous printing. Our 24hr print capability is important to us at Your Print Partner, as we promise our clients the very best turnaround times in the market.

“This is another big milestone for YPP” said Managing Director Stuart Maclaren. “The machine is our second 3.2m Mimaki, and our tenth large-format machine in total. It provides us with the opportunity to compete for the largest tenders, offering vibrant, high quality printed display products made here in the UK”.