DP Imaging install second Kongsberg table

DP Imaging have invested in their second Kongsberg table, this time adding the flagship C24 conveyor table to their portfolio, based in Ballymount Dublin, DP imaging offer a range of large and small format print and finishing services to their clients. Quality and innovation has always been to the fore of their decision making process. The Kongsberg C24 is equipped with a VariAngle, a unique tool only offered by Kongsberg and the only one installed in Ireland, It automatically changes the cutting angle of the knife in increments of 0,5 degrees. The cutting lines can be defined in the structural design file or directly in the Kongsberg table’s front-end software.
With conventional V-notch solutions, you have to either stop the production to change tools or blade angle. The new VariAngle lets you run the cutting table without the need of interventions during the production.

The company also opted for the fast tool enabler, When Two Fast Tools are better than one: The new Fast Tool Adapter makes sure that you can unlock extra production power with your Kongsberg C table.
No need for tool changes, just let the Kongsberg run through the job with two Fast Tools.

A big thank you to Paul & Patrick for continuing to invest with GPMI. Your support is greatly appreciated by all the team here.


Company Announcement

GPMI Holdings has recently (2020) acquired Reilly Plastics in Navan. This is a small and opportunistic acquisition which came about as the owner was retiring. Reilly Plastics was established in the early 1990’s and supplies plastics to a wide and varied customer base including food processing/servicing industry as well as engineering firms. Bernard Hoey was seconded to the position of General Manager last August and is leading a team of three staff. This move represents further diversification for GPMI. We wish Bernard well in developing and growing the business in the future.

Mimaki UJV100-160 UV LED Printing

New Product Launching First quarter 2021

Mimaki UJV100-160 UV LED Printing.

Expert printing made easy.
– Well-balanced entry-level models with excellent operational performance, image quality, speed, and cost –

With two newly developed heads, the UJV100-160 has pursued high quality, high productivity, and stable operation as a UV-curable inkjet printer.

In addition to NCU (Nozzle Check Unit), NRS (Nozzle Recovery System) and MAPS4 (Mimaki Advanced Pass System4), which enable stable high-quality printing, the DAS (Dot Adjustment System) was incorporated into the new “100 series” printers. Dot position and feed correction, which used to take a lot of time and effort to do manually, can now be done automatically, reducing the workload on the operator.

  1. Latest features that achieve Mimaki quality
    – Dot position / Feeding amount auto correcting function “DAS”
    – Mimaki technology that enables stable and high-quality print
  2. High productivity at a competitive price
    – High-speed printing at a maximum of 23m²/h *
    – Because no drying time is required, it is possible to perform installation or lamination immediately after printing.
  3. Capability of supporting various media types and value-added prints, achieved by using UV-curable ink


New Mimaki 3D Printer announced

The new Mimaki 3DUJ-2207 was launched this week at the online Formnext Connect event and provides much of the functionality and unique features of the existing 3DUJ-553 full colour 3D printer, in a more compact and affordable package. Still sporting the ability to print in 10 million colours at exceptionally high quality, the new model has a build area of 203 x 203 x 76mm.

The innovative 3D printing solution represents a huge step forward for detailing and post-processing, with the unique combination of its full-colour capabilities and water-soluble support materials enabling super-fine details to be printed in vibrant colour, and then beautifully preserved without the substantial breakage risks usually associated with manual cleaning, painting and finishing. With additional features such as Mimaki’s trademark clear resin, which can be utilised alone or mixed with colours to achieve varying levels of transparency, the new 3DUJ-2207 3D printer presents a robust, advanced 3D printing solution with an affordable price tag – all within a machine sufficiently compact to fit in an office lift.

Set to be commercially available worldwide from January 2021.

Mimaki has announced the release of the new ‘100 Series’

Mimaki has announced the release of the new ‘100 Series’; two entry level roll-to-roll inkjet printers – the UJV100-160 (UV model) and the JV100-160 (solvent model). The new models combine high quality printing with high productivity, all at minimal cost to the user. The UJV100-160 is set to be commercially available in December 2020, while the JV100-160 is expected to follow in January 2021.

The new Mimaki UJV100-160 uses lower-cost LUS-190 UV ink which cures immediately after being exposed to UV light, allowing a faster turnaround without the need for a degassing period after printing. The LUS-190 ink can be printed onto not only PVC, but also uncoated substrates such as PET film and paper. The new system is designed to deliver the ideal solution for print businesses to introduce UV printing technology into their production line.

The new Mimaki JV100-160 uses Mimaki’s popular and highly regarded SS21 inkset which allows printers to create a multitude of applications, whether for indoor or outdoor use. Available in both a dual CMYK 4 colour mode and an 8 colour mode, the inks are a proven solution for delivering long lasting, vibrant prints.

GPMI anticipates strong uptake of the new models. “The new UV and solvent ‘100 Series’ printers represent the ideal combination of features and performance at a highly competitive price point,” he states. “Employing proprietary technology found on models that sit further up the Mimaki product line, users will benefit from improved operation, productivity and task automation.”

In line with the Mimaki tagline “Expert Printing Made Easy”, the new printers are fully equipped with features that improve usability for their operators. Both printers in the ‘100 Series’ utilise Mimaki’s new DAS (Dot Adjustment System) feature, developed to support a streamlined, efficient printing process. Dot adjustments are normally carried out manually every time the user changes the media type, however, this new function performs drop position adjustment for bi-directional printing and media feed compensation automatically, to ensure perfect alignments and print quality.

Bert Benckhuysen, Senior Product Manager, from Mimaki Europe comments, “Mimaki always prides itself in introducing printing technology that excels when it comes to efficiency and high-quality and these two models fulfil both. The ‘100 Series’ are also versatile printers and users benefit from the flexibility to produce an array of applications, from vibrant wallpapers to high-quality signboards.”

Mimaki’s core technologies such as NCU (Nozzle Check Unit), NRS (Nozzle Recovery System) and MAPS4 (Mimaki Advanced Pass System4), will all be available as standard features on the new printers to help achieve continuous and reliable production. Furthermore, Mimaki has included its new RasterLink7 RIP software with the series, which incorporates Harlequin RIP® developed by Global Graphics Software Ltd. as a core engine. With this new engine, the RIP time can be reduced by up to 25% and for even greater ease of use, variable data printing and favourite settings have been added to the RIP, which is included free of charge with the new printers.

Our first step towards a totally green fleet

Graphic & Paper Merchants Ireland made a decision a few years ago to add self charging and plug-in Hybrid vehicles to our sales and engineering fleet of cars, today we have taken it a step further and added an full electric car to the fleet, this is our first step towards a totally green fleet. Keep a eye out for Mark Doyle calling on you in his new #teslamodel3 #electricvehicle #tesla #electricvehicles #electriccars








Park Graphics enjoys rapid growth with Mimaki print, cut and laminate package

When Waterford-based Park Graphics set about specifying print hardware for its ambitious start-up project, the team’s requirements were as big as their plans. “We needed a wide format printer that could give us the scope to grow, deliver a wide range of products to our customers and have the capacity to cope with large print runs,” recalled owner, Garry Walshe. “As a young business, we also wanted to hit the ground running, so another important factor was ensuring we had the right training and support from a partner.”

Settling on a system based around a Mimaki CJV300-160 and matching LA-160 laminator, Park Graphics invested in the kit through authorised Mimaki partner, GPMI. “I very quickly realised that the Mimaki would be a great base for a business,” continues Walshe. “It can produce such a wide variety of products – from fully printed vehicle graphics, to wall & floor wraps, to signs, banners and posters.”

Walshe is also quick to reference the important role that GPMI played in the investment. “The phenomenal service GPMI provided has made an incredible difference. They are on call whenever you have a question, need help with a certain job or just some additional training on all the different settings you can use!” he exudes. “Equally, the reliability of the Mimaki kit has been top class too.”

The Mimaki CJV300-160 is a 1.6m wide solvent printer/cutter with a formidable reputation in the sign and graphics sector. Capable of volume production it uses Mimaki’s SS21 wide colour gamut inks and prints at up to 1,440dpi. With a powered take-up roll it’s also capable of running unattended and with the business growing at a rapid rate, the production capacity of the CJV300 soon came to the fore at Park Graphics. “We’re able to plan our day around printing,” he says. “If you have a big job on, you can load the Mimaki up and even let it print through the night; you don’t have to sit over it and watch its every move, so it’s a top class machine in that sense,” recounts Walshe.

Bernard Hoy, sales executive at GPMI sees great opportunity ahead for Park Graphics. “The energy and enthusiasm that Garry and his young team possess is matched by their capacity to take on jobs from start to finish,” he says. “The breadth of work they’ve already installed is hugely impressive.”

In addition to delivering numerous vehicle graphics jobs, Park Graphics uses its Mimaki system for wide ranging work, from signs and banners right up to high end interior décor designs, with a kitchen recently fitted out with easy to maintain, mosaic-effect printed splashbacks and concrete-style door fronts. “In reality, we’ll take on almost anything,” says Walshe. “Our designers are as capable of delivering eye-catching sign and display graphics as they are cut out pink unicorn stickers!”

With plenty on the cards for Park Graphics, the ambitious business is anticipating rapid expansion. “Although we’re a fairly young company, it feels like we’re already making a mark. Our passion is in delivering start to finish branding application services; we’ll take jobs from initial creative, through production and ultimately installing them, so our Mimaki print and finishing equipment plays a hugely important part in that,” concludes Walshe.



Stand at bloom.

Entire stand materials supplied by GPMI. Using Skybond and promotor products. All done by Joe at JK signs. Who recently installed a new Mimaki CJV150 Nice work Joe.
#bloom #gpmi #jksigns #Mimaki