Mulhuddart-based Glenn Trout Signs installed its first Mimaki printer last month – a Mimaki CJV30-130 print and cut device – supplied by Hybrid Services reseller, Reprocentre.

‘We decided to buy the Mimaki model because it broadens the range of work that we can provide to existing and potential clients,’ says managing director Glenn Trout. ‘We also have a Mutoh wide format digital printer, which we purchased from Digital Solutions in 2004. It has worked and continues to work very well for us but it has a print facility only whereas the Mimaki is a print and cut device so it widens our options and allows us to do short to medium quantity runs of labels which we couldn’t do before. In addition, we can do outlying features and other specific features on graphics.This type of work was possible before we installed the Mimaki but it had to be done by hand.A lot of signage that we are now doing is more visual whereas before it was often just a case of putting text on a sign. Because signage is more visual the quality of the print is more important than ever. The Mimaki CJV30-130 also has a higher resolution print at a higher speed than the Mutoh device and provides a sharper print finish.We are printing mostly display graphics for vehicle wraps on the new Mimaki, along with interior wall mounted display graphics and internal and external banners.’
Apart from the quality of the device, Glenn says he was persuaded to go with Mimaki because of the relationship he had built up with Dave Rainsford of Hybrid Services and with Bernard Hoey from Reprocentre. ‘I have been dealing with Dave and Bernard for a number of years now,’ he says.‘Dave used to supply Roland machines to me and Bernard is in the media supply and equip- ment end of things with Reprocentre.Apart from the Mutoh and Mimaki devices, we also operate a laminator which we bought off Bernard a few years ago, and a 48 inch and 24 inch plotter.’
Mulhuddart-based Glenn Trout Signs has been in the signage business since 1957 and provides a wide range of signage solutions, including vehicle display and shop front signage, 3D raised letters, stainless steel letters, PVC and mesh banners, canvas display print, window graphics, full colour digital printing, health and safety signage and POS. ‘We can supply any kind of signage that the customer wants, except for neon signs,’ says Glenn.

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