Derbyshire based event branding solutions company, Banner Box, identified the importance of investing in the latest technology years ago, and recently continued the trend when they took advantage of Mimaki's upgrade promotion featuring the newly launched baby-grand solvent printer - the JV33-260S.
Banner Box has been digitally printing banners, flags and outdoor branded products since 2001 when they invested in an early mild solvent printer from Granthams Graphic Technology. Their relationship with Granthams strengthened over the years, with further wide format printers replacing the originals, including their first venture into wider machines with a pair of Mimaki JV3-250SP printers, capable of outputting 2.5m wide (or deep) print onto outdoor banners.
The launch of the new baby grand Mimaki - the 2.6m wide JV33-260S - fitted in well with Banner Box's investment plans, and coupled to a recommendation from a new member of staff who'd worked with one of the regular sized JV33s at another company, the investment was a fairly easy one for General Manager, Charles Coldwell to sanction.
Working with Granthams since their first investment in 2001, Coldwell places an importance on the quality of support and technical know-how that they get from the team at the authorised Mimaki reseller. "Whilst the JV33-260 is the easiest grand format printer I've ever used, we do very much value the input that Granthams have in getting the best out of the machine - and they're quick to provide help whenever they're called upon."
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Banner Box (Derbyshire)
UK manufacturer of high end cycle components, Hope Technology, recently upgraded its in-house print capabilities with the investment of a Mimaki CJV30 printer/cutter from Granthams Graphic Technologies and is now better placed to support its international network of retailers with improved marketing and event collateral.
Hope Technology - the Barnoldswick based manufacturer of high end bicycle components - put its recent decision to invest in a wide format Mimaki inkjet printer/cutter down to a desire to replicate its production efficiencies within its print department. With around 100 staff employed across its highly focussed operation, the company has been a proud supplier to the cycling industry since the late 1980s.
Marketing manager, Alan Weatherill has been with Hope since the very beginning and with ultimate responsibility of how his brand is portrayed in bike shops and at events around the country, the quality of output from his department's new printer was a key factor in Hope's decision to change brands with the new investment. "We need to show the Hope brand off at its best", he says. "I'm responsible for producing prints that will be seen in thousands of cycle shops around the country so it's important they're an accurate reflection of the brand".
Weatherill is quick to point out where his company's strength do (and don't) lie. "We're not a print company!" he asserts, "so ease of use was important too". Referencing the minimal maintenance required on the Mimaki CJV30, he also recognises that a varied demand for output combined with the productivity of the printer/cutter means they're not running the machine all day, every day. "We needed a machine that was reliable, had low maintenance requirements and that we could use when we needed to".
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Neil Gibson of Fox's Signs in Thirsk Est 1988, is yet another company in the UK to convert to Eco-Pro inks using his Mutoh printer. He was delighted to share his thoughts on Granthams and their own branded inks. We became aware of Granthams from my son who had already used their Eco-Pro inks in his Roland Versacamm for several years and was really impressed with the results. I spoke to Sean Taylor at Granthams who explained that the Eco-Pro ink was designed for use in both Roland and Mutoh printers and will give the same results in either system - I purchased a set of the inks and they arrived promptly the next day as promised. When i installed the inks I was extremely impressed with the results. I actually saw an improvement in the finished print achieving a deep rich black which i had never managed with the Eco-Ultra inks from Mutoh. I also now have the comfort of knowing I have back-up from their in-house engineers and also a wide range of media and supplies they can offer.
Neil Gibson of Fox's Signs in Thirsk Est 1988
The Uniform Cadet Plus was our first tentative step into digital printing. The machine has been a revelation and it's consistent quality and reliability are outstanding.
Granthams supplied and installed the machine and again their service has been impeccable. We place great store upon the advice and recommendations we receive from this company and this substantial purchase was a result of consultation with them. We are entirely happy with the product and the service.
T Padden - MIDWAY DESIGN
Laserline Print has now been trading for over 17 years, and in that time probably our most reliable supplier has to have been Grantham’s. From the moment you log a call to the delivery and installation I have found their service and advice a valuable tool in the software or equipment I have purchased. Their after sales service and engineers has been a pleasure to deal with. I would have no problem putting my Company’s reputation on the line to recommend them to any one interested in dealing with them.
T Wharton - LASERLINE PRINT
Banner Box have chosen Granthams as our preferred supplier for large format print hardware and consumables since 2001. They have always provided an excellent level of service and technical support. We have now purchased 4 printers from Granthams, as our own requirements have grown they have been matched by a product range which has kept pace industry developments in print speed and quality. To enable us to offer the level of service our customers demand we require reliable equipment and support from our suppliers and I am happy to endorse Granthams in this respect.
P Noble - BANNER BOX
"We have always been happy with the excellent and friendly services Grantham's have provided, which is why we have been using them for over 20 years!"
L Dawid - HIREX
"Oasis have been using Granthams for over 15 years. Their knowledge of their products is excellent, the installs have all gone without a hitch and the aftersales service is the best that I have ever experienced. Nothing is a problem. I have total confidence in Granthams, as they remain my main hardware and print consumable supplier."