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Celebrating A Prosperous Business Relationship: Impressive Designs has proudly purchased several Printers, Cutters and Plotters from GSW!

“We have had a long standing relationship with GSW since the 1990’s but our digital printing story only began in 2010” Rico Messina, from Impressive Designs, explained in an interview. Impressive Designs is a family run Acrylic Manufacturing business offering the best quality and service in this sector since 1985,  based in Elsies River, Western Cape. We supply quality acrylic (Plexiglas and Perspex) products to all sectors of the economy from Shopfitters to retail to pharmaceutical to agencies and also to the general public.


Rico proudly announced how, “We believe to achieve a quality product we need to invest in quality machinery.” Further suggesting that they have been buying from GSW and working closely with the engineers, sales team and CEO Robert Franco for several years now. “We have Mimaki vinyl plotters, Mimaki laminators, Mimaki UJF and Mimaki JFX flat bed digital printers and even EFI Roll to roll digital printers and even an aristo cutter. These machines are used daily in our production lines.”, exclaimed Rico. Today, Impressive designs has purchased over 10 different types of equipment and printers as well as regularly receiving media and Inks from GSW.


“We utilise these machines to enhance our product offerings to our clients.  Acrylic products shine but with the addition of Branding we enable our Clients Brand stand well above their competitors.  Our end products need to be the best quality we can produce and the Mimaki, EFI and Aristo brands are well known for their quality and definitely aid us to deliver the best quality product we can.”


“I have always received excellent service from GSW most notably when there is a production issue. Their technicians are available immediately and these machines are up and running or the technical / training issue resolved quickly. They are a key member of our Team.” – said Rico Messina. GSW is also truly grateful to have customers like  Impressive Designs who make this business so enjoyable to be in. It has been an incredible journey working with them and we look forward to many more prosperous years of business with Rico and his remarkable employees.





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Aristomat LFC Series

Finishing in the LFP sector is today changing. Increasing printing speeds and ever larger formats of digital printers require new manufacturing strategies in finishing processing.
The ARISTOMAT LFC® –Large Format Cutter– , specially designed for the cutting of large format roll and sheet materials, offers the conditions for an optimized work flow.

Available sizes (mm)


2575 3615 5345


3440 5420 7400

Further sizes on request

With the easy-to-use CutterControlPanel software, that is available in many languages, the ARISTOMAT cutters are controlled from PC. With a mobile ControlPad essential functions such as navigation or setting the start point allows an effective operation.

Combinable single and multifunctional tool heads and a large number of precision tools, offer the possibility of processing a variety choice of materials.

This variety of possibilities for material processing can be supplemented with the automatic measuring system AutomaticEye, the providing of data via mobile barcode reader and the automatic material feeding via material transport systems.

Want to know more? Watch the video here>

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The Mimaki cg50 and Cecil Meyers

Still going strong after twenty years of service

As Graphix Supply World celebrates twenty years of service excellence, we take a trip back in time to one of the first machines they supplied. The ‘state of the art’ Mimaki CG 50, forerunner of the dynamic and popular Mimaki CG 60 and FX Series of cutting plotters, has stood the test of time. The CG 50 made professional signwriting possible at a reasonable price.

Cecil Myers, of Myers Signs and Screen Printing is pictured below with the mint condition CG 50 he bought from Graphix Supply World some twenty years ago and which still serves him faithfully today. A longstanding client of Graphix Supply World, Myers Signs and Screen Printing has supplied top quality, custom printed signs since 1989. Graphix Supply World is proud to provide them outstanding service and products and values their ongoing support.

Graphix Supply World offer a wide range of Mimaki printers and cutting plotters. To find out more about please visit the Mimaki page on their website or contact them on the details below.


Myers Signs and Screen Printing

Graphix Supply World

Cape Town: Tel +27 (0) 21 511 5340
Johannesburg: Tel +27 (0) 11 444 9288
Durban: Tel +27 (0) 31 502 6128
24 Hours: Tel +27 (0) 82 455 6333

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Esko Kongsberg V: the reliable cutter for signage, displays and packaging sample production

The Kongsberg V cutting table represents value, durability, reliability, precision and ease of use at an attractive investment level. The Kongsberg V cutters come in standard configurations for sample making, signage and display production. They offer a broad selection of tools, providing quality results on a wide range of cutting, creasing, and plotting tasks.

There are two kinds of Kongsberg V tables, each with their own strengths and range of applications:

  • Kongsberg V for packaging sample making
    The Kongsberg V for packaging is a cutting table configured for sample making, short run production of mockups and other packaging specific applications. This table is outfitted with a FLEXIHead which enables highly accurate, powerful cutting on thin, flexible materials such as paper, folding carton, vinyl, textile and more. The FlexiHead is attached to a very precise servo axis, controlling the tool depth when cutting, creasing and routing. Three configurable tool stations accommodate a full range of standard tool inserts.


  • Kongsberg V for signage and display production
    The Kongsberg V for signage and displays comes with a MultiCUT tool head offering milling productivity and a camera system. The MultiCUT combines all the tool insert options with a milling spindle up to 45.000 RPM.

It’s perfect for a wide range of signage materials. The air-cooled milling bit assures edge quality during high-speed milling of acrylics and other synthetics and the switch-operated bit exchange eliminates the need for hand tools. The camera system and innovative front-end software make it the perfect entry level solution for signage production.

The Kongsberg V Cutting Tables are available in South Africa from Graphix Supply World.

Graphix Supply World


Cape Town: Tel +27 (0) 21 511 5340

Johannesburg: Tel +27 (0) 11 444 9288
Durban: Tel +27 (0) 31 502 6128
24 Hours: Tel +27 (0) 82 455 6333