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Think Green. Think Different

Innovation

Think Green and Think Different.


Decal sets a new standard in environmentally friendly medias – products 100% PVC Free, including our SAV range, meaning they are completely solvent free and even food safe.

Environmental standards are extremely important to us here at DECAL. That is why we have developed our own innovative way of manufacturing wide format medias and self adhesive vinyls that don’t include ANY solvents whatsoever.

Innovation is what drives us to improve and invent new medias, for every ink type, to enhance our visual world. An example of this is our new over lamination process for UV LED printing which eliminates the “silvery” effect often seen on other medias. We also have a full range of  Latex medias for the emerging Decor and Interiors market.

Quality

When only the best will do.


Our media factory is the most modern in Europe. The 12,000 sq ft facility houses state-of-the-art equipment and uses the finest of European raw materials to manufacture high quality wide format media, self-adhesive vinyls, self-adhesive labels, overlaminates and wallcoverings.

To ensure we maintain the highest quality standards, each roll of media has a QR code printed the backliner, so should an issue occur in the field, this enables us to quickly trace batches, investigate chemistry and solve the issue, simply by scanning the QR code and raising a customer service ticket immediately.

This system of traceability is totally unique in the industry and reinforces our commitment to innovation and maintaining high quality standards.

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So Impressed with Mimaki’s Production So Far!

We recently had the pleasure of speaking to Kirk from Aluwin Images about his recent purchase from GSW.

 

“We’ve just installed two great printers that we bought from GSW and they are fantastic. We were really happy, and we are so impressed with what the printers have helped us to produce so far.”

 

Aluwin Images is based in Edenvale and specialises in glass printing, billboards and posters.

 

“We love what we do and it’s exciting to think about how these machines will help us take our business to the next level,” Kirk says.

 

The machines that Aluwin Images purchased were the Mimaki JFX200- 2513 and SIJ 320 models.

 

The JFX200- 2513 model offers a larger printing area than previous models in the series, a highly productive print speed with simultaneous white ink printing and a newly developed ink supply unit, which helps to speed up the ink replacement process. It is renowned for delivering unparalleled performance and productivity for professional sign and graphics companies.

 

The SIJ 320 model is just as impressive. A 3.2 m-wide LED-UV inkjet printer that makes use of Mimaki’s superior print-image quality control technology, this printer offers solutions for uninterrupted printing operations, making it an excellent choice for businesses like Aluwin Images.

 

For more information about Aluwin Images and the work that they do, contact Kirk directly on

+27 82 306 4948.

 

To find out more about the JFX200- 2513 and SIJ 320  printers from Mimaki that Kirk and his team have installed at Aluwin Images, go to GSW’s website, www.gsw.co.za, or email marketing@gsw.co.za. Alternatively, you can call one of the various branches across South Africa and speak to an agent.

Cape Town: +27(0)21 511 5340

Johannesburg: (011) 444 9288

Durban: 031 502 6128

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Our Third Mimaki and it’s Fantastic!

When we contacted Jonathon from Netflorist to discuss his latest purchase from GSW, he was more than excited to tell us how his new machine was already helping his business:

 

“This is the third Mimaki printer that we have installed here at Netflorist and it is fantastic. The quality that this printer generates is out of this world. We are one of the most established providers of flowers and gifts in South Africa and I just know that what we produce with this machine is going to make us even bigger and even better.”

 

Netflorist is South Africa’s leading online florist and flower delivery site. They deliver flowers to anywhere in South Africa, as well in the UK, Australia, the USA and beyond, with domestic offices all over the country. Netflorist has an unmatched range of flowers available for customers to choose from and pride themselves on exceptional quality and service.

 

“You won’t find a better place to get something beautiful for someone you love. We offer flowers, we offer jewellery and as we continue to grow, we will be able to offer more and more! Our quality will only get better.”

 

Netflorist is currently making use of two Mimaki machines and recently installed a third UJF3042MKII model. Offering speed improvements of up to 20 percent over previous generation and a high-quality print resolution of up to 1200 dpi, the UJF MkII series offers a technology that is unparalleled.

 

Jonathon has had a long-standing relationship with GSW and, when asked, said that the service he had received from them had been persistently excellent.

 

For more information about Netflorist and how they can bring beauty into your life, have a look at their website https://www.netflorist.co.za/ or contact them on 0861 300 600 or 087 135 0005.

 

To find out more about the UJF3042MKII printers from Mimaki that Jonathon and his team at Netflorist are so passionate about, go to GSW’s website, www.gsw.co.za, or email marketing@gsw.co.za. Alternatively, you can call one of the various branches across South Africa and speak to an agent.

Cape Town: +27(0)21 511 5340

Johannesburg: (011) 444 9288

Durban: 031 502 6128

 

 

 

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GSWs New E-Shop Launches Next Month

It is true, we are going to be launching our very first online store by September 2018!

All our valued customers will now be able to buy certain products online. The benefits are endless but we’ve added a few incase you weren’t completely sold on the idea.

  1. You will have global access – no matter where in Africa you are from, you can order straight from your phone, tablet or computer
  2. Cost savings – no unnecessary phone calls back and forth
  3. Faster delivery of products
  4.  Increased professionalism
  5.  Time saving – if you’ve run out of supplies, your order will be at the click of a button

We look forward to supplying you with affordable products, fast, efficiently and effectively.

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Fespa Africa 2018 is Around the Corner

Mimaki today announced its participation in FESPA Africa 2018, where the brand will be represented by their exclusive distributor in Africa, Graphix Supply World (GSW). In line with FESPA’s theme ‘Where Print Takes Off’, the stand aims to inspire visitors and get them on board with Mimaki. FESPA Africa will take place between 12 -14 September at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Mimaki’s flagship digital print solutions will be displayed on stand D20-D21 in hall 3.

“We created a one-of-a-kind Mimaki airport experience on our stand at FESPA Berlin back in May,” says Ronald van den Broek, General Manager Sales at Mimaki Europe. “Visitors found the theme very exciting and they were able to draw inspiration from every single element of our stand. This is why we want to bring the same theme to FESPA Africa. We are inviting all visitors to join the experience and let our innovative printers, unique application areas, and Mimaki experts help them grow their print business!”

On Display
In addition to stunning samples sure to generate new ideas for attendees at FESPA, Mimaki will showcase its full line of printing and cutting technologies, ideal for use in sign graphics, textile, and industrial markets. This includes:

  • Mimaki’s best-selling advanced LED UV flatbed printers, the UJF and JFX Series, which offer print areas as compact as A3 size all the way to 2.5m x 3.1m format. With multiple ink options, the series offer direct printing on various objects and substrates, including wood, metal, and glass. Furthermore, the UJF series also offers 360o direct printing on cylindrical objects.
  • Several flagship solvent printers for the sign graphics market, including the high performance JV150 series and the integrated print-and-cut CJV150 series.
  • A range of textile printers for both direct-to-textile and sublimation transfer printing, including the Tx300P series, which offers the unique ability to simultaneously load textile pigment and sublimation inks on one printer.
  • Mimaki’s technologically advanced range of cutting plotters.

“FESPA Africa is a great opportunity for us to introduce visitors to our award-winning technologies and exclusive Mimaki experience,” van den Broek concludes. “In fact, we have something special for visitors who share their experience at our stand with the hashtag #onboardwithMimaki on their social media. This is definitely a show not to be missed!”

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A History of Great Innovation

Interview with Brett Newman

Jo Golding speaks to Brett Newman, chief operations manager at Hybrid Services, about working in the print industry and how Mimaki’s reputation for innovation was behind his latest move.

What is your own professional background and what do you enjoy most about your current role?

I’m proud to have been a member of the printing community for more than 20 years. I’ve worked for resellers, distributors, and manufacturers at all levels and my current role sees me as the chief operations manager at Mimaki’s UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services.

I joined Hybrid primarily for the opportunity to work with Mimaki’s product portfolio and its reputation for innovation. A broad and diverse product range allows us to work in many different markets and customer bases, which means no two days are the same and I’m as excited about printing technology today as I was when I started out as a service engineer.

What do you think are the key factors underpinning Hybrid’s success to date?

Hybrid’s success comes down to a combination of things. Firstly, the product from Mimaki never fails to deliver. A history of great innovation and exciting plans for the future allow us to supply relevant, well designed, and original technology into a diverse range of markets in the UK and Ireland.

Secondly, the people within Hybrid. There’s a passion and dedication across the team and its network of resellers that says a lot about the brand, which leads onto the third factor, a long history and pedigree. Hybrid is now in its 22nd year—consistently supplying and supporting its reseller channel and end users in many markets that stretch far beyond the sign and graphics industry.

What has the response been like for your ‘Let’s Do More’ scheme and how important is helping the environment in the print industry?

Don’t forget it’s now ten years since we started ‘Let’s Do More’. Different people are motivated by different reasons for participating in the scheme and for those that don’t know how it works, we support customers who use Mimaki’s solvent ink cartridges by offering a rebate for their spent cartridges, help manage their print waste, and at the same time, keep around 40 tonnes of ink cartridges out of landfill every year.

So, for some users, the environmental benefits are the big motivating factor, for others, the free ink we provide as a rebate is beneficial and equally, those that appreciate Hybrid helping to manage a part of their print waste is a bonus. Whatever the motivation, it’s undoubtably been a huge success and remains a quite unique scheme in the industry.

What growth markets should print-service-providers diversify into using Hybrid’s technology and why?

Hybrid and Mimaki have been central to discussions about market convergence in recent years and we can’t stress enough the need to consider diversification in order to both grow and protect revenue.

We can’t stress enough the need to consider diversification in order to both grow and protect revenue

As I’ve said many times, the buyers don’t distinguish between print, they just see a printed item, so whatever that may be—whether a PSP wants to diversify into soft signage and textile printing or producing direct-to-object prints—there’s a Mimaki product to suit. We want our customers to be profitable and to be able to offer a broad range of new applications to their customers, so educating and informing them of the opportunities that Mimaki’s range presents is a key communication focus for Hybrid.

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Fespa Africa – Where Signage Takes Off

The regions largest dedicated print and signage exhibition – FESPA Africa – returns for the fourth year at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, between the 12-14 September 2018. Co-located with Sign Africa and Africa Print, you can connect with over 6,000 industry professionals all coming together to view the latest developments in technology, equipment, solutions and softwares.

Dare to discover and grow your business and register here for your entry badge.