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The history of Canvey Island, which lies off the South Coast of Essex in the Thames Estuary, is one of community, invention and survival. Measuring seven square miles, the island – which is below sea level – is home to some 45,000 people living behind 14 miles of high sea walls.
With the recently created ‘Mimaki Digital Suite’ sitting at the heart of its operation, Gateshead-based automotive component manufacturing specialists, Gate 7 continues to take great strides in delivering on its promise of providing innovative print solutions on a global scale. With two offices in North Carolina and Pennsylvania as well as its worldwide headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne, the company lists major clients including JCB, Caterpillar, Kuhn and Volvo for whom it produces high quality decals and liveries for new vehicles that are subjected to harsh and unforgiving working environments.
3 Sixty doesn't use the word 'innovation': in reality clients approach 3 Sixty with ideas and concepts that are not only solved and delivered, but exceed their high expectations. Apart from specialising in window displays, internal and external signage, point of sale graphics and national installation roll-outs, 3 Sixty will manage and coordinate the entire project using its extensive knowledge in creativity, print production and installation. 3 Sixty also continues to push into new areas, including textile printing, for which it has met an increasing demand over the past year or so.
Threadster is a “British Style and British Made” textiles manufacturer which continues to expand, having recently added two additional Epson dye sublimation printers and a DTG machine, all supplied by digital transfer specialist Xpres. In just two days the company installed two SureColor SC-F9200 dye sublimation presses and its first SC-F2000 DTG printer which together have increased its production capacity by 30 per cent.
RHM has produced graphics since 1964. Based in North London, working with clients such as the V&A, Pink Buddha and Imagination, they boast impressive production and installation teams, priding themselves on attention to detail.
With a need to boost flatbed capacity in its factory, Resource Digital Graphics decided to compare printers from its existing supplier with a range of competitors over the course of a year. After a rigorous selection process, Fujifilm’s Acuity Select HS came out on top.
When you first meet Daniel and Joel Oschatz, the two printing brothers, as they call themselves, of Oschatz Visuelle Medien GmbH, the first impression is that they are really embracing their roles of CEOs of the company. Daniel is in charge of sales, while Joel heads up technical. The company was founded by their father as a photolab in 1983, and together, the two brothers have successfully brought it into the digital market.
Milton Keynes-based Nutmeg Studio is truly a business created out of love. The company was initially founded as Nutmeg Wallart in 1999 when Adele MacKinnon and her husband invested some of their savings and wedding gift money to purchase a Roland Camm-1 GR-640 vinyl cutter and an Apple Mac computer and began offering printed graphics to local businesses.