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The following content is part of Image Report’s “Case Studies” series, bringing information from our partners who supply our industry. We are pleased to share their information with you, noting that the copyright and responsibility for the content rest with our promoting partner.

Established in 1989 and celebrating their 30th anniversary next year, Signs Express has developed into the largest network of sign production centres in the UK and is growing at its fastest rate in more than 10 years. Many of its centres have been trading for over 10 years, demonstrating the potential profit, business stability and career satisfaction in becoming a franchisee. The addition of a new field-based operations team this year is helping to support this growth.

The Sign Shed has installed a Roland DG VersaUV S-Series printer from supplier Printmax, helping this Yorkshire signage specialist combine the highest quality with a personal touch.

Founded in 2003, Image On is a well-established customer-focused branding business with customer satisfaction at its core. Working with customers at every stage – from web design and social media to branded clothing and merchandise – allows them flexibility, quality and confidence, all generated in-house.

Spectrum Sign and Display s a pioneer in the design, manufacture and installation of signage, large format digital print and wall coverings. With a recent expansion of their premises, now exceeding 28,000 sq. feet, along with investment in staff and print technology, their capabilities as a company have also expanded.

We’ve come a long way in the last 18 months. We’ve grown from a five strong team to over 35, taken on more containers than we have room for leaving us looking for a bigger and better premises and we’ve almost doubled our product range. There’s never a dull moment running a start-up business and the fast-paced culture of the displays industry makes it even more exciting. In a very saturated market it’s essential to have an edge and a long list of product USPs to survive and that’s exactly what we set out to do.

Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, has reported that Simvol, Russia’s largest producer of flags and state symbolic textile-based signage, relied on Mimaki digital textile printing to produce flags and banners for one of the most important events in the country.

PrintBig, a design and print business, based in Headcorn near Ashford, has become the latest advocate of the Agfa brand. Early July it installed its first ever Agfa engine, a new Anapurna H3200i LED press run by the Agfa Asanti workflow solution. The new engine has effectively replaced three machines for the business allowing them to print wider and faster according to PrintBig’s MD Paul Smith.

Located in Shropshire, Harper Adams University was established in 1901 and is a specialist provider of higher education for the agricultural and rural sector. Delivering degree programmes appropriate to the food industry means covering all aspects, including packaging. Recent sponsorship from the Worshipful Company of Butchers allowed the university to purchase a Mimaki UJF-3042FX from CMYUK.

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