Robin East, Group Director at CMYUK, Adriana Puccio, EFI Senior Manager Regional Marketing, and Steve Stokes, EFI Sales Development Manager
CMYUK has been appointed as sole UK and Ireland distributor for EFI™ VUTEk® FabriVU® dye sublimation printers, enabling them to provide a variety of soft signage printing solutions. Customers will be supported with pre-sales consultation through to integration, colour profiling and training. CMYUK’s equipment portfolio is complemented with a vast range of textile materials suitable for a broad range of applications including graphic display, retail, décor and design, speciality innovations and soft image and textiles.
The EFI VUTEk FabriVU digital fabric printer delivers ultra-high resolution of 2,400 dpi in 4 to 18 picoliter drop sizes at ultra-fast speeds of up to 500 sqm per hour. With four-colour printing, wide colour gamut and deep colour saturation, it is perfect for profitable soft signage printing such as banners, backlit displays, flags, wall coverings and other high-end display graphics. The VUTEk FabriVU printer is available in 1.8m, 3.4m and 5.2m widths.
Martin Mayo, EFI Sales Director UK and Nordics, says of the appointment, “CMYUK is the perfect fit for us. Their showroom facilities are exceptional, their coverage in the marketplace is unrivalled, but even more important is their ability to include a consumable element – fabric is the fastest growing sector of our industry and we needed someone who could move equally fast. CMYUK is without doubt the right company for the job.”
Already an established supplier of digital textiles, CMYUK looks to continue its growth in this market with the launch of a brand-new décor and design range of materials. As the textile industry continues to boom, with improving quality, variety and technological processes, this move comes as no surprise.
“The scope for digitally printed textiles is huge, and one that CMYUK is fully committed to,” says Michael Crook, Commercial Director at CMYUK. “With new innovation textile materials being released constantly, we ensure our customers gain the most competitive UK pricing across all stocked material, despatched directly from our distribution hub in Berkshire – many products you won’t find anywhere else from exclusive brands such as PONGS and Berger. We will be offering a complete marketing and training package supporting numerous textile applications.”
To complete the CMYUK textile portfolio, CMYUK has established a UK distribution agreement with Klieverik, offering their market leading calenders for a perfect match with the VUTEk FabriVU. With its oil based heating drum, best belt guiding and pneumatic paper tension system, this reliable equipment finishes high-quality prints with brilliant colours.
The Klieverik GTC 101-3500 will be on-site at CMYUK’s Demonstration Centre in Shrewsbury. The transfer printing and fixation calender has a drum size of 365 mm / 14.4" with a throughput of 326 m2/h or 3509 ft/h at a speed of 1.7m/min or 5.6 ft/min.
John Selfhout, Marketing and Sales Manager at Klieverik, is very enthusiastic about this partnership, “Klieverik calenders are designed for the professional and quality conscious customer and thus a perfect match with the EFI VUTEK equipment and CMYUK’s highly professional approach”.
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