Sign D Sign is a company that prides itself on going the extra mile. Big on fabrication, its 25 years’ experience has seen it acquire some impressive kit which has been lovingly cared for to keep it in tip-top shape and when they invested in a Mimaki CJV30-160 from local reseller Dennis D Evans last summer, it immediately became an integral part of their printing setup.
The company is owned and run by Albert Watson and assisted by studio manager Glenn MacPherson, who together have transitioned the company from traditional signage in its infancy, through to more modern means covering all aspects of design, manufacture and installation. “We’ve got a long and strong business relationship with Dennis D Evans,” explains MacPherson. “We trust their advice and have been delighted with the positive impact the Mimaki CJV30 has had on our services. We are very proud of our reputation for looking after our customers and ensuring we deliver a first-class service and we’ve seen customers returning time and time again on the basis of what we’re producing on the CJV30.”
The company’s Belfast based premises is an enthralling rabbit warren, with each room providing an alternative creative output which has seen them produce work for some large brands and high street names. In addition to their printers, they house grand-format cutting equipment, laminators and other finishing hardware and an in-house metal workshop, demonstrating the scope of provision on offer at Sign D Sign. However, what is most notable is the care with which they maintain all of their machinery, as MacPherson describes; “Here at Sign D Sign we look after things. We have always invested in good quality equipment and then taken the time to maintain it, so we always get the best output possible and the machines just keep on going. Mimaki’s build quality fits with this ethos and we know we can rely on the CJV30 to go the distance for us.”
The Mimaki CJV30 series is an integrated printer/cutter that provides high quality printing onto a broad range of substrates and a seamless transition through to cutting vinyl. Available in four sizes, ranging from a compact 60cm up to 1.6m, it is compatible with eco-solvent, solvent and dye-sublimation inksets.