A New Twist On Printed Fabric

When Madhouse Associates – one of the North West’s leading integrated marketing communications agencies – recently moved to new headquarters in the heart of Manchester they called in FBI (Flexible Business Interiors) and Image Group UK to transform their new offices into a modern and exciting place to work. 

Coming up with the concept, FBI asked Image Group to provide, amongst other things, some fabric banners… but with a twist! Image Group subsequently printed a collage of images from Madhouse’s portfolio, direct to flagmesh using their Mimaki Tx400-1800D. This high end production, wide format textile printer features Mimaki’s latest Sb210 disperse inks, recently upgraded by technicians from Mimaki’s exclusive UK & Irish distributor, Hybrid Services. Working alongside the team from authorised Mimaki reseller, R A Smart, the technicians installed the latest ink set which Image Group has already seen deliver deeper colours and brighter hues in the many fabric prints they produce.

With an increasing demand for printed fabric graphics, The Image Group has invested significantly in state of the art printers and dye sublimation processes. It offers a rapid turnaround on fabric graphics for exhibitions and displays, point of sale applications and retail environments. Its creatively driven team has produced flying banners, feather flags, even custom tablecloths and marquees. The Image Group combines corporate art sourcing and in house creative services with print production and custom installation where required, ensuring customers benefit from its ability to truly deliver a ‘full service’.

Discussing the job for Madhouse Associates. Image Group’s Dan Fleming commented, “The new ink upgrade really helped us to get the best out of our Mimaki. It delivers amazingly sharp detail and vivid colours direct to flagmesh. Without these stunning pieces of print, the concept behind the twisted graphic would have been wasted.”

Further information on The Image Group’s complete range of services can be found by visiting www.imagegroupuk.com. For customers interested in investing in their own wide format textile and dye sublimation printing solution, R A Smart’s website is www.rasmart.co.uk.