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NEW RIGID MATERIAL GUIDE

This week has seen the launch of our new rigid material guide. Having invested in the latest wide and grand format technologies including the brand new high-speed UV-LED flatbed, the timing of this guide couldn't be better. 

The samples in the guide include Foam PVC, Aluminium Composite, Acrylic, Hoarding Panel, Foam Board, Fluted Board, Smart-X and Honeycomb Board. All of the samples have been printed on our EFI Vutek LX3 Pro high-speed flatbed (8 colours + white ink) which is capable of speeds of up to 320 sqm/hour. 

We hope the guide will be a useful tool for both customers and ourselves. 

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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL HOARDING PROJECT COMPLETE

Using a 3mm hoarding panel with exceptional strength and rigidity to weight ratio, laminated with a high gloss laminate, you can see the results look great. 

Most construction sites require hoarding print and we’ve really noticed an increase in branded graphic panels around building and construction sites. Adding graphics to a hoarding design is an effective way of giving your company a more professional image but also is a great advert for everyone who passes by your site. We have a range of short term, mid term and long term medias suitable for this application, including UV and Anti-graffiti films for added durability and protection.

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NEW MACHINE ON ITS WAY

Delighted to announce our purchase of a new high speed flatbed - the VUTEk LX3 Pro! This is an incredible machine with lightning quick print speeds of up to 320 sqm per hour. The machine will not only meet the growing demands of higher quality and quicker turnaround times, but will also offer the ability to print on new and unique substrates. 

It arrives next month and we can’t wait!

 

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CUSTOMER RE-BRAND ALL COMPLETE

We recently printed, manufactured and installed this external signage. The re-brand included new fascia signs, projecting signs and car park signs. 

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New Digital Guide Coming Soon!

Our new digital guide is close to completion. The guide will showcase a wide range of materials including useful ideas on where and how they can be used. If your interested in receiving a copy then please get in touch. 

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Ottimo...Now Even Wider!

We are delighted to announce our purchase of an EFI Quantum LXr 5 UV LED 5 Metre Wide Roll Fed Printer.

This is our largest investment to date and we are proud to be the first company in the UK to purchase this machine and become one of the few providers of 5m wide print in the UK.

The Quantum arrives with us next month and offers excellent quality print at 100 sq metres per hour typically, to a wide range of roll fed substrates.

In addition to this, the Quantum is the only 5m wide machine to offer full in-line cutting which will speed up our finishing process, enabling us to offer extremely short turnarounds.

Joint Managing Director Lee Crew commented “We are over the moon with this latest purchase. Entering the 5m wide market, along with our already comprehensive range of equipment, means that we are perfectly placed to handle absolutely any project that customers require"

Conformable Brick Vinyl Installation

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We've just installed this wall in our office kitchen using Mactac's Wall Wrap 100 conformable brick vinyl and matching laminate. Fitted straight to the breeze block wall and then conformed using heat, the vinyl takes the exact shape of the brick work...

The finished look is fantastic and highly impactful. It looks like the image has been spray painted onto the wall! For more information about this product please contact us.

Showcasing the T3 Lightwall

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A new addition to our graphics showroom today - a 3x2.5m lightbox wall built with the T3 modular system and fitted with an interchangeable fabric graphic. Please get in touch with us to learn more about T3 and Fabric printing.

All Sewn Up!

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We have now purchased an industrial Sewing Machine, enabling us to stitch fabric and banner prints in house. This has enabled us turn fully finished products around more quickly, especially fabric prints with stitched silicone edging (keder) which are becoming increasingly popular.

Installation of our New Arizona 460XT Begins!

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We're delighted to have taken delivery today of our new, bigger flatbed printer. The Arizona 460XT is twice the size of our outgoing flatbed and allows us to print a size of 3x2m in a single piece. The machine also allows continuous printing of smaller panels. We can't wait to get it up and running! 

Craig Boxley Joins The Ottimo Team As Project Manager

We are pleased to welcome Craig Boxley to Ottimo as our newest member of staff. Craig will be managing a number of projects and also strengthening our offering with his vast graphic design experience.

Graphic Installation for The Clear Idea

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Today we printed and installed this graphic for The Clear Idea, a transparent box vehicle that can be used as a mobile showcase for products and services. The vehicle is heading straight to London where it will feature on The Clear Idea's exhibition stand at the Event Production Show.

New Finishing Tables for Grand Format Prints

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We recently installed a set of new custom built finishing tables for our production room. These now give us a working area of more than 6x3m allowing us to cut and finish grand format prints produced on our HP Scitex LX-850. 

New Oak Fabric Frame System

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We can now supply a solid oak frame system that can take a printed fabric graphic and is easily interchangeable. The frame can be made at any size up to 3 metres. Please get in touch for further information.

Ottimo Sponsors Salmonsfest 2014!

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We're delighted to be sponsoring and producing all of the signage and promotional materials for this year's Salmonsfest. The event is the biggest yet and features acts including The Feeling and Scouting For Girls. We can't wait!

New Entrance Feature for RAC Business

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Ottimo has completed a custom built entrance feature for RAC business at its premises in Bescot. The installation featured integrated audio visual, a custom shaped desk and ambient lighting.