Graphix Supply World Announce Winners Of Mimaki Competition

Graphix Supply World Announce Winners Of Mimaki Competition
The Wi Corporation team.

Graphix Supply World (GSW) recently held the I Love My Mimaki competition, which called upon users of Mimaki printers to outline why they love Mimaki by showing something special that was designed and printed with their Mimaki machines.

Entries were submitted on Facebook, and the top three of these were judged and chosen by Sign Africa. The first place prize, won by Wi Corporation, is a trip to Mimaki Europe’s headquarters in The Netherlands. Each entry that was featured on Facebook received free media and inks.

Top three winners:

– First place: Wi Corporation.
– Second place: Canvas and More.
– Third place: Ripple Screen Printers.

‘The I Love My Mimaki competition gives us a great opportunity to showcase our fantastically creative customers. As always, we are blown away at how our machines allow our customers to produce items that are so rich in creative design and content. We had some fantastic entries. It was too hard to pick a winner, so we enlisted the help of Sign Africa,’ said Adam Querido, director at Graphix Supply World. ‘The three winners are dedicated Mimaki users and we look forward to working with them all for many more years, helping them attain their business goals with our best in class machines.’

Wi Corporation

Wi Corporation is owned by Ian and Amelia Krämer, and was started in 2010 as a small independent supplier company with the focus on sublimated sportswear clothing. They are currently using the Mimaki TS55-1800 and Mimaki JV 150-160.

The company changed their focus in 2011 and registered as a manufacturing company. Wi Corporation then decided to open a sporting goods store, focusing on delivering their product directly to the public, and creating more jobs. Soon after, they had the opportunity to start manufacturing their clothing for Ringball South Africa. Doors then started opening in the supply and manufacturing of school clothing. By the end of 2018, the company received their first sole manufacturing contract on sublimated school wear, which includes athletics, rugby, cricket, hockey and netball.

In 2019, they had the opportunity to work with Jacques Gombault, resulting in their own range of pencil cases and book bags being started. They also started manufacturing their own school festival range like children’s wallets, pavilion cushions, lanyards, bags, sublimated mugs and stationery. Today, Wi Corporation is a multifunctional manufacturing company.

In 2020, they supplied more than one million material masks to hospitals, schools and the general public. Wi Corporation are registered as an ‘essential service’ company, and are still manufacturing face masks and buffs, and supply sanitisers and thermometers. Furthermore, they started their own camo range and Afrikaans novelty T-shirts line (BOKDROL), and have their own brands of sublimated clothing lines.

Canvas and More

Graphix Supply World Announce Winners Of Mimaki Competition
Canvas and More founders Jeremy and Taryn De Goede.

The company was founded by husband and wife team Taryn and Jeremy De Goede in Cape Town in their garage five years ago, and has since grown into one of South Africa’s largest canvas print manufacturers.

They were approached by one of GSW’s sales consultants, who demonstrated how much money they could save by using their printers. A few additional products have been launched since then (thanks to GSW), such as banners, posters, wallpaper, vinyl decals and personalised photo puzzles.

So far, Canvas and More have purchased two large format printers from GSW, the new JV100-160 and the CJV150-160, which they use for their print and cut solutions. They intend on upgrading their entire fleet of printers to Mimaki over the next 12 months. All of their printers run continuously 24 hours a day, but sometimes they get weekends off.

Ripple Screen Printers 

Graphix Supply World Announce Winners Of Mimaki Competition
Ripple Screen Printers’ Allan and Keith Govender.

After having tried and tested opposition brands, Ripple Screen Printers opted for something new. The company’s Allan and Keith Govender welcomed GSW’s invitation to showcase its brand and advanced technology, print qualities and capabilities. This, combined with GSW’s quick service on delivery and its assistance of Ripple in being able to rapidly secure the finance needed, sold them on the idea of replacing their previous brand with GSW’s offerings.

With their first TS300P-1800 and within a space of six months, they were able to grow business capacity and therefore purchased another two machines, of which one is a TX300-1800 (direct to cotton) printer, and they are striving to reach another five machines. With the great service and quick tech assistance, they are certain that this will be attained soon.

The company is extremely proud of having become a Mimaki client and look forward to building on this relationship going forward. Being a Disney approved company, its customers are without a doubt confident in its prints and service as these machines also give them a faster turnaround with very little technical errors and downtime. The company thanked Mimaki for a well-designed machine and more so for the team behind the brand.

Graphix Supply World
Tel: 27 21 511 5340

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