‘Quality Is Key’ as Dublin’s IQ Group Install Mimaki Kit


Quality, speed and flexibility were the main drivers behind Dublin-based IQ Group’s recent addition of a Mimaki JV300-160 wide format printer and CG-160FXII cutting plotter to its portfolio of printing hardware.

The new equipment was supplied through Mimaki’s Irish reseller, Reprocentre, and has cemented IQ’s ability to provide fast turnaround at quality levels that match their strict QC requirements.


 “Quality is key to IQ,” explains one of the company’s Directors, Gary Upton.
“The Mimaki JV300 provides great print quality and continuity of colour every time, regardless of changes in temperature, giving us the ability to colour match perfectly. We’re a reactive company; we offer a fast turnaround for our customers and the JV300 fits right in here giving us speed and flexibility. We’ve been really impressed.”

IQ, or Image Quest as it’s formally known, originally started out as a print management service and signage company, but quickly evolved to incorporate in-house print production to make them more cost effective, offer faster turnaround times and give their customers more security and confidentiality.
“We offer the complete workflow in-house,”
continues Upton. “We have a creative design studio, a highly-productive print department and a team of installation experts, so we can guarantee a premium service and products every time. We do a vast amount of contract work and we need to be consistent on every level, including superior print output, which is exactly what we get with the JV300.”

IQ made the investment in the Mimaki JV300 through authorised Mimaki reseller; Reprocentre as its Sales Director, Eoin Honan describes.
“We’ve provided a variety of hardware and materials for IQ over the last few years, but when they came to us looking for something to increase their productivity without compromising on quality or colour gamut we recommended the Mimaki JV300 solvent printer. It is super-fast and the SS21 solvent inks mean beautiful bright blocks of colour aren’t an issue. We also supplied a Mimaki bulk-ink system (MBIS) with the JV300 which gives IQ higher production levels by running the printer overnight and unattended on long runs.”

(Pictured above: IQ Group's print team (from L to R): Andrew Zugaj, Artur Szubert, Gary Upton and Sean Morgan)