Mimaki USA opens new Los Angeles Technology Center

From left at the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Mimaki’s Regional Manager Joe Garcia, Engineering Chairman Akira Ikeda, Vice President Ken Vanhorn, President Naoya Kawagoshi, Albert Robles (Mayor of Carson) and Erica Guico (2018-2019 Miss Teen Carson).

Mimaki USA (Suwanee, Georgia), a global OEM of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has announced the opening of its new Technology Center located in Gardena, a suburb of Los Angeles, California. The centre is located approximately 20 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport at 150 West Walnut Street, Suite 100 in Gardena. It replaces the Torrance, California facility, where Mimaki had been since February of 2004. The celebration featured a ribbon-cutting and traditional Japanese Kagami Biraki ceremony. Mimaki executives and local politicians attended, along with more than 200 employees and other invited guests.

“Our new center will make it easier for existing and prospective customers in the region to see our full portfolio of innovative printing solutions in action,” said Kawagoshi. “Our goal is to continue to support our dealer network as well as educate and inspire end users so their businesses continue to thrive.” The new 28,446-square-foot center houses Mimaki’s entire product portfolio, representing the sign graphics, textile and apparel, industrial products and 3D markets. Unique to this location, visitors can experience a new Textile & Apparel Lab with dye-sublimation and direct-to-garment printers, as well as a finishing room with laminators and cutters. The center will also host a variety of events, including live solution demonstrations, application open houses, dealer technician certification courses, software training and much more.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.