Though renowned for its large-format digital printers, Mimaki USA (Booth 3439) will be demonstrating a variety of solutions geared towards small to medium-sized print shops that are looking to expand their customer base with additional service offerings.
Mimaki’s new JV400LX Series of wide-format Latex printers—JV400-130LX (53") and the JV400-160LX (63")—bring you boundless printing freedom through lower drying temperatures, a greener working environment, and reduced operating costs. Mimaki’s water-based Latex ink technology is a radical departure from other Latex offerings on the market. Lower drying temperatures provide more substrate versatility, while reduced VOCs require no special ventilation and provide for a cleaner working environment.
The JV400LX is also the first latex printer to use white ink, giving you the flexibility to print on a wider range of media, including transparent PET, window decoration, and shatterproof film. This printer also utilizes Mimaki Circulation Technology (MCT), a newly developed white ink circulation system that prevents pigment sedimentation and reduces ink waste. You will also find two newly developed piezo print heads with four rows of 320 nozzles per head for top quality, high speed, variable dot printing.
The new JV400SUV Series sets new industry standards by combining the flexibility of solvent printing with the durability of UV cured inks, resulting in smooth, glossy prints, which simulate the appearance of being coated yet retaining the color brightness expected from a solvent printer. These characteristics, coupled with a high resistance to scratching and weathering are designed to satisfy even the most demanding customers.
When using Mimaki solvent UV inks, fixation and curing are immediate. Therefore, drying times are eliminated. Immediately after printing, secondary processing, such as lamination, can be performed, dramatically increasing productivity and efficiency. This advanced ink technology provides a surprisingly strong scratch resistance with a never before seen glossiness for a bold and vivid appearance that definitely catches your attention. Also, in cases such as banner materials, where lamination is difficult or omitted, considerable durability can be expected.
The JV400SUV Series comes in 53" and 63" printing widths and utilizes two newly developed piezo print heads with four rows of 320 nozzles per head for top quality, high speed, variable dot printing. Applications include indoor and outdoor signage, tradeshow graphics, banners, POP/POS and any application where high definition and durability are a definite requirement.
Also on display will be the UJF-3042HG, a desktop UV LED printer for short-run production and imprints of industrial products, novelties, cards, nameplates, and electronics covers as well as label and packaging applications. The printer incorporates a newly developed inkjet print head that fits the requirements of this compact printer. It has a deeper, height adjustable flatbed for printing on items up to 5.9" thick. Its cost-efficient features include lower energy costs due to the implementation of UV LED as well as broader media choices. The expanded UV ink sets include 6-color printing plus white, clear, and a specially formulated primer ink.
The Mimaki TS34-1800A inkjet dye sublimation printer was designed specifically for the sublimation transfer market with high speed and quality in mind. Sublimation transfer printing is widely utilized for sportswear applications due to the elasticity and quick-drying capability of polyester material and in the growing market of soft signage applications, such as flags, retail in-store banners, and tapestries.
With a staggered array of two newly developed print heads, the new TS34-1800A is capable of printing up to 32 sqm/hr at 540x720dpi. Furthermore, the machine can achieve a printing speed of 17.7 sqm/hr in 6-color mode at the same resolution; responding to the needs for superior quality prints, with minimal amount of grainy appearance and smooth gradations. These features make the TS34-1800A suitable for both large-sized soft signs and apparel applications, which require quick response and fine image quality respectively.