Symmetrical ink cartridge arrangement enables reliable and detailed high-quality image generation even with bidirectional printing. When the ink cartridge runs out, another cartridge automatically begins to supply ink. Ink cartridges can be replaced during printing, and overnight, “lights-out” continuous printing is possible. Fast-dry inks allow for quick cutting after printing.
Manual operation also is substantially reduced on the CJV30, Mimaki said. The number of pinch rollers and their clamp pressures can be set from RIP software, and pinch roller pressures automatically changed according to media. By raising the intermediate pinch rollers on both sides at the time of cutting, media peel-off after cutting is eliminated. CJV30 automatically adjusts to ensure accurate media feed, resulting in high-quality finishing.
For high-precision cutting, a photo-sensor on the cutting head automatically reads registration marks on the print for precise and automatic positioning. Even with a laminated print, contour cutting is performed with finely tuned accuracy.
A Really Big Show!
Just how big was PACK EXPO 2012? The year’s largest packaging and processing show filled the south, north, and east halls at Chicago’s McCormick Place, covering more than 1 million square feet of space. Of the nearly 2,000 exhibitors, some 10 percent of them exhibited in the (Food) Processing Zone. Here’s a look at the tradeshow, by the numbers*:
- > 1,965 total exhibitors
- >45,000 attendees
- covered more than 1.1 million square feet
“While we fully expected to surpass our attendance goals, the storm’s effect on East Coast travel prohibited many from making the show,” said Charles Yuska, president and CEO of show organizer and producer PMMI. “However, we still finished with the largest Pack Expo International since 2006.”