Mimaki was recognized at FESPA Digital 2014 with two European Digital Press Association (EDP) awards and two nominations. The Mimaki JFX200-2513 wide format printer with LED curing was selected from a crowded field of submissions for Best Flatbed/Hybrid Printer up to €200K, and Mimaki’s KEBAB option for 360-degree direct printing on cylindrical products was named Best Multi-Purpose Object Printer. The awards were accepted by Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing of Mimaki EMEA at a special awards ceremony held during the show.
“We are extremely honored to be recognized once again by the EDP for our efforts to bring innovative products to the digital printing market that open up new revenue opportunities for our customers and for the industry, this year with two of the prestigious awards,” says Horsten. “The JFX200-2513 and the KEBAB option for the UJF-3042HG and UJF-6042 desktop flatbed printers both bring unique and affordable capabilities that will drive market growth. We received a first award for the best UV Flatbed printer at FESPA 2013 in London last year for our JFX500-2131, so this is a great achievement and clearly shows our dedication to this part of the industry.”
The JFX200-2513 was shown for the first time at Viscom Dusseldorf 2013. This economical large format flatbed UV inkjet printer can print up to 25 square meters per hour on materials up to 2,500 x 1,300 mm and up to 50 mm thick. The JFX200-2513’s compact footprint, eco-friendly LED curing and attractive price point make it ideal for businesses in the sign and display graphics industry that wish to affordably expand their range of services. The Mimaki JFX200-2513 began shipping in April 2014.
The Mimaki KEBAB option is easily mounted on Mimaki’s UJF-3042HG and UJF-6042 desktop flatbed printers. Using rotary rollers, the KEBAB option rotates the object, allowing UJF-3042HG or UJF-6042 to print directly on the entire surface of the cylindrical item. The result is a beautiful, seamless 360-degree printing accomplished with a few simple steps. This unique finishing capability enables high quality on-demand production of customized three-dimensional print products with a minimum order quantity of one piece, everything from cans to candles.
“Expanding the possibilities with our small format UV-LED flatbed range has always been one of the things we said we would do. With this KEBAB option, current customers can extend their offerings and develop bright new application ideas.”