Mimaki Engineering Co Ltd. has announced the enhanced version of its UV LED curing hybrid printer UJV-160 for roll and rigid substrates featuring substantially more robust tables that can accommodate heavier media weights.
The UJV-160 is the first hybrid large format printer using UV LED (Light Emitting
Diodes) curing technology and is shipping since last August. The flexible inks that have been developed jointly with 3M Corporation stretch standalone up to 200 percent. The inks are suited for printing and post-processing including bending without ink cracks for applications such as fleet markings and vehicle wraps. In addition Mimaki has developed hard UV LED curing ink.
The upgraded UJV-160 now announced can accommodate rigid media of up to 12 kg (until recently 2 kg) thus providing for print on substrates such as acrylic and aluminum compound boards used by the signage and display industry. With this upgrade Mimaki broadens the application possibilities of its UJV-160 even further.
Rigid substrates are quite often subject to abrasion and scoring. For this reason Mimaki has developed, in addition to its flexible ink (LF-200), a new hard UV LED curing ink LH-100. The UJV-160's individual white overlay function enables vivid and precise prints on colored substrates as well as transparent media.
Mimaki now offers ink containers with 600 ml content that enable print service providers to spend up to 30 to 40 percent less on ink costs. Users can reduce their environmental footprint even further by adopting these reusable Eco-packaging resulting in far less waste.
Furthermore 3M Corporation offers its highest stage of warranty, the MCS (Matched Component System)-warranty for the improved UJV-160 version when printing with flexible UV LED inks (LF-200) and 3M media.