Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd. has announced that clear ink has been added to its LH-100 hard UV ink for UJF-3042, JFX plus series and JFX series of UV LED curable inkjet printers. The clear ink is expected to be available in February 2011.
The clear ink enables effects such as "Glossy Finish" and "Matte Finish" adding value to the product outcome. These effects provide a finish close to "Varnish Finish" which has been actively used in the printing industry. Furthermore, the clear ink can be layered multiple times so that images may not only look more enticing, but also create a strong desire to touch the image.
The new clear ink will increase the opportunities of printing companies by adding more value to their offerings and consequently increase their revenues.