Mimaki Engineering Co.,Ltd. has introduced two new latex printers to support its commitment in bringing truly innovative and productive products to the market. The JV400 product line achieves faster print speed and higher print quality without compromise. The JV400-130/160LX is a latex printer featuring newly developed environmentally friendly latex ink. The JV400-130/160SUV is an inkjet printer, blending the flexibility of solvent printing with the durability of UV-cured inks. These new printers are expected to be available come Spring 2012. Both printers deliver maximised performance with Mimaki's RIP, RasterLink6, enabling three ink layers in one pass with white and color inks.
The JV400-130/160LX supports six colors plus white. Mimaki's white latex ink meets the needs of a wide range of printing requirements and substrates. It can be utilized with transparent PET, window decoration, shatterproof window film, and more. The JV400-130/160LX is equipped with Mimaki's MCT (Mimaki Circulation Technology) ink circulation system that prevents pigment sedimentation for stable ink dispersion and a reduced need for manual ink cartridge circulation processes.
Mimaki latex inks are fast-drying, and the drying process is additionally supported by three heaters integrated into the printing system (pre, print and post heaters) as well as drying fans that ensure products are ready for processing and finishing as they exit the printer. A low curing temperature of 60 degrees C or below also enables printing on a wide range of heat-sensitive materials.
Exceptional quality is ensured by a minimum dot size of 4 picoliters and the ability to use variable sized ink dots for smooth gradation without a grainy appearance. And at a print speed of up to 18 square meters per hour, the JV400-130/160LX is sure to improve the productivity of any shop. The JV400-130/160LX also comes with 600ml ink packs, which are set in eco-cases. These eco-cases don't have to be recycled and thus ensure an ecological and economical production, as they eliminate the need to change small ink cartridges during ink replacement.
The JV400-130/160SUV prints in four colors (CMYK) at speeds of up to 18 square meters per hour. This printer combines the flexibility of solvent with the durability of UV-cured inks using newly developed Mimaki inks. In the printing process, the solvent component is absorbed by the ink-receiving layer of the media and the pigment is settled into the media. Printed ink is then cured with a UV process, resulting in a smooth, glossy appearance, which simulates coating, yet maintains the bright colors expected of a solvent printer. These brilliant solvent UV prints will surely attract attention, satisfying even the most demanding customers.
UV curing also results in strong resistance to scratching and weather. Prints exit the printer completely dry, ready for immediate post-processing.