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01/11/2017

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Mimaki USA announces new Kebab options for UJF Series UV-LED flatbed printers

12/12/2016
mimakilgoNew configurations enable printing on cylindrical objects Suwanee, GA, Dec. 12, 2016 – Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced two new Kebab options for printing on cylindrical objects using the company’s UJF -7151 plus or the new UJF MkII Series UV-led printers. UV technology has revolutionized the inkjet world by enabling print service providers to print directly to previously unimaginable substrates. Print service providers can go beyond flat media and command a piece of the ever-increasing demand for customizing just about everything. The Kebab option for UJF Series printers is prized by many users for its ability to print on cylindrical objects such as stainless steel tumblers, bottles, cans, vases, packaging and candle holders. Available for order now are the new Kebab MkII device for the UJF-3042 MkII printer, and the Kebab MkII L device for the UJF-6042 MkII and the UJF-7151 plus printers. All Kebab devices offer 360-degree direct printing on a wide range of material sizes. These new options are easily mounted to the printer’s flatbed table. They function intuitively via Mimaki’s RasterLink6 software.  
Specification Overview[1] Kebab MkII Kebab MkII L
Compatible printer model UJF-3042 MkII UJF-6042 MkII UJF-7151 plus
Rotary degree of printing material Over ±360°
Rotation system Rollers
Rotation resolution Approximately 7.0μm
Applicable roundness Under 0.01 inches (0.5 mm)
Printable length 1.1 – 11.8 inches (30 – 300 mm) 1.1 – 23.6 inches (30 – 600 mm)
Printable diameter 0.3 - 4.3 inches (10 – 110 mm)
  The original Kebab is still available for the UJF-3042HG and the UJF-6042 printers.mimaki_ujf-3042_mkii_kebab_4x3 About Mimaki USA Mimaki is an innovator and a pioneer in the development of digital printing and cutting products worldwide. The company has engineered and manufactured a complete line of digital printers and cutters, and offers a total workflow solution for the many applications found in the Sign & Graphics, Textile & Apparel and Industrial markets. In 2014, Mimaki USA celebrated 15 years of serving customers in the Americas. It is an operating entity of Mimaki Engineering of Japan, which celebrated its 40th year in 2015. For more information, visit www.mimakiusa.com. “Mimaki” is a trademark of Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks, are the property of their respective owners and are respectfully acknowledged.       [1] Consult the specification sheet for full details.

Mimaki USA Opens New Canada Location

10/17/2016
mimakilgoShowroom near Toronto offers demonstrations, training and support Suwanee, GA, Oct. 14, 2016 – Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today celebrated the opening of its new Toronto Branch, the company’s first in Canada and seventh in North America. A grand opening event was held on October 11, 2016, featuring a traditional Kagami Biraki ceremony often performed at celebratory events in which the lid of the sake barrel is broken open by a wooden mallet and the sake is served to everyone present. The ceremony represents an opening to harmony and good fortune. About the Toronto Branch The facility is home to Mimaki trained sales, support and service staff designed to provide Mimaki dealers and end users with prompt, direct, local sales and technical support. This 11,000 square foot facility is the site of product demonstrations, Dealer Technician Certification courses, end user software and applications training, and open house events. It is conveniently located approximately 20 minutes from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in Building G at 20 Barnes Court in Concord, Ontario, near the intersection of Jane Street and Highway 7. Lead by Lucas Crossley, Canada Area Sales Manager, the Mimaki Sales & Support team along with Canadian dealers welcome all to the facility, which showcases the latest in digital printing technology in areas such as latex, dye sublimation, UV, and solvent printing. A gallery is also available for visitors to view samples of the many types of applications possible using Mimaki printers, cutters and software. About Mimaki USA Mimaki is an innovator and a pioneer in the development of digital printing and cutting products worldwide. The company has engineered and manufactured a complete line of digital printers and cutters, and offers a total workflow solution for the many applications found in the Sign & Graphics, Textile & Apparel and Industrial markets. In 2014, Mimaki USA celebrated 15 years of serving customers in the Americas. It is an operating entity of Mimaki Engineering of Japan, which celebrated its 40th year in 2015. For more information, visit www.mimakiusa.com. “Mimaki” is a trademark of Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks, are the property of their respective owners and are respectfully acknowledged.

Mimaki USA launches direct end-user support site

09/29/2016
mimakilgoAs part of our continued effort to improve our service for valued customers, we are pleased to introduce a new online portal where users can submit inquiries directly to the Mimaki Call Center. Through www.mimakiusa.com/support/end-user-support, customers can enter their product information, describe the issue and provide contact information; when submitted, the form will automatically generate a call ticket. Within a four-hour target window, a Mimaki Call Center Team member will reach out to the customer to review and resolve the issue, or escalate to Service.   The Call Center is also available by telephone at 888-530-3992 and by via email at mimakiservice@mimakiusa.com. This latest web-based contact format extends our commitment to providing quality products and service to our customers.

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Mimaki JFX200-2513 receives Printing News Top Product Award

08:09:52
Mimaki receives the 2016 Printing News Readers Choice Award for JFX200-2513 Flatbed, UV PrinterMimaki USA is pleased to announce that the JFX200-2513 UV-LED flatbed printer received a 2016 Top Product Award from Printing News magazine, in the Output Device: Wide-Format Flatbed Inkjet Printers (24-inches +) category. The award was presented to Ken VanHorn, VP Marketing & Operations for Mimaki USA, by Paul Zimmerman of Printing News during the Graph Expo show in Orlando, September 25-28, 2016.   The awards feature breakthrough products that have caused the most excitement in the industry and have been a valuable asset to commercial print businesses over the last year. Winners are selected by ballots from readers of Printing News magazine, which reaches more than 78,000 professionals in the commercial and digital printing industries, and related markets.   About the JFX200-2513 Mimaki JFX200-2513 UV-LED flatbed printer can print onto a single board up to 4- by 8-feet, or can be used to print on multiple, smaller rigid pieces in one pass. It is ideally suited for applications such as backlit displays, signs and posters, interior décor, glass and metal decorative panels and more. Its landscape-oriented format is small enough to fit into most sign and graphic print shops. White and clear inks in economical 1-liter ink bottles, plus jettable primer, are available. The UV-LED lamps offer reduced energy consumption and a longer lamp lifetime.

SGIA Product of the Year awarded to the UJV55-320 UV-LED printer

16:09:20
2016 SGIA Product of the Year Roll to Roll Mimaki UJV55-320Mimaki USA was recently awarded the prestigious Product of the Year Award for the UJV55-320 UV-LED printer in the Roll-to-Roll UV (over 80 in.) category. The competition judged submissions across 19 categories for output devices and 29 categories for non-output devices. Conducted during the 2016 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, September 14-16), this year’s event was one of the most challenging in recent history. About the UJV55-320 printer The UJV55-320 super wide format UV-LED printer a 128-inch (3.2 m) wide, roll-to-roll model featuring seven ink colors including white for printing on transparent or colored media. It can also print simultaneously onto two rolls up to 60-inch (1.52 m) wide each. This dual-roll capability can double the productivity of a shop, with both rolls printing the same set of graphics, or completely different jobs. The UJV55-320 printer produces vibrant colors with a high degree of opacity and consistent color for optimal results in day/night applications. Instant-curing UV inks enable multi-layer printing that reproduces high-quality designs with two-layer or three-layer printing. This model is also equipped with an LED light for checking backlit signage during printing, which gives operators the ability to immediately verify density, thereby reducing waste and improving production efficiency. About Mimaki USA Mimaki is an innovator and a pioneer in the development of digital printing and cutting products worldwide. The company has engineered and manufactured a complete line of digital printers and cutters, and offers a total workflow solution for the many applications found in the Sign & Graphics, Textile & Apparel and Industrial markets. In 2015, Mimaki celebrates 40 years of innovation. Mimaki USA is an operating entity of Mimaki Engineering of Japan.    

Mimaki USA announces JFX200-2531 UV-LED extended-bed printer

10:09:16
mimakilgoFlatbed with dual origin points increases productivity Las Vegas, Sept. 8, 2016 – Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced the JFX200-2531 dual-bed UV-LED flatbed printer. Based on the popular JFX200-2513 printer, this model doubles the print area to increase productivity by enabling printing to continue from one origin while the other is prepared. This printer can be seen on display in the Mimaki USA booth #1961 at the Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo, September 14-16, 2016 in Las Vegas.   Key features The JFX200-2531 printer features dual origin points and a user-controllable, twin independent vacuum pump system that enables operators to position up to two 4-foot by 8-foot boards, multiple jigs or smaller pre-cut pieces onto the table for continuous printing. While one section (origin point) is printing, the operator can unload finished prints from the previous section and affix the next board or jig without stopping production. This 10-foot flatbed printer can also accommodate an oversized sheets with a total printable area up to 98.4” wide x 122” long and up to 2” thick. The JFX200-2531 printer includes a number of standard features designed to enhance productivity and expand operational efficiency. Features include standard threaded layout pins to ensure proper media alignment at either origin point, and an ionizer bar to minimize static electricity and enhance image quality. Additionally, the low heat UV-LED lamps enable printing onto heat-sensitive substrates while delivering reduced energy consumption and a longer lamp lifetime. The table ships in two parts that are joined on-site so the printer can be installed with minimal or no modifications at most locations that have standard double doorway entrances. Ink selection for a variety of applications The JFX200-2531 printer can use a one of a number Mimaki original ink sets, depending on the application:
  • For high scratch and chemical resistance: LH-100 ink; available in C, M, Y, K, W, Clear.
  • For balanced adhesion and flexibility: LUS-150 ink; available in C, M, Y, K, Lc, Lm, W.
  • For more flexible outdoor applications: LUS-200 ink; available in C, M, Y, K, W.
  • For up to 350% elongation for thermoforming applications: LUS-350 ink; available in C, M, Y, K, W.
  • Jettable primer is also available.
Includes Mimaki core technologies for high quality and productivity Mimaki Advanced Pass System (MAPS): utilizes an advanced algorithm pattern to reduce banding, delivering output that looks spectacular even at higher speeds. Combined with variable dot printing, resulting prints are smooth even in the mid-tones. Waveform Control (WFC): utilizes finely tuned frequencies for each ink’s specific gravity and viscosity to precisely shape and place individual drops, producing images that are optimized even at lower resolutions. Mimaki Circulation Technology (MCT): continuously circulates White ink and reduces the need for manual maintenance and waste. Nozzle Recovery System (NRS): assigns operational nozzles when an outage is detected, ensuring production and costs are not impacted. Availability The JFX200-2531 printer is expected to be available for order from select Mimaki authorized representatives in early November 2016. About Mimaki USA Mimaki is an innovator and a pioneer in the development of digital printing and cutting products worldwide. The company has engineered and manufactured a complete line of digital printers and cutters, and offers a total workflow solution for the many applications found in the Sign & Graphics, Textile & Apparel and Industrial markets. In 2014, Mimaki USA celebrated 15 years of serving customers in the Americas. It is an operating entity of Mimaki Engineering of Japan, which celebrated its 40th year in 2015. For more information, visit www.mimakiusa.com. “Mimaki” is a trademark of Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks, are the property of their respective owners and are respectfully acknowledged.   Listing information for this release: Mimaki USA 150-A Satellite Blvd., NE Suwanee GA 30024 USA Toll-free: 888-530-4021 Local: 678-730-0170 Email: info@mimakiusa.com Web: www.mimakiusa.com  

Mimaki USA announces UJF Mark II Series UV-LED flatbed printers

12:09:31
mimakilgoNext-generation tabletop models in the world’s best-selling world’s best selling UJF Series line Las Vegas, Sept. 7, 2016 – Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced the UJF Mark II Series UV-LED tabletop printers. The two new models are production-focused, professional tools built on a small-footprint, proven platform that can deliver consistent quality for any level of production. Both models can be seen in the Mimaki USA booth #1961 at the Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo, September 14-16, 2016 in Las Vegas. The new UJF Mk II Series printers are the next generation models in the world’s best selling UJF Series line. This series includes features that enable users – including commercial print service providers, promotional and personalization item printers, makers, technologists, educators and manufacturers – to realize the benefits of digital printing with higher margins and lower production costs, without compromising quality. The UJF-3042 MkII printer can print onto media up to 11.8” wide x 16.5” deep x 6” thick, using standard CMYK inks plus available White, Clear and jettable Primer. The UJF-6042 MkII printer can print onto media up to 24” wide x 16.5” deep x 6” thick, using standard CMYK inks plus available Light Cyan, Light Magenta, White, Clear and jettable Primer. Ink sets for the UJF MkII Series printer include LH-100 ink for high scratch and chemical resistance, and LUS-120 ink for flexibility and scratch resistance. LUS-150 ink for balanced adhesion and flexibility will be available in the future. Key Benefits
  • Produce higher quality output, faster, and more efficiently. The UJF MkII Series printers combine higher accuracy dot placement with speed improvements of up to 20 percent over the previous generation.
  • Consistent output for tight deadlines and demanding customers. A fully enclosed print area greatly reduces the chances of dust or other airborne particle contamination, reducing re-prints and ensuring production stays on track. It also enables placement in more demanding environments such as a production floor.
  • Automated efficiencies for maximum production with minimal effort. Laser sensor media detection and automated gap check ensure that the print head is at the optimal height on each print. One-liter bottles have replaced the smaller cartridge system of previous models, making ink delivery more efficient. All bottles fit into a Mimaki Bulk Ink System (MBIS) for efficient change-out when empty. The switch to one liter bottles also ensures customers running other Mimaki UV-LED printers can better manage their overall inventory when using compatible Mimaki original inks.
Additionally, the print bed of the new UJF MkII Series accommodates jigs created for previous models. Therefore, current UJF Series users purchasing a new UJF MkII Series printer, can quickly and efficiently expand their printer line-up without the need to rework jigs.
  • Workflow enhancements streamline production. UJF MkII Series printers are fully networkable with industry standard Gigabit Ethernet for multiple printer connections over greater distances ensuring the highest productivity. Production on UJF MkII Series printers is made more efficient with an automated hot folder-based workflow. Users can take advantage of features in RasterLink6 RIP software such as the ability to build a template and auto-populate the data using Variable Data with the Adobe® InDesign® Data Merge function or third party VDP plug-ins, to create a table’s-worth of personalized items.
  • Integrated tools for high tolerance repeatable output. Ball screw table movement paired with precise ink drop placement results in enhanced image quality. The UJF print table also utilizes threaded registration pins for repeatable media placement. A vacuum table ensures better fixation of challenging materials. Combined, these features ensure consistent accuracy resulting in beautiful images, maximum production and minimal waste even with the most complex jobs.
Includes Mimaki core technologies for high quality and productivity Mimaki Advanced Pass System 4 (MAPS4): utilizes an advanced algorithm pattern to reduce banding, delivering output that looks spectacular even at higher speeds. Combined with Variable Dot Technology, the resulting prints are smooth even in the mid-tones, solids and gradients. Waveform Control (WFC): utilizes finely tuned frequencies for each ink’s specific gravity and viscosity to precisely shape and place individual drops, producing images that are optimized even at lower resolutions. Mimaki Circulation Technology (MCT): continuously circulates White ink and reduces the need for manual maintenance and waste. Nozzle Check Unit (NCU) and Nozzle Recovery System (NRS): NCU monitors nozzle outages and automatically activates a series of recovery functions, while NRS (on both models) assigns operational nozzles when an outage is detected, ensuring production and costs are not impacted. Availability The UJF-3042 MkII and UJF-6042 MkII printers are expected to be available for order from Mimaki authorized representatives in early November 2016. About Mimaki USA Mimaki is an innovator and a pioneer in the development of digital printing and cutting products worldwide. The company has engineered and manufactured a complete line of digital printers and cutters, and offers a total workflow solution for the many applications found in the Sign & Graphics, Textile & Apparel and Industrial markets. In 2014, Mimaki USA celebrated 15 years of serving customers in the Americas. It is an operating entity of Mimaki Engineering of Japan, which celebrated its 40th year in 2015. For more information, visit www.mimakiusa.com.   “Mimaki” is a trademark of Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd. Adobe and InDesign are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks, are the property of their respective owners and are respectfully acknowledged.       Listing information for this release: Mimaki USA 150-A Satellite Blvd., NE Suwanee GA 30024 USA Toll-free: 888-530-4021 Local: 678-730-0170 Email: info@mimakiusa.com Web: www.mimakiusa.com