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Mimaki announces Metallic ink for UJF-7151 plus benchtop flatbed printer

10/23/2019

Enables wider range of applications for surface imaging applications

Suwanee, GA, Oct. 23, 2019 – Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced new Metallic UV ink is available for its award-winning UJF-7151 plus benchtop UV-LED flatbed printer. Examples of Metallic ink applications will be on display in the Mimaki USA booth 5216 at the PRINTING United show in Dallas, October 23-25, 2019.

“Metallic ink can be used to create high value-added imaged products,” said Michael Maxwell, senior manager at Mimaki USA. “Metallic color effects are in high demand for personalized products, awards, novelty items and custom packaging; Metallic ink provides a strong competitive edge to Mimaki customers, enabling them to offer high-quality, premium finishes for their clients projects.

With this new ink the UJF-7151 plus printer can directly image a surface without the need for added glitter or a foil transfer process. The ability to print in gloss and matte finishes, and an emboss effect are also available, as well as the ability to create a wide range of metallic color effects.

Key features

Mimaki Metallic Control (MMC) technology prints both gloss and matte finishes. Based on Mimaki Clear Control – an original surface imaging technology – MMC enables printing of these two surface finishes using only one ink. Users can select gloss tone print with a shiny mirror finish or a matte tone print that delivers a lustrous effect while limiting reflectivity.

A textured embossing effect can be applied, which changes with light reflection and offers the ability to create unique finishes.

Metallic color effects can be created using Metallic ink and RasterLink6 RIP software, which includes a swatch palette of 648 metallic colors that are easily selectable from Illustrator® software and can be utilized in a near-endless combination of custom colors.

About the UJF-7151 plus

The Mimaki UJF-7151 plus benchtop UV-LED flatbed printer is an award-winning model in the world’s best-selling UJF Series line. Its design and technologies enable sign, specialty graphics, and award and personalization companies to realize the benefits of digital printing with higher margins and lower production costs, without compromising quality. The UJF-7151 plus printer is a multipurpose model that can print on a variety of substrates including plastics, metal, wood, leather and glass onto materials up to 28” wide x 20” long and 6” thick.

Availability

Mimaki MUH-100 Metallic Silver ink is packaged in a 200 ml bottle, and is available for order now.

About Mimaki USA

Mimaki is an innovator and a pioneer in the development of digital printing and cutting products worldwide. The company engineers and manufactures 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, Industrial Printing and 3D markets. In 2019, Mimaki USA celebrates 20 years of serving print service providers in the Americas. It is an operating entity of Mimaki Engineering of Japan. For more information, visit www.mimakiusa.com or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram @MimakiUSA.

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Mimaki USA announces next generation TX300P-1800 MkII dual-capability textile printer

10/23/2019

Switchable media conveyance for dye-sublimation transfer or direct-to-textile printing with dual-ink capability offers flexibility for a range of applications

Suwanee, GA, Oct. 23, 2019 – Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced the next-generation TX300P-1800 MkII printer that doubles the opportunities for business growth with dual-media and dual-ink support. The TX300P-1800 MkII offers the ability to switch between transfer paper for dye sublimation printing or direct-to-textile printing on one unit, and also offers additional dual-ink possibilities. The TX300P-1800 MkII printer will be on display in the Mimaki USA booth 5216 at the PRINTING United show in Dallas, October 23-25, 2019.

“This model builds on the success of the TX300P-1800 direct-to-textile printer by increasing the capabilities in one unit, so that our customers can benefit from enhanced versatility in terms of fabrics, applications and target markets,” said Michael Maxwell, senior manager at Mimaki USA. “The TX300P-1800 MkII offers our customers the opportunity to grow their business with the flexibility to print not only on polyester fabrics, but also cellulose fabrics such as cotton and hemp.”

Switchable conveyance units support textile media and transfer paper

When printing in direct-to-textile mode, excess ink that penetrates through the fabric is drained through a platen with an ink-receiving trough. To switch to transfer dye-sublimation mode, the user simply attaches a vacuum platen for a quick and easy change to support transfer paper. It can accept textile media up to 75.6 inches wide or transfer paper up to 76.7 inches wide.

Three different dual-ink combinations possible

The unique dual-ink capability of the TX300P-1800 MkII printer broadens the range of applications and markets served. It can be configured with three different ink combinations including textile pigment/direct sublimation, textile pigment/sublimation transfer, or direct sublimation/sublimation transfer, offering flexibility to help print service providers to grow their business.

TX300P-1800 MkII users can also install a single type of ink, and can choose from direct sublimation, textile pigment, disperse dye, reactive dye and acid dye, depending on the application. All inks are available in two liter ink packs, and are installed in the Mimaki Bulk Ink System 3 (MBIS3) that reduces ink costs when compared to ink cartridges used in competitive products, and enables unattended printing, freeing staff to work on other projects.

Availability

The TX300P-1800 MkII printer is expected to be available in November 2019 from authorized Mimaki dealers in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

About Mimaki USA

Mimaki is an innovator and a pioneer in the development of digital printing and cutting products worldwide. The company engineers and manufactures 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, Industrial Printing and 3D markets. In 2019, Mimaki USA celebrates 20 years of serving print service providers in the Americas. It is an operating entity of Mimaki Engineering of Japan. For more information, visit www.mimakiusa.com or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram @MimakiUSA.

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Mimaki USA introduces workflow improvements with new Plus series printing and cutting solutions

10/23/2019
 

JV300 Plus, CJV300 Plus and CG-FXII Plus models include new features for productivity increases, cost-savings and sustainability

Suwanee, GA, Oct.23, 2019 – Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced the launch of the Plus series in the Americas with the addition of the JV300 Plus printer, CJV300 Plus printer/cutter device, and CG-FXII Plus cutter that include features and functionality to drive workflow efficiencies. All three will be on display in the Mimaki USA booth 5216 at the PRINTING United show in Dallas, October 23-25, 2019.

“All three of these new Plus models build on the legacy of Mimaki core technologies offering customers confidence that the engines of their business efficiently deliver consistently outstanding results,” said Michael Maxwell, senior manager at Mimaki USA. “These enhancements bring next-generation functionality to popular models in our line-up to boost productivity, deliver superior print quality, and provide options for printing in a more eco-friendly manner.”

Plus brings print workflow enhancements to JV300 and CJV300 models

The JV300 Plus and CJV300 Plus series now include the following features.

Mimaki Advance Pass System 4 (MAPS4) is the latest version of the Mimaki Advanced Pass System that utilizes an advanced algorithm pattern to reduce banding and delivering output that looks spectacular even at higher speeds. Combined with Mimaki Variable Dot Technology, the resulting prints are smooth, even in the mid-tones, solids and gradients.

An advanced Take-Up device compensates for uneven tension pulling during media wind-up, resulting in smooth winding. The ability to prevent telescoping in the post-print take-up stage contributes to a balance between printing and finishing, further optimizing workflow. The new Take-Up device can also accept media rolls weighing nearly 100 lbs. (45kg), for longer, uninterrupted production runs.

For print service providers that prefer a distributed working environment, The JV300 Plus and CJV300 Plus models now include Ethernet connectivity, enabling equipment to be placed where it’s best used to suit specific production requirements.

New Mimaki Eco-cartridges are designed to ensure a more sustainable printing process for customers who prefer the 440 ml cartridge ink delivery system. The Eco-cartridge is reusable, can be replenished by the user with a replaceable 600 ml ink bag, and provides larger run capacity and 15% savings in ink costs when compared with the 440 ml cartridges. Eco-cartridges can replace any 440 ml cartridge, and when used with the company’s SS21 ink set, can be combined with White or Silver ink (both available in 220 ml standard cartridges) to create high value-added print products; or with Light Cyan, Light Magenta, and Orange for high-quality images that benefit from an extended color gamut.

ID Cut a new Plus

The company’s proprietary ID Cut function now supports automated cutting on the CJV300 Plus printer/cutter and the CG-FXII Plus cutter. This innovative functionality was developed to enable continuous cutting operations on multiple jobs, with minimal human touchpoints. The ID Cut function is included in Mimaki RasterLink 6 Plus RIP software; along with registration marks, the software adds a bar code on the print. The barcode, read by the crop mark sensor on the CJV printer/cutter or CG-FXII Plus cutter, contains cutting and rotation information enabling these devices to automate the cutting process. This function is particularly useful when running nested print-cut jobs, as the printer continuously reads the data for both single and ganged jobs. With this functionality, print service providers can choose the workflow that best suits their production requirements: select a CJV300 Plus printer/cutter as an all-in-one device, or pair a JV300 Plus with a CG-FXII Plus for separate print-and-cut functions.

CG-FXII Plus cuts thicker materials

In addition to the above, the maximum pressure on the CG-FXII Plus cutter is now 500g, enabling it to cut thicker material such as reflective vinyl for safety signage and vehicle graphics, sandblast matt, paint masking for aluminum signs, and more. Pinch rollers -- standard on these and legacy CG-FXII models -- work with the ID Cut feature to ensure precise cutting without the media traveling.

Availability

The JV300 Plus series includes the 54-inch JV300-130 Plus and the 64-inch JV300-160 Plus printers; the CJV300 Plus series includes the 54-inch CJV300-130 Plus and the 64-inch CJV300-160 Plus printer/cutters, and CG-FXII Plus series includes the 62-inch CG-130FXII Plus and the 74-inch CG-160FXII Plus cutters. All Plus models are expected to be available in November 2019 from authorized Mimaki dealers in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

About Mimaki USA

Mimaki is an innovator and a pioneer in the development of digital printing and cutting products worldwide. The company engineers and manufactures 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, Industrial Printing and 3D markets. In 2019, Mimaki USA celebrates 20 years of serving print service providers in the Americas. It is an operating entity of Mimaki Engineering of Japan. For more information, visit www.mimakiusa.com or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram @MimakiUSA.

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Mimaki JFX200-2513 EX and 3DUJ-553 win SGIA Product of the Year Awards

10/23/2019

JFX200-2513 EX UV-LED flatbed printer and Mimaki 3DUJ-553 full-color 3D printer continue the legacy of honored products

Suwanee, GA, Oct. 23, 2019 – Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, was honored with the prestigious SGIA Product of the Year Award in two categories. The Mimaki JFX200-2513 EX UV-LED flatbed printer won in the UV/Latex Flatbed (under $100,000) category, and the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 full color 3D printer won in the 3D Printer category. The awards were announced by the Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association (SGIA) ahead of its annual PRINTING United show scheduled for October 23-25 in Dallas.

“We appreciate the continued recognition of Mimaki excellence built into every system, which is designed to consistently produce outstanding quality,” said Michael Maxwell, senior manager at Mimaki USA. “Across several flatbed and roll-based models, Mimaki has routinely been recognized during the Product of the Year competition for several years, which we believe is a testament to the engineering and core technologies that are part of every Mimaki product.”

Output devices are judged based on reports generated by the Sonoco Institute at Clemson University. “This is the only competition I know of that reports on the percentage of Adobe RGB a printer can hit,” said Ray Weiss, director of digital print programs at SGIA. “We’ll display the reports alongside the entries in the Awards Gallery at PRINTING United in October.”

Key features of the JFX200-2513 EX UV-LED flatbed printer

Built upon the proven technology of Mimaki’s industry-leading flatbed printer, the JFX200-2513 EX model offers expanded capabilities with greater productivity and functionality. New features include a draft mode that enables a maximum print speed of up to 12 (4-foot by 8-foot) boards per hour, and three staggered printheads that enable simultaneous printing without sacrificing speed, even when using white and clear inks. This model offers faster mechanical motors and a vacuum foot pedal, giving the user the ability to load or unload various substrates quickly and efficiently.

Key features of the 3DUJ-553 full-color 3D printer

The 3DUJ-553 printer is a fully ICC-compliant, color managed device that can produce more than 10 million color combinations and achieve 90% of SWOP colors. The ability to create highly color-accurate objects and prototypes that can be reproduced without the need for manual hand coloring reduces finishing and prototyping times drastically. The 3DUJ-553 printer is also able to utilize clear inks that can be jetted independently or combined with colored ink to create translucent objects. The Mimaki water-soluble support material does not require lye or other harsh chemicals making it easy to remove with water, so that end users can create models and products with fine details without affecting the final design.

About Mimaki USA

Mimaki is an innovator and a pioneer in the development of digital printing and cutting products worldwide. The company engineers and manufactures 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, Industrial Printing and 3D markets. In 2019, Mimaki USA celebrates 20 years of serving print service providers in the Americas. It is an operating entity of Mimaki Engineering of Japan. For more information, visit www.mimakiusa.com or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram @MimakiUSA.

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Press Releases

Mimaki USA Announces the TS55-1800 Dye-Sublimation Transfer Inkjet Printer

10/03/2018
Suwanee, GA, Oct. 3, 2018 – Mimaki USA, a global industry leader of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced the release of the new TS55-1800, a 76.3-inch, dye-sublimation transfer inkjet printer. The new model offers high-end features, such as low running costs, industry-leading productivity and unattended continuous printing. “With the release of the TS55-1800, Mimaki has made exceptional digital textile printing features available to both the mid-level and high-end markets. Now, customers are able to effortlessly scale their operation with a cost-effective sublimation printer that meets the high quality and short turnaround demands of the ever-evolving textile and apparel industry” said Ryosuke Nakayama, textile & apparel product manager at Mimaki USA. The TS55-1800 prints with the new Sb610 inks at a maximum output of 1,506 sqft/h (140 sqm/h). These inks hold the coveted ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification, meeting specific requirements with regard to sustainability, safety and compliance. Additionally, two new optional units, a mini jumbo roll and 10 kg ink supply, were introduced on TS55-1800. The mini jumbo roll is a feeding unit to load the 64-inch Mimaki Vision Jet-X transfer paper, supplied by Neenah Coldenhove, with a length of about 8,202 feet. This unit is an ideal way to ensure high-volume, unattended printing for longer production runs. It also decreases the running paper costs per square foot in comparison to the normal plotter rolls. The ink supply unit holds a 10 kg ink tank of a single color. The larger quantity tank allows for a continuous operation. Compared to the conventional two liter ink pack, it significantly reduces the ink unit price per quantity. The TS55-1800 is equipped with several of Mimaki’s Core Technologies to deliver an exceptional printing experience. The Mimaki Advanced Pass System (MAPS) provides greater productivity and print quality by eliminating visible banding. The Nozzle Check Unit (NCU) automatically monitors the performance of the printhead and detects clogged nozzles. The Nozzle Recovery System (NRS) allows the operator to substitute unproductive nozzles to avoid poor image quality or service calls. Together, the NCU and NRS enable uninterrupted printing even if nozzle errors do occur. Those interested in the TS55-1800 are encouraged to visit www.mimakiusa.com/TS55 for more information. About Mimaki USA Mimaki is a global industry leader of wide-format inkjet printers, cutting plotters, 3D modeling machines, software, hardware and associated consumable items, such as inks and cutting blades. The company engineers and manufactures a complete range of products that attain the total workflow solution for sign graphics, textile & apparel, industrial products and 3D markets. Mimaki excels in offering superior quality and reliable products, based upon its aqueous, solvent and UV-curable inkjet technology. As an innovator and strategic partner, Mimaki is committed to always providing “something new, something different” in the marketplace. For more information, visit www.mimakiusa.com or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram @MimakiUSA.

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Mimaki USA Announces Tiger-1800B Digital Textile Printing System

02/27/2018
Mimaki USA announces Tiger-1800B digital textile printing system Complete production model system available as direct-to-textile or transfer dye sublimation models Suwanee, GA, Feb. 14, 2018 – Mimaki USA, a global industry leader of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced the availability of Tiger-1800B printing system in the Americas. The Tiger-1800B printer is a purpose-engineered, high production digital inkjet printer capable of direct-to-textile or transfer dye sublimation output. It can deliver large-scale production at manufacturing sites and small-scale production at on-demand sites, making it the ideal printer for digital textile applications. The Mimaki Tiger-1800B brings operational efficiencies and reliability to large companies that are currently using analog screen-printing processes – or multiple, smaller digital units – to produce high volume textile runs for internal vertical markets sold via business-to-business or business-to-consumer avenues. The Tiger-1800B printer enables these businesses to overcome quality, cost and time to market issues by offering more efficient operations, higher resolution printing, consistent quality for repeat orders, and reduced operating costs. The 74.8-inch Tiger-1800B digital textile printer includes an adhesive belt transport system with belt washing technology and in-line heat drying unit for an all-in-one process for direct-to-textile printing. It includes a built-in PC with software for easy and efficient printer operation. High efficiency for all production runs The Tiger-1800B printer is a production model featuring 16 print heads in a staggered array for the direct-to-textile model (or 8 print heads for the transfer dye sublimation model), resulting in very high print speeds of up to 4144 square feet per hour. Usable quality can be achieved even at these high print speeds to meet volume demands, or to quickly produce shorter-run projects such as for regional or seasonal fashion requirements. High print speeds are complemented by a sophisticated textile transport system. Stable textile transport is achieved through twin pressure roller shafts attached to the edge of the transportation belt. Textiles are uniformly transported onto the belt through the rollers. Wrinkle and Media Jam sensors detect textile wrinkling or creasing early in order to minimize potential damage to the print heads from collisions with raised or jammed textiles. Technologies for improved performance and productivity The Tiger-1800B model includes a number of technologies and automated processes for consistent quality output and productivity. A belt washing mechanism that prevents stains on fresh fabric from ink remaining on the belt. It is equipped with two squeegees to prevent splash-back, and two heaters to dry and re-activate the belt surface. To ensure optimal print head maintenance, cleaning liquid is automatically applied to each wiper before and after head cleaning. This liquid enhances the head cleaning process and reduces daily maintenance time by ensuring a clean wiper. The Tiger-1800B printer features Variable Dot Printing where variable ink droplet sizes – small, medium and large – are precisely placed. Smaller droplets create smoother gradients and quartertones, while large droplets produce uniform solids. A standard Degassing Module reduces clogging by removing air bubbles in the ink, and an Ink Circulation ensures stable ink supply by constantly circulating the ink. Optional high production upgrades Options for the direct-to-textile model include: Roll Media Centering Unit featuring a feeding unit with a centering device and tension bar; a Jumbo Roll Unit; a Plaited Unit; and a Drying and Take-Up Unit for high density printed fabrics. The dye sublimation model includes the Jumbo Roll Unit as a standard feature. Availability The Tiger-1800B printing system is available for order now. Interested parties are encouraged to visit www.mimakiusa.com/Tiger for more information, or request a callback through www.mimakiusa.com/contact and enter “Tiger-1800B” in the comments section. 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 Printing 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 USA installs first 3DUJ-553 photorealistic 3D printer in the Americas at Pictographics Las Vegas

02/08/2018
Mimaki USA installs first 3DUJ-553 photorealistic 3D printer in the Americas at Pictographics Las Vegas UV-cure inkjet printer with more than 10 million color combinations part of a new venture for pioneering company Suwanee, GA, Feb. 7, 2018 – Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has installed the first 3DUJ-553 3D printer in the Americas at Pictographics in Las Vegas. The Mimaki 3DUJ-553 printer offers an unprecedented printing experience with a number of enhancements to produce objects with high definition, fine detail and in full color up to 20 inches wide by 20 inches deep and 12 inches high. It is a color-managed device with more than 10 million possible color combinations for photorealistic output. Clear ink is available for creating translucent colors. It uses water-soluble support material that is easy to remove, maintaining fine details. “Pictographics has expanded its market by becoming a total solution provider and by partnering with other solutions companies,” said Craig Miller, President & CEO of Pictographics. “This is our plan for 3D printing as well, and the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 printer is a key component in our business strategy. What sets it apart from all other 3D devices is its color - more colors, brighter, more vibrant. We looked at the market and tried to match the available technologies to what our customers need, and the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 printer was best suited for the detail 3D work we want to produce.” Mimaki 3DUJ-553 key highlights
  • More than 10 million possible color combinations for photorealistic output The 3DUJ-553 printer is a fully ICC-compliant, color managed device that can produce more than 10 million color combinations and achieve 90% of SWOP colors. It is the only color managed 3D printer currently available offering users the ability to reproduce a tonal range far surpassing that of any other 3D printer and enabling them to utilize 2D and 3D in tandem for photographic applications. The ability to create highly color-accurate objects and prototypes that can be reproduced without the need for manual hand coloring reduces finishing and prototyping times drastically.
  • Mimaki technology combined with high quality modeling Mimaki’s printer and ink technologies enable high quality 3D printing that can create products that are delicate, extremely precise and incredibly realistic.
  • Clear ink enhances product variations The 3DUJ-553 printer is also able to utilize clear inks that can be jetted independently or combined with colored ink to create translucent objects.
  • Unique support material for hassle-free finishing Unlike many other 3D materials, the Mimaki water-soluble support material does not require lye or other harsh chemicals but is easily removed with water alone. Easy removal of the support material means that end users can create models and products with fine details and intricate designs without affecting the final design.
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 Printing 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. - 30 -   “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 introduces UCJV Series UV cut-and-print devices

09/01/2017
mimakilgo Mimaki USA introduces UCJV Series UV cut-and-print devices World’s only 64-inch UV printer/cutter series, offers model featuring four-layer printing and white ink Suwanee, GA, Aug. 29, 2017 – Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today introduced the UCJV Series UV-LED cut-and-print devices, the only 64-inch UV printers offering in-line cutting capability and models featuring white ink to enable four-layer printing. The UCJV Series will make its U.S. debut in the Mimaki booth 4019 at PRINT 17, September 10-14 in Chicago. The UCJV Series is available in two models: the four-color UCJV150-160, and the UCJV300-160 that can accommodate up to seven ink colors. Each can produce a wide variety of print-and-cut applications offered by many signage, commercial and packaging print service providers. UV-LED curing technology enables print service providers to utilize an expanded range of media including many thin film substrates that may be too sensitive for latex or solvent high heat fixation systems. One graphic, two views Four-layer printing, for example – color, white, black, white, color – available on the UCJV300-160 model offers an enhanced print capability that allows designers to build layered, transformative graphics for backlit applications. This gives print service providers the opportunity to offer something unique – a dynamic graphic that ‘morphs’ its image or color scheme depending on the light source. This distinctive capability enables designers and print service providers to produce high impact, premium margin output while maintaining low operational costs and reducing production time. Integrated cutting capability The integrated cut functionality enables volume production of labels, decals, window clings, floor graphics, POP displays, vehicle markings, packaging and prototypes, and more in a single unit. Additionally, the ability to pre-cut before printing prevents common problems such as film separation and other issues related to post-cutting on thin materials. Instant-dry for instant use UCJV Series prints are instantly-cured at even the highest production speeds meaning users can quickly print and immediately move to finished product, unlike other technologies that require slower production to accommodate for dry time or out-gassing. For many jobs, instant-dry, durable, UV printing and cutting can also eliminate the need for additional finishing, enabling print service providers to reduce time to sale while recognizing additional cost savings. White ink adds value The combination of white and color inks available on the UCJV300-160 model adds value to applications utilizing transparent or semi-opaque films. Compared to alternative inks such as solvent and latex, UV-curable inks deliver greater opacity with less ink consumption per square foot of coverage while maintaining image vibrancy and density. High opacity white ink also enables block out printing within a single print, enabling print service providers to easily and efficiently create window graphics that can be viewed differently from either side, as in a PUSH / PULL door sign. These features ensure higher throughput, reduced waste, and perfectly registered double-sided graphics with lower overhead costs per print. ID Cut function in RasterLink6 plus software The UCJV Series printers will ship with updated RasterLink6 Plus software. This new, feature-rich version of the widely used Mimaki RasterLink RIP software includes an ID Cut function to make printing and cutting easier and faster. Along with registration marks, RasterLink6 plus software will include a bar code on the print. The barcode, read by the crop mark sensor on the UCJV printer/cutter, contains cutting and rotation information allowing the UCJV printer/cutter to automate the cutting process. This function is particularly useful when running nested print-cut jobs, as the printer continuously reads the data for both single and ganged jobs. RasterLink6 software also includes a print preview for four-layer printing enabling operators to preview the transition effect before printing. Mimaki Core Technologies On-board Mimaki Technologies included for exceptional print quality and continued productivity.
  • Mimaki Advanced Pass System 4 (MAPS4) - utilizes an advanced algorithm pattern to reduce visible banding.
  • Variable Dot Printing (VDP) – uses smaller drops to produce smoother gradations, while larger drops produce uniform solids.
  • Waveform Control (WFC) – utilizes finely tuned frequencies for each ink’s specific gravity and viscosity to precisely shape and place individual drops.
  • Mimaki Circulation Technology (MCT) - continuously agitates the white inks to prevent settling.
  • Nozzle Check Unit (NCU) - monitors nozzle outages and automatically activates a series of recovery functions.
  • Nozzle Recovery System (NRS) - automatically assigns operational nozzles when an outage is detected.
  • Half Cut (HC) – a proprietary function where the backing sheet can be cut leaving behind a small connecting point that can be easily detached when necessary, ensuring contour cut pieces are easier to handle with less waste.
  • Over Cut (OC) - makes a cross cut at the start and end positions so the finished piece has sharp edges with no undercut fragments.
  • Continuous (C) - crop marks are automatically and continuously detected for accurate cutting.
  • Segment (S) - detects intermediate crop marks in feed direction and enables four-point corrections for each segment for accurate, long-length cutting, even if the image is distorted.
Availability The UCJV Series is expected to be available for customer shipments in the fourth quarter of 2017. 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 Printing 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. - 30 -   “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.