Mimaki has unveiled two new entry level roll-to-roll printers for sign graphics applications with one compatible with solvent ink and the other compatible with UV ink.
The new 100 series includes two models, the JV100-60 for solvent ink and the UJV100-160 for UV ink.
Both presses will be available worldwide from December 1.
“The 100 series provides customers with high operability based on the high image quality and reliability technologies that Mimaki Engineering, which has been leading the sign graphics market, has accumulated over many years. It is a product that can be used easily even by those who are unfamiliar with the printer operation,” Mimaki said.
The printers are equipped with a new function which increases levels of automation.
The DAS (Dot Adjustment System) function is standard on both models. This system automatically adjusts the dot position correction and media feed amount, which were conventionally performed manually when changing the media to be printed.
They also include a Nozzle Check Unit and Nozzle Recovery System to ensure the realisation of the high level of print quality required in the market.
Mimaki said the solvent ink compatible model, the JV100-160, is compatible with its new generation ink and has excellent drying properties.
“The newly developed inks evaporate quickly to minimise bleeding, even on images requiring large amounts of ink to print, producing beautiful, detailed expressions. This allows indoor and outdoor signs to print directly on common PVC media. This can realise sharp and eye-catching signage prints for applications such as indoor advertisements and outdoor signs that require high weather resistance to support strongly your business,” Mimaki said.
They also include a standard accessory RasterLink7 with improved PDF file reproducibility and processing speed increased by 25 per cent on average, compared to the conventional mode.
The units are also highly productive and can print at a maximum speed of 27.4 square metres per hour. Mimaki said this speed is 180 per cent faster than the JV150 model.
“Mimaki Engineering develops, manufactures, markets and maintains industrial inkjet printers, cutting plotters, 3D printers, 3D printer inks, and related software. By providing total printing process solutions for sign graphics, industrial products and textile apparel markets, we intend to become innovators capable of consistently delivering newness and difference to our customers,” the company added.
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