Mimaki unveils two new LED-UV flatbed inkjets

Mimaki – a Japanese manufacturer of industrial inkjet printers, cutters and 3D printers – has released two new LED-UV large format flatbed inkjets, the JFX600-2513 and the JFX550-2513.

The two new models promise high-speed printing for greater productivity and succeed the JFX500-2131 model which was first launched in 2012.

An increased number of printheads mean print productivity for the JFX600-2513 is improved by approximately 300 per cent, with a 150 per cent increase for the JFX600-2513.

Colour gamut has also been improved with an increase from four to six colours now available in the new release. A wide ink set is also used to create vivid colour with expressive power.

Mimaki Australia marketing manager, Brad Creighton, says the new printers will be available in July this year.

“Mimaki Australia is really excited to launch these two new LED UV flatbed printers by July this year,” Creighton said.

“The JFX550 and JFX600 performs a significant increase in productivity which is up 300 per cent (JFX600 model) compared to our previous JFX500 production model. These two new models are perfect for 8×4 boards (1,220 mm x 2,440 mm) with a thickness of up to 60mm.

“With features including 2.5D printing (Emboss Print), Greenguard Gold certified inks and “MDL command” that allows users to control the printers from their production system or peripheral devices. The JFX500 and JFX600 is a must view for Australian sign and print producers looking for their next investment.”

The maximum printable size is 2500mm x 1300mm with a thickness of up to 60mm. It also supports boards of up 1220mm x 2440mm making it ideal for signboard production.

Both models can print direct to resin, glass and metal, plus large signboards. This means they have a wide range of applications including large decorations, signage displays and interior materials.

It is also possible to print a 2.5D embossed print by using multiple layers of UV ink, creating another value-added print application.

Mimaki developed inks

Mimaki says the UV inks used in both models are environmentally harmonised with extremely low VOC (volatile organic compound) content. They have been certified as “GREENGUARD Gold” as they have met the stringent standards for VOC emission measurement set by UL, a US third-party safety science organisation.

Connected Digital Printing

Mimaki has also announced it is developing a system that connects inkjet printers to peripheral devices like robots, conveyor belts, inspection equipment, various sensors and pre and post processing systems.

The company says this will enable integration into the production lines, unattended on-demand production and mass-customisation.

Mimaki Europe is also featured in the virtual.drupa trade event that is running this week. To check out what they have to offer, please click here.

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