Mimaki Plans Big Splash at FESPA Digital 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting machines for the sign/graphics, textile/apparel and industrial markets, today announced an exciting line-up for FESPA Digital 2012, the largest European event for the digital wide-format print industry. Scheduled for February 21-24, 2012, the show will be held in Barcelona. Mimaki can be located in Stand G60.

 

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“We are very excited about the innovations we will be sharing at FESPA Digital 2012,” said Mike Horsten, Marketing Manager at Mimaki. “Our stand will include both new products and new features, reinforce our dedication to environmental sustainability, and showcase our philanthropic efforts.” Horsten explained that Mimaki Nature Education Program, an initiative that supports the nature and wildlife education of youth and children in Spain, will be highlighted with special and fun activities during the show. In addition, Mimaki will host a press conference on the first day of FESPA at 10:30 AM in the press conference room, South Access, where it will introduce and launch a total new range of innovative products.

Sustainability a key focus

“Visitors to our stand at FESPA Digital 2012 will clearly see our commitment to sustainability,” added Horsten. “We are proud of the small environmental footprint of our products, an important factor in the sign and display business today. Mimaki will be launching many new innovations at FESPA and we will clearly demonstrate our leadership in the market.”

New Product Highlights

MIM_TS34-1800AFESPA Digital 2012 will mark the European debut of Mimaki’s new TS34-1800A Sublimation Transfer Inkjet Printer, announced in November of 2011.  This new printer was designed specifically for the sublimation transfer market with high speed and quality in mind.  Sublimation transfer printing is widely utilised for sportswear applications due to the elasticity and quick-drying capability of polyester material and in the growing market for soft signage applications, such as flags, retail in-store banners, and tapestries. The TS34-1800A is capable of printing up to 32m2/h at 540 x 720 dpi.

In addition, Mimaki will show its range of UV flatbed products, including the JFX-1631plus and the recently launched UJF-3042FX.

 

  • The JFX-1631plus features high precision printing up to 1200 dpi allowing even 3-point characters to be legibly printed, at speeds of up to 23.6 m2/h with a post-curing unit. It also offers an optional roll unit for roll-to-roll printing. The JFX-1631plus has print area of 160 x 310 cm. The series is also available as the JFX-1615plus with 160 x 150 cm print area.
  • The UJF-3042FX, a desktop UV flatbed, prints directly on materials up to 5 cm thick with outstanding print quality of up to 1440 x 1200 dpi with a maximum print area of 300 x 420 mm and energy efficient LED curing.

With both printers, users can now choose among three UV inks for the one that best suits their application. LH-100 hard UV ink excels in scratch and chemical resistance as well as colour reproduction. LF-200 flexible UV ink enables stretching of ink up to 200%. LF-140 offers strong gradation in six colour printing (CMYK + LcLm) and is more flexible than LH-100 hard ink. Mimaki’s new PR-100 inkjet primer is also available for these printers to expand the range of substrates that can be utilised. PR-100 inkjet primer improves adhesion and enables printing on materials that normally would not be suitable for inkjet printing. Flexible ink printing is new to the UJF-3042FX. White and high gloss clear inks are also available.

More detail about Mimaki products, including those featured at the show, can be found at www.mimakieurope.com.

About Mimaki

Mimaki is a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting machines for the sign/graphics, industrial and textile/apparel markets. Mimaki develops the complete product range for each group; hardware, software and the associated consumable items, such as inks and cutting blades. Mimaki excels in offering innovative, high quality and high reliability products, based upon its aqueous, solvent and UV-curable inkjet technology. In order to meet a wide range of applications in the market, Mimaki pursues the development of advanced on-demand digital printing solutions. Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd., (President: Mikio Noguchi) Nagano (Japan), is publicly listed on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange, Inc.

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