Mimaki’s new Ink-jet Offerings Greatly Applauded
NAGANO, JAPAN—June 18, 2008—Mimaki Engineering Co., a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting machines for the sign/graphics, industrial markets and textile/apparel, is delighted that its innovative offerings for traditional print markets have been very well received by the respective communities. The company which already made a name for itself in the sign/graphics market displayed a single pass label press, the IPH-300-L as well as the UJF-605RII press for short run packaging and proofing on original media among others.
Mimaki’s booth at drupa bustled with activity and interest by printers from all areas of the graphic arts. The JPP 60-12, a new professional inkjet CtP system featuring high registration accuracy and low running costs was the center of attention for commercial printers who were looking for an affordable processless platemaking solution. As the plates generated by the JPP 60-12 are press ready, this real chemical-free and processless system is the attractive alternative for many.
Label printers were amazed by the speed and technology of Mimaki’s new IPH-300-L label press. It employs single pass inkjet technology enabling it to reach speeds of up to 12.5 m/min on a web width of 30 cm at standard resolution of 600 x 600 dpi and offers a high resolution mode of 600 x 1200 dpi. The press is modular and was demonstrated in roll to roll configuration. In addition the print unit as well as the transport unit together or only the first can be implemented into existing lines enabling variable printing on preprinted stock or other substrates such as plastics. In addition the UV inks instantly dry enabling immediate finishing.
The UJF-605RII made great impact on flexo and gravure printers especially. Apart from being able to print on original substrates which are used in flexo presses it enables proofing with six colors and white over and underprint. The UJF-605RII also is used for short run production as well as sampling. Gravure printers were favorably impressed at the possibility to proof files containing white before the cylinders are engraved. The machine employs UV inks and accommodates roll-to-roll and sheet materials up to a width of 64 cm such as OPP, PET and shrink film among others. Its vacuum table ensures high accuracy. Vivid and colorful proofs of all kinds of jobs calibrated to the respective press profiles are easily achieved.