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Mimaki Pulls Out All the Stops at FESPA 2018


3D solutions, three new sizes of the UCJV300 UV-curable print-and-cut machine, special exhibits
Mimaki today announced its participation in FESPA 2018, Europe’s largest exhibition for the wide format print industry. The brand’s full line of products will be showcased from 15 – 18 May at the Berlin event, including innovative solutions for the Sign Graphics, Industrial, Textile, and the rapidly developing 3D markets. Mimaki will also be a key participant in several of FESPA’s special exhibits, such as the World Wrap Masters competition, Printeriors, and the new textile feature Print Make Wear.

“FESPA is always an exciting show, but this year is shaping up to be the best ever,” said Ronald van den Broek, General Manager Sales at Mimaki Europe. “It provides a platform for Mimaki to show its wide range of capabilities in a variety of industry segments and we promise to give a real spectacle. In line with FESPA’s theme ‘Where Print Takes Off’, we want to inspire visitors in ways that we have never done before, get them on board with Mimaki, and take their businesses to the next level.”

Would you like to visit Mimaki at FESPA 2018? Please click here to get your free entrance ticket.

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Mimaki Introduces New Development in the Internet of Things


Mimaki today announces a new development in the Internet of Things (IoT) with its Digital Printing Connection, which aims to help users incorporate Mimaki printers to production lines for unattended on-demand production and mass customisation through communication with robots, conveyor belts, inspection devices, sensors and other peripheral equipment.

The first two solutions to be introduced within this new development are MDL commands and Mimaki Job Controller.

MDL commands are used to control Mimaki printers from customer production systems and through peripheral devices. They manage printer operation including commencing print production and adjusting the position and height of the print substrate table. They also provide information on remaining ink amounts and errors from the printer side.

Mimaki Job Controller is a software that communicates with the printer for transmission of optimal printing data and printing conditions. It also automatically starts production, connects a printer and a robot in a production line to feed print jobs using a conveyor and collects the printed items after printing.

Bert Benckhuysen, Product Manager at Mimaki Europe, explains: “The Digital Printing Connection enables unmanned operation. It helps simplify and streamline processes by allowing printers that mostly act as stand-alone systems to be connected to peripheral equipment. The approach supports on-demand production and mass customization.”

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Mimaki to Feature Innovation, Fun, New Ideas at C!Print 2018

Highlighting personalisation of a wide array of items in response to increased demand for customised items, clothing, and home décor among Millennials

Amsterdam, January 12, 2018

 

Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announced that it will be exhibiting at C!Print 2018 in Lyon, France. Mimaki will be located in Stand 2K14 at the show. The interactive stand will be configured with a variety of application displays enabled by Mimaki’s industry-leading digital printing capabilities, ideal for creating unique, personalized items. In addition, Mimaki will once again be participating in the show’s PLUG & PLAY area, also with a focus on personalization.

 

“Our goal is to make a visit to the Mimaki stand fun, interactive and educational,” said Ronald van den Broek, General Manager Sales at Mimaki Europe. “We want visitors to be inspired by the possibilities and to understand how they can create new personalized items for business or pleasure once they return home. Not only will visitors be able to experience how Mimaki printing and cutting solutions make personalization of just about anything easy and affordable, but we will also send them home with a special show memento – a photo of each of them in front of our sample area or the background of their choice.”

 

Mimaki will be showing live printing of personalized applications using a variety of inkjet printing technologies, ranging from UV-curable to dye sublimation and solvent printers. “Mimaki offers an inkjet printing technology suitable for creating everything from signs and display graphics, including our innovative 4-layer day and night printing, to promotional items, home décor and more,” van den Broek added. “We believe visitors will be astonished at the possibilities!”

 

World’s broadest array of digital promotional printing solutions

 

At the show, Mimaki will demonstrate how digital printing solutions are set to revolutionize the printing of personalized, customized and short-run items on a broad range of materials. With the innovative solutions on show, visitors will be inspired to push the limits of digital printing to quickly, affordably and sustainably produce unique, high quality personalized items that will set them apart, in business and in their personal lifestyle. On display will be:

 

  • The Mimaki UJF-7151plus printing on phone covers of different sizes. The UJF-7151plus is a flatbed UV LED direct-to-object printer that utilizes state-of-the-art technology to deliver a powerful and reliable digital alternative to traditional screen print operations. With a print resolution of up to 1200 dpi, the UJF-7151plus features a 710 x 510 mm printable area using process, white and clear inks plus primer.
  • The Mimaki UJF-3042MkII. The UJF-3042MkII represents the latest generation of UV flatbed printers from Mimaki. This printer offers multiple ink options and support a wide range of applications, such as LUS-120 inks that can stretch up to 170% for printing on soft material surfaces such as wallet smartphone cases. The LH-100 rigid inks, on the other hand, are perfect for accessories or stationery products that must stand up to high levels of abrasion, as well as for printing on glass, metal and resins. The UJF-3042MkII will also be operating in the show’s PLUG & PLAY pavilion, where visitors get the chance to personalise promotional items.
  • The UCJV300-160.This integrated roll-to-roll UV LED printing and cutting solution includes a unique 4-layer Day/Night printing capability and internal lighting system that enables two different images on the same sign – one image appears when the sign is backlit and another when it is not. It’s LED curing allows the use of an expanded range of media including uncoated print media and many thin film substrates that may be too heat sensitive for latex or solvent high heat fixation systems.
  • The JFX200- This UV-LED flatbed JFX200-2531 offers twice the printing area of the entry level JFX200-2513 model with a unique “toggle print” function that increases throughput by allowing operators to mount one board while another is printing. It is compatible with media as large as 2.5 x 3.1 meters, increasing the application range to accommodate large signs, wall decorations, doors and other large items.
  • The Mimaki JV150 and CJV150.These solvent printers offer high performance, creativity and versatility with vibrant ink types, including orange and light black inks, in a cost-effective package for sign makers display graphics professionals and print shops. The CJV150 includes an integrated cutter for even more efficient production.
  • The TS300P-1800. Developed specifically for digital printing of textiles, this dye sublimation printer delivers cost effective printing while maintaining high quality and high productivity. Perfectly suited to the creation of fashion, apparel, sportswear, furnishings and point of sale materials, the TS300P-1800 uses state-of-the-art technology to set new performance benchmarks for the sector.

 

Van den Broek concludes. “We believe visitors will be surprised and inspired at the range of materials we can print on and the wide variety of unique – and fun – personalized items that can be created. One unique capability that is important in this market is the ability to print on uneven surfaces, such as printing on the edges of a phone cover, without a noticeable reduction in quality. Our LD mode allows printing on an uneven surface with up to 4.5 mm difference in media thickness, and we believe this is quite unique in the industry. We will look forward to feedback from visitors to our stand and to learning more about what they are inspired to do with Mimaki solutions!”

 

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MediaCo Group First Display and Graphics Specialist Install Efi Vutek FabriVu 520 Printer

MEDIACO

Sign and display specialist MediaCo has become the first company to take an EFI Vutek FabriVU 520 dye-sublimation printer as part of a plus – R17 investment.

The 5.2m-wide machine, MediaCo’s first at this width, was launched at EFI’s Connect user conference earlier this year along with a Vutek HS125 Pro.

At present it is only being used to print materials 3.2m-wide while a heat press is manufactured to work alongside it, which will be up-and-running by 1 September, at which point it will start taking jobs of up to 5.2m-wide.

EFI confirmed that MediaCo was the first to take the machine.

Operations director Stephen Arthur said the group was initially considering 3.2m-wide machines and underwent a significant period of testing before purchase.

“We did a lot of testing of competitor’s equipment and in this process you are looking for image quality, print speed, colour gamut, vibrancy and contrast,” he said.

“We were looking at the output from what works and what is the optimum quality that can be achieved and that’s what steered our decision.

“We’ve been involved in sublimation from the very early days of electrostatic through to the advent of the FabriVU and there are other technologies that have developed at 3.2m capability, some of them provide inline curing, but the one we’ve got is two separate operations, print and heat press. The reason for this was experience really.”

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GRAPHIX SUPPLY WORLD OFFERS A COMPLETE SOLUTION FOR PRINT INDUSTRY NEWCOMERS

Are you new in printing or thinking of starting a business in the industry? There are enormous opportunities in this exciting field but although the opportunities are great, so are the risks.

 

The early days of any new business are always challenging and Graphix Supply World would like to help you get started, support you along the way and watch your business grow. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, they have been a trusted partner of a great many businesses over their twenty years of providing excellent service. They understand both the possibilities and the pitfalls and work with businesses of varying sizes to find innovative solutions to their clients’ needs. The Graphix Supply World team is respected for always going the extra mile and customers especially value their dedicated after sales support.

 

Graphix Supply World really is the one stop supplier for all of your printing needs, offering everything from equipment, media and inks to in-house finance, training and support. Make an appointment to discuss your unique situation and find out how Graphix Supply World can assist you in establishing a successful business in fields such as signage, corporate gifting, display graphics, event and expos, large format printing, branding, posters, POP and POS display stands, Tshirt printing, textile design and interior design. From insight into gaps in the market, to advising you on which machines and media will best suit your purpose, the Graphix Supply World team looks forward to building a relationship that will help your business prosper.

 

Graphix Supply World

www.gsw.co.za

 

Cape Town: Tel +27 (0) 21 511 5340

Johannesburg: Tel +27 (0) 11 444 9288
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ESKO RELEASES SUITE 14 TO MEET NEEDS OF COMPLEX PRE-PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS

Esko has announced the release of Esko Suite 14, a comprehensive collection of new and updated software designed to give brand owners, premedia houses, converters, sign and display producers and commercial printers the resources they need to manage today’s complex preproduction environment.

“To be successful today, packaging service providers and brands owners are required to perform exceptionally well in all areas of packaging preproduction,” says Carsten Knudsen, Esko President and CEO. “Brand owners must create packaging designs that resonate with consumers and that are designed, developed and produced with the utmost accuracy. Converters must execute perfectly and efficiently to remain profitable. There is also a need ensure regulatory compliance and to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner within the entire ecosystem. Above all, everyone throughout the entire packaging supply chain must be able to work together effectively to achieve these goals.”

Esko Suite 14 builds on Esko’s years of packaging preproduction expertise and features breakthrough developments as a result of ongoing investment in innovation, and based on feedback received from brand owners, packaging converters and industry thought leaders.

Knudsen adds, “In the Suite 14 development process, Esko concentrated its resources on addressing five key trends in packaging preproduction: Increasing importance of Workflow Automation; The use of Smart Templates to handle package variations; Quality as the most important driver; A more task-focused software user interface to drive increased efficiency; and the Integration of the Supply Chain and data-sharing via the cloud.  The result is Esko Suite 14, bringing together a family of solutions that provides all parties in the packaging preproduction supply chain with the resources they need to succeed in this dynamic market. We believe that the Esko software Suite is the broadest and deepest collection of professional software tools available today in the package production industry.”

To find out more about Esko’s Suite 14 Software, visit

http://www.esko.com/en/products/overview/suite-14/overview/

or speak to Graphix Supply World.

 

Esko

 

www.esko.com

 

Graphix Supply World

www.gsw.co.za

 

Cape Town: Tel +27 (0) 21 511 5340

Johannesburg: Tel +27 (0) 11 444 9288
Durban: Tel +27 (0) 31 502 6128
24 Hours: Tel +27 (0) 82 455 6333

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COLDENHOVE PAPIER, LEADING INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT IN DIGITAL PRINTING

 

In recent years, industrial digital printing has boomed and Coldenhove Papier, a small Dutch paper manufacturer, has played a leading role thanks to the spirit of ingenuity with a department of six paper passionate developers who work full time constantly creating new innovations.

One of their innovations is the digital sublimation transfer paper, Jetcol, introduced in 1998 and suited to various applications. Jetcol is mainly known for its high yield ink and good printability, deeper colours and greater colour range.  One exciting new application is fashion printing, as showcased with Graphix Supply World at the Coldenhove Fashion Show during Fespa Africa. Both large and small quantities can be produced quickly and deliver high quality without a higher price tag.
Another innovation, which is being used more and more, is digital decor paper. Decor printing with the Digicol D-series offers a range of applications such as creating samples and small to medium sized production runs for the construction of i.e. exhibition booths, panels, shop interiors and kitchens. Digicol D1000 is a digital decor paper that is designed to be printed using UV or water based inks and is applicable for the dry lamination process. Depending on the type of ink, the paper is also suitable for impregnation. The paper distinquishes itself with a high transparency after lamination, allowing for white or coloured underlays to provide the required opacity. Digicol D1000 is designed to react with the resin from overlay and underlay resulting in a very high internal bond of the pressed laminate.

Speak to Graphix Supply World about the imaginative possibilities of Coldenhove Papier.

 

Coldenhove

www.coldenhove.com

Graphix Supply World

www.gsw.co.za

 

Cape Town: Tel +27 (0) 21 511 5340

Johannesburg: Tel +27 (0) 11 444 9288
Durban: Tel +27 (0) 31 502 6128
24 Hours: Tel +27 (0) 82 455 6333

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FIRST WAVE OF NEW MIMAKI JV300 PRINTERS ARRIVES IN SA

Following its launch at FESPA Africa in July, stock of the much anticipated Mimaki JV300 has arrived at South African distributor, Graphix Supply World. The latest generation sign and graphics printer has already caused a stir, with positive reports from the European shows and a strong response from the reseller network in the UK backed by the first batch of machines all being pre-sold.

“The Mimaki JV300 provides the perfect blend of incredible speed and high quality,” states John de la Roche, national sales manager – sign & graphics at Hybrid. “Mimaki’s pedigree in making outdoor durable printers that become vital components of our customers’ businesses is renowned. The JV300 follows in the footsteps of the original JV3 and the more recent JV33 and delivers on every level: price, performance, quality and reliability.”

With a top speed of over 105m2 per hour yet an affordable price tag the Mimaki JV300 includes inks, RIP software, powered take-up and a two year warranty. The JV300 is available in 1.3m and 1.6m print widths. Capable of being commissioned with Mimaki’s highly regarded SS21 solvent ink – now available for the JV300 in 9 colours including white, light black and orange, or as a dye sublimation printer suited to fashion, sportswear, furnishings or point of sale printing onto polyester, it uses a combination of cutting edge features to deliver volume production coupled with great ease of use.

Visitors to FESPA Africa witnessed the JV300 in action and were astounded. The level of interest and demand for these machines has been immense. Contact Graphix Supply World to book a demonstration or find out more.

 

Graphix Supply World

www.gsw.co.za

Cape Town: Tel +27 (0) 21 511 5340
Johannesburg: Tel +27 (0) 11 444 9288
Durban: Tel +27 (0) 31 502 6128
24 Hours: Tel +27 (0) 82 455 6333

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Graphix Supply World’s Cutting Edge Technology to be Showcased at the Sign Africa Expo Durban in August 2014

The Sign Africa Regional Expo will stop off in Durban from 26-27th August 2014 at the International Convention Centre in Durban. The Expo will showcase all aspects of wide format digital printing, garment decoration, screen printing and signage and allows visitors to explore the latest technologies and trends right in their own city. Sign Africa Durban provides an ideal platform for visitors to investigate available business ventures, innovative products, technology, applications and education programs for the signage and display industries in the sub-Saharan region.

Visit Graphix Supply World’s stand to find out which of their wide range of products can best help your business. Visitors will have the opportunity to receive expert advice and see many of the latest machines in action. Graphix Supply World’s main focus will be the CJV30 series of unique integrated print and cut solutions – with 4 print widths available, providing even greater flexibility for end-users from retailers and copy shops to professional sign makers and print service providers.

Also on show will be Mimaki’s flagship JV33 Series of wide format inkjet printers (1.3 m and 1.6 m) which offer a superb mix of high quality output, high speed printing, and user-friendly operation at an affordable price; the best return on your investment.

Graphix Supply World has a solution for all your digital printing and media graphic needs, including canvas design and many other substrates suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. Come and learn more about the High Performance media and inks available.

Bordeaux Digital Print Ink is an industry leader in high quality premium digital inks. From their revolutionary latex ink to their eco solvent inks and UV curable inks, their products deliver superb printing quality, wide color gamut, durability, and low cost. Bordeaux inks are compatible with a wide variety of printers and available from Graphix Supply World.

Date:                                      26-27th August 2014

Time:                                     26th 9am-6pm & 27th 9am-5pm

Venue:                                    Durban ICC, Hall 3A, 45 Bram Fischer Rd, Durban, 4001

GPS Co ordinates:             S 29deg 51.134;   E 031deg 01.801;
Directions

Entrance to the expo is free.

SIGN AFRICA DURBAN

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Johannesburg: Tel +27 (0) 11 444 9288

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Mimaki supporting exciting growth opportunities in the African region

Among the extensive portfolio of wide format solutions featured by Mimaki Europe and South African partner Graphix Supply World at FESPA Africa 2014 were their newest additions – the JFX200-2513, the JV5-320DS and the JV300-130/160 series.

“We are delighted to be a part of FESPA Africa 2014, which also incorporates Sign Africa and Visual Communications Africa Expo” said Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA of Mimaki Europe. “From longstanding experience we know how the FESPA series of exhibitions puts us in front of key target audiences. We are excited to show these visitors the capabilities and business benefits of our new systems, which were developed to address the key market pressures printers are facing.”

“The region has become very active with more and more companies are keen to see how they can expand their services in the wide format arena” comments Robert Franco, Managing Director of Graphix Supply World. “Much more attention is being paid to quality, productivity and cost efficiency and we are excited to show how the Mimaki systems decisively address each and every one of these points. We’ve been a proud member of the Mimaki family for years and hold strong beliefs in the solidity of their innovations.”

The JFX200-2513 compact UV printer has a variable dot function which ensures less granular and higher quality prints. It features white ink for brilliant images, compelling backlits, and other items printed on transparent materials. Two different ink types are included to support a wide range of materials and applications.

Ideal for flags, sign, display, textile and soft signage segments the JV5-320DS sublimation printer features ink that is more affordable than conventional ink, as well as increased print speed for polyester fabrics.

The JV300-130/160 are a series of high speed solvent inkjet wide format printers. Extremely flexible, they can be used for both solvent and water-based sublimation printing and they are suitable for a wide range of applications including outdoor signage, posters, interior decorating and vehicle wrapping.

Graphix Supply World Mimaki Africa, are proud to be celebrating their twenty one years and look forward to another rewarding and successful twenty one years ahead. GSW would like to thank their customers for their longstanding and loyal support!

Graphix Supply World

www.gsw.co.za

Cape Town: Tel +27 (0) 21 511 5340
Johannesburg: Tel +27 (0) 11 444 9288
Durban: Tel +27 (0) 31 502 6128
24 Hours: Tel +27 (0) 82 455 6333