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Mimaki Launches New Metallic UV Ink


Mimaki Europe released UV-curable metallic ink, that was demonstrated for the first time at C!Print 2019

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems,  released a UV-curable metallic ink, named MUH-100-Si, earlier this month [February 2019]. The new ink strengthens Mimaki’s product offering and pushes the boundaries of graphic expression beyond that of ordinary UV flatbed inkjet printers. The ink is compatible with Mimaki’s UJF-7151plus printer, which produces high-quality print for an impressive range of applications, from gifts and novelty items to wide-format boards. The MUH-100-Si UV-curable metallic ink was demonstrated to the French market for the first time at C!Print 2019(5-7 February 2019, Lyon, France – Stand 2L22).

The new MUH-100-Si UV-curable metallic ink brought a strong competitive edge to Mimaki customers, allowing them to provide added value to the brands who use their services. Supporting Mimaki’s ideology of “new technology for creating the next generation of digital printing”, the new ink demonstrates how digital print enables creative ideas to be realised highly efficiently in the product manufacturing process. Whilst metallic effects on printed products typically require further processing and manual handling after printing, C!Print visitors got to see how Mimaki’s new technology can be used to produce impactful prints without cost or time restraints.

Bert Benckhuysen, Senior Product Manager, Mimaki Europe comments: “We were very excited to launch this metallic ink and have the opportunity to display it at C!Print in Lyon. At Mimaki we dedicate ourselves to providing customers with products that will allow them to stand out within their markets. Not only will the new metallic ink ensure this, but it will also provide a much more efficient way for our customers to manufacture more luxurious and sophisticated products.”

Created by mixing a bright pigment into the ink, MUH-100-Si can place metallic ink directly onto the product without the need for a separate manual transfer process, as is the case when applying glitters or foils to produce a metallic effect. Decorative options such as printing both gloss and matte tones, texture expression with embossing effect, and full-colour metallic expressions can be achieved in-house by printing coloured ink overlaid on metallic ink. Available for use with the UJF-7151plus printer, the metallic ink can be used for a wide range of applications, including items such as paper containers, films and novelty items.

“Broadening our range of inks really helps our customers to optimise the use of their Mimaki printers and differentiate themselves from competitors. Delivering new creative possibilities whilst maintaining the same high quality and reliability that we pride ourselves on, helps our customers’ businesses to thrive and helps the brands they work with to stand out from the crowd,” concludes Benckhuysen.