Mimaki announced the release of the new “100 Series”, two entry level roll-to-roll inkjet printers – the UJV100-160 (UV model) and the JV100-160 (solvent model). The two inkjet printers strive to achieve high quality printing with high productivity, all at minimal cost to the user. The UJV100-160 is set to be commercially available in December 2020, while the JV100-160 is expected to follow in January 2021.
The JV100-160 adopts the recently developed, fast drying eco solvent ink “AS5”, which reduces graininess and allows for fine details even when printing images with high volumes of ink. Additionally, this new eco solvent ink has superior scratch resistance and outdoor durability which allows for printers to create a multitude of applications, whether they are for indoor or outdoor use. The new AS5 ink will be available in both a Dual CMYK 4 colour mode and 8 colour mode, which includes Light Cyan (Lc), Light Magenta (Lm), Orange (Or) and Light Black (Lk).
Mimaki’s UJV100-160 uses a low-cost UV ink “LUS-190” which cures immediately after being exposed to UV light, allowing a faster turnaround without the need for a degassing period after printing. The LUS-190 ink can be printed onto not only PVC, but also uncoated substrates such as PET film, paper, etc. This system is the ideal solution for print businesses introducing UV printing technology to their production line.
In line with its tagline “Expert Printing Made Easy”, the series is also fully equipped with features that will improve its usability for operators. Both printers in the “100 series” utilise Mimaki’s new DAS (Dot Adjustment System) feature, developed to support a streamlined, efficient printing process. Dot adjustments are normally done manually every time the user changes the media type, however, this new function performs drop position adjustment for bi-directional printing and media feed compensation automatically to ensure perfect alignments and print quality.
Bert Benckhuysen, Senior Product Manager, from Mimaki Europe commented, “Mimaki always prides itself in introducing printing technology that excels when it comes to efficiency and high-quality and these two models fulfill both. The ‘100 Series’ are also versatile printers and users benefit from the flexibility to produce an array of applications, from vibrant wallpapers to high-quality signboards.”
In addition, Mimaki’s core technologies such as NCU (Nozzle Check Unit), NRS (Nozzle Recovery System) and MAPS4 (Mimaki Advanced Pass System4), will all be available as standard features to help achieve continuous and reliable production. Moreover, Mimaki has included its new RIP software “RasterLink7” to the series, which incorporates Harlequin RIP® developed by Global Graphics Software Ltd. as a core engine. With this new engine, the RIP time can be reduced by up to 25%. For even more ease of use, variable data printing and favorite settings have been added to this new free of charge RIP.