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Mimaki has announced a new member to the UJF-MkII family, its latest generation of small format UV flatbed printers.


The UJF-3042MkII EX offers a unique approach to value-added printing by combining four steps into one: delivering the ability to place primer for strong ink adhesion, white ink for high print opacity, full colour CMYK printing and a clear print surface treatment, all in one operation.

“We’ve had great reception to our UJF-MkII UV-curable flatbed printing systems since we launched them last summer,” said Ronald van den Broek, GM sales of Mimaki EMEA.“The new addition to this outstanding family of printers raises the bar even more, making it extremely easy to produce high-value-add print.”

“In a single operation, the UJF-3042MkII EX can lay down a base coat of inkjet primer, a base print of white ink, full color print and a surface coating of clear ink. This adds up to a highly efficient way to produce the value-added printing applications that are growing in popularity among marketers and other buyers of print.”

The compressed workflow includes:

Inkjet primer to improve ink adhesion, important in cases where inkjet adhesion is less than desired.  The Mimaki PR-200 primer can be used on resin, glass and metal materials.

White ink with high opacity enables more vivid expression of full color, especially on dark or transparent substrates. Two bottles of white ink can be attached to the printer to achieve high density white print in a shorter time with more opacity.

Clear ink, with either glossy or matte effects can add texture and depth. Clear ink can be laid down in multiple layers for an embossed effect.

As part of Mimaki’s dedication to delivering environmentally sustainable solutions, the company renews its Greenguard and Greenguard Gold certifications.