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With a series of innovative features, Mimaki’s Core Technologies make the difference by delivering the perfect balance of stable production and continuous operation as standard.

Mimaki’s Core Technologies are specifically engineered to assist the operator in two broad areas; ensuring stable production and delivering high image quality. A series of innovative and proprietary features safeguard productivity and provide a helping hand, right where it’s needed – at the heart of the production environment.

When the pressure is on, it’s invaluable to know that you’re being assisted by your print hardware in delivering spectacular quality output, on time and with minimum waste. Mimaki’s Core Technologies are built into the DNA of your printer, with features such as the Nozzle Check Unit (NCU) and Nozzle Recovery System (NRS), automatically checking, detecting and fixing printing issues on the head itself.

“The combination of NCU and NRS are a unique safety net that looks for potential nozzle issues and fixes them before they manifest in your printed output,” says Bert Benckhuysen, Senior Product Manager at Mimaki Europe. “This advanced technology has trickled down from our high-end industrial machines, so now almost every device we offer includes it, meaning more print companies can benefit than ever before.”

Continuous operation is a major advantage for print businesses tasked with the challenges of hitting deadlines and getting print shipped on time, every time. It also frees up operators to run additional machines, serve customers, or attend to other tasks, safe in the knowledge that their Mimaki is looking after itself.

As new features, such as white and silver ink are added to printers across the Mimaki range, so is the requirement to attend to the intricacies of maintaining the hardware when using such specialist inks. “We’re helping our customers by stopping problems before they even start,” continues Benckhuysen. “Mimaki Circulation Technology (MCT) is a perfect example of how we’ve developed a Core Technology to agitate the pigment in the white ink that features in numerous Mimaki printers. Where previously this was required to be performed manually, and therefore prone to being overlooked, it’s now carried out within the machine’s automatic workflow, ensuring continuous operation and stable production.”

With every metre of material or litre of ink a valuable business cost, Mimaki’s Core Technologies save print companies money by minimising waste, as well as time and stress. Stable production results in reduced print errors and therefore faulty output – and when the job is correct first time around, it lessens the demands on deadlines and labour when it comes to finishing and preparing for despatch.

“Investing in a Mimaki delivers not only the ultimate in image quality, but innovative and unique features that ensure your printer operates at its maximum, day in, day out,” concludes Benckhuysen. “By reducing the chances of errors occurring, you’re helping print operators run their Mimaki to the best of its ability, consistently producing printed work with the minimum of problems. Mimaki Core Technologies make the difference to how our customers work and offer a significant advantage over alternative hardware solutions.”