The Mimaki visualisation of things kicks off in 2016

European January 2016 trade show schedule focuses on textiles, promotional items and signs & display graphics

Amsterdam, December 18, 2015

TS500P-3200 at ITMA MilanMimaki has a full show schedule planned for January 2016. The company will be exhibiting at no less than three major trade shows, each focusing on its own specific field of interest:

  • Heimtextil, the largest international trade fair for home and contract textiles. Heimtextil is scheduled for 12 to 15 January at Messe Frankfurt, Germany. Mimaki will be located in Hall 4.0, Stand F15.
  • PSI Düsseldorf, the leading international trade fair for the advertising industry. Hosted by the Promotional Product Service Institute, PSI 2016 is scheduled for 13 to 15 January at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany, where Mimaki will be in the Technology Forum, Stand 12B13 TF.
  • Salon C!Print Lyon, France, scheduled for 26 to 28 January, perfectly tuned to the evolving needs of the printing market, which requires creativity and innovation. The Mimaki team will be inspiring attendees at Stand 2K12/L11.

“No time to rest on those mistletoes come 2016,” says Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe. “All three shows are important venues to showcase Mimaki’s broad range of solutions for the printing and visual communications industries, from textile printing to signs & display graphics and promotional items to general commercial print applications. We’ll be out in force at all three shows to inspire attendees with new digital solutions poised to transform their businesses.”

Digital textile printing: A growth market

At Heimtextil, Mimaki will have a full product line-up on display, with solutions that make it easy for visitors to expand their digital textile printing capabilities or implement new ones, printing vibrant, durable colours on a broad range of materials. Visitors will experience:

  • The TS500P-3200, a 3.2 meter concept printer that prints on transfer paper with sublimation ink.
  • The TS300P-1800, a 1.8 meter printer that also prints on transfer paper and will be shown using brilliant pink and yellow fluorescent inks, much in demand especially in the sports garment industry.[1]
  • The TX300P-1800, a 1.8 meter printer that prints directly on textiles with disperse dye ink, enabling printing directly on polyester, as well as with textile pigment inks for printing on cotton. A smash hit at the recent ITMA 2015 show.
  • The JV400LX, using CMYK, Orange and Green Latex inks for printing wall coverings with a stunning colour gamut.

“Digital textile printing has evolved past simply printing samples or one-offs,“ Horsten adds. “Designers and manufacturers can take advantage of the Mimaki textile printing family for short to medium production runs of unique fabrics for a variety of uses, from home decoration to fashion to industrial. Visitors to our stand are sure to be impressed by the opportunities these printers generate.“

Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA, Mimaki Europe BV, will also be presenting at the European Digital Textile conference on January 12th at 11h-11h20 in Hall 4.0 on „The new supply chain for super-fast home textiles“.

 

Promotional printing reinvented

At PSI 2016 in Düsseldorf, Mimaki’s outstanding printer and cutting plotter portfolio will take center stage. Manufacturers of promotional items will find unique solutions that enable printing on three-dimensional items and a wide range of other promotional materials. These include:

  • UJF-7151The brand-new UJF-7151 plus, which will also take the limelight at C!Print Lyon. It is the next generation model of the world’s best selling UJF Series line from Mimaki. Its design and technologies enable sign, specialty graphics, and award and personalisation companies to realise the benefits of digital printing with higher margins and lower production costs, without compromising quality.
  • The JFX200-2513 LED UV flatbed printer ideal for signs and display graphics that prints on a wide range of substrates with a choice of inks, including white and clear. It’s easy to use and has a compact footprint to fit into almost any production space.
  • The UJF-3042HG, including the Kebab option to enable printing on round surfaces and cylinders, a tabletop flatbed printer that can print on a variety of substrates, including plastics, metal, wood, leather and glass in sizes up to 30cm x 40cm. There are three different UV-curable ink types available, plus white and clear, to address a huge variety of printing needs.
  • The CFL-605RT compact flatbed cutting plotter, the ideal complement to Mimaki digital printers. This 50cm x 60cm cutter supports on-demand production with multiple functions including reciprocating, tangential and eccentric cutting, plus creasing for immediate finishing of packaging and prototypes.

“Our Kebab option is always a big hit at trade shows, especially in the promotional items space,“ Horsten explains. “It opens up a variety of brand-new options for manufacturers of promotional items that were not available before. We are looking forward to showing off the applications, along with the rest of our portfolio, at PSI 2016.“

 

PLUG&PLAY SVP at Salon C!Print Lyon

At C!Print, Mimaki will once again participate in the event’s PLUG&PLAY Creative Workshop with its JFX200-2513, an affordable, high performance UV LED flatbed printer also being shown at PSI 2016. The purpose of this project is to demonstrate how companies can display their visual identity in temporary locations including pop-ups, combined with multichannel communications. In addition, Mimaki will be showing:

  • The UJF-7151 plus direct-to-object production flatbed printer
  • The UJF-6042 flatbed printer with the CFL-605RT compact flatbed cutting plotter.
  • The UJF-3042HG with the popular Kebab option for the ultimate in-production flexibility.
  • The TS300P-1800, printing on transfer paper for fabric applications and featuring yellow and pink fluorescent inks.

“We will also have all four of our latest solvent printers at the show,“ Horsten concludes, “the JV300, JV150, CJV150 and CJV300. This broad array of solutions ensures that we will have something for everyone, and we look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand.“

[1] Check out the blog dedicated to the (print in) sports segment.

Presto textile printing – Mimaki Unveils New Direct Textile Inkjet Printer at ITMA

Ideal for fast, high quality sample or small-lot production

Amsterdam, October 20, 2015Mimaki Tx300P-1800

Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers, today announced that it will be introducing a brand-new direct-to-textile inkjet printer at ITMA 2015 in Milan, Italy, scheduled for November 12 to 19. ITMA is the world’s most established textile and garment machinery exhibition, bringing together industry leaders for a discussion on emerging trends and innovative solutions. In Hall 18, Stand C104, Mimaki will debut the Mimaki TX300P-1800, an innovative 1.8 meter roll-to-roll direct-to-textile inkjet printer. Its predecessor, the Tx2-1600, has been used for textile printing worldwide for the last 14 years.

“The TX300P-1800 is designed to meet the market demand for smaller lot sizes, faster delivery times and the ability to quickly produce samples,” says Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing of Mimaki EMEA. “We are also mindful of the shift in textile production from both analog to digital and from centralized to distributed production. We envision a day not too far in the future when consumers will be able to download or create their own patterns rather than being limited to commercially available designs. The TX300P-1800, which is available with a variety of ink types and produces very high quality, is ideal for this new distributed model of textile printing.”

Future-proof technical features

Designed specifically for direct-to-textile printing, the Mimaki TX300P-1800 8-colour inkjet printer features a new printhead that ejects ink droplets at high speed to ensure accurate ink droplet placement with a high head gap. This makes the printer ideal for printing high quality images on all types of fabrics, including thicker and textured materials. Other features include:

• Print resolution of up to 1080 dpi with drop sizes ranging from 6 to 24 pl. Small droplets create beautiful high-resolution printing, and large droplets are useful for high-speed printing.

• Print speeds more than twice as fast as that of a conventional printer at up to max 68 m2/hour.

• Stable textile transport that maintains optimum tension, based on Mimaki’s unique and reliable techniques developed over years of textile inkjet printer research and development.

• A choice of sublimation dye, disperse dye, pigment, reactive dye, and acid dye inks to meet a wide range of application needs. Sublimation dye inks are available at commercial launch with other inks following soon. 2-Liter ink pack available for uninterrupted printing on longer runs.

• Uninterrupted printing with automatic detection and cleaning of clogged nozzles. The Nozzle Recovery System ensures that good nozzles are used as substitutes when clogged nozzles are not recovered after cleaning.

• A choice of powerful digital front ends, including standard Mimaki RasterLink6 or the TxLink3 Lite. The latter offers simple RGB and CMYK colour replacement on raster and vector data to more accurately achieve corporate and other special colours, as well as the ability to produce different colour patterns.

• Production of large, seamless patterns from a single image, including repeat and mirror patterns.

• Simple creation of multi-colour ICC profiles using Mimaki’s unique profile Wizard.

“We are looking forward to hearing what ITMA attendees have to say about the TX300P-1800,” Horsten adds. “We think its quality, speed and affordability will generate ideas about many new opportunities in the eyes of visitors, and we look forward to working with them to change the way textile printing is accomplished in the future.”

Commercial availability of the Mimaki TX300P-1800 is targeted for December 2015.

 

More inspiration on textile print? Have a look at the blogs Mike Horsten has written on this topic at: http://www.mimakieurope.com/blogs/printing-for-sports/ and http://www.mimakieurope.com/news/the-story-of-the-little-blue-dress/

Mimaki Flexes its Industrial Print Muscles At InPrint 2015

Market demand drives creative, productive and highly profitable portfolio developments

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Amsterdam, September 30, 2015

Profitable industrial print production demands creative, flexible and cost-effective digital solutions. Mimaki will therefore be displaying a versatile portfolio of printing solutions at InPrint 2015, Munich Trade Fair, November 10 to 12, Hall A6, Stand A11.

Solutions to match

The brand new Mimaki UJF-7151 plus on-demand solution for the screen printing industry will be the eye catcher of the stand. Ensuring high quality printing and top level productivity with accurate ink droplet placement, the UJF-7151 plus has a maximum printable size of 710 x 510 mm (28 x 20in). The best digital on-demand industrial small format printing solution for the screen printing industry improves accuracy, consistency and reliability by modifying the mechanical structure of the print table. Fine lines, edges, and small texts are displayed crystal clear. The solution also enables double-layer printing and colour printing on a white base layer.

It will be demonstrated alongside the smaller footprint Mimaki JFX200-2513 wide format flatbed printer. Able to print onto thick substrates, it can produce a diverse range of prints for both indoor and outdoor use. It is ideally suited for applications such as backlit displays, signs and posters, interior décor, glass and metal decorative panels. White, clear and inks are available.

The Original Goods Package System (OGPS), is a joint development with Esko that simplifies the digital packaging production for companies that produce packaging samples and mock-ups, as well as small packing runs and personalised packaged goods. It features Esko’s ArtiosCAD Designer Solution, Mimaki’s UJF-6042 LED UV inkjet flatbed printer and Mimaki’s CFL-605RT cutting plotter.

Be where the market can find you and vice versa

“InPrint is one of the first exhibitions to capture the whole industrial print segment in one show,” states Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe. “Until the very recent past there were no trade shows for this market.”

He continues: “The industrial print arena is becoming more digital and we have a number of solutions that are ideal for this fast-growing sector. The unique combination of digital and non-digital solutions in one show makes this very attractive for potential customers. We believe we will have something for everyone. We will be showing a broad gamut of products from small format UV-LED printers up to a total packaging solution that covers every aspect from design to finished product.”

Marcus Timson, Co-Founder of InPrint, adds: “Industrial print continues to grow. According to I.T. Strategies in a special report written for InPrint Show, the pace of growth has accelerated with a cumulative average of 36% across all segments between 2012-2020. This is positive news for all our exhibitors and the development of this sector, which InPrint Show is dedicated to supporting. We are delighted that strategic partners such as Mimaki are finding it an excellent platform to expand their customer base and look forward to seeing their industrial print technologies at InPrint 2015.

Mimaki Reveals Next Step In Direct To Shape Production

Mimaki UJF-7151 plus Delivers High Industrial Quality & Accurate Results

Amsterdam, September 24, 2015

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To keep apace with its market innovation commitment to developing solutions that deliver high cost-effective quality print solutions Mimaki is proud to announce the brand new direct to shape UJF-7151 plus – the industrial small format UV Inkjet flatbed printer.

Screen printing challenge accepted

Ensuring high quality printing and top level productivity with ultra-accurate ink droplet placement, the UJF-7151 plus has a maximum printable size of 710 x 510 mm (28 x 20in). The best digital on-demand industrial small format printing solution for the screen printing industry improves accuracy, consistency and reliability by modifying the mechanical structure of the print table. Fine lines, edges, and small texts are displayed crystal clear. The solution also enables double-layer printing and colour printing on a white base layer.

The daily operation is enhanced by the patented MFD1 dithering technology that processes image data along with retaining the original image quality and the highly improved quality control MAPS4 that reduces banding and uneven colour printing. Uninterrupted printing and reduced waste is aided by new printheads that incorporate a continuous ink circulation system to help prevent ink sedimentation and clogged nozzles and a nozzle check unit (NCU) that automatically detects and cleans the clogged nozzles.

Direct to any shape or size

“Mimaki has always been a leader in the development of inkjet printers,” states Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe. “Recently, there has been growing demand for digital, on-demand, and plateless inkjet printing because of its ability to quickly provide high-mix and low-volume printing. The high performance UV inkjet printer UJF-7151 plus enables high-precision ink dot placement and beautiful printing through Mimaki’s proprietary technology and at top-level productivity. The market is growing – we’re keeping our finger on the pulse to deliver the solutions it needs.”

Key features include:

  • Mechanical structure for high-precision printing
  • Superior print-image quality control technology
  • Mimaki Advanced pass System 4 (MAPS4) that reduces banding and uneven colour printing with blurred boundaries
  • Mimaki Fine Diffusion 1 (MFD1) that reduces noise due to dithering through hybrid processing of patterns
  • Maximum 3.3 m2/h productivity delivered via six staggered printheads increases the printing speed and achieves top-level productivity
  • Uninterrupted printing as a result of high-stability printing through an ink-circulating mechanism within the head.
  • NCU that automatically detects and recovers clogged nuzzles by cleaning them, thus reducing waste.
  • Reliable operating support package (NRS) that ensures maximum uptime

The Mimaki UJF-7151 plus industrial small format flatbed inkjet printer will be available from November 2015. The solution will be on display at following upcoming shows: Viscom Italia, Viscom Düsseldorf and Inprint 2015.

Journalists who would like to schedule a meeting, booth tour or demo on the UJF-7151 plus, can contact Maya Staels.

Mimaki’s Visionary Versatility Showcased at Viscom Italia 2015

Italian distributor Bompan will present the manufacturer’s graphic arts, industrial and textile solutions

Amsterdam, September 17, 2015ViscomIT_Booth Bompan

At Viscom Italia 2015, Mimaki’s Italian distributor Bompan, will be demonstrating visionary and versatile ways to be more creative and to cost effectively develop more impactful products in graphics arts, industrial production and textiles. Bompan will be located in Hall 8 at the show, which is scheduled for October 15 -17, 2015, in Milan.

Bompan Marketing Manager Rachele Bompan comments, “As we did last year, we are dividing the booth into three clear sectors by industry so that visitors can focus on their primary area of interest. And we are excited to be demonstrating no less than 23 Mimaki solutions! Visitors will be able to clearly see and understand the impact each of these solutions can have on their operations, and our goal is that each will leave the show with a clear plan of action that will lead to business growth and increased profitability.”

“Viscom is a fantastic platform for us to demonstrate exactly what our ever growing portfolio of solutions can deliver,” states Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe. “We are looking forward to helping ambitious operations improve and expand their services across a broader range of sectors. We are also keen to demonstrate our tried and tested systems and discuss how they have helped other operations embrace new markets. And best of all, we are very excited to be able to present new and updated products at the Bompan stand that will create even more opportunities for our customers.”

Industrial, textile and graphics – all markets covered

In graphic arts, Mimaki will be demonstrating a vast portfolio of sizes, technologies, inks and spot colours. In addition to printing and cutting equipment, visitors will experience all of the different ink sets, both solvent and UV, that Mimaki users can choose from to differentiate themselves for vibrant signs and display graphics produced on a wide array of substrates. Printers on display range from the CJV-150 and market favourite CJV-300 solvent integrated printing/cutting solution to the JV300 series and the JV400 SUV series that sets a new industry standard by combining the flexibility of solvent printing with the durability of UV cured inks.

“Why a Mimaki UV printer is the best market investment” is the theme for the industrial production area. Mimaki’s unique Kebab option, which enables 360⁰ printing on cylindrical objects, will be shown on the Mimaki UJF-6042, while metallic effects and other special finishes will be demonstrated live. The Mimaki JFX200 UV-LED will spark ideas with visitors on how they can unlock new industrial markets using Mimaki’s new clear ink and primer, while the unparalleled matt white ink will be demonstrated at blazing fast speeds on the JFX500. Also on display will be the high-productivity roll-to-roll UV-LED printer UJV500-160 with unique UV inks, offering exceptional weatherability for outdoor applications.

The textile area will feature a broad portfolio of solutions supporting the leading profitable trend of the moment – sublimation on polyester. This will range from the entry-level Mimaki JV150 that ensures creativity and versatility with vibrant ink types, up to the TS500-1800, the fastest wide-format dye-sublimation inkjet printer in its class today. Also, being shown for the very first time in Italy is the TS300P-1800, capable of running very thin paper at high speed and producing brilliant sublimation output.

Many of the systems are able to run Mimaki’s excellent SB53 and SB300 sublimation inks that deliver competitively priced brilliant and high-density colour. These were awarded the OEKO-TEX® accreditation for direct skin contact earlier in the year.

Bompan will celebrate the anniversary of Mimaki’s cutting plotters as well as highlighting software and accessories that extend the innovation delivered by the hardware.

“There is so much for visitors to see,” adds Horsten. “No matter what their area of expertise, there is a solution that will help them enhance their offering, expand their creativity and improve their profitability. I’m sure the eye-catching stand in Hall 8 at Viscom Italia will work its magic!”

One-to-one interviews can be arranged by contacting Maya Staels at duomedia

Mimaki debuts at Luxepack 2015

Groundbreaking in-house sampling technology from Mimaki debuts at Luxepack 2015

New total solution is a must-have for designers of luxury packaging

Amsterdam, September 16, 2015

Luxepack_PerfumeBoxDesigners in the luxury packaging sector will be fighting to get their hands on the latest in-house proofing solution from Mimaki when it debuts at Luxepack in October. Not only does the system slash turnaround times for mock-ups and samples from the current three to four days to within the hour, but it is also allows highly cost effective design, print and cutting to all be handled in-house.

Mimaki’s breakthrough Original Goods Packaging System (OGPS) offers a total solution delivering to-die-for products with a superfast project turnaround and at a competitive price. It is set to revolutionise design and production of small lot packaging and is a must-have technology for designers, packaging converters, commercial printers and small manufacturers. The system allows designers to check out the viability and visibility of their designs and to produce real samples in exceptional quality, including varnish effects.

Bespoke in-house sampling

“Bespoke packaging has become a leading trend as customers increasingly seek product personalisation,” explains Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe. “Digital innovation is moving fast and production challenges which previously took several days can now be delivered within the hour. I am convinced that digital applications including on-demand printing are set to become an integral part of luxury packaging.”

The OGPS combines Esko’s market leading ArtiosCAD software with Mimaki’s UJF-6042 LED UV Inkjet printer and CFL-605RT Cutting Plotter. It brings professional packaging design within reach of all manufacturers, regardless of size, allowing designers to deliver unique packaging solutions in-house, and enabling larger organisations to produce samples ahead of full production.

The luxury of talking to a show partner

The design and packaging community will be able to see the new system in action at Luxepack in Monaco from 21-28 October. Now in its 28th edition, the show boasts some 450 exhibitors and will welcome visitors from around the world. Mimaki, as a global industry leader and manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting plotters, is an official show partner. The company will showcase its visual expertise at stand DD2bis with specialist advisors on hand to provide counsel on all options available in the area of digital production.

 
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