Mimaki takes digital print beyond shape limitations with the Kebab HS

• The new Kebab HS enables 360-degree direct printing on cylindrical objects, now extending to both sloping and tapered shapes
• Named ‘HS’ after its high speed, this entry is three times faster than the previous Kebab MkII, making it an ideal efficient and high-quality solution for handling medium volumes

Mimaki Europe, a leading provider of industrial inkjet printers, cutting plotters, and 3D printers, has announced today the launch of the brand-new Kebab HS, debuting worldwide at FESPA Global Print Expo 2024 (Stand F10, Hall 12). Serving as an optional system for Mimaki’s renowned UJF series of flatbed UV printers, the Kebab HS enables seamless 360-degree printing on cylindrical objects, such as bottles and tumblers. This latest solution can also print directly on tapered objects, including glasses and cups.

The Kebab HS is the latest entry into Mimaki’s Kebab Series of optional systems for the UJF Series of flatbed UV printers. With over 1,600 Kebab units already installed in EMEA and an average of 1 out of 5 UJF users choosing to add this optional system to their existing workflow, UJF flatbed printers equipped with a Kebab option can achieve three-dimensional direct-to-object printing, furthering the variety of print applications possibilities.

Building on the capabilities of the Kebab MkII, the new Kebab HS takes productivity and performance to the next level.  Three times faster than the previous model, the Kebab HS significantly increases production efficiency and takes approximately 10 minutes to print per material, ideal for users handling mid-volume orders with a single printer. It also broadens application possibilities in UV printing further, by allowing personalisation on both cylindrical and tapered items with sloping sides1.

Arjen Evertse, General Manager Sales, Mimaki Europe, comments, “Here at Mimaki, we look to constantly innovate our existing products and create added opportunities for print service providers, and the launch of the Kebab HS is one of the latest examples of this. As an optional solution, it allows the users of our popular UJF Series printers to add another dimension to their product offering and up their competitive edge.”

The option can be quickly installed, requiring only the attachment of the main unit to the UJF series print table, certified service engineers are on hand to provide a seamless installation experience for all users. The current Kebab MkII and Kebab MkII L will remain available and are recommended for customers printing on small-diameters (50mm or less) and materials longer than 280mm.

tapered cup
Tapered cup printed on using Mimaki’s Kebab HS
Mimaki’s new Kebab HS fitted on the UJF-3042MkII e printer

[1] Maximum slope angle of 7.5 degrees