New roll-to-roll UV-curable inkjet printer developed for and available in non-EU countries
Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd., today announced the release of the new UJV100-160, a roll-to-roll UV-curable inkjet printer available to sign makers in countries outside of the EU. Developed for these markets, this latest addition to Mimaki’s extensive product portfolio is designed for high quality printing and maximum productivity. Featuring two newly developed printheads and the new DAS (Dot Adjustment System) feature, the UJV100-160 is a robust and efficient solution for sign makers. DAS automates conventional dot placement (dot position and feeding correction) for maximum image quality, saving operators time and reducing manual errors.
Printing at a maximum of 23m2/h(1), the high-speed UJV100-160 also utilises VOC (Volatile Organic Chemicals)-free UV-curable ink for even greater productivity. Not only is this ink a more environmentally conscious choice for the production floor, it is cured instantly after printing, eliminating the drying time that water-based or solvent ink requires. Post-processing and sign application are therefore possible immediately after printing, reducing production time and enabling printers to deliver products to short deadlines. In addition, UV-curable ink supports a wide range of commercially available media, including PVC, tarpaulin and paper with no acceptance layer, PET film, and fabric, contributing to associated substrate cost efficiencies and an increased variety of application possibilities.
High value products such as two-layer print, in which white ink is used for transparent PET film, and varnish print using clear ink(2), can also be handled with the UJV100-160, further increasing the variety of creative applications achievable with this system.
Other features that ensure the UJV100-160 meets the same high-standards for print quality and reliability, which Mimaki’s solutions are known for, are the NCU (Nozzle Check Unit) for missing nozzle detection and auto cleaning and NRS (Nozzle Recovery System) – a function that automatically replaces defective nozzles, or if there is a problem left unsolved by the nozzle cleaning – ensuring uninterrupted printing and stable image quality. MAPS4 (Mimaki Advanced Pass System) prints pass boundaries in gradation to reduce banding, uneven colour, and glossy streaks.
“Printers asking themselves how they can diversify their product offering or enter new markets with a wider variety of applications will find the answer to these questions in the UJV100-160,” explains Ronald van den Broek, General Manager Sales EMEA, Mimaki Europe. “The applications achievable with this technology include posters, POP, soft signage, stickers, window decoration, to name a few, and the array of substrates this solution can handle does not compromise the quality of the printed output or the system’s high productivity. It’s truly a versatile solution that will enable users to grow their businesses and increase their profitability.”
(1) 23m2/h: When printed on tarpaulin using the 4C Draft mode
(2) Cl: Clear ink will be supported at a later date