Over 25 years of partnership and more than 25 Mimaki printing and cutting solutions at SGI 2018
Mimaki joined Signtrade International, its distributor in the United Arab Emirates, last week to celebrate Signtrade’s 30th anniversary. The celebration coincided with the Sign and Graphic Imaging (SGI) 2018 show held at the Dubai World Trade Center, from 14 – 16 January, where the complete line-up of Mimaki’s industry-leading products was shown at the Signtrade stand. At the ceremony, the companies also celebrated their strategic partnership of more than 25 years. Taking place at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, the 30th anniversary celebration event saw attendance from both Mimaki Europe and Mimaki Engineering, with Mr Akira Ikeda, the Executive Chairman of Mimaki Engineering, receiving the Excellence Award from Signtrade.
“Our sincere congratulations go to Signtrade on its 30th anniversary,” said Mr Sakae Sagane, Chairman of Mimaki Europe. “Signtrade is the market leader and a valued Mimaki distributor in the region, and we have benefited from their deep knowledge and expertise and excellent customer service over the past 25 years and look forward to continuing our relationship far into the future.”
World’s broadest array of sign and display graphics solutions
At the show, a full portfolio of Mimaki solutions was on display, from its industry leading UV printers to its affordable and accurate cutting plotters. Some of Mimaki’s latest releases especially attracted much attention from the crowd:
- The 3DUJ-553: This unique 3D printer can achieve full colour modeling in more than 10 million colours and is ideal for the production of full-colour scale models and product prototypes, as it eliminates the time-consuming need to paint or colour models after printing.
- The UCJV300-160: This integrated roll-to-roll UV LED printing and cutting solution includes a unique 4-layer Day/Night printing capability and internal lighting system that enables two different images on the same sign – one image appears when the sign is backlit and another when it is not. It’s LED curing allows the use of an expanded range of media including uncoated print media and heat-sensitive substrates.
- The Tiger-1800B. Shown printing on sublimation transfer paper throughout the show, this high volume industrial textile printer achieves maximum print speeds of up to 385 m2/hour and is also available as a direct-to-textile printer.