The EDP award coincides with the official release of the UJV100-160 to the European market.
Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announced that the European Digital Press Association (EDP) has presented the ‘Best Roll-to-Roll printer up to 170cm’ award to Mimaki for its UJV100-160 LED-UV inkjet printer.
Confirmation of this prestigious award also coincides with this high-quality, high-productivity printing solution being officially released as commercially available for the European market this month. Many of the features that make the UJV100-160 printer cost-effective, reliable, and easy-to-use were noted as key factors that contributed to the EDP judges choosing this printer for the award.
EDP’s Technical Committee comments: “Mimaki offers a price breaking device with UV printing speeds up to 23m2/h. This printer offers not only CMYK but also has the option to install white and clear inks, and the new innovative system helps to maintain the quality because of the control of dot placement and media feeding, one of the most common errors in inkjet printing. The UJV100-160 is certainly an excellent entry level printer, including many features of Mimaki’s advanced UV technology at an affordable price.”
The UJV100-160 is compatible with a wide variety of media, including metallic foil, fabric and uncoated materials, enabling sign makers to produce a diverse range of high-value applications, such as posters, POP, soft signage, stickers and window decoration. The printer features two newly developed printheads and the new DAS (Dot Adjustment System) feature. DAS automates conventional dot placement (dot position and feeding correction) for maximum image quality, saving operators time and reducing manual errors.
Delivering further time efficiencies, the UJV100-160 prints at a maximum of 23m2/h with VOC (Volatile Organic Chemicals)-free UV-curable ink. This environmentally conscious ink cures 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.
“The UJV100-160 is a versatile, robust and efficient solution for sign makers looking to delve into UV-printing and diversify their offerings,” said Ronald van den Broek, General Sales Manager at Mimaki Europe. “We’re extremely proud that the quality and productivity of this printer has been recognised by the EDP and are excited to bring it to market this month, providing our customers with another innovative solution designed to help them increase their competitive edge.”