Mimaki Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of Mimaki Europe, will take visitors to viscom 2020 (Düsseldorf, Germany, 7-9 January 2020) on a journey through its comprehensive portfolio of cost-effective and profit-generating inkjet printing solutions. Under the theme ‘Join the colourful experience’, the leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems will demonstrate how sign makers, textile and digital print service providers can use Mimaki technology to produce an unrivalled range of eye-catching print applications and enter new profitable markets. This diverse solutions and applications line-up will also attract visitors from PSI and PromoTex Expo, tradeshows held at Messe Düsseldorf concurrently with viscom 2020.
Central to the Mimaki booth (Hall 13, Stand F41) will be the company’s JV300-160 Plus and CG-160FXll Plus from Mimaki’s recently launched Plus series, the next generation of its industry-acclaimed large-format printing and cutting solutions. Shown for the first time in Germany, the JV300-160 Plus and the CG-160FXII Plus boast substantial productivity increases on previous models, in addition to delivering superior print quality at faster printing speeds. This is enabled by MAPS4, the latest version of the Mimaki Advanced Pass System which uses a unique algorithm to calculate the most effective way of jetting ink drops to avoid visible banding. Reliable productivity is assured with Mimaki’s pioneering NCU (Nozzle Check Unit) and NRS (Nozzle Recovery System), while a brand-new, advanced Take-Up device enables the handling of rolls up to 45kg – preventing media shifting and ensuring a smoother, more efficient production process.
A next-generation eco-solvent/sublimation printer, the JV300-160 Plus sets a new benchmark for professional wide format printers, sportswear and fashion manufacturers, as well as print shops. Offering the unrivalled versatility of multiple ink types and wider colour gamut (including, orange and light black), it delivers photo-quality prints at outstanding speeds (up to 105.9m2 per hour in super-draft mode). At viscom 2020, Mimaki will demonstrate the JV300-160 Plus printing live with orange ink. The Mimaki CG-160FXll Plus is a brand-new multi-cutting plotter featuring a new ID Cut function which enables users to vastly improve work efficiency. When combined with the JV300-160 Plus, it allows continuous cutting operations to be performed automatically for small-quantity and multi-product orders of stickers and labels. The combined systems ensure that an entire operation can be completed in a single specification of data, so that operators can proceed with other jobs simultaneously.
Mimaki will also demonstrate the benefits of its latest 3D printing solutions. Visitors to the booth will experience the unparalleled levels of photorealism achieved by the company’s flagship 3DUJ-553 3D printer, which prints in over 10 million colours. Building on Mimaki’s extensive colour expertise, as well as on the company’s core technologies in 2D printing, the 3DUJ-553 enables the production of true full colour, super fine details and smooth surfaces (with options to print in 19, 32 or 42µm layers), achieving consistent and repeatable results. At the show in Düsseldorf, Mimaki will produce mock-ups of small, everyday items live on the stand to inspire visitors with the range of application opportunities enabled by its 3D printer.
A further 3D printing technology highlight will be the 3DFF-222. Based on Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) and using PLA material, the 3DFF-222 is designed to enable sign and display printers to produce jigs used in direct-to-object printing in-house. The 3D printer will be combined with the Mimaki UJF-3042 MkII EX, an advanced small format direct-to-object UV LED flatbed printer, offering increased productivity, supreme print quality and ease-of-use for on-demand printing onto almost any material or substrate in A3 format, up to 153mm thick. Mimaki will use the combination of the two printing systems to illustrate how users can enhance their production of 3D signage and target new profitable markets with creative 3D applications.
“Our aim is to inspire viscom 2020 visitors with applications that bolster their existing product portfolio but also motivate them to enter new markets with new, cutting-edge applications. Mimaki has an incredibly comprehensive range of printers so there’s something there to suit all requirements,” states Hisashi Takeuchi, CEO of Mimaki Deutschland GmbH. “When it comes to creating colourful, photo-realistic prints or vibrant decorations on objects or textiles, Mimaki’s solutions deliver exceptional results and we will demonstrate this with the samples and giveaways available on our booth.”
The Mimaki technology on show at viscom 2020 will also include the following high-quality printing and cutting solutions for the sign making, digital printing and textile decoration markets:
Mimaki JFX200-2513 EX: A cutting-edge large flatbed UV inkjet printer, it incorporates Mimaki Core Technologies, including Nozzle Check Unit (NCU) and Nozzle Recovery System (NRS). The JFX200-2513 is equipped with Mimaki 2.5D Texture Maker, a proprietary layering technology that uniquely enables smooth embossed print with enticing-to-touch dimensional textured effects, opening new and valuable application opportunities for customers. Ideal for demanding production workflows, the JFX200-2513 prints on substrates up to 2,500mm x 1,300mm, in a wide variety of materials including white board, transparent/coloured board, wood, cardboard and metal.
Mimaki UCJV300-75: An award-winning UV integrated printer/cutter for sign and graphics, featuring a white ink capability. The UCJV300-75 enables four-layer printing, ideal for creating graphics for backlit applications, and five-layer printing for producing designs on both sides of the substrate simultaneously, perfect for transparent film. Visitors will also see high-quality metallic foil labels printed using this solution.
Mimaki CJV150-107: An entry-level printer/cutter, offering high performance, versatility and richness in colour. At viscom 2020, the CJV150-107 will feature the Sb54 sublimation ink but is also compatible with solvent ink, making it a cost-effective solution for sign makers, display graphics professionals and printshops.
The company will also present a range of creative promotional products, such as stickers, labels, key holders and other personalised items – further demonstrating how advanced digital printing enables value-adding, profit-driving personalisation capabilities.
“We’re excited to show visitors our extensive portfolio of printing and cutting solutions. With our range of highly productive, versatile solutions, the application possibilities and business opportunities are endless and we are confident that visitors to our stand will leave with new ideas to drive their business forward,” concludes Takeuchi.