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Mimaki launches entry level roll-to-roll inkjets

Mimaki’s exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland, Hybrid Services, has announced the release two new entry level roll-to-roll inkjet printers. Part of the new 100 Series, the UJV100-160 is the company’s latest UV model, with the JV100-160 being a solvent option.


The UJV100-160 uses lower-cost LUS-190 UV ink which cures immediately after being exposed to UV light, allowing a faster turnaround without the need for a degassing period after printing. The LUS-190 ink can be printed onto not only PVC, but also uncoated substrates such as PET film and paper. The new system is designed to deliver the ideal solution for print businesses to introduce UV printing technology into their production line.


Meanwhile the JV100-160 uses Mimaki’s SS21 inkset which allows printers to create a multitude of applications, whether for indoor or outdoor use. Available in both a dual CMYK four-colour mode and an eight-colour mode, Mimaki says the inks are a ‘proven solution for delivering long lasting, vibrant prints.’


‘The new UV and solvent ‘100 Series’ printers represent the ideal combination of features and performance at a highly competitive price point,’ says Hybrid MD Brett Newman. ‘Employing proprietary technology found on models that sit further up the Mimaki product line, users will benefit from improved operation, productivity and task automation.’


Bert Benckhuysen, senior product manager at Mimaki Europe added, ‘Mimaki always prides itself in introducing printing technology that excels when it comes to efficiency and high-quality and these two models fulfil both. The ‘100 Series’ are also versatile printers and users benefit from the flexibility to produce an array of applications, from vibrant wallpapers to high-quality signboards.’


Both printers utilise Mimaki’s new DAS (Dot Adjustment System) feature, and will come with core technologies such as NCU (Nozzle Check Unit), NRS (Nozzle Recovery System) and MAPS4 (Mimaki Advanced Pass System4) as standard.


Furthermore, Mimaki has included its new RasterLink7 RIP software with the series, which incorporates Harlequin RIP developed by Global Graphics Software as a core engine.