Mimaki with imagination and innovation at InPrint 2014
In the framework of Hannover Messe 2014 in Hannover there is also InPrint 2014, an industrial print show and there Japanese Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers, will exhibit (Booth H 16) from April 6 -10, 2014 its latest innovations
Mimaki will highlight its highly functional textile printing solutions, including the TS500-1800, the world’s fastest dye sublimation printer, capable of printing at 150 m2 per hour on transfer paper. It produces brilliant colour for apparel and soft signage, both of which are seeing increased demand for short run lengths, thus ideal for digital on-demand printing. It features unmatched printing speed at 150 m2 in high-speed mode in four- or six colour mode with six print heads, with three staggered. There is a mist removal filter, a Mimaki Degassing Module (MDM-20) eliminating gasses or bubbles that can occur in inks during the printing process, decreasing the likelihood of nozzle blockage and improving the accuracy of ink dot placement. In addition, this module enables the printer to use undegassed bottled inks instead of conventional degassed ink packs, thus reducing ink costs. Further a Sb300 dye sublimation ink, optimised for dye sublimation printing at an affordable price, dries quickly and produces brilliant colours. It is available in six colours (Bk, Bl, M, Y, Lbl, Lm). Additionally, it features an AMF auto media feeder providing stable feeding and take-up of print media, eliminating much of the need for operator intervention during printing. Another characteristic is the larger roll media size by accepting rolls of media up to 60 kg and 300 mm in diameter, further improving operator productivity by eliminating the need for frequent media changers. Larger orders can be continuously printed without interruption, or batches of smaller orders using the media and easily to be handled.
Mike Horsten, marketing Manager for Mimaki Europe states: “We believe that the TS500-1800 will speed the transition to digital printing in the worlds of soft signage and apparel that is already well underway. In addition, our dedication to eco-friendly printing is also demonstrated with this textile printer. It uses less ink and water which result in less waste than other printing methods.”
In addition, Mimaki will be showcasing the Klieverik GTC 101/2000, a partner product for transferring vibrant TS500-1800 prints from sublimation paper to fabric. Horsten added on behalf of UV Printing on Rigid Media: “Printing direct to rigid substrates is another huge industrial printing opportunity, for everything from point of purchase materials to promotional products. Our portfolio includes printers capable of producing an extremely broad range of applications with exceptional quality and productivity.” On display will be UJF-6042 UV flat bed printer with LED curing and multiple ink options. It prints directly on substrates up to 150 mm thick, with a precise and vivid image quality that is normally only found in more costly printers. It supports six colours and white ink, and it is capable to print up to 1800×1800 dpi. With its variable dot size, it is engineered to deliver extreme accuracy of the ink drop placement on the substrate. For photo applications, its A2 size means, operators can simultaneously print two facing pages of an A3-size photo album. For smaller items, it is easy to create an efficient print layout to minimise waste of expensive substrates and decrease overall production time. Also displayed is JFX500-2131 UV printer, incorporating brand new head technology, as well as advanced LED curing. Its advanced head movement control produces an exceptionally high resolution image quality, capable of producing legible fonts as small as 2 points. With print speeds up to 60 m2/h with CMYK, and 45 m2/h with white, it also delivers the ultimate in productivity. Multiple ink options ensure the ability to produce a wide range of applications, including both rigid and flexible inks.