Mimaki introduces metallic UV ink at C!Print
Mimaki Europe is introducing a UV-curable metallic ink, MUH-100-Si which is designed to strengthen its product offering and push the boundaries of graphic expression beyond that of ordinary UV flatbed inkjet printers.
The ink is compatible for use with Mimaki’s UJF-7151plus printer, which produces high-quality print for a wide range of applications, ranging from gifts to wide-format boards.
Supporting Mimaki’s ideology of ‘New technology for creating the next generation of digital printing’, the new ink enables creative ideas to be realised in the product manufacturing process. Whilst metallic effects on printed products typically require further processing and manual handling post printing, Mimaki will demonstrate how these processes can be effectively circumnavigated at the forthcoming C!Print exhibition in Lyon.
Produced by mixing a bright pigment into the ink, MUH-100-Si can place metallic ink directly onto a product without the need for a separate manual transfer process, as is the case when applying glitters or foils to achieve a metallic effect. Decorative options, such as printing both gloss and matte tones, texture expression with embossing effect, and full-colour metallic expressions can be achieved in-house by overlaying coloured ink on metallic ink.
Recommended for use with the UJF-7151plus printer, the metallic ink can be used on paper containers, films and novelty items and opens up considerable revenue-enhancing possibilities in the luxury and bespoke sectors.
Mimaki will be demonstrating its new MUH-100-Si UV-curable at C!Print 2019 on 5th -7th February 2019, at Lyon, France on Stand 2L22.
For further information on Mimaki’s products and services visit its exclusive UK and Ireland distributor Hybrid Serices at: www.hybridservices.co.uk