Mimaki launches a new flatbed cutter
Mimaki has introduced the Mimaki CF22-1225 flatbed cutting plotter, a new cutting solution that handles materials as large as 1220 x 2440mm and provides the ideal complement to the Mimaki JFX200-2513 for on-demand production of seasonal POP displays or exhibition components.
With the addition of ArtiosCAD Designer Solution software, the two machines offer a complete print-and-cut workflow for the creation of custom packaging or prototypes. In addition, Mimaki UV LED inks can be used to print onto a variety of materials, including uncoated substrates, with vibrant full-colour results.
Whether companies are developing sophisticated short-run signs and display graphics, creating packaging mock-ups or samples, handling special requests for small lot furniture, or simply creating and producing designs on demand, this solution will enable them to deliver high-value, high-margin premium services.
The latest version of the widely used Mimaki RasterLink RIP software includes an ID Cut function to make printing and cutting easier and faster. In addition to registration marks, RasterLink6 plus software can include a barcode on the print. This barcode, read by the crop mark sensor on the CF22-1225, contains cutting and rotation information facilitating the automation of the cutting process and is particularly useful when running nested print-cut jobs, as the cutter continuously reads the data for both single and combined jobs.
RasterLink6 plus software also includes the FineCut plug-in for Adobe Illustrator, allowing a convenient print preview to minimise errors prior to the print-and-cut operation. In addition, a wide variety of selectable cutting tools enables cutting of industrial materials such as acrylic, foam and rubber with a thickness of up to 55 mm.
The Mimaki CF22-1225 will be available at the end of 2017.For further information on Mimaki’s product portfolio, including its full range of printers, inks and cutting solutions, visit: www.hybridservices.co.uk