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Mimaki unveils new UF-Mkll

Mimaki unveils new UF-Mkll

Mimaki will be unveiling the latest member of its UJF-MkII family, its latest generation of small format UV flatbed printers, the UJF-3042MkII EX, at FESPA 2017.

It offers a unique approach to value-added printing by condensing four steps into one. These include placing primer for strong ink adhesion, white ink for high print opacity, full colour CMYK printing and a clear print surface treatment, all in one operation.

This follows the addition of a fourth printhead, plus the capability to accommodate eight ink bottles.

In addition to all of the advantages of the Mimaki UJF-3042MkII, the new UJF-3042MkII EX adds further features for higher performance and ease of use, including a status indication lamp, a vacuum table to fix the print substrate and an emergency stop switch. It also offers worry-free operation with automatic detection and cleaning of clogged nozzles, and the substitution of good nozzles.

The compressed workflow includes a jettable primer to improve ink adhesion whilst also retaining the original texture of the material post printing, something that is difficult to achieve with manual primer application. The Mimaki PR-200 primer can be used on resin, glass and metas, while Mimaki’s white UV ink features high opacity and enables a more vivid expression of full colour, especially on dark or transparent substrates. Two bottles of white ink can be attached to the printer to achieve high-density white print in a shorter time with greater opacity.

Mimaki’s clear ink, with either glossy or matte effects, can add texture and depth to prints. It can be laid down in multiple layers for an embossed effect and can be used with Mimaki’s texture library as part of the Mimaki RasterLink6 RIP software, which offers 129 different textures that can be displayed as swatches in Adobe Illustrator.

Application of these textures with clear ink can deliver more elaborate designs, such as a floral motifs or other patterns that add even greater value to the printed piece.

Mimaki has GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold certifications for the UV-curable inks used in its UJF-3042MkII, UJF-6042MkII and UJF-3042MkII EX printers, including LH-100, LUS-120, LUS-150 UV curable inks. The certification also applies to Mimaki’s LUS-200 UV-curable ink; LX-101 Latex ink; and SS21, Mimaki’s most popular solvent ink.

For further information visit: www.hybridservices.co.uk

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