Mimaki leads the way in Industrial Printing with New Direct-to-Object Inkjet Printers
September 16, 20213 min read
Mimaki is set to release new high-value, high-quality industrial print applications with the launch of it's latest products. The company has unveiled four new high-speed, high-quality direct-to-object LED UV inkjet printers – the 190% faster UJF-7151 plusII and the new UJF-MkII e Series, comprising three advanced, small format solutions.
All four new printers will be commercially available in the new year through Granthams. The printers feature an array of new capabilities designed to deliver significant quality and performance benefits, enabling the user to explore new applications and increase their output and bottom line.
Combines robust, high-speed production with outstanding image quality.
The UJF-7151 plusII has eight printheads, which allow for dual four-colour (CMYK) ink configurations. This allows for faster print speeds up to 190% compared to the previous UJF-7151 plus model. The new system also breaks new creative boundaries with several features developed to enhance image quality, such as the MFD2 (half-toning) processing functionality to further control dot position. The result of this increased control is sharper edges and finer lines as well as fewer colour irregularities. The UJF-7151 plusII’s six-colour configuration includes light cyan and light magenta which enables more accurate colour reproduction. It can achieve 1,800dpi image resolution, providing amazing definition for high-quality printing applications. Moreover, the new printer’s cutting-edge Colour Gloss functionality adds a glossy finish to hardened colour inks, enabling users to create new, different textures and details that make their products stand out from the crowd, even without the use of clear varnish. Load capacity has also been expanded to 30kg, making the printer capable of handling high quality print jigs and perfect for detailed printing on heavy media, such as glass, wood, and metal.
UJF-MkII e Series
Three brand new small format printers that are huge on quality.
The new series of UJF-MkII e printers sees the debut of the UJF-3042MkII e, the UJF-6042MkII e and the UJF-3042MkII Ex e to the already broad Mimaki range. The three new printers offer state-of-the-art image quality and stability for printing onto an wide variety of soft and hard media, including leather, wood, acrylic, metal, and glass.
The UJF-3042MkII e and UJF-3042MkII Ex e have a print area of 300mm x 420mm, while the UJF-6042MkII e offers a bigger print size of 610mm x 420mm. All UJF-MkII e Series printers have new MFD2 processing for remarkable image quality as well as an improved gap check sensor. This laser sensor detects media placement to prevent printheads from making contact with the material during printing. It can even detect transparent materials for superior accuracy and highly controlled media detection. In addition, the new printers provides better usability to the operator by giving visual guidance on the 3.45inch full colour display.
The new functionality of the UJF printer series all feature MDL (Mimaki Device Language) commands support, which allows automated workpiece transfer. This function allows users to operate the new UJF printers from external production systems and external devices. This heightened automation not only increases user control and efficiency but lessens manual operator intervention to increase production.
The new models also RasterLink7 installed as standard RIP software, supporting one-product-at-a-time printing. With this newest software platform, numbering and variable data printing has never been easier, providing users with time and production improvements.
All new UJF Series UV inks are GREENGUARD GOLD certified and the new range of printers incorporate Mimaki's Core Technology functions that enable reliable output of high-quality prints. These include the NCU (Nozzle Check Unit) function that auto detects the status of nozzles using the sensor and performs auto cleaning when a missing nozzle is found (optional for the UJF-3042MkII e), NRS (Nozzle Recovery System) that automatically replaces defective nozzles with other nozzles if there is a problem left unsolved by the nozzle cleaning, and MAPS4 (Mimaki Advanced Pass System4) that prints pass boundaries fading in gradation to reduce banding (horizontal stripes), uneven colour, and glossy streaks.