Granthams are a reseller of wide- format inkjet printers, cutting plotters and RIP software from Mimaki.
Mimaki CJV150-75 The entry point for a wide format Mimaki print and cut machine is the 75. Designed for stickers and labels, this Mimaki printers maximum roll width is 810mm and prints at a maximum speed of 56m2/hour although at it’s standard setting it’s closer to 20m2/hour. we've seen prints at the higher speeds and they are certainly usable but as you would expect, the lower speeds achieve a higher quality output.
Mimaki CJV150-107 Identical to the printer above, except this one is slightly larger at 1100mm.
Some media options only start at 1370mm wide rolls so if there is anything specific you’re looking to print, get in touch.
Mimaki CJV150-130 & CJV150-160 All the same specs and internals as the models above except they’ll take wider material. 1371mm for the 130 and 16620mm for the 160.
The roll to roll versions, the Mimaki JV150, have the same specifications as the Mimaki CJV without the cut module. The same goes for the JV300 and the CJV300 outlined below.
For more info on the Mimaki 150 models, click here.
Mimaki CJV300 Next model in the range is the CVJ300 series.
The difference with this series is in the staggered dual print head technology.
Think of two offset banks of nozzles. One sits on the left hand side of the 4” print head and the other sits just below and on the right.
As they zip across the media from one side to the next, this offsetting of the head means it can print double the swath as one combined head. Where the CJV150 series maxes out at 50+ m2/hour, the CJV300can hit the giddy heights of 100+ m2/hour. Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is fast.
For technical specifications and more in depth info, click here.
This post lists the print and cut options from Mimaki. Where necessary for clarity, I’ve explained how each print and cut model is related to the roll to roll model.
As already talked about, all of the Mimaki printers can run the same inkset. Chosen at point of purchase, you can go with either solvent ES3 or SS21 in either cartridges or via Mimaki’s bulk ink system (UISS).
There are also options for dye sublimation inks for all of them (except the CJV 150-75) if textiles are more your thing.
In earlier generations of solvent print tech, there were always concerns of nozzles becoming clogged and then deteriorating the print quality.
Mimaki developed their nozzle check unit to detect any nozzles that weren’t putting in the work and then automatically clean them to get them back and firing again. It reduces downtime and keeps on monitoring them in the background to prevent it recurring.
Mimaki also put in place a nozzle recovery system so if for any reason a clogged nozzle can’t be put back to work, the machine substitutes in another to keep it printing until a technician can arrive. The NCU and NRS are standard across the current Mimaki range.
It’s great that the machine will keep an eye out for clogged nozzles but what if all is working but it’s just not curing correctly?
Mimaki’s intelligent heater tech combines a three way system which keeps the temperature before, after, and during print at the optimum levels for both curing and quality. If the temperature is too low, the ink droplets can bleed into each other. When this happens, some print definition is lost and images lack a bit of oomph. The heater system keeps it all in check right across the print bed front to back.
The ES3 are Mimaki’s eco-solvent inks. No extra ventilation is needed when using them, so for premises with limited space or for applications needing a lower odour, these could be the best option.
If a bit of extra media bite is needed - outdoor signage or un-laminated prints - the SS21 mid solvent cartridges could be the ones to use.
Mimaki has been at the forefront of adding unique colours for specific requirements. From orange to silvers to flourescent inks for the fabrics market, Mimaki runs the whole gamut (pun intended) of ink choices.
Current options include white, orange, light black and silver and depending on the print, the machine will decide when and where to use each colour. There’s also light cyan and light magenta for vibrancy between shades and the choice of CMYK if you prefer to keep things simple.