One of the leading manufacturers of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting machines for the sign/graphics, industrial markets, and textile/apparel, Mimaki Engineering announced the immediate availability of their future-oriented and already highly acclaimned new hybrid large-format printer UJV-160.
This innovative printer allows for UV printing on heat sensitive media without media deformation and is one of the most environment-friendly solutions in
large-format printing and comes complete with two tables for feed and delivery enabling print service providers to print on light rigid materials as well as roll-to-roll.
In this respect, UV-LED technology comes as a breakthrough new technology in step with the latest environmental demands. Since the ink is cured or fixed immediately after LED radiation, the job turnaround time from printing to further processing, such as lamination, is shortened greatly, improving work efficiency and productivity. The flexible ink for UV LED curing jointly developed by Mimaki and 3M adds further benefits as the ink is
expandable up to 200 percent and does not crack if bent so allowing innovative applications to be designed and created. This flexible UV ink is ideal for car wrappings. High image quality is ensured with variable droplets and a resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi. To accomodate different media thicknesses an automatic head height mechanism is employed to avoid head strikes and other undesirable issues.