Mimaki has been awarded two Image Reports magazine Angel Awards - one for its JV400 Series printer and one for the Mimaki TX500-1800DS.
The JV400 machine was launched at FESPA in 2012 and comes in 2 print widths – 1.3m and 1.6m. Mimaki also demonstrated a version of the machine combining solvent and UV inks to gain a glossy finish. On its award, Image Reports editor Lesley Simpson explains, “Our latest Width-Wise survey showed latex is going to be ’the technology to have’ in 2013. If a printer has a wish list, the Mimaki latex-ink machine is on it. There has been an immediate response from the marketplace to the JV400 with the ‘white-ink’ option. This opens up the competition – latex is where the money is – it will become the biggest investment area.”
The Mimaki TX500-1800DS received an Angel Award for innovation due to its capability to print direct to textiles and pre-treated polyester fabrics. Lesley Simpson adds, “It has six printheads in a staggered configuration and uses Mimaki’s new Sb300 sublimation inks in either 6 colour or 4 colour modes. The build of the machine is clever in the detail – it's way ahead of its competition.”
Mike Horsten, Marketing Manager EMEA at Mimaki Europe, and Duncan Jefferies, Marketing Manager at Hybrid Services, are delighted to have received the awards. “What a great industry recognition for our technology – we're delighted about this award and look forward to further introducing it to the market at key trade shows like FESPA Digital 2013.”
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Mimaki is distributed in the UK & Ireland by Hybrid Services Ltd - www.hybridservices.co.uk.