Mimaki has announced that it will be exhibiting at InPrint 2017, the exhibition for Industrial Print Technology. The show takes place from 14th to 16th November 2017, in Hall A6 of the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany and Mimaki will be located on stand 214.
Visitors to the Mimaki stand will be able to see first-hand a wide range of industrial-class printing and cutting solutions. In addition, the company will bring 3D samples that show the potential of the company’s full colour 3D printer for rapid prototyping, mould manufacturing, modelling and more. Applications being shown go from safety or warning labels and name or number plates to membrane switches, packaging samples and promotional items.
“We believe we will have one of the broadest arrays of industrial printing applications at the show,” says Ronald van den Broek, Sales Manager EMEA at Mimaki Europe. “Industrial printing technologies are changing the face of manufacturing, and Mimaki is investing heavily in helping to drive that change. We aim to bring profitable new opportunities to brands and manufacturers across a wide range of industries. We look forward to discussing these opportunities with attendees and hope to inspire them with many new ideas they can take back to their companies.”
Mimaki will be displaying a number of game-changing technologies in the industrial printing market at the show, including:
• The UJF Series of high-precision UV-curable flatbed printers, which can lay down a base coat of inkjet primer, a base print of white ink, full colour print and a surface coating of clear ink in a single operation. On top of their ability to print on diverse substrates including plastics, wood, metal and glass, these printers are also equipped with innovative Mimaki core technologies, such as 360 degree direct printing on bottles.
• The CFL-605RT flatbed cutting plotter, which offers both creasing and cutting capabilities. The CFL-605RT is designed with Mimaki’s well-established technology to support immediate finishing of packaging and prototypes with multiple functions and is the ideal companion to the UJF Series of flatbed printers for a total production solution.
• The recently launched UCJV300-160 integrated UV LED printer/cutter, equipped with features such as 4-layer lightbox printing, instantly dry ink, low running costs and the ability to print to a wide range of materials, the new machine ensures vibrant, eye-catching results suitable for safety warning or instruction labels.
• Samples produced by the Mimaki 3DUJ-553, the world’s first full colour 3D printer capable of printing up to 10 million different colours. It offers white ink and a clear ink overcoat, which adds vibrancy to the printed product and can be combined with coloured ink to create half colour transparent models.
• Vacuum forming demonstration using Mimaki’s LUS-350 flexible ink in combination with a vacuum forming machine by Formech. The LUS-350 ink stretches up to 350% when heated to between 120⁰C and 200⁰C. After cooling to room temperature, the ink’s rigidity is restored while securely adhering to the moulded product without cracking or peeling.
• The TS300P-1800 dye sublimation printer, which delivers industry-leading speed, quality and throughput for a wide range of textile and fashion uses. It can print on very lightweight transfer paper for lower running costs with a powerful vacuum feed platen that reduces cockling.
Mimaki is exclusively distributed in the UK by Hybrid Services Ltd and further details on these and the rest of Mimaki’s range of printers and cutters can be found at www.hybridservices.co.uk.
“At InPrint 2017, visitors will see an extensive assortment of innovative digital printing and cutting solutions that are changing the face of the industrial market,” van den Broek adds. “And this is just the beginning! Adopting these digital technologies now gives brands and manufacturers an edge in a rapidly-evolving market, and Mimaki is dedicated to continuing to innovate far into the future.”