Mimaki has a full show schedule planned for January 2016. The company will be exhibiting at no less than three major trade shows, each focusing on its own specific field of interest, the first of which is Heimtextil, the largest international trade fair for home and contract textiles. Heimtextil is scheduled for 12th to 15th January at Messe Frankfurt, Germany. Mimaki will be located in Hall 4.0, Stand F15.
The company also has a presence at PSI Düsseldorf; the leading international trade fair for the advertising industry. Hosted by the Promotional Product Service Institute, PSI 2016 is scheduled for 13th to 15th January at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany, where Mimaki will be in the Technology Forum, Stand 12B13 TF.
Finally, Mimaki will be exhibiting at Salon C!Print Lyon, France, scheduled for 26th to 28th January; a show perfectly tuned to the evolving needs of the printing market, which requires creativity and innovation. The Mimaki team will be inspiring attendees at Stand 2K12/L11.
"No time to rest on those mistletoes come 2016," says Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe. "All three shows are important venues to showcase Mimaki’s broad range of solutions for the printing and visual communications industries, from textile printing to signs & display graphics and promotional items to general commercial print applications. We’ll be out in force at all three shows to inspire attendees with new digital solutions poised to transform their businesses."
Digital textile printing: A growth market
At Heimtextil, Mimaki will have a full product line-up on display, with solutions that make it easy for visitors to expand their digital textile printing capabilities or implement new ones, printing vibrant, durable colours on a broad range of materials. Visitors will experience the TS500P-3200, a 3.2 metre concept printer that prints on transfer paper with sublimation ink alongside the Mimaki TS300P-1800, a 1.8 metre printer that also prints on transfer paper and will be shown using brilliant pink and yellow fluorescent inks, much in demand especially in the sports garment industry.
Mimaki will also show the TX300P-1800, a 1.8m printer that prints directly on textiles with disperse dye ink, enabling printing directly on polyester, as well as with textile pigment inks for printing on cotton - which proved to be a smash hit at the recent ITMA 2015 show. In addition, Mimaki's JV400LX, using CMYK, Orange and Green Latex inks will be printing wallcoverings with a stunning colour gamut.
"Digital textile printing has evolved past simply printing samples or one-offs,” Horsten adds. "Designers and manufacturers can take advantage of the Mimaki textile printing family for short to medium production runs of unique fabrics for a variety of uses, from home decoration to fashion to industrial. Visitors to our stand are sure to be impressed by the opportunities these printers generate.” Horsten will also be presenting at the European Digital Textile conference on January 12th at 11am in Hall 4.0 on “The new supply chain for super-fast home textiles.”
Stephen Woodall, National Sales Manager – Textile & Apparel for exclusive UK and Irish Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services Ltd comments, “Heimtextil is an important international show and the range of Mimaki printers on display demonstrates our very latest solutions for the home furnishings and printed textile sector.”
Promotional printing reinvented
At PSI 2016 in Düsseldorf, Mimaki’s printer and cutting plotter portfolio will take centre stage. Manufacturers of promotional items will find unique solutions that enable printing on three-dimensional items and a wide range of other promotional materials. These include the brand-new UJF-7151plus, which will also take the limelight at C!Print Lyon. It is the next generation model of the world’s best-selling UJF Series line from Mimaki and its design and technologies enable sign, speciality graphics, and award and personalisation companies to realise the benefits of digital printing with higher margins and lower production costs, without compromising quality.
Also at PSI is the JFX200-2513 LED UV flatbed printer ideal for signs and display graphics that prints on a wide range of substrates with a choice of inks, including white and clear. It’s easy to use and has a compact footprint to fit into almost any production space.
Mimaki will also demonstrate the UJF-3042HG, including the Kebab option to enable printing on round surfaces and cylinders, a table top flatbed printer that can print on a variety of substrates, including plastics, metal, wood, leather and glass in sizes up to 30cm x 40cm.
Stuart Cole, National Sales Manager – Industrial Products at Hybrid remarks, “There are three different UV-curable ink types available, plus white and clear, and these address a huge variety of printing needs. On-demand printing of promotional items is just one of the successes of the UJF Series and the exhibition is an ideal opportunity to highlight this to prospective customers.”
In addition, the Mimaki CFL-605RT compact flatbed cutting plotter will be on the stand and is the ideal complement to Mimaki digital printers. This 50cm x 60cm cutter supports on-demand production with multiple functions including reciprocating, tangential and eccentric cutting, plus creasing for immediate finishing of packaging and prototypes.
“Our Kebab option is always a big hit at trade shows, especially in the promotional items space,” Horsten explains. “It opens up a variety of brand-new options for manufacturers of promotional items that were not previously available. We are looking forward to showing off the applications, along with the rest of our portfolio, at PSI 2016.”
PLUG&PLAY SVP at Salon C!Print Lyon
At C!Print, Mimaki will once again participate in the event’s PLUG&PLAY Creative Workshop with its JFX200-2513, an affordable, high performance UV LED flatbed printer also being shown at PSI 2016. The purpose of this project is to demonstrate how companies can display their visual identity in temporary locations including pop-ups, combined with multichannel communications. In addition, Mimaki will be showing the UJF-7151 plus direct-to-object production flatbed printer and the UJF-6042 flatbed printer with the CFL-605RT compact flatbed cutting plotter. The Mimaki UJF-3042HG with the popular Kebab option will also be available to view.
Mimaki also intends on showing the TS300P-1800, printing on transfer paper for fabric applications and featuring yellow and pink fluorescent inks. "We will also have all four of our latest solvent printers at the show,” Horsten concludes, "The JV300, JV150, CJV150 and CJV300. This broad array of solutions ensures that we will have something for everyone, and we look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand.”
Full details on the Mimaki range, which is available in the UK and Ireland through Hybrid’s network of authorised resellers can be found by visiting Hybrid’s new website – www.hybridservices.co.uk.
[Image caption: Mimaki's TS500P-3200 3.2m concept printer for transfer paper]