Mimaki to debut new printer and focus on sustainability at FESPA

Mimaki Ts34 1800a New

Mimaki has announced an exciting line-up for FESPA Digital 2012. Sustainability will be a key focus for the company and it will also being debuting Mimaki’s new TS34-1800A Sublimation Transfer Inkjet Printer.  Mimaki will be on stand G60 at the event which takes place in Barcelona between 21st and 24th February 2012.

“We are very excited about the innovations we will be sharing at FESPA Digital 2012,” says Mike Horsten, Marketing Manager at Mimaki. “Our stand will include both new products and new features, reinforce our dedication to environmental sustainability and showcase our philanthropic efforts.”


Horsten explains that the Mimaki Nature Education Program, an initiative that supports the nature and wildlife education of youth and children in Spain, will be highlighted with special and fun activities during the show. In addition, Mimaki will host a press conference on the first day of FESPA at 10:30am in the press conference room, South Access, where it will introduce and launch a totally new range of innovative products.

Sustainability a key focus

“Visitors to our stand at FESPA Digital 2012 will clearly see our commitment to sustainability,” adds Horsten. “We are proud of the small environmental footprint of our products, an important factor in the sign and display business today. Mimaki will be launching many new innovations at FESPA and we will clearly demonstrate our leadership in the market.”

New Product Highlights

FESPA Digital 2012 will mark the European debut of Mimaki’s new TS34-1800A Sublimation Transfer Inkjet Printer, first announced in November 2011. This new printer was designed specifically for the sublimation transfer market with high speed and quality in mind. Sublimation transfer printing is widely utilised for sportswear applications due to the elasticity and quick-drying capability of polyester material and in the growing market for soft signage applications, such as flags, retail in-store banners, and tapestries. The Mimaki TS34-1800A is capable of printing up to 32m2/h at 540 x 720dpi.

In addition, Mimaki will show its range of UV flatbed products, including the JFX-1631plus and the recently launched UJF-3042FX.

  • The Mimaki JFX-1631plus features high precision printing up to 1200dpi allowing even 3pt characters to be legibly printed, at speeds of up to 23.6 m2/h with a post-curing unit. It also offers an optional roll unit for roll-to-roll printing. The JFX-1631plus has print area of 160 x 310cm. The series is also available as the JFX-1615plus with 160 x 150cm print area.
  • The UJF-3042FX, a desktop UV flatbed, prints directly on materials up to 5cm thick with outstanding print quality of up to 1440 x 1200 dpi with a maximum print area of 300 x 420 mm and energy efficient LED curing.

With both printers, users can now choose from three UV inks for the one that best suits their application. LH-100 hard UV ink excels in scratch and chemical resistance as well as colour reproduction. LF-200 flexible UV ink enables stretching of ink up to 200%. LF-140 offers strong gradation in six colour printing (CMYK + LcLm) and is more flexible than LH-100 hard ink. Mimaki’s new PR-100 inkjet primer is also available for these printers to expand the range of substrates that can be utilised. PR-100 inkjet primer improves adhesion and enables printing on materials that normally would not be suitable for inkjet printing. Flexible ink printing is new to the UJF-3042FX. White and high gloss clear inks are also available.

More detail about Mimaki products, including those featured at the show, can be found at www.hybridservices.co.uk