Mimaki will showcase its high quality print production capabilities on a host of materials including plastic bottles and ID cards as well as metal plates at Fakuma 2014. The international trade fair for plastics processing takes place at the Neue Messe 1 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from October 14th to 18th.
“The plastic market is one of the fastest moving sectors in the industry,” explains Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe. “Ease of production is converging with the increasing demand for more eye-catching and creative materials including black, white, silver and transparent solutions. This is driving market suppliers to push developmental and creative boundaries with their solutions and we are delighted to be demonstrating what we can help both suppliers and customers achieve at Fakuma 2014.”
Under the slogan “Let’s Create…Together”, Mimaki will highlight the array of possibilities delivered by its UJF-3042 LED UV flatbed printer on stand FW-18 (foyer). It is ideal for short runs and on demand printing directly onto materials up to 50mm thick for uses as varied as coloured pencils to USB sticks.
Also on show will be Mimaki’s A2 format UJF-6042 LED UV flatbed printer offering greater versatility and photo-quality 1800dpi x 1800dpi print reproduction onto an almost limitless range of materials, objects and substrates up to 150mm thick. It is ideal for a host of applications including gifts and novelties, 3D lenticular products, photo albums and name plates.
It will be equipped with Mimaki’s Kebab Option. Using rotary rollers, the Kebab option enables print to be placed on the entire surface of a cylindrical item in a wide range of materials and sizes. With user-friendly print settings and functions and intuitive operation it can be simply introduced into any print production environment for the innovative personalisation of items ranging from candles to bottles.
Horsten expands: “These solutions, along with Mimaki’s portfolio, are constantly evolving with an increasingly stronger emphasis on sustainability and innovation. But it is their ability to address the increased market interest towards value-added customisation and personalisation that generates customer engagement. The versatility and substrate flexibility offered by Mimaki’s Kebab option is a perfect example of this.”
During the five day show that attracts more than 1700 exhibitors from 35 countries, Mimaki Europe will partner with Gravograph. The specialist in engraving, cutting, screen printing and digital printing works in a range of materials including aluminium, brass, bronze, plastic, Plexiglas, glass and PVC. At Fakuma it will focus its expertise on laser cutting.
“Gravograph is a perfect partner to complement what Mimaki offers and together we will encourage Fakuma 2014 visitors to be more imaginative when it comes to finding ways to make their print production stand out from the competition,” Horsten concludes.