Graphix Supply World Announces New Inkjet Printer

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Graphix Supply World has announced the new Mimaki UJV100-160, a roll-to-roll UV-curable inkjet printer. The applications achievable with this technology include posters, POP, soft signage, stickers and window decoration, to name a few.

The array of substrates this solution can handle does not compromise the quality of the printed output or the system’s high productivity. It is truly a versatile solution that will enable users to grow their business.

Some of the applications include:

– Outdoor signboards.
– Illumination signboards.
– Posters.
– Banners and flags (fabric).
– Swing P.O.P. (PET film).
– Labels.
– Wallpapers.
– Uncoated papers (bond or Tyvek paper) etc.

Featuring two newly developed printheads and the new Dot Adjustment System (DAS) feature, the UJV100-160 is a robust and efficient solution for sign makers. DAS automates conventional dot placement (dot position and feeding correction) for maximum image quality, saving operators time and reducing manual errors.

The UV-curable ink mounted on this printer is the newly developed ‘LUS-210’, which has six types: C, M, Y, K, W, and CI (Clear ink will be supported at a later date). A combination of a white ink with superior concealing capability and the spot colour ink of a shiny clear ink allows you to use this printer in various applications, from printing on transparent/coloured media to highly creative varnish print.

Printing at a maximum of 23sqm/h (when printed on PVC and PET using the 4C Draft mode), the high-speed UJV100-160 also uses VOC (Volatile Organic Chemicals)-free UV-curable ink for even greater productivity. Not only is this ink a more environmentally conscious choice for the production floor, it is cured instantly after printing, eliminating the drying time that water-based or solvent ink requires. Post-processing and sign application are therefore possible immediately after printing, reducing production time and enabling printers to deliver products to short deadlines. In addition, UV-curable ink supports a wide range of commercially available media, including PVC and paper with no acceptance layer, PET film, and fabric, contributing to associated substrate cost efficiencies and an increased variety of application possibilities.

Customers wanting to print to styrene, ABS or PETG thin sheets will be able to upgrade their UJV100-160 with a table feed option and an anti-static ioniser option, allowing them to print direct to media instead of printing to vinyl and then applying it to the sheets.

High value products such as two-layer print, in which white ink is used for transparent PET film, and varnish print using clear ink (2), can also be handled with the UJV100-160, further increasing the variety of creative applications achievable with this system.

Other features that ensure the UJV100-160 meets the same high-standards for print quality and reliability, which Mimaki’s solutions are known for, are the Nozzle Check Unit (NCU) for missing nozzle detection and auto cleaning and Nozzle Recovery System (NRS), a function that automatically replaces defective nozzles, if there is a problem left unsolved by the nozzle cleaning, to ensure uninterrupted printing and stable image quality. Mimaki Advanced Pass System (MAPS4) prints pass boundaries in gradation to reduce banding, uneven colour, and glossy streaks.

Roberto Franco, CEO of Graphix Supply World, said, ‘The UJV100-160 is going to take the industry by storm with its revolutionary technology. It will give businesses the ability to not only print at the fastest speeds onto any media, but also at the lowest costs in comparison to other large format printers of this size. This state-of-the-art printer promises a more profitable performance, and is giving businesses the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage in their industry.’

‘Printers asking themselves how they can diversify their product offering or enter new markets with a wider variety of applications will find the answer to these questions is the UJV100-160,’ explained Ronald van den Broek, General Manager Sales EMEA, Mimaki Europe.

Graphix Supply World
Tel: (+27) (0) 21 511 5340

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