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Graphix Supply World will launch the new Mimaki JV400-160LX latex printer at the Africa Print Bloemfontein Roadshow on 30 May 2012 at Kiepersolrant. This will be the first time the printer will be showcased in Africa.

The printer feature state of the art Mimaki latex inks and are the first machines to incorporate Mimaki’s cutting edge print engine.

The JV400-160LX supports six colours plus white, and is the world’s first latex printer using white ink, increasingly required in the signage market. Mimaki’s white latex ink meets the needs of a wide range of printing requirements and substrates. It can be utilised with transparent PET, window decoration, shatterproof window film and more. The printer is equipped with Mimaki’s MCT (Mimaki Circulation Technology) ink circulation system that prevents pigment sedimentation for stable ink dispersion and a reduced need for manual ink cartridge circulation processes.

Mimaki JV400-160LX surpasses the competition due to:
-Lower operating costs that save energy so you can make more money.
-Lower curing temperatures of between 40-60 degrees celsius, compared to 80-100 degrees celsius.
-Longer lasting Piezo print heads, lasting between 1-2 years compared to competitor Thermal print heads, which need replacing every 4 litres.
-Wider choice of media available to print on due to lower curing temperature, preventing deformation and shrinkage on heat-sensitive media. Customers no longer restricted to a limited-range of OEM-approved media.
-Exceptional print quality thanks to minimum dot size of 4 picoliters, and the ability to use variable sized ink dots for smooth gradation. Competitor offers dot size of 12 picoliters with no variable dot printing.
-Maximum print performance is made possible with Mimaki’s original RIP. The new RasterLinkPro6 enables three ink layers in one pass with white and colour inks. This RIP software is included in the price. Competitor latex printers have to use third party RIP.

There is already a waiting list for the JV400-160LX, with the first latex machine being sold at the Africa Print RoadShow in Durban – without the client even seeing the machine. This is indicative of the standard of Mimaki’s quality and the high demand for this latex printer.

To register online and for more information on the Africa Print RoadShows, visit:

Forthcoming Africa Print RoadShows include:

– Cape Town: 20-21 June 2012 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre

– Africa Print Expo 2012, 22 – 24 August 2012 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

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