Mimaki has announced that it will configure its stand to represent a mini promotional item factory at its next exhibition. The aim is to show visitors how easy and affordable it is to create their own promotional shop using versatile Mimaki solutions.
The event, PSI 2018, scheduled for 9-11 January 2018 at Messe Düsseldorf, will also see the company display an array of solutions for digitally printing on promotional items, as well as examples of 3D printed promotional items.
‘Our 104 square metre stand is designed to realistically simulate a company or factory environment that produces a wide range of promotional items 24/7,’ said Ronald van den Broek, general manager sales at Mimaki Europe. ‘Whether it is seamless 360-degree printing on cylindrical items such as bottles using the Mimaki Kebab option, decorating phone covers, or printing with flexible ink on materials that stretch or bend, visitors will find the solutions they need to ensure a competitive advantage.’
On display will be:
The Mimaki UJF-7151plus, printing on phone covers of different sizes, as well as acrylic keychains. The UJF-7151plus is a compact UV LED direct- to-object printer. It uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver a powerful and reliable digital alternative to traditional screen print operations. With a print resolution of up to 1200 dpi, the UJF-7151plus features a 710 x 510mm printable area. The machine uses process, white and clear inks plus primer. A Trotec laser cutting machine will be shown cutting the acrylic for the keychains.
The UJF-3042MkII and the UJF-6042MkII, which are the latest generation of UV flatbed printers from Mimaki. The printers feature multiple ink options and support a wide range of applications, such as LUS-120 inks that can stretch up to 170% for printing on soft material surfaces like wallet smartphone cases. LUS-150 inks have 150% stretchability and are compatible with a wide range of materials. The LH-100 rigid inks are perfect for accessories or stationery products that must stand up to high levels of abrasion, as well as for printing on glass, metal and resins. At the show, these printers will be printing on power packs, pens, aluminium bottles and leatherette notebooks.
The UCJV300-160. This integrated roll-to-roll UV LED printing and cutting solution includes a unique four-layer Day/Night printing capability and internal lighting system that enables two different images on the same sign – one image appears when the sign is backlit and another when it is not.
‘Mimaki solutions for digitally printing promotional items have so many advantages,’ van den Broek added. ‘We believe visitors will be surprised and inspired at the range of materials we can print on. One exceptional capability of our machines is the ability to print on uneven surfaces, such as printing on the edges of a phone cover, without a noticeable reduction in quality. Our LD mode allows printing on an uneven surface with up to 4,5mm difference in media thickness, and we believe this is quite rare in the industry. We look forward to discussing new business opportunities with visitors to our stand.’