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Mimaki introduced the enhanced version of the JV33 series at C!Print held in Lyon, France from 4-6 February 2014. Focused on bringing new ideas, new applications and new markets to providers of printing services.

In the run up to FESPA Digital 2014, Mimaki also presented an exclusive launch of the enhanced solvent JV33, Mimaki’s work horse in its solvent inkjet product line.

Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA, Mimaki Europe B.V, said, ‘Salon C!Print was co-located with CTCO for promotional products and promotional textiles. While we exhibited in the C!Print area, visitors to our booth could find solutions that were applicable to promotional products and textiles as well.’ Horsten said they were very excited about introducing the updated version of the JV33 solvent inkjet printer, which offers customers more speed and quality for the same price.

Mimaki also participated in NOVA Live, located at the centre of the hall. NOVA Live showcased live technical demonstrations and many applications created by the exhibitors. Mimaki printed with its TS34-1800A dye sublimation printer on sublimation paper which was then processed by other exhibitors to create a finished product.

‘We always find that these multi-vendor live demonstrations draw a great deal of attention at shows,’ Horsten added. ‘Attendees almost always work in a multi-vendor environment, and demonstrations such as these allow them to see the production of an application from end-to-end as though it were being produced in their own shop.’

The new JV33 is an updated version of Mimaki’s top selling JV33 roll-to-roll series of solvent inkjet products. With the exclusive launch of this new development at C!Print, the show attendees were the first to view this exciting new product.

A key enhancement is the addition of Mimaki Advanced Pass System (MAPS) technology, which is an innovative approach to discharging ink droplets to minimise, or even eliminate, banding in high production mode. MAPS is highly configurable to adjust the jetting process to meet specific production needs including adjustments to print speeds.

The MAPS system will allow at least a 10% speed increase to the already fast printing solution and will function with all ink sets. Mimaki will not only show this new enhancement, but the JV33 is also available immediately in the EMEA region for distribution.

Mimaki also demonstrated the personalisation of promotional products at the show. This includes personalisation of promotional products using Mimaki’s UJF-3042 and UJF-6042. These UV flatbed printers with LED curing and multiple ink options print in near photo quality directly on substrates up to 150mm thick with a precise and vivid image quality that is normally only found in more costly printers. These printers support six colours and white ink.

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