Zünd Launching Software For Cut Files

Zünd’s new software solution creates a simple and highly efficient workflow for generating cut files.

With PreCut Center, Zünd is launching software that facilitates cut-file preparation for applications involving unprinted materials. Fully nested cut files can be prepared in a few simple steps. The software significantly reduces the workload in file preparation, generates optimal material yield and eliminates the potential for error.

PreCut Center simplifies file preparation and output and lets the user select a level of automation based on individual production requirements. All it takes is a few simple steps to create a fully nested file. Whether users prefer a manual or automated process, the software allows for selecting the workflow that makes the most sense for a given production scenario.

After importing the desired shapes PreCut Center, the user assigns them to the corresponding recipes. Recipes are basically road maps for creating cut paths based on specific parameters. The recipes can be imported or created as needed by the user. The next step entails defining materials and material parameters. The shapes are subsequently nested on the unprinted material. This process results in optimal material yield with minimal waste and reduced production time.

In addition, PreCut Center also lets the user integrate selected metadata. Information printed along with the job facilitates job tracking and, once cutting is complete, enables quick and accurate attribution of cut parts to corresponding orders.

PreCut Center is available in two versions: Basic and Pro. Users can select the version and associated features according to their needs. Zünd PreCut Center’s open architecture permits importing cut shapes and data from multiple sources. PreCut Center Pro provides fully automated nesting capabilities at the push of a button and lets users individually edit nested layouts and cut paths. In a last step, Zünd PreCut Center generates a cut file in .zcc format and makes it available for subsequent import into Zünd Cut Center. An option also exists for outputting files in .dxf format.

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Trotec Laser South Africa Launching Entry Level Laser Solution And More At Graphics, Print And Sign Live Demo Expo

Trotec Laser South Africa will exhibit its laser cutting and engraving solutions at the upcoming Graphics, Print and Sign Live Demo expo, taking place from 5-7 October 2021 at Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Centre Court.

Solutions include:

R400

With this R Series laser cutter, Trotec will launch in South Africa for the first time an affordable laser cutter for the cutting and engraving of acrylics up to 15mm, wood, textiles, paper and many more. The R400 laser cutter is equipped with high quality components. The robust mechanical and reliable electronic design is proven in thousands of Trotec laser machines.

Rayjet 50 laser engraver

Trotec Laser South Africa Launching Entry Level Laser Solution And More At Graphics, Print And Sign Live Demo Expo

The Rayjet is a desktop laser engraver with a powerful CO2 laser source. It allows users to engrave, mark and cut a variety of materials. Start engraving and cutting immediately with the Rayjet laser, thanks to its intuitive software and the user-friendly system. Make higher profits by turning creative ideas into reality, due to the almost infinite number of applications.

U50 Fibre

Trotec Laser South Africa Launching Entry Level Laser Solution And More At Graphics, Print And Sign Live Demo Expo

With the laser markers of the U series, users can mark individual single pieces as well as small and medium batches quickly and easily. Thanks to the maintenance-free fibre laser source, plastic can be recoloured and metal permanently marked directly – without the use of sprays or pastes.

Speedy 100

 

Trotec Laser South Africa Launching Entry Level Laser Solution And More At Graphics, Print And Sign Live Demo Expo

The machine features a work area of 610 x 305mm, CO2 laser power of 12-60 watts, fibre laser power of 10-30 watts and flexx technology. The Speedy is an ideal laser engraving machine – whether one wants to start their own laser engraving business or speed up production. High quality components from the CO2 laser engraver ensure minimal maintenance requirements. The patented InPack Technology provides a higher laser lifetime.

Graphics, Print and Sign Live Demo expo is a dedicated wide format print, signage, textile and garment printing, commercial print, digital label printing and short run digital packaging event.

The event will comply with current Covid-19 regulations to keep visitors and exhibitors safe. Entrance is free, please register online. The event is sponsored by Platinum Sponsors Roland and Stixo Signage Supplies and is supported by media partners Sign Africa, Africa Print and Modern Marketing.

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Trotec setting new standards

See Live Demonstrations Of The Latest Signage And Wide Format Technology At The Graphics, Print & Sign Expo

The front cover of the newest edition of Sign Africa Journal focuses on the upcoming Graphics, Print and Sign Live Demo expo, a dedicated wide format print, signage, textile and garment printing, commercial print, digital label printing and short run digital packaging expo. The event will take place from 5-7 October 2021 at Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Centre Court. Sign Africa is one of the media partners.

Visitors can discover innovative technology and product demonstrations of the latest equipment, media and substrates that have been launched since the last flagship expo. Be inspired to start your own business or diversify your existing business with the latest products.

Some of the many reasons not to miss the Graphics, Print and Sign Live Demo expo:

Live demonstrations

See live demonstrations of new technology, 3D printing, equipment and substrates, software, applications and more. This is your opportunity to see the latest printers in action and discover their amazing capabilities.

Interact with product experts

Industry experts will be on the stands to advise you on solutions that will increase and streamline production and take your business to the next level.

See the latest technology and trends

Discover innovative technology and product demonstrations of the latest equipment, media and substrates that have been launched.

See all the leading suppliers under one roof

Explore business opportunities in the world of graphics, signage, digital printing, branding, T-shirt printing, vehicle graphics, laser engraving and more.

Start-up business solutions

See all the ‘business in a box’ and home-based solutions for new business opportunities.

Explore the latest textile branding/print solutions

Explore new direct to fabric (DTF) technology as well as all the latest dye-sublimation and direct to fabric print solutions.

Free event entrance

There is no entrance fee to the event, so you get to explore all the latest solutions for free. Parking is free too.

The event will comply with current Covid-19 regulations to keep visitors and exhibitors safe. Entrance is free, please register online. The event is sponsored by Platinum Sponsors Roland and Stixo Signage Supplies and is supported by media partners Sign Africa, Africa Print and Modern Marketing.

Other features in the latest Sign Africa Journal include:

The benefits of acrylic printing for large format printers 

Since a cutting plotter can handle different materials, such as paper, sticker, cardstock, adhesive vinyl, heat transfer material, magnet sheets, window film, etc. the range of applications can be said to be endless.

Reasons to switch to digital finishing solutions 

Historically, hand finishing was always seen as a sign of quality – and is still seen as such in many markets.

Think creatively about how to use countertop graphics to your advantage 

Countertops are the point where a business will have one of its first interactions with its customers.

Speeding up digitalisation with additive manufacturing and 3D printing 

A new study by HP, in partnership with 3dbpm Research, shows that 3D printing and additive manufacturing are increasingly gaining traction. Sustainability, reliability and flexibility are contributing to this.

Keeping ahead of industry trends in signage and graphics 

While it would be easy to bypass some trends in signage, in order to be competitive, it is important that even the smallest trends are not overlooked.

Sustaining performance and offering great customer service during a crisis 

Many people respond to a crisis by being overwhelmed by stress, which turns to fear.

Proving print’s impact and value to buyers

Print can be impactful and a powerful storyteller, but how can we prove these facts to the print buyers who can benefit most?

The graphics sector has a chance to up its game

The idea behind the UN’s Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance is ultimately to increase investment in climate change mitigation efforts across industries.

Download a PDF of the magazine here.

Sign Africa Journal
https://www.signafrica.com/magazine/

Create An Ideal Service Culture In Nine Steps

In order to distinguish you and your business from your competitors, John Tschohl, president and founder of the Service Quality Institute said it is imperative that you create a service culture that runs throughout your company, from frontline employees to the CEO.

Never has customer service been as critical as it is today. That became apparent during the pandemic, when millions of people around the globe relied on businesses that could provide what they needed to survive — personally and professionally — and as quickly as possible.

Tschohl has developed the ‘nine principles of creating a service culture.’ A service culture, he said, focuses on doing whatever it takes to satisfy the customer in order to attract new customers and retain current customers.

To create a service culture, you must take the following steps:

1. Create a relentless strategy. This is a lifetime commitment to customer service. ‘It is a propulsive, self-directed passion to continue to learn, improve and exceed expectations in everything you do,’ Tschohl said. ‘You have to be relentless in serving your customers; it has to be a way of life.’

2. Reduce friction. ‘Remove stupid rules, policies and procedures,’ Tschohl said. Most rules are put in place to prevent customers from ‘taking advantage’ of a company, he added. What most managers and executives do not understand is that those rules actually reduce the chance a customer will do business with you. Advertising and prices might get customers through the doors of your business once, but if they have a problem with a product or service — and if your rules do not allow you to quickly solve it for them — they will not be back. Make it easy for customers to do business with you.

3. Empower employees. ‘Empowerment is the backbone of great service,’ Tschohl said. ‘Everyone must be empowered.’ If a frontline employee — your most important employee — does not have the power to satisfy a customer on the spot, and to the customer’s satisfaction, that customer will be forced to do one of two things: move his/her complaint up the ladder, often all the way to the CEO, which costs a lot in terms of time and money, or he/she will simply never do business with you again.

4. Do everything with speed. ‘People today expect and want speed. You must drastically reduce the time for everything you do.’ That includes everything from answering the phone within the first ring or two to meeting or exceeding the deadline for a customer’s project. If something normally takes three weeks, do it in two. If you say you’ll get back to a customer within a week, do it within days. To focus on speed, all employees must organise, prioritise, manage their time and look for efficiencies.

5. Train your employees. ‘Employees at every level of your business must be trained on customer service every few months,’ Tschohl said. Ninety nine percent of customer interaction takes place with your frontline employees and yet they are the least trained, least empowered and least valued. When you spend the time and money to train your employees, and do it continuously, you will realise a return on that investment that will drive your business to new heights.

6. Remember customers’ names. ‘The most precious things customers have are their names. Our names are precious to us. Call your customers by name whenever you interact with them.’ Doing so lets the customer know that you value them and their business, that you acknowledge and respect them and that they are important to you.

7. Practice service recovery. ‘When you make a mistake, admit it and do whatever it takes to correct it,’ Tschohl said. ‘All employees must practise the four skills of service recovery: act quickly, take responsibility, make an empowered decision and compensate fairly.

8. Reduce costs. ‘Price is critical to all customers,’ Tschohl said. ‘Service leaders are frugal and are always looking for ways to reduce costs. My research shows that service leaders are aggressive at eliminating waste and costs.’ When you reduce costs, you improve your bottom line. To realise even greater benefits, pass at least a portion of those savings on to your customers. It will give you an edge over your competitors.

9. Measure results. ‘In order to keep management passionate about the process of creating a service culture and the financial investment and time required to do so, you must measure the results of your efforts,’ Tschohl said. It is critical that you know where you came from and where you are now. When you can prove that what you are doing is having a positive impact, you will gain support throughout the company. ‘Serving the customer builds the bottom line and long-term growth prospects of an organisation,’ Tschohl said.

John Tschohl is a professional speaker, trainer, and consultant. He is the President and founder of Service Quality Institute with operations in over 40 countries. He is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on service strategy, success, empowerment and customer service.

JOHN TSCHOHL
www.johntschohl.com

Zünd Announces Monitoring Tool To Optimise Digital Cutting

High machine availability and productivity are essential for profitable cutting and finishing. As simple as this may sound, it is no small thing in the day-to-day production environment. Where do the relevant key performance indicators come from? This is where Zünd Connect comes in.

The web-based monitoring tool gives the user access to cutter performance data at a glance, any time of day. Reliable key performance indicators are available at all times to help users maximise productivity. The system records productivity levels over a freely definable period using Zünd Cut Center – (ZCC Version 3.4 or later) as a data source. Data monitoring provides information users need in order to make informed decisions.

This comprehensive overview of production data reveals connections that are often overlooked. Zünd Connect supplies valuable key performance indicators for assessing how efficiently cutting systems are working. To be able to improve cutter efficiency, potential areas of improvement must be uncovered and recognised. This potential lies primarily in the technology but also in the way it is being used.

Zünd Connect consists of multiple dashboards with specific options for evaluating data:

Overview: this dashboard provides past production data and indicates, for example, fluctuations in machine utilisation. The user can select various views and switch between indices for overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), availability and capacity. In addition, a filter function can be used to compare performance across different shifts.

Job list: this shows a list of processed jobs, what they entailed, the time it took to produce them and the cutting distance travelled per job. Diagrams show the time spent by each individual material/substrate, processing method, tool and module. In reference to materials, for example, bar graphs show the processing time for each material used during a specified time frame.

Loss detection: this view visualises losses in terms of time. It shows, for example, when process interruptions tend to occur most often. Loss detection enables the user to evaluate factors such as the specific time frames, materials or tools most likely to be associated with interruptions.

Interruption statistics: this lists the reasons for such interruptions. The user can filter for time of day, material, method, tool or module. The statistical representation shows the user how many hours the cutters were unable to produce during a specified period because of machine interruptions.

Using Zünd Connect, the user can see at a glance when and, more importantly, why machine interruptions occur, how much time is spent in set-up, and what the availability of each machine is.

Zünd Connect is available in a ‘Monitor’ or an ‘Analyzer’ version. As the name suggests, Monitor consists of a graphical display of overall equipment effectiveness and is available to all ZCC users for free. Analyzer, on the other hand, makes it possible to perform subsequent analysis and pinpoint productivity losses. Analyzer provides the necessary tools for the user to be able to evaluate the production process.

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Caldera Announces Support For Agfa Printers

Designed for versatile production environments, both Agfa Anapurna H1650i LED and H1650iW LED suit a large variety of applications, ranging from banners, posters, backlit, front-lit, labels, home décor and ceramics to other niche applications such as DVD printing, art reproductions and customised items.

Caldera has announced support of the Agfa Anapurna LED Series for CalderaRIP Version 14. These new drivers expand the award-winning software’s long list of supported peripherals for wide format production.

Driving the Agfa Anapurna LED Series with CalderaRIP software is the best way to make the most out of the printer’s speed and versatility. Indeed, Caldera currently supports more than 1600 large format printers and cutters from various manufacturers, making it the perfect choice for print shops using several peripherals from different brands. It streamlines printing workflow and saves valuable time by using one single, user-friendly interface.

When it comes to accuracy, the RIP solution embeds premium components to always ensure perfect results no matter the application or substrate: the latest version of the powerful Adobe PDF Print Engine ensures a reliable reproduction of designs on any surface, while the outstanding X-Rite i1Prism Profiler manages ICC profiling to let users keep control over colours and ensure smooth gradients.

Furthermore, CalderaRIP is fully compatible with PrimeCenter, the prepress solution designed to help print shops optimise their file preparation for printing and cutting. PrimeCenter offers a range of features, including nesting, preflight, annotations, cut marks management and double-sided printing to cut down errors and media waste and increase the profitability of printing businesses.

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EFI Launch New Digital Textile Printer

The HYPER printer is powered by EFI Reggiani genuine inks, with high-quality formulas developed to ensure the best performance in terms of runnability and longer printhead life while producing astonishing colour depth and brightness, as well as ideal fastness properties.

It is the launch of the company’s third new digital textile printer of 2021, delivering the world’s highest real production throughput for a scanning digital textile printer. The EFI Reggiani HYPER is a scanning printer available in 1.8 metre, 2.4 metre or 3.4 metre widths.

With an up to eight-colour configuration, the Reggiani HYPER prints at up to 13 linear metres per minute in two-pass production mode, making it the fastest textile scanning printer on the market. The new printer is suitable for high-quality production on knitted or woven fabrics and is designed with smart technology that enables it to be integrated into Industry 4.0 projects.

‘Our track record of accelerated innovation continues, as we make good on our promises to deliver a third new textile printer this year,’ said EFI Reggiani Senior Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. ‘And, with the new HYPER model, our R&D team has outdone itself, bringing even more innovation to digital textile printing despite the constraints of the pandemic. We have learned from our customers how productivity and sustainability are key drivers to support their business through the digital transformation.’

The Reggiani HYPER targets the industrial high-speed segment of the multi-pass textile printing sector. Not only is it the fastest multi-pass printer that EFI Reggiani has ever developed, but the fastest of its kind in the market, offering extraordinary printing quality with unmatched productivity.

The HYPER’s superfast carriage with 72 printheads can print two passes with production quality at speeds up to 13 metres per minute for a 1.5 metre wide roll, or up to 10 metres per minute for a 3 metre wide roll. On a 3.4 metre Reggiani HYPER printer, users can print a pair of 1.5 metre wide rolls in parallel, delivering a total throughput of up to 20 metres per minute, which is comparable to some single-pass printers currently in the market.

‘We are especially excited about filling out our portfolio with a very dependable and very fast printer that delivers greater throughput than other scanning printers,’ said Genoni.
‘Thanks to a unique design for its 72 printheads – which recirculates ink up to the heads’ nozzle plate – and the legacy EFI Reggiani continuous ink recirculation system, HYPER is also a champion for uptime and reliability, maximising printer availability for production with excellent printing results.

‘With HYPER, textile producers will benefit from a truly remarkable production solution that builds on EFI Reggiani’s many years of experience and innovation in textile printing.’ The new printer is commercially available worldwide as of this month.

The EFI Reggiani HYPER printer features:

· 72 recirculating print heads with 600 dots per inch (dpi) native resolution and full variable drop size.
· Recirculation up to the nozzle plate and an innovative printhead maintenance system featuring contactless wiping to help ensure that printheads are ready to print.
· Enhanced, proprietary auto-calibrating continuous ink recirculation system to reduce maintenance at start up and during production.
· A double bridge that provides maximum stability and accuracy, while ensuring easy carriage access for smooth maintenance on all the printheads.
· A wide range of printing modes, including EFI Reggiani’s legacy high uniformity printing modes, to ensure outstanding quality and extreme design versatility. Users gain much more capability and versatility, eliminating the limits faced with printing solid colours, geometric patterns, fine lines, deep blacks, smooth gradients and more, while satisfying their need for speed.
· EFI Reggiani proprietary electronics and software with real-time image processing and no image pre-calculation time prior to printing. This enables production of design changes on the fly with a complete what you see is what you get experience to maximise throughput and productivity.
· A precision Kevlar® conveyor belt with an embedded magnetic device for adhesive application, along with EFI Reggiani’s original longitudinal belt movement control to ensure optimal and accurate belt movement, even when running at high speed.
· Longitudinal belt movement control for extreme belt precision during high-speed printing.
· Several fabric feed and take-up options, including an oscillating brace for folding, a small roll winder up to 400mm, or a big roll winder up to 1600mm.
· An industrial dryer with symmetrical ventilation and high-efficiency exhaust capacity powered by gas, electricity, oil or steam.

EFI
www.efi.com

Drytac Films And Laminates Used In Walkway Project

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Canadian full-service graphics production and installation company, Premier Graphics, was selected to produce and install graphics for a project. As a long-term customer of Drytac, the company chose to work with the Drytac’s films and laminates throughout the project.

Premier Graphics recently used the range of films and laminates from Drytac, supplied by ND Graphics, to produce a series of stunning and colourful graphics for an innovative project at the Cambie Street Bridge in Vancouver.

Drytac Films And Laminates Used In Walkway Project

The project brought to life a vision by artist Jessica Angel, who came up with the clever idea of mixing colourful graphics with augmented reality (AR) to ‘extend’ the Cambie Street Bridge into a 1765sqm (19,000 square foot) public art installation for the Vancouver Biennale exhibition.

Angel’s design featured a huge, two-dimensional vinyl mural that wrapped the pedestrian walkway, supporting columns and underside of the bridge, turning what is usually a relatively dull structure into an eye-catching piece of art.

However, AR took this a step further, with passers-by encouraged to download the Vancouver Biennale app for free and hold up their phone while walking through the walkway. Doing this opened up a whole new dimension, transforming parts of the installation.

The company selected Drytac Polar Grip white polymeric self-adhesive film for the printed film parts of the installation, as well as Drytac Interlam Pro Emerytex PVC overlaminating film for the floor graphics and Drytac Interlam Pro Matte pressure sensitive overlaminating film for the pillars and ceiling. All the graphics were printed on the company’s HP Latex R1000 Plus.

‘The process consisted of the testing of many materials, and of course balancing a budget that was already stretched thin,’ said Taylor Sellinger, Partner and General Manager of Premier Graphics. ‘We needed to fit the client’s budget with a material that was likely to last 18-24 months and meet the slip-resistance requirements for the safety of the public.’

Sellinger said Premier Graphics selected Drytac materials as they were familiar with the products, having worked with the company’s films for several years. Moreover, the Drytac solutions also performed best in preliminary tests.

‘We find Drytac films to be consistent in quality and the variety of adhesive types and styles make them a very diverse material,’ Sellinger said. ‘Since the majority of this installation surface was relatively flat, we didn’t require a cast film to conform, but the nature of the adhesive on the Polar Grip film made it an ideal choice for great adhesion to a rough and unfinished concrete.’

Drytac Films And Laminates Used In Walkway Project

On the art project itself, Sellinger concluded, ‘The virtual reality experience developed is amazing when paired with the graphics. It’s certainly the most impressive piece I’ve been involved with so far.’

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Kornit Digital Collaborates With Fashion Designers On Digital Textile Printing

The new collection, KUNDALINI, premiered during New York Fashion Week, demonstrating exceptional capabilities for designers in the fashion industry to express brilliance, creativity, and extraordinary quality by using Kornit’s sustainable, on-demand fashion production technologies.

Founded in 2005, threeASFOUR has built a legacy of fusing cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship to create pieces that are both fashion and art. The intricate designs in the KUNDALINI collection unlock the full value of Kornit’s innovative and cutting-edge technology and showcase the power of the digital-first approach for fashion. The entire collection was produced using Kornit’s revolutionary MAX technology, which offers never-before-seen digital decoration and design capabilities.

Working closely with Kornit, threeASFOUR was able to maintain complete design freedom in accordance with their vision, while producing quickly and significantly eliminating waste. Using Kornit technologies enabled their designers to shrink design cycles to mere days—or even hours in some cases — which is inconceivable in the traditional ways of producing fashion.

‘Collaborating with top global designers like threeASFOUR demonstrates that fashion production can be cleaner and more sustainable, while also being efficient and more responsive to inspiration and creativity,’ said Ronen Samuel, Kornit Digital Chief Executive Officer.

‘Following the massive success of Tel Aviv Fashion Week, we are now creating exhibits and partnerships in New York, Los Angeles, London and other global fashion hubs that need to adopt eco-conscious digital means of production. This collaboration with threeASFOUR is another step on our journey to become the operating system for on-demand sustainable, proximity fashion.’

‘We’ve built our brand on pushing boundaries, advancing social progress, and uniting fashion with nature and with self, while experimenting with technological innovations,’ said Adi Gil, Creative Director at threeASFOUR. ‘Our vision for more sustainable and meaningful fashion unites us with Kornit Digital, whose technologies seem to have been designed from the ground up to help us achieve our goals. We’re excited about the infinite design freedom that Kornit on-demand production solutions offer the fashion industry, and how it could help grow our brand and raise our profile and accessibility in the marketplace.’

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Mimaki Unveils New Direct-To-Object UV LED Inkjet Printers

Mimaki has unveiled four new high-speed, high-quality direct-to-object UV LED inkjet printers: the UJF-7151plus II and the new UJF-MkII e Series, comprising three advanced, small format solutions.

All four additions to the Mimaki portfolio will be commercially available in December 2021 and take industrial print and marking to the next level. The printers feature an array of new capabilities designed to deliver significant quality and performance benefits, enabling users to explore new applications and increase productivity.

Mimaki Unveils New Direct-To-Object UV LED Inkjet Printers
All UJF-MkII e Series printers feature new MFD2 processing for exceptional image quality as well as an improved gap check sensor.

‘Once again, Mimaki is leading the way with new solutions that have been specifically developed to ensure our customers can increase their competitive edge and boost profitability,’ said Arjen Evertse, General Manager Sales at Mimaki. ‘By expanding and enhancing our UV LED product range at such a crucial time for the industry, we aim to provide industrial printers with the cutting-edge technology needed to grow their businesses. For printers currently operating in other markets, these new solutions represent an opportunity to break into this diverse and successful sector, utilising our most innovative UV printers yet and supported by the industry’s leading manufacturer.’

UJF-7151plus II – combining robust, high-speed production with outstanding image quality

Designed for seamless and reliable high-speed production, the UJF-7151plus II is equipped with eight printheads, which enable dual four-colour (CMYK) ink configurations. This, in turn, allows faster print speeds of up to 190% compared to the previous UJF-7151plus model. The new system also breaks new creative boundaries with several features developed to enhance image quality, such as the MFD2 (half-toning) processing functionality to further control dot position. The result of this increased control is sharper edges and finer lines as well as fewer colour irregularities.

The UJF-7151plus II’s six-colour configuration includes light cyan and light magenta to enable more accurate colour reproduction and it can achieve 1800dpi image resolution, providing superior definition for high-quality applications. In addition, the new printer’s innovative Colour Gloss functionality adds a glossy finish to hardened colour inks, enabling users to create new, distinguishing textures and details that ensure their products stand out from the crowd even without the use of clear varnish.

Load capacity has also been increased to 30kg, making the printer capable of handling high quality print jigs and ideal for accurate printing of heavy media, such as wood, metal, and glass, in industrial print environments.

UJF-MkII e series 

The brand-new series of UJF-MkII e printers sees the introduction of the UJF-3042MkII e, the UJF-6042MkII e and the UJF-3042MkII Ex e to the already comprehensive Mimaki portfolio. The three new models offer cutting-edge image quality and stability for printing onto an extensive variety of soft and hard media, including leather, wood, acrylic, metal and glass.

The UJF-3042MkII e and UJF-3042MkII Ex e feature a print area of 300mm x 420mm, while the UJF-6042MkII e offers a larger print size of 610mm x 420mm. All UJF-MkII e Series printers feature new MFD2 processing for exceptional image quality as well as an improved gap check sensor. This laser sensor detects media placement to prevent printheads from making contact with the material during printing. It can even detect transparent materials for superior accuracy and highly controlled media detection. In addition, the new printers provide improved usability to the operator by adding visual guidance on the 8.7cm full colour display.

Cutting-edge, performance enhancing features included in all four new UJF printers

The new additions for the UJF printer series all feature Mimaki Device Language (MDL) commands support, which enables automated workpiece transfer. This capability allows users to control the new UJF printers from external production systems and peripheral devices. This enhanced automation not only increases user control and productivity but reduces manual operator intervention to increase efficiencies.

The new models also incorporate RasterLink7 as standard RIP software, supporting one-product-at-a-time printing. With this latest software platform, numbering and variable data printing has never been easier, providing users with significant time and production efficiencies.

All new UJF Series UV inks are GREENGUARD GOLD certified and the new range of printers incorporate the proprietary Mimaki Core Technologies, including Nozzle Check Unit, a function that automatically detects the status of nozzles using the sensor and performs auto cleaning when a missing nozzle is found.

Optional for ‘UJF-3042MkII e’, Nozzle Recovery System is a function that automatically replaces defective nozzles with other nozzles if there is a problem left unsolved by the nozzle cleaning, and ensures uninterrupted printing with stable image quality. Mimaki Advanced Pass System4 is a function that prints pass boundaries fading in gradation to reduce banding (horizontal stripes), uneven colour and glossy streak.

Mimaki Unveils New Direct-To-Object UV LED Inkjet Printers
The UJF-7151plus II is designed for seamless and reliable high-speed production.

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