18 November 2020
Mimaki announces the release of two models of roll-to-roll inkjet printer "100 series" for sign graphics application, "JV100-160" compatible with solvent ink and "UJV100-160" compatible with UV ink, to be available worldwide starting December 1, 2020. Mimaki Australia will be holding good stock levels of these new models in April 2021.
The "100 series" provides customers with new "high operability" based on the "high image quality" and "reliability" technologies that Mimaki Engineering, which has been leading the sign graphics market, has accumulated over many years. It is a product that can be used easily even by those who are unfamiliar with the printer operation.
It should be noted that the printer is equipped with a DAS (Dot Adjustment System) function as standard, which automatically adjusts the dot position correction and media feed amount, which were conventionally performed manually when changing the media to be printed. This feature provides for high operability and significantly reduces workload, while consistently delivering high quality printing by eliminating variance in adjustment among operators.
In addition, the products are equipped with a variety of Mimaki's functions for sign graphics, including NCU (Nozzle Check Unit)*1, NRS (Nozzle Recovery System)*2 and MAPS4 (Mimaki Advanced Pass System 4)*3 to ensure the realisation of the high level of print quality required in the market. The solvent ink compatible model "JV100-160" is compatible with Mimaki's new generation ink, which has excellent drying properties.
The newly developed inks evaporate quickly to minimise bleeding, even on images requiring large amounts of ink to print, producing beautiful, detailed expressions. This allows indoor and outdoor signs to print directly on common PVC media. This can realise sharp and eye-catching signage prints for applications such as indoor advertisements and outdoor signs that require high weather resistance to support strongly your business.
The UJV100-160, first introduced to emerging markets in March 2020, “UJV100-160” has been received favourably by customers, and sales is now to be expanded worldwide. UV-cured ink used by the model contribute to a significant reduction in production turnaround time due to their quick-drying properties upon output.
In addition to PVC and tarpaulin, which are common in outdoor signage, it can be printed on various media such as fabric (dedicated for sign graphics use), paper without an ink receiving layer, and PET film, so it is a product that can be used by a wide range of customers in the sign graphics market.
Furthermore, the both models are equipped with "RasterLink7" as the standard accessory, which is newly developed as a RIP (Raster Image Processor) * 4 that controls printing.
The software was developed by incorporating the Harlequin RIP® from Global Graphics, one of the world's leading digital printing platforms, into the RIP engine that performs the RIP process. This resulted in improving the reproducibility of the special effect (transparency effect) of PDF files and increasing the RIP processing speed by 25% on average compared to "RasterLink6 Plus". One of features of "RasterLink6 Plus", the favourite settings has been taken over, which has been further improved.
With as our new catch phrase, "Expert printing made easy.", we will develop global marketing promotion for our appeal about the "100 Series" that can deliver high quality and reliable printing with superior operability and the "RasterLink7" of fine usability by means of further high performance and upgraded processing speed.
Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. upholds the management vision of “novelty and difference” and will continue to strive to be an innovator company that provides added value to its customers.
*1 NCU: A function that automatically detects the status of nozzles using the sensor, and performs auto cleaning when a missing nozzle is found
*2 NRS: 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
*3 MAPS4: A function that prints pass boundaries fading in gradation to reduce banding (horizontal stripes), uneven colour, and glossy streak
*4 RIP: Process of converting text, images and other data created on computers into printable format.
1. Worldwide release of two models utilising different inks, “JV100-160” and “UJV100-160”
for the sign graphics.
2. Well-balanced entry-level models with excellent operational performance, image quality, speed and cost
3. Equipped with DAS for high operability and stable, high-quality printing
4. Incorporates features including NCU, NRS and MAPS4
5. Standard accessory "RasterLink7" with improved PDF file reproducibility and processing
speed increased by 25% on average compared to the conventional mode
1. Latest features that achieve Mimaki quality
Dot position / Feed auto correction function “DAS”
Automated visual drawing adjustment (dot position correction and feeding correction) manually implemented in previous models. By saving operators time and effort needed for such adjustment, variation in adjustment is prevented.
Mimaki technology enabling stable high-quality printing
Since pass boundaries generally become straight, slight misalignment results in banding or uneven color. The “MAPS4 (Mimaki Advanced Pass System 4)” functionality provides gradation to printed pass boundaries and reduces banding and uneven color, achieving a beautiful printing result.
NCU & NRS automatically detects missing nozzles and performs recovery
NCU (Nozzle Check Unit) automatically detects nozzle condition. When the NCU detects a missing nozzle, it automatically performs cleaning. In case problem is not solved by cleaning, NRS (Nozzle Recovery System) automatically replaces defective nozzles with alternate nozzles, enabling users to resume operation without waiting for repairing.
2. High productivity
High-speed printing at a maximum of 27.4m2/h
4-Colour print on glossy PVC surface: 6 pass 20.0m2/h
4-Colour print on tarpaulin: 4 pass 27.4m2/h
180% faster than JV150 *5
High productivity supported by extensive features.
Allows for more order processing of short-duration work.
*5 Comparison at 6 pass 4-Color printing at the similar resolution rage as JV150
3. Newly developed genuine RIP engine, “RasterLink7”.
RIP core modified to enable high-speed PDF processing, improving processing speed by 25% on average. Increases productivity.