Mimaki Unveils New Model to UJF-MkII Product Line at FESPA 2017

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Filed under: Neuigkeiten Pressemitteilungen

UJF-3042MkII EX reduces four steps to one for high-value-added print

Amsterdam, April 20, 2017

UJF-3042MkII EXMimaki today announced a new member to the UJF-MkII product family, its latest generation of small format UV flatbed printers. The UJF-3042MkII EX, which will be unveiled at FESPA 2017, offers a unique approach to value-added printing by combining four steps into one: delivering the ability to place primer for strong ink adhesion, white ink for high print opacity, full colour CMYK printing and a clear print surface treatment, all in one operation. This high versatility approach was enabled by the addition of a fourth print head and the ability to hold eight ink bottles. FESPA 2017 is scheduled for 8-12 May in Hamburg, Germany. Mimaki Europe, which has two stands at FESPA, will be showing this new printer on its stand in the Digital Hall (Stand A1-A25), where it will also be demonstrating a wide range of solutions for the sign graphics market and industrial print. The company will also have a presence in the Textile Hall (Stand B6-C50), demonstrating its long-time commitment to the textile industry.

“We’ve had great reception to our UJF-MkII UV-curable flatbed printing systems since we launched them last summer,” said Ronald van den Broek, General Manager Sales of Mimaki EMEA. “The new addition to this outstanding family of printers raises the bar even more, making it extremely easy to produce high-value-add print. In a single operation, the UJF-3042MkII EX can lay down a base coat of inkjet primer, a base print of white ink, full colour print and a surface coating of clear ink. This adds up to a highly efficient way to produce the value-added printing applications that are growing in popularity among marketers and other buyers of print.”

Van den Broek also points out that customers can add more value to their prints by using texture library available in the Mimaki RasterLink6 RIP that drives the printer.

The details
Apart from having all of the advantages of the UJF-3042MkII, the new UJF-3042MkII EX adds more features as the standard model for higher performance and ease of use, including a status indication lamp to quickly check the status of the printer, a vacuum table to fix the print substrate, and an emergency switch to immediately stop the machine operation. It also offers worry-free operation with automatic detection and cleaning of clogged nozzles, substituting them with good nozzles for printing during the process.

The compressed workflow includes:

  • Inkjet primer to improve ink adhesion, important in cases where inkjet adhesion is less than desired. It retains the texture of the material while printing, which is difficult to do with manual primer application. The Mimaki PR-200 primer can be used on resin, glass and metal materials.
  • White ink with high opacity enables more vivid expression of full colour, especially on dark or transparent substrates. Two bottles of white ink can be attached to the printer to achieve high density white print in a shorter time with more opacity.
  • Clear ink, with either glossy or matte effects can add texture and depth. Clear ink can be laid down in multiple layers for an embossed effect.
  • The texture library as part of the Mimaki RasterLink6 RIP software offers 129 different textures that can be displayed as swatches in Adobe® Illustrator. Application of these textures with clear ink can deliver more elaborate designs, such as a floral motif or other patterns that add even more value to the printed piece.

Environmental considerations
As part of Mimaki’s dedication to delivering environmentally sustainable solutions, the company renews its GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold certifications. The GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold certifications offer stricter certification criteria and consider safety factors to ensure that a product is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. GREENGUARD Certification is part of UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). As an ISO-IEC Guide 65:1996 accredited, third-party certifying body, the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute issues the GREENGUARD Certification to help manufacturers create – and help buyers identify – interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, improving the quality of the air in environments in which the products are used, including schools and healthcare facilities.

Mimaki has GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold certifications for the UV-curable inks used in its UJF-3042MkII, UJF-6042MkII and UJF-3042MkII EX printers, including LH-100, LUS-120, LUS-150 UV curable inks. The certification also applies to Mimaki’s LUS-200 UV-curable ink; LX-101 Latex ink; and SS21, Mimaki’s most popular solvent ink.

Specifications

Item UJF-3042MkEX
Print head On-demand piezo print head (4 print heads arranged in a staggered line)
Print resolution Max. 1200 x 1200 dpi
Max. printable area Width:300mm (11,8 in.) Length:420mm (16,5 in.)(A3)
Ink Type/Colour LH-100(C,M,Y,K,W,Cl,Lc,Lm)
LUS-120(C,M,Y,K,W,Cl,Lc,Lm)
LUS-150(C,M,Y,K,W)
PR-200(Primer)
Packaging 250ml(LH-100, LUS-120 only), 1 Liter bottle supply
Available number of colours 8 Colours
Media thickness 153mm (6 in.) or less
Media weight 5kg (11 lbs.) or less
Certifications VCCI class A / FCC class A / ETL (UL60950-1)/ CB/
CE Marking (EMC、Low voltage, Machinery directive, and ROHS/
REACH / Energy Star / IEC60825-1
Interface Ethernet / USB2.0
Noise level Standby mode: 55dB or less (FAST-A, measured 1m away from the source at front, back, right and left side) / Continuous operation: 65dB or less
/ Discontinuous operation: 70dB or less
Power supply Single-phase AC100-240V, ±10%, 50/60Hz ±1Hz
Power consumption 1000W or less
Operational environment Temperature 20 – 30 °C (68 – 86 °F)
Humidity 35 – 65% Rh
Recommended temperature 20 – 25 °C (68 – 77 °F)
Thermal gradient ±10°C/h or less (±50 °F/h or less)
Dust level Equivalent to a general office floor level
RIP Software RasterLink6(Bundled)
Dimensions (W×D×H)* 1355mm×1290mm×856mm (53,3 x 50,8 x 33,7 in.)
Weight 135kg (298 lbs)

*The height (H) does not count the height of ink bottle.