Mimaki launches end-to-end UV printing solution

Mimaki’s exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland, Hybrid Services, has announced the launch of a full UV print-and-cut solution, consisting of the JFX600-2531 large format flatbed UV printer, and the CFX-2531 flatbed cutter.

The extensive bed size of the new Mimaki JFX600-2531 flatbed UV printer improves application versatility
The extensive bed size of the new Mimaki JFX600-2531 flatbed UV printer improves application versatility

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Both solutions will be demonstrated together for the first time at the Mimaki Experience Centre in Amsterdam during FESPA 2024.

The Mimaki JFX600-2531 flatbed UV printer responds to market demand for a larger print area, following the positive reception of the JFX600-2513 launched in 2021. Offering the same high levels of productivity and maximum resolution of 1,200 dpi, the increased print-bed size of 3.1m in length opens up new possibilities for printers, particularly in architectural applications. Due to the expanded print-bed, the JFX600-2531 is able to print directly on larger sized (for example 10’ x 5’ or twin 8’ x 4’) substrates making it ideal for signage and architectural applications. Printing on architectural substrates commonly involves applying a printed film onto the surface, so direct printing allows for the original surface texture of the substrate to remain, excluding the design area.

Another feature carried over from the JFX600-2513 is the 2.5D printing function, which creates texture to the surface of the print for added customisability and value.

To streamline production when printing standard 8’ x 4’ sheets, Mimaki has optimised the ‘Toggle Print Function’ for the JFX600-2531, which allows for automatic, consecutive printing at the front and rear of the print bed. Print operators can now set the print origin at two locations, meaning that manual processes, like replacing, fixing and cleaning the surface of a substrate, can take place while the printer continues to print on the other side. This works in conjunction with Mimaki’s core technologies to create a seamless workflow, including the NCU (nozzle check function) and NRS (nozzle recovery function) to reduce downtime caused by missing or faulty nozzles.

The CFX-2550 is one of three new CFX Series high-speed cutting tables trom Mimaki
The CFX-2550 is one of three new CFX Series high-speed cutting tables trom Mimaki

Expanding Mimaki’s cutting portfolio, the CFX-2531 is a high-end solution which operates with increased speed and efficiency on substrates including popular 10’ x 5’ sizes. As a grand format cutter, with a cutting area of 3,190mm x 2,540mm, the CFX-2531 can operate at the front and rear of the table, increasing productivity by simultaneously loading two 8’ x 4’ sheets. Offering an ideal solution for various sign graphics applications, the CFX-2531 can handle prints and materials such as stickers and signboards, as well as paper containers and corrugated boards. Improved accuracy, with the inclusion of a table plane tracking function, helps to ensure minimal material is wasted and is critical when it comes to V-cuts. In addition, the cutter can be equipped with up to four types of tools at once to reduce time required for tool changing and adjustment.

Hybrid’s Sales Director, Andrew Gregory, anticipates a positive response to the launches. “We look forward to presenting these two new high-end products during FESPA that further expand Mimaki’s product line-up and deliver powerful grand format printing and cutting solutions for our sign and graphics, as well as industrial sector customers.”

The CFX-2531 forms part of Mimaki’s brand-new CFX Series, which also includes two additional models – the CFX-2513 and the CFX-2550 – with a print table of 1,300mm x 2,540mm and 5,080mm x 2,540mm respectively. This series is designed for those companies looking to grow their offering, due to the ability to expand the size even after the CFX is installed.

Arjen Evertse, General Manager Sales, Mimaki Europe, explained, “As a pioneer in UV technology, we are pleased to announce a high-quality, high-performing UV printing solution to add to our extensive portfolio, which will serve to further expand upon applications for print service providers. We understand how important substrate versatility is for printers, especially when expanding to new applications, so created both products in response to market demand.

FESPA Global Print Expo 2024 offers an invaluable platform for us to demonstrate the capabilities of this full solution for the very first time, especially as this year’s UV Excellence Partner.”

To see a demonstration of this latest print-and-cut solution at FESPA 2024, visitors to the exhibition can book a showroom trip via the following link: https://events.mimakieurope.com/showroom-visits. For more information on the entire Mimaki range, visit www.hybridservices.co.uk.

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