Mimaki introduces UV-Curable Print & Cut Inkjet Printer "UCJV300-160" and "UCJV150-160"

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UV-Curable Print & Cut Inkjet Printer


[UCJV300-160] logo, [UCJV150-160] logo

Leading the Future of Sign Graphics
through UV Innovation

Nagano, Japan, August 29, 2017

Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. (Mimaki) announced today the release of [UCJV300-160] and [UCJV150-160] (hereafter called [UCJV300/150-160]) in November, 2017, a versatile inkjet printer having a combined function of both printing and cutting mounted with UV-curable ink.

[UCJV300/150-160] is a Roll to Roll type UV inkjet printer, in pursuit of improvement of work efficiency, operability and consideration to the environment.
A newly equipped function of the 4 layers print : "[Color] + [Black] + [White] + [Color]" is available (*1), which presents the combined solution of the 4 layers print and the inside lighting showing the [Day & Night Printing], an amazing image-change between daytime and nighttime. Its eye-attractive expressiveness increases your business chance as a new method of signage.
Besides, a function [ID Cut] for Print & Cut is surely effective to an application of signs, stickers, labelling and packaging. UV-Curable ink is applied to these versatile models with the property of instant cure upon UV light irradiation. No ink drying time is required unlike the general solvent printers, [UCJV300/150-160] is easy and quick to proceed to a next process of laminating or sign applying after printing. Even an order of short delivery time will be not missed thanks to its quick producing ability. Moreover, not only PVC and tarpaulin also fabric, paper, PET film will be covered to print. Banner flag and P.O.P. making can be regarded as your one of new business.
[UCJV300/150-160] will suggest a new option of UV to the sign market, which allows the future of Sign Graphics to move onward.

*1 The 4 layers print is available by UCJV300-160 only as the white ink is mountable.


UCJV300-160 product image

UCJV300-160 Product page
UCJV150-160 Product page


Features


  1. The future of Sign Graphics created by the 4 layers print
  2. On-demand print utilizing UV characteristics
    - Quick access to next processing and sign applying due to UV ink property
    - Wide range of applications
  3. Newly developed environmentally friendly UV ink, [LUS-170]
  4. Productive cutting functions. A new function, [ID Cut] will highly improve the work efficiency
  5. Upgraded RIP software, [RasterLink6Plus]

Details


1. The future of Sign Graphics created by the 4 layers print

The combined solutions of the 4 layers print (*2) and the inside lighting of graphic will present the amazing image-change named [Day & Night Printing] when the printed media is lighted from the back.
It is a particular sign method with an appeared image switching between daytime and nighttime, double face print of front and reverse image by multi layers print. They will contribute to receive a high value-added job to your business, because such advantageous methods have been difficult.
*2 The 4 layers print is available by UCJV300-160 only as the white ink is mountable.

[Day & Night Printing] : 4 layers print configuration image


[Day & Night Printing] : 4 layers print configuration image

[Day & Night Printing] : 4 layers Sign applying image


[Day & Night Printing] : 4 layers Sign applying image

Utilizing the plug-in tool of Adobe illustrator, [RasterLink Tools] of newly upgraded [RasterLink6Plus] enables to confirm the final image of 4 layers print on the PC monitor of Illustrator operation. As the view while backlight ON & OFF is shown before print at the monitor (*3), it saves a retry of print to reduce media losses.
*3 Preview does not completely show the same with the practical image while backlight ON & OFF.


[RasterLink Tools] screen (image)

[RasterLink Tools] screen (image)


2. On-demand print utilizing UV characteristics


1) Quick access to next processing and sign applying due to UV ink property

With the UV ink property of immediate curing upon UV light irradiation, no drying time is required. The post-processing and sign applying are possible instantly, improving the productivity and receiving an order of short delivery time.


Max. 90% of working time is shortened!

2) Wider application range with UV print


-1- Vibrant print with eye-catching

According to the higher color density of UV than solvent, UV print can create a more vivid color expression. The color brightness of UV is the key to add value to created signs.

Comparison of UV and solvent printer (image)


Comparison of UV and solvent printer (image)

UCJV300/150-160 can create more vivid expression with a higher color density. High color density print is not easy by solvent as the property of taking time of drying for ink bleeding.


-2- Possible to print wider range of materials for broadening applications

By applying UV ink, not only PVC and tarpaulin, also, other materials difficult to solvent and latex such as fabric, paper and PET film are printable. UV can provide a diverse printing application.

Banners and flags (fabric)


Banners and flags (fabric)

UV ink is good to print fabric as no bleeding because of the quick ink curing upon UV irradiation.

Shoji (sliding paper door---Japanese paper)


Shoji (sliding paper door---Japanese paper)

Paper print such as Japanese paper is also available. Shoji, fan and poster in paper should be fine to print.

Letter printing to wall paper (patterned wall paper)


Letter printing to wall paper (patterned wall paper)

Utilizing white ink enhances the good opacity to print letters and illustration on patterned or deep colored wall papers.

Swing P.O.P. (PET film)


Swing P.O.P. (PET film)

Available to print PET film, too. Making both promotional goods and sign boards is an attractive proposal to your clients.

Stickers (Colored media)


Stickers (Colored media)

White ink is effective to print on color media.


3. Newly developed environmentally friendly UV ink, [LUS-170]


Newly developed ink, [LUS-170] adaptive to environment, generates hardly VOC and can cure without the irradiation of short wavelength UV. [LUS-170] yellow ink is eco-friendly and nickel free though general yellow inks are compounding it. [LUS-170] is currently under applying the [GREENGUARD Gold] certification, which is based on most strict global standard of chemical substance diffusion.
And its adaption of the criteria is approved by the 3rd party of certification authority.
[GREENGUARD Gold] certification assures the product property conforms to schools and medical facilities.


4. Productive cutting functions. A new function of [ID Cut] will improve the work efficiency


1) Print & Cut is available by one unit printer


labels

Having high function and high performance cutting, [UCJV300/150-160] is possible to make labels and stickers by one unit.
Several productive cutting functions are prepared to [UCJV300/150-160], which are selectable to suit your job:

  • [Continuous registration mark detection] for consecutive cutting,
  • [Over Cut / Corner Cut] for cutting sharply on preventing an occurrence of uncut,
  • [Intermediate Cut] for a correct cut of long outline by multiple corrections of position with intermediate registration marks,
  • [Register mark of Zero margin] for saving media losses to eliminate the margin between register marks.

And more.

2) A newly equipped function [ID Cut]: Quicker and easier operation

[ID Cut] is a function to print together crop mark and ID for recognition of cutting details and media rotation of job and then cut data of every print data is readable to start the cut automatically.
It saves the labor of confirmation of media direction and no need to have every cut order by operator on the RIP, even in a case of multiple types of small lot cut. It reduces media loss by data transmission error.

ID Cut function (image)


ID Cut function (image)

5. Upgraded RIP software, [RasterLink6Plus]


[RasterLink6Plus] is developed for new functions of the preview confirmation (*4) of 4 layers print and [ID Cut] of [UCJV300/150-160]. Those functions can reduce the number of working process to contribute to improve the work efficiency of customers. Furthermore [RasterLink6Plus] is upgraded to support the version 1.5 or above of PDF data with the further reinforcement of RIP processing functions of [RasterLink6]. An image of PDF data including transparent effect is able to print faithfully as the original.
*4 The 4 layers print is available by UCJV300-160 only as the white ink is mountable.


Specifications


ItemUCJV300-160UCJV150-160
Print head On-demand piezo head
Print resolution 300dpi, 600dpi, 900dpi, 1200dpi
Droplet size Min. 7pl, Max. 28pl
Head gap 3 degrees adjustment (2.0/2.5/3.0 mm) by manual
Print speed 4C Draft mode: 25.8 sqm/h
4C Standard mode: 15.7 sqm/h
7C Draft mode: 13.4 sqm/h
7C Standard mode: 8.0 sqm/h
4C Draft mode: 13.4 sqm/h
4C Standard mode: 8.0 sqm/h
InkType LED-UV ink: LUS-170
Color 4C (C, M, Y, K)
7C (C, M, Y, K, Lc, Lm, W)
4C (C, M, Y, K)
Capacity 1L (Bottle supply)
Max. print width 1,610 mm (63.4 in)
Max. media width 1,620 mm (63.8 in)
Media thickness 1.0 mm or less
Media roll outer diameter φ250 mm or less
Media roll weight 40 kg or less
Cut speed Max. 300 mm/s (420 mm/s in 45 degrees direction)
Cut pressure 10-450 gf
CutterTypes Eccentric cutter, Blade for small character, Blade for reflective sheet,
Blade for fluorescent sheet, Blade for PVC with low-pressure
Safety standard VCCI Class A / FCC Class A / Compliant with UL 60950-1, ETL /
CE Marking (EMC, Low voltage, Machinery directive) / RoHS /
CB Report / REACH, ENERGY STAR® / RCM
Interface USB2.0 / Ethernet 1000 BASE-T
Power supply Single phase (AC100-120 / 200-240V±10%, 50/60Hz±1Hz) x2
Power consumption AC100V: 1.44kW / AC200V: 1.92kW x2 or less
Operational environment Temperature: 20-30 degrees, humidity: 35-65% Rh (Non condensing)
Dimensions (W×D×H) 2,900 x 776 x 1,475 mm (114.2 x 30.6 x 58.1 in)
Weight 188 kg (414.5 lb) 183 kg (403.4 lb)

* Specifications, designs and dimensions stated in this list may be subject to change without notice due to technical improvement etc.

Contact

MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
Global Marketing Department
1628-1 Shigeno-Otsu, Tomi-city, Nagano 389-0512 JAPAN
Tel: +81-(0)268-80-0078 / Fax: +81-(0)268-80-0041

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