Case Study

Mimaki user stories

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We have operated full-color digital printing, mainly of sublimation transfer. However, as it can print only on polyester, we have been unable to respond to customers' requests for print on natural materials.
With the sublimation transfer printer that allows printing only on polyester, we used to fail to receive orders for print on natural materials, which is now possible. Supporting wider range of materials allowed us to receive order of new products.
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Seeking for an edge as a textile retail shop
We succeeded in enhancing our ability to respond to diversified customers' needs by small-lot production of original textiles with shorter delivery time by inkjet printing. For bulk orders as well, producing a small quantity of samples allows us to drive business negotiations smoothly, which raised the order ratio.
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Couldn't find any satisfactory UV printer products capable of handling solvent-based prints at the product price, processing speed and running cost we required. We were also looking for products compatible with the recently increasing synthetic and wallpaper printing work.
UCJV300-160 cleared all problems. With a high output speed and requiring no drying time, the printer can handle quick turn-arounds speedily. Stable operation of the product allows unmanned night-shifts. With enhanced processing capability, we aim to acquire more things to do.
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Desire to effectively utilize the loss time in processing acrylic items with UV flatbed printers. Idle-time of laser beam machines needs to be reduced as well.
Proposal of novelty production using UCJV300 and transparent attachment films. Staggered production process featuring unmanned night-time film printing phase fully utilizing the potential of roll-based printers and day-time processing boosted the productivity by 400%. Simultaneous use of conventional UV printers reduced the laser beam machine idle-time to almost zero.
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Since our existing UV printer for creating soft packaging samples causes color unevenness, we want to make a replacement purchase. Printing quality should be as high as that of gravure printing in mass production.
UCJV300-75 has cleared our requirements such as speed, color reproduction, supported media, and availability. Although we introduced a Mimaki product for the first time, we were able to complete smooth switch to the printer with no trouble.
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We want to efficiently print "flavor cards"* that would not worth the cost when using screen printing or UV flatbed machines. * Thin film material and small lot
Introduction of roll-type UCJV300-160 allows us to respond to soft material printing. When compared to addition of JFX200, we could reduce installation space and introduction cost, so introduced UCJV300-107 as the second machine. By using this printer and the flatbed JFX200 differently depending on the material, productivity has increased across the company.
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We hope to realize digitalization so we can respond to a wider range of needs utilizing the hand textile printing techniques.
As the device does not need plates, it can handle small-lot production of diversified products, which realized shorter production time. Unlimited number of printed colors widened the scope of design possibilities.
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2-liter ink packs cannot cope with all-night output sessions. Reduction of operator intervention requirements is also an issue.
The 10 kilogram ink supply unit facilitates extensive duration unmanned output operations in the night time. The unit concurrently enhances the work efficiencies of operators.
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Reduction of cost, including the time and money taken for outsourced trial printing, and exploration of possibilities of textile design that has many restrictions.
In-house trial testing has resulted in cost reduction in terms of time and money and in improved proposal quality. Digitizing opens up limitless possibilities for new textile design expression.
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Subcontracting the production of small decals, seals and business proposal dummies in minor quantities is often comparatively expensive and inefficient. Looking for small cutting plotters to process such knickknacks.
Major cost reduction on minor lot production with CFL-605RT. Extremely handy and easy to use. Internal production facilitates the perception of progress from production to shipment, greatly reducing in-corporate stress. Additionally, CFL handles the troublesome hand-crafting of planning samples, freeing the marketing personnel from the task and enhancing business efficiency not to mention the proposing power.
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