drupa 2012 Information of Exhibition


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drupa 2012 Information of Exhibition
Mimaki’s main theme of drupa 2012
World imagines, Mimaki delivers

Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. (President: Mikio Noguchi; Headquarters: Nagano, Japan), will participate in “drupa 2012” (Global printing equipment exhibition held from May 3 to 16, 2012 in Dusseldorf, Germany) jointly with Mimaki Europe B.V. and Mimaki-nbn GmbH.

Mimaki group, as an innovator, proposing “Originality and difference”, is working for product development that is unique and contributes customer’s benefit. Our main theme of drupa 2012 is “World imagines, Mimaki delivers”. Not only demonstration and proposal of existing products is performed but also reference exhibition of the next generation products that carve out a new future will be on display to create and deliver the “Products of Dreams” that every customer in the world would imagine.

We will be delighted to see you at drupa 2012 Booth Hall 9 Stand C21.

= Outline of Exhibition =

Technology Demonstration

JFX500-2131 (New)[Maximum print speed : 60 m2/h]
Next generation, UV-LED flatbed ink jet printer
Easy Direct Print System[Automatic misalignment adjustment system for flatbed printers]
Misalignment adjustment system using a dedicated camera and plug-in software
Application Demonstration

Engraving and color printing
[Printing material and jigs can be manufactured to reduce cost and enhance your originality]
Printing material and jigs can be engraved by a laser engraving machine and full color printing is performed.
Demonstration of new products

JV400-LX[Manufacturing of window graphics and posters]
A printer equipped with world’s first white latex ink
JV400-SUV[Never-before-seen glossiness and scratch resistance that everyone desires]
A printer equipped with Mimaki’s original solvent UV ink , which is a new standard for sign manufacturers

= Technology Demonstration 1 =

Next Generation Large Sized & High Speed UV-LED Flatbed Ink Jet Printer


・ High speed
Equipped with newly-developed print heads, high speed printing has been achieved. In 4-color mode the JFX500 can achieve up to 60 m2/h and printing with white ink up to 50 m2/h is possible.

Equipped with a newly developed UV-LED curing unit, whose ink curing-efficiency has substantially been improved, high speed printing is now possible without leaving uncured ink behind.

・ High resolution & high accuracy
Mimaki’s unique head control technology has achieved highly detailed printing which even enables printing of 2 pt characters. Beautiful gradations using variable dots, which enable better printing results with reduced granular appearance can be achieved.

・ Large-sized flatbed
Equipped with a large-sized flatbed (2,100mm x 3,100mm), direct printing on a great range of materials with a height of up to 100 mm is now possible.

・ A great selection of inks cater to your production needs at lower costs
Either hard or flexible ink can be selected to cater to your needs. Great cost reductions have been achieved by supplying our Mimaki inks in 2L ink bottles.

・ Ecology
Environmentally-friendly, energy-saving, longer lasting LEDs are used. Almost no VOCs are generated by UV curing printing. Larger sized substrates for more efficient printing.

Main specifications

HeadOn-demand piezo head
(6-head, 3-staggered arrangement)
Maximum print speed4-color mode60m2/h
White mode50m2/h
InkTypeLH-100 (C/M/Y/K/W/Cl)
LF-140 (C/M/Y/K/Lc/Lm/W)
New UV-curing ink will be added
Supply systemSupplied by 2L Ink Station
Circulation systemEquipped with MCT (Mimaki Circulation Technology)
MediaSize2,100 mm × 3,100 mm
HeightUp to 100 mm
WeightUp to 50 kg (Only even load)
* Since this model is still under development and exhibited just for reference, its features, specifications, etc. may be subject to change without notice.

= Technology Demonstration 2 =

Automatic Misalignment Adjustment System

Easy Direct Print System

( Technology Demonstration )

When using a flatbed printer, strict accuracy is required for its alignment. Adjusting such alignment by millimeters has been pretty annoying.

“Easy Direct Print System” reads the misalignment of jig by its dedicated camera equipped in the printer and automatically adjusts the misalignment with dedicated software (a plug-in for Raster Link 6). Since printing data is automatically adjusted against the set jig even if the setting was roughly implemented, accurate print results are achieved.

* The dedicated camera reads markings located at the four corners of the jig.

* This system is exhibited for reference installed on UJF-3042HG.


・ The dedicated camera can read misalignment of the jig.
・ Plug-in software for Raster Link 6 can automatically adjust misalignment.


・ Alignment of jig which has been demanding and annoying is not needed anymore.
・ Automatic adjustment by software enables more accurate alignment therefore enhancing productivity.
・ Performing distributed processes by multiple printers as shown below enhances productivity per hour

Printer AApply IJ primer(Pretreatment)
Printer BFull color + White(Graphic printing)
Printer CClear ink(Glossy/matte finish)

System structure

・ Dedicated camera
・ Dedicated software Plug-in for Raster Link 6, which is a software RIP for output of Mimaki’s printers.

= Application Demonstrations =

Engraving and color printing (UJF-3042HG & laser engraving machine)

The UJF-3042HG prints the full color image on precut acrylic workpieces in accordance with the shape and position of those materials.
Printing jig is simultaneously created while printing workpieces are cut by a laser engraving machine.
Therefore, if you already have the laser engraving machine, you only need to install the UJF-3042HG printer for expanding your business opportunities.

Furthermore, we offer “doming” that is a process of applying resin liquid onto the surface of printed material with a thick layer and adds the printed materials more values and durability.

= New products to be shown at drupa =

JV400-LX (A wide-format inkjet printer equipped with latex ink)

A demonstration is performed to show manufacturing of window graphics using the world’s first white latex ink (only offered by Mimaki) and poster printing using 4-color (CMYK) will be demonstrated. The media to be used is not the one dedicated to inkjet printers but ordinary transparent film or paper. You can be assured of high versatility of our white latex ink. Mimaki can print on uncoated substrates with our new JV400LX printers.

JV400-SUV (A wide-format inkjet printer equipped with solvent UV ink)

Mimaki continues to make new advances and developments in the sign graphics industry, and is proud to unveil a new standard for sign manufacturers; Solvent UV.
Never-before-seen glossiness and scratch resistance that everyone desires have both been achieved. Mimaki’s original solvent UV ink enables unprecedented sign manufacturing.

drupa 2012 exhibition outline

Exhibition durationMay 03 - 15, 2012 (14 days)
Exhibition siteDusseldorf Fairgrounds (Dusseldorf, Germany)
Booth No.Hall 09 / C21
Official websitehttp://www.drupa.com/ (English)

About Mimaki

Mimaki is a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting machines for the sign/graphics, industrial and textile/apparel markets. Mimaki develops the complete product range for each group; hardware, software and the associated consumable items, such as inks and cutting blades. Mimaki excels in offering innovative, high quality and high reliability products, based upon its aqueous, solvent and UV-curable inkjet technology. In order to meet a wide range of applications in the market, Mimaki pursues the development of advanced on-demand digital printing solutions. Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd., (President: Mikio Noguchi) Nagano (Japan), is publicly listed on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange, Inc.

Contact details:

Global sales promotion department
Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.,
Tel: +81-(0)268-64-2281, Fax: +81 (0)268-64-2285

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