Sign of the times

12 Sep 2017
Topics: wide format, sign and display, UV LED

The Mimaki UCJV300-160 features four-layer printing to enable the production of day/night backlit graphics

 

Mimaki has launched the UCJV300-160 and UCJV150-160 roll-to-roll UV LED printer/cutters along with a new environmentally friendly ink to expand options for sign makers. 

The UCJV Series is available in two models: the four-colour UCJV150-160, and the UCJV300-160 that can accommodate up to seven ink colours. 'Each can produce a wide variety of print-and-cut applications offered by many signage, commercial and packaging print service providers,' said Ronald Van den Broek, general manager sales at Mimaki Europe. 'UV-LED curing technology enables print service providers to utilise an expanded range of media including uncoated print media and many thin film substrates that may be too heat sensitive for latex or solvent high heat fixation systems,' he explained.

Four-layer printing - for example, colour, black, white, colour - is available on the UCJV300-160 model, allowing designers to build layered, transformative graphics for backlit applications and to produce a dynamic graphic that 'morphs' its image or colour scheme depending on the light source.

An integrated cut functionality enables volume production of labels, decals, window clings, floor graphics, POP displays, vehicle markings, packaging, prototypes and more in a single unit.

Mimaki is also introducing a new environmentally friendly ink, LUS-170.

The UCJV Series printers will ship with updated RasterLink6 plus software and are expected to be available for customer shipments in the fourth quarter of 2017. The new printers will be on display at The Print Show in October.

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