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Mikkelsen Graphic Engineering, Inc. And Mimaki Usa Partner

Monday, September 25, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Mr. Hisayuki Kobayashi, President of Mimaki USA and Steen Mikkelsen, President of MGE, Inc. (Mikkelsen Graphic Engineering, Inc.) are pleased to announce a partnering to combine the Mimaki CF2 precision cutting table and the market leading i-cut Vision workflow. Together, these products create a best of breed flatbed cutter combination for printed graphical elements. This vision enabled cutter combination offers a wide selection of contour cutting through various cutter blades options (knife, kiss cut knife, oscillating knife and creasing wheels). This combination product is ideal for creating graphic displays and product prototypes. It is the perfect companion to the Mimaki UJF series UV curable digital imaging products. By offering a wide range of cutting and scoring blades complex cut lines are no longer of concern. As two tools can be used at the same time, you can perform both half-cuts and die-cuts, or die-cuts and scoring without changing tools .A vacuum bed offers a stable platform to perform the most intricate cuts while holding the media in place. The Mimaki CF2 / i-cut enabled flatbed cutter performs high accuracy cuts on a wide range of media including: Sign Board Coated Board Double Face Corrugated Vinyl Plastics Leather Gasket Materials Printed Circuit Boards Laminated POP The i-cut Vision camera, software, and workflow enhancements offer significant benefits to users of the Mimaki CF2 table. Like other i-cut / i-script enabled systems, the i-cut enabled CF2 can import completed cutting files from all of the major wide format RIPs, fully integrated with the industry’s leading wide format printers into a fully digital workflow. By integrating with i-cut, Mimaki can assure its customers that they are getting the advantage of a mature industry standard system with more than 1,350 satisfied i-cut users worldwide. Unlike standalone cutting tables without vision capability, or with simple vision systems that are unable to completely compensate for location, rotation, print, material or lamination distortions, both linear and non linear in nature, this system can cut and finish any print job it encounters with complete accuracy, through one workflow, independent of the RIP, Printers or Cutting devices that may be selected today, or added in the future. This way, a customer who may opt to use the Mimaki UJF series UV curable digital imaging products, and the i-cut equipped CF2 will know that their employees will be able to continue using the same workflow now being implemented as additional printers and/or cutters are added in the future.




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