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Mimaki Adds Light Black to its Portfolio of High-Performance Sublimation Inks

Monday, February 01, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Ink Options Expanded To Support Greater Apparel And Textile Production Possibilities

Amsterdam - Mimaki, a leading global manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting plotters for the sign/graphics, textile/apparel and industrial markets, has announced that light black ink will be added to the range of spot colours, offered by its SB410 genuine sublimation ink products. The light black ink will be available from February 2016.

Light black joins the recently announced New Neon yellow and pink fluorescent inks, which are ideal for low-volume high-quality use in fashion and sports- and swimwear. This addition will expand apparel production possibilities for users and will increase the versatility of the TS300P-1800 wide format printer, a dedicated dye sublimation inkjet printer for apparel and textile applications. The latter will demonstrate some of the innovative and creative capabilities the inks enable at FESPA Digital 2016 in Amsterdam, in Hall 1 on Stand E15.

“These new inks, developed by Mimaki’s reliable technologies, add value to finished products,” states Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe. “The light black ink prevents colour shifting on monochromic gradations and photograph prints and enhances the beauty and delicacy of images. Together with the bright neon colours of the fluorescent pink and yellow inks, it gives users the opportunity to create unique design products.”

Mimaki will showcase at FESPA Digital 2016 how light black ink, which is compatible with the TS300P-1800 ver. 1.70 or higher and available in two litre ink packs, enhances the beauty of print results. It will demonstrate how it creates smooth gradations and ensures the easy reproduction of delicate tones in monochromatic photographs. The light black ink also reduces the granular appearance and tone jumps that are indicative of monochrome and greyscale prints.

Horsten concludes: “The combined expanding ink collection addresses increasing demand for sublimation inkjet print systems in apparel production lines. In particular eye-catching neon colours and delicate colour printing are increasingly requested in the sports and fashion apparel market. We look forward to sharing the expanding possibilities with visitors at FESPA Digital.”


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