Digital Thermoforming, Integrated Print And Cutting, New Inks And More
Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announced that it will be heading to Messe Düsseldorf for PSI 2017. It is the annual event for the International Network of the Promotional Product Industry and is the leading European promotional products trade show. Approximately 16,000 visitors from more than 80 countries will meet well over 900 exhibitors from more than 35 nations at this annual event. Mimaki will be located in Hall 12, Stand B13 at the show with a variety of technologies that enhance or add value to promotional products.
“This is an important show for us,” said Mike Horsten, General Marketing Manager EMEA at Mimaki Europe. “As marketers look to differentiate themselves and continue to push the boundaries of what can be done to add value to promotional products, including textiles, Mimaki continues to push the boundaries as well by bringing new and innovative solutions to the market for printing on promotional products. At PSI 2017, we’ll have something for everyone, including some unique digital approaches to the business that will help producers of promotional products be more profitable and stay ahead of the curve in terms of competitive advantage.”
The Mimaki booth will be featured in the show’s Technology Forum 2017, an interactive experience with live production of unique promotional items using the actual equipment a visitor might acquire for his own business. Mimaki experts will be on hand to explain the benefits of using digital printing technologies to add value to promotional products in unique and compelling ways.
A range of solutions will be on display at the Mimaki stand, including:
· UJF-3042 MkII: This UV flatbed printer features a compact table size of 300mm x 420mm and can use a wide range of Mimaki inks to enable exceptional quality printing on a variety of different types of promotional products on materials up to 153mm thick.
· UJF-6042 MkII & CFL-605RT: This Print & Cut solution combines Mimaki’s new flatbed printer (with a table size of 610mm x 420mm) with the CFL-605RT flatbed cutting plotter. This compact, versatile, multifunctional solution is ideal for printing and cutting PET or other plastics using its wide range of cutting functions. It includes a powerful cutting software plug-in package that makes it easy to use and minimises opportunity for error.
· UJF-7151 plus: This powerful and reliable digital printing alternative to traditional direct-to-object screen printing will be shown producing two different applications. One printer will use LUS-350 flexible ink in a digital thermoforming application, shown together with Formech 508FS vacuum forming machine for a complete digital thermoforming solution. Mimaki LUS-350 is a unique ink that can stretch up to 350% and is suitable for a wide range of thermoforming applications, especially those requiring exceptional hardness and durability such as automotive parts. A second UJF-7151 plus will be shown with LH-100 ink, a rigid ink formulation for printing on hard surfaces requiring greater adhesion properties.
· CJV150-75: This integrated printing and cutting system will be shown with silver ink, creating applications such as promotional labels and stickers. It is available with multiple solvent ink sets, with up to 10 colours to choose from, including silver, orange, light black and white inks, delivering extremely high quality with a robust colour gamut.
“Our stand will include solutions for just about any imaginable type of promotional product, including some applications that attendees haven’t even imagined yet,” Horsten added. “In addition, they will be able to see how Mimaki solutions integrate into an efficient end-to-end workflow when they visit the Technology Forum 2017. This is a show that will send attendees home with lots of ideas for new business opportunities!”