Also introduces new inksets.
Building on the framework of the UJF-605C released at SGIA 2003, Mimaki has unveiled its new roll-to-roll UJF-605R II. Designed primarily for production printing of switch overlays, as well as gravure and flexographic proofs, the 23.4-in. UJF-605R is a 7-color (CMYcmW) printer using UV-curable inks in 440-ml cartridges.
This rollfed printer is unusual in the way it prints"?much more like its parent flatbed. The 605R advances the rolled media until its printing area is full"?23.4 x 19.5 in. (using a 24-in. roll)"?and then stops advancing media and prints that section; it then advances another 19.5 in. and prints that area. It prints onto media up to 2-mil thick with resolutions up to 1200 x 2400 dpi and speeds up to 33 sq ft/hr. The 605R II can print onto a number of untreated plastic materials such as PET and polycarbonate; and, says Mimaki, more substrates are being tested. Estimated price: $170,000.
Mimaki also has premiered two new inksets"?ES3 and HS inks, both for the company's JV3. Mimaki reports that the ES3 inks contain no cyclohexanone and are low-odor type inks for use with normal air-filtration systems. In addition, ES3 features an improved color gamut, especially in the red area of the spectrum, higher abrasion durability, improved drying characteristics, is available in six colors, and is compatible with many non-coated media.
Requiring forced ventilation, the HS inks are available in six colors, feature excellent drying characteristics that are necessary for high-speed printing, and offer high density and high resolution printing with little bleeding.