And 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 II 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 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,
the ES3 inkset 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.
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