Mimaki’s recently announced metallic LED UV ink was on show for the first time at Sign & Digital UK on a Mimaki UJF-7151plus, enabling the production of high end graphics for packaging, small to mid-format signage and bespoke décor and giftware.
“The addition of a metallic ink to Mimaki’s line-up of LED UV flatbed printers offers significant revenue generating opportunities for graphics professionals to leverage,” says Hybrid’s chief operations manager Brett Newman.
“Hybrid demonstrated the creative potential and breadth of possibilities this exciting new technology presents.”
A further innovative ink was unveiled in the form of a clear option for the UCJV300 Series LED UV printer/cutters. The addition of clear to the LUS-170 range of inks offers a host of new design possibilities and expands business opportunities by creating captivating displays using either gloss, matte or textured finishes.
“Utilising flexible UV inks that cure instantly allows customers to quickly print and immediately deliver the finished product without waiting for drying,” explains Brett. “The UCJV printers feature white ink, enabling users to produce brilliant colours on transparent, coloured or metallic substrates.
“The introduction of clear ink places the UCJV300 series into the prototyping and packaging environment.” A further debut was the high performance Mimaki TS55 dye sublimation printer; the 1.9m transfer paper printer is suitable for companies producing soft signage, retail graphics, fashion and sportswear and benefits from a winning combination of low running costs and high productivity.