Mimaki is adding the JFX200-2531 LED UV flatbed printer to its popular JFX200 product family. The new machine builds on the success of the JFX200-2513 model with an increased printing area and greatly enhanced productivity, says the company.
The FX200-2513 has been enthusiastically embraced by the market since its launch just over two years ago, says Mimaki. They are now responding to feedback from customers seeking the same market-leading performance, but with a larger print table. The new JFX200-2531 meets that requirement, with a print area twice the size of its predecessor. And a unique “toggle print” function increases productivity and improves continuous running capability, by allowing operators to load one board while another is printing.
The new, large flatbed UV-curable inkjet printer is compatible with media up to 2.5 x 3.1 metres. This increases the application range to accommodate large signs, wall decorations, doors and other large items. It can also accommodate two signage boards of the popular 1,220mm × 2,440mm (4ft × 8ft) size, so print companies can benefit from the added productivity enabled by the toggle print function.
Stuart Cole, National Sales Manager – Industrial Products for Hybrid Services Ltd said: “I’m certain that this new model will have huge appeal to signmakers whose businesses are expanding, diversifying and are looking for greater output capability.”
Additional features of the new JFX200-2531 include improved media handling; and an ionizer that eliminates electrostatic discharge that can affect image quality. Anti-banding functions and variable dot printing also contribute to the creation of "smooth, exceptionally high-quality" images. A vacuum pedal is included as standard for hands-free operation of the media vacuum function.
A wide range of inksets are also available to accommodate the broadest range of applications, such as LH-100 scratch resistant ink, LUS-120 and LUS-150 inks suitable for printing on soft materials. LUS-200 ink, which is ideal for outdoor applications with its resistance to sun, rain and other adverse weather conditions. And LUS-350 ink, which is a unique, stretchable ink suitable for a wide range of thermoforming applications, with the ability to stretch up to 350 per cent without cracking.
With availability anticipated in early 2017, the new JFX200-2531 will be offered through Hybrid’s network of specialist industrial products resellers.