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Grand format graphics opportunities with new UJV55-320 3.2m UV printer

close up of Mimaki printerMimaki has introduced a new 3.2m roll-to-roll inkjet printer. The Mimaki UJV55-320 uses UV-curable ink cured with a low-energy LED light array, and made its European debut at this year's FESPA Digital.

“The new UJV55-320 offers an ideal solution for the huge growth market of grand format backlit graphics; frequently found in airports and other public places,” says Stuart Cole, National Sales Manager – Industrial Products for Hybrid Services Ltd. “With low running costs, due to its LED UV curing technology and competitively priced inks; a substantial colour gamut; and excellent image opacity we’re certain it will have broad appeal. We’re also confident it will deliver class leading performance for its price.”

The UJV55-320 is a 'versatile and affordable' solution for sign and display applications. It delivers speeds of up to 110sq m/h and print resolutions of up to 1,200dpi, depending on the substrate. The UJV55-320 also features a seven colour inkset including white and light cyan / magenta, which can be configured in a four-colour mode or six-colour set plus the white. Use of instant-curing LED UV ink technology results in graphics that exit the printer dry and immediately ready for finishing. The UV-curable inks emit no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) minimising its environmental footprint.

The UJV55-320 has an inline, post-print LED lightbox that enables operators to check printing quality of backlit signage during the production run; simulating its installed look and reducing waste and time. The UJV55-320 also features twin roll printing capability, to print on two separate rolls of the same media, for simultaneous printing of two different jobs. Media rolls in twin roll operation can range from 210 to 1,524mm in width, with the distance between the two rolls being automatically detected for 'faultless' performance.

“The UJV55-320 draws on Mimaki’s significant heritage in high quality graphics printing,” says Stuart. “Not only will it complement existing technologies within the Mimaki range but it is also expected to deliver an affordable solution for companies looking to enter the sector.”


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