Mimaki has announced that the European Digital Press Association (EDP) has presented the ‘Best Roll-to-Roll printer up to 170cm’ award to Mimaki for its UJV100-160 LED-UV inkjet printer.
Confirmation of the prestigious award coincides with the high-quality, high-productivity printing solution being imminently available for the UK and Irish market. Many of the features that make the UJV100-160 printer cost-effective, reliable, and easy-to-use were noted as key factors that contributed to the EDP judges choosing this printer for the award.
EDP’s Technical Committee states, “Mimaki offers a price breaking device with UV printing speeds up to 23 square meter per hour. This printer offers not only CMYK but also has the option to install white and clear inks, and the new innovative system helps to maintain the quality because of the control of dot placement and media feeding, one of the most common errors in inkjet printing. The UJV100-160 is certainly an excellent entry-level printer, including many features of Mimaki’s advanced UV technology at an affordable price.”
Commenting on the award, Brett Newman; managing director at Hybrid Services, Mimaki’s exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland, notes, “The features recognized by the EDP Technical Committee are precisely what makes the new UJV100-160 such a powerful offering for companies looking to invest in all the many benefits of Mimaki’s proven LED UV cured print technology. The response to the new printer has been extremely positive, and it’s satisfying to see it recognized so highly.”
The UJV100-160 is compatible with a wide variety of media, including metallic foil, fabric, and uncoated materials, enabling sign makers to produce a diverse range of high-value applications, such as posters, point of sale, soft signage, stickers, and window decoration. The printer features two newly developed printheads and the new DAS (Dot Adjustment System) feature. DAS automates conventional dot placement (dot position and feeding correction) for maximum image quality, saving operators time, and reducing manual errors.
“Packing so much tech into such a competitively priced printer is nothing short of remarkable,” Newman continues. “Demand for such a solution is substantial, and we’re looking forward to starting the new year on a high by introducing the UJV100-160 to the UK and Irish market.”
Delivering further time efficiencies, the UJV100-160 prints at a maximum of 23 square meter per hour with VOC (Volatile Organic Chemicals)-free UV-curable ink. This environmentally conscious ink cures instantly after printing, eliminating the drying time that water-based or solvent ink requires. Post-processing, finishing, and application are therefore possible immediately after printing, reducing production time and enabling printers to deliver products to short deadlines.
“The UJV100-160 is a versatile, robust, and efficient solution for sign makers looking to delve into UV-printing and diversify their offerings,” says Ronald van den Broek, general sales manager at Mimaki Europe. “We’re extremely proud that the quality and productivity of this printer has been recognized by the EDP and are excited to bring it to market this month, providing our customers with another innovative solution designed to help them increase their competitive edge.”