Mimaki showcased its signage inkjet printers at the recently concluded 50th edition of the MediaExpo, held from 2 – 4 March at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai. The company displayed its CJV 330 eco-solvent, UCJV 300 inkjet, UJV 100 UV LED printer, and JV 100 roll-to-roll UV printers. The JV100 uses eco-solvent inks while the UJV100 and UCJV 300 use UV-cured inks. Also displayed were the Mimaki UJF-6042MkIIe flatbed UV industrial printer and the cutting plotter CG130AR.
“As a company, we are a manufacturer and we provide very good technical service as well – that’s one of the points that differentiate us from others,” said Kenichiro (Ken) Seki, managing director, of Mimaki Singapore. “We are also doing 4-layer printing, which is effective for backlit applications. It is also called day and night printing – when you turn on the backlights, the image changes, and when you turn it off, it becomes a daylight painting. That’s one of the USPs of the UCJV 300,” he added.
“We see very big potential for us to grow in the signage industry. According to the trends, especially in the south, there will be more demand for UV printing and lower demand for eco-solvent printing. Mimaki’s big strength is in UV printing, but we do eco-solvent as well. We hope that our market share will grow in the future in India and in UV printing as well.
“Our low-end printers like the 100 series have very good sales in India at the moment. Our eco-solvent printer JV100 and UV printer UJV100 are priced very reasonably – we are increasing our installations of these printers in India. The CJV 330 eco-solvent printer has a much higher printing speed and the printing quality is excellent compared to the entry-level machines – we want to start pushing this machine in the coming months,” he concluded.