330 Series leverages Mimaki’s cross-platform strategy, to offer a high-end yet cost effective printing solution across several sectors. Similarly, the CG-AR Series offers users new workflow enhancing, entry-level cutting plotter technologies available in three sizes. Both launches align with Mimaki’s objective to grow both its high-end and entry-level product range, to further encourage and support customers expanding and improving upon their printing services and product offering.
Mimaki’s Latest Printers – the 330 Series
Following on from the success of the 100 and 300 Plus Series, the 330 Series has been developed to offer mid- to high-end printing models, focusing on high image quality and productivity. As a company renowned for its high-colour range, Mimaki’s newest printers can achieve high resolution, durable prints for both the Sign Graphic and Textile industries. The JV330-160 and CJV330-160 eco-solvent inkjet printers deliver the high-standard of colour required for indoor and outdoor sign graphics through the new “Deep Color Natural” input profile, offering eye-catching and vivid solid colours, natural skin tones as well as deep reds and neutral greys. In-built cleaning mechanisms and monitoring features ensure an efficient workflow and allow for longer running times.
Both models feature a newly designed unwinding system that allows three rolls of media to be loaded simultaneously, greatly reducing the time and labour required to change print media. One operator can bring the desired media into position simply by turning the media changer. Another standard feature is an “XY slitter” – a highly precise cutting technology, which provides in-line X-axis and Y-axis sheet-fed cutting. This eliminates the unwinding and manual cutting from the workflow, helping printers to significantly speed up and streamline the post-process, with less interference needed.
Hybrid Services is Mimaki’s distributor for the UK and Ireland, and the company will be exclusively presenting the new CJV330-160 at this month’s Sign & Digital UK exhibition. Hybrid’s reseller account manager, Martin Southworth, anticipates a strong uptake of the new technology. “Mimaki once again pushes forwards with intuitive, cost effective and high quality solutions, and we very much look forward to debuting this latest print and cut technology at Sign & Digital UK.”
In addition to the Sign Graphics solutions, Mimaki has also released the TS330-1600, a sublimation transfer inkjet printer, for the textile industry. Enabling both high production and high image quality, and equipped with new functions to improve stable operation, the TS330-1600 can achieve a printing speed of 69sq m/h in draft mode with a 4-colour ink set, with the fastest mode reaching up to 135sq m/h.
The TS330-1600 has optional add-ons to further increase efficiency, including a 10kg ink tank supply unit which reduces ink cost when compared to the standard 2L ink pack, and allows for longer continuous printing. A mini jumbo roll unit can also be added to load large rolls of transfer paper and further reduce running costs.
An improved take-up system featuring dual motors equipped on both sides of the printer distributes the load and strengthens the winding power, allowing stable winding of printed paper even for long runs. TxLink4, Mimaki’s RIP software dedicated to the textile market is included with every TS330-1600.
All products in the series are fitted with ‘Mimaki Weaving Dot Technology’ (MWDT), a technology that changes the order of ink droplet placement depending on the printing conditions. ‘Mimaki Remote Access’ (MRA) is also available across the series, improving ease of operation by allowing users to remotely access the machine and check the printer’s status