Mimaki will launch 2 new 1.6m-wide roll-to-roll LED UV print and cut machines in the later part of the year. The seven-colour (CMYK plus Lc, Lm and white) UCJV300-160 and four-colour UCJV150-160 are being introduced along with a new eco–friendly ink, LUS-170, which Mimaki said ensures vibrant print results. The max speed of the UCJV300-160 is 13.4sqm/hr in seven-colour draft mode and 8sqm/hr in seven-colour standard mode. In four-colour draft mode it can print at up to 25.8sqm/hr while in four-colour standard mode it can achieve speeds of 15.7sqm/hr. The max cutting speed is 300mm/s or 420mm/s in 45 degrees direction.
The UCJV150-160 can print at up to 13.4sqm/hr in four-colour draft mode and 8sqm/hr in four-colour standard mode. This machine also has a max cutting speed of 300mm/s or 420mm/s in 45 degrees direction. Features on the UCJV300-160 include four-layer day/night printing, which Mimaki said enables designers to build layered graphics for backlit applications. John de la Roche, national sales manager at Mimaki’s exclusive UK distributor Hybrid Services, said: “This process gives print companies the opportunity to offer a unique product. It’s possible to produce a dynamic graphic that morphs its image or colour scheme depending on the light source.”