“For anyone involved in the plastics business, K 2013 is the place to be,” said Mike Horsten, general manager marketing EMEA at Mimaki Europe. “We have chosen this venue to unveil new products and application ideas that we think will spark many new business opportunities for attendees. This includes printing and cutting of rubber sheets, printing on plastic cards, and an automated solution for on-demand printing of promotional and other items that can run unattended for up to eight hours. We think attendees will leave our stand as excited as we are about the opportunities.”
Mimaki presented the PrintROBO at K 2013. This brand-new digital on-demand manufacturing machine is being shown for the first time at K 2013, printing plastic cards. Printing at up to 1,800 dpi in full color (with a minimum 4 picolitre drop size) and on materials up to 150mm in thickness, this automatic direct UV-curable printing system with low-energy LED curing provides revolutionary quality and productivity. Create customized promotional gifts, display cards, name badges, control panels, pens, stationery, key rings, gift boxes, USB sticks, mobile phone and laptop cases, small format signage and more with no waste and minimal setup. PrintROBO offers three different UV-curable ink options:
• LH-100 Hard UV ink for scratch and chemical resistance and color fidelity. Available in CMYK, white, clear and with an automatic primer application option.
• LF-200 Flexible UV ink enables stretching of ink up to 200% during post-processing. Available in CMYK and white.
• LF-140 ink offers strong gradation in 6-color printing and is more flexible than LH-100. Available in CMYK, light cyan, light magenta, white and with an automatic primer application option.
“We are looking forward to enthusiastic and interactive discussions with K 2013 attendees,” Horsten added. “We have applications ideas that address the needs of just about every manufacturing business and a manufacturing model that offers the ultimate in productivity and flexibility.”