announced the European launch of the new JFX200-2513 EX large flatbed UV inkjet printer at FESPA Global Print Expo 2019.
Introducing a new print mode and an extra printhead, the JFX200-2513 EX boasts substantial productivity increases on previous JFX models – 280% faster in new draft mode when printing in four colors plus white, and 100% faster for all other print modes. This entry-level printer also uses Mimaki’s 2.5D Texture Maker to enable smooth embossed print at the touch of a button.
“In a market where competition is fierce and margins have been squeezed, we’re excited to launch the new Mimaki JFX200-2513 EX," said Danna Drion, senior marketing manager EMEA, Mimaki Europe. "In terms of offering new profitable services, our new product represents an important business differentiator for customers. If that wasn’t enough, the productivity gains that the JFX200-2513 EX represents makes it a very compelling proposition.”
Seen for the first time in Europe on the Mimaki booth at FESPA 2019 (stand B6-A30), the new Mimaki JFX200-2513 EX is the successor of the JFX200-2513 large flatbed UV inkjet printer.
Ideal for demanding production workflows, the JFX200-2513 EX prints on substrates up to 2,500mm x 1,300mm (98.4″ x 51.2″), in a wide variety of materials including whiteboard, transparent/colored board, wood, cardboard and metal – commonly used for applications including sign panels, furniture displays, building materials and much more. Usability has been improved with a vacuum-controlling foot switch, for when the user has no hands free and needs the media to be held stable on the print bed. An ethernet connection is now also provided, improving the functionality for IoT connections.
At FESPA, Mimaki is expounding the benefits of its MUH-100-Si UV-curable metallic ink, the world’s first metallic ink available for flatbed direct-to-object printing. By mixing a special bright aluminum pigment into the ink, printers can place UV metallic ink directly onto products without the need for a separate glitter or foil transfer process. “It’s just another way Mimaki provides solutions for its customers to stand out from the competition and provide value-added print for brands using their services,” Drion said.
Mimaki’s latest 3D printing solution, the 3DFF-222 also features, with Mimaki explaining how sign and display printers can cut operational costs and open new profitable markets by introducing the 3D printer to their businesses. Using in-house 3D printing to produce jigs used in direct-to-object printing, allows print houses to broaden the products they offer. It also enables them to introduce new products very quickly, without having the expense and time it takes to receive outsourced jigs produced using traditional methods. 3D signage can also be produced and, with a 3D printer in-house, new markets can be explored to employ the printer to its full capacity.