Sustainability is a hot topic in today’s packaging industry and a key asset in Mimaki’s strategy. Mimaki’s UV and UV-LED inkjet technologies and packaging solutions can make creative ideas a reality, whilst significantly decreasing the environmental impact of the production process.
Mimaki systems have many eco-friendly credentials, including:
• All Mimaki UV printers are equipped with LED lamps which cure wet ink instantly with UV irradiation, rendering heating unnecessary and saving energy.
• UV printing enables printing direct onto different types of substrates, giving users the choice to use more sustainable materials.
• Digital is an on-demand solution for producing packaging and other applications, eliminating the waste caused by over-production.
• Mimaki UV inks are GREENGUARD Gold* certified. The inks have met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air, and are acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities.
The JFX200-2513 EX cutting-edge large flatbed UV inkjet printer uses the Mimaki 2.5D Texture Maker. This proprietary feature uniquely enables smooth embossed print with enticing-to-touch dimensional textured effects at the touch of a button. Opening new and valuable application opportunities for customers, the new Mimaki layering technology has been designed for supreme simplicity and ease of use, as well as increased productivity.
The UJF-7151plus direct-to-object UV flatbed printer achieves flawless print quality on a wide range of substrates. This printer enables short-run packaging applications with reduced waste and minimised use of space, making more sustainable manufacturing options more accessible. Additionally, the UJF-7151plus uses longer-life UV LEDs, consuming less energy than printers using conventional UV lamps. An ink circulation system also provides stable ink jetting and removes air bubbles from the system, reducing the need for nozzle-cleaning and thereby saving energy and costs.
Featuring a cutting area of 610 x 510mm, the multifunctional, versatile and compact CFL-605RT will complete Mimaki’s Labelexpo line-up. Ideal for packaging sampling, prototyping and short-run production, as well as packaging inlays and foam materials cutting the system has a wide range of cutting and creasing tools, including an eccentric cutter for coated packaging board, a pen tool for line drawings and a creasing roller for folding lines.
Many Mimaki printers include a number of pioneering core technologies. MAPS (Mimaki Advanced Pass System) prevents banding and colour-shifting during the printing process by spreading the edge of each pass to create a gradient. NCU (Nozzle Check Unit) monitors nozzle outages and automatically activates a series of recovery functions whilst NRS (Nozzle Recovery System) enables printers to replace damaged nozzles without stopping production – enhancing performance and boosting productivity and print quality for the user.
A diverse range of cost-effective hardware and software solutions together with eye-catching applications, including layer printing with white and clear inks, added-value silver ink effects and 2.5D-textured print, will also be showcased along with the above mentioned products at FachPack 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany, from 24-26 September.
*List of GREENGUARD Gold certified UV inks: LH-100, LUS-125, LUS-120, LUS-150, LUS-170, LUS-175, LUS-200