Mimaki Showcasing Innovations To Differentiate Labels And Packaging

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Mimaki aims to revolutionise production workflow of labels and packaging professionals with a variety of innovative digital print-and-cut solutions for short-run and customised labels and packaging.

The company will exhibit these solutions at Labelexpo Europe 2017, scheduled for 25-28 September in Brussels.

‘Brands are increasingly looking for ways to differentiate labels and packaging for better market performance,’ said Ronald Van den Broek, general manager sales at Mimaki Europe. ‘While this is an effective approach for brands, it can put strain on conventional labels and packaging workflows due to the shorter runs and faster time to market these strategies demand. Plus, there is a growing need for fast production of samples and mock-ups to speed the design process. At Mimaki, we have worked hard to develop innovative, affordable ways to ensure labels and packaging converters can meet these changing customer requirements.’

Mimaki will use its UJF-7151plus to demonstrate direct printing on rigid substrates to create high-quality nameplates suitable for industrial marking or placarding. Additionally, a small laser-cutting device will be used in combination with the printer to cut rigid labels to finished product. The compact UV LED direct- to-object printer uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver a powerful and reliable digital alternative to traditional screen print operations. With a print resolution of up to 1200 dpi, the UJF-7151plus features a 710 x 510mm printable area using process, white and clear inks plus primer.

Mimaki will also exhibit print-and-cut of high quality specialised labels using silver ink. The CJV150 Series integrated printer/cutter solutions provide high performance, creativity and versatility with vibrant ink types, including silver, orange and light black, in a cost-effective solution for label printing. At a resolution of up to 1440 dpi and speeds of up to 56.2sqm, this solvent ink printer is a handy addition to any label converting operation.

Digital direct-to-corrugated printing is another hot topic Mimaki will address. ‘With the combination of the Mimaki UJF-6042MkII printer and the CFL-605RT cutting table, operations can quickly and affordably create corrugated items, from boxes to in-store displays, featuring stunning graphics sure to draw attention,’ added Van den Broek.

The UJF-6042MkII flatbed LED UV printer, with a maximum print area of 610 x 420mm, brings increased productivity and ease of use to on-demand, direct-to-corrugated printing. It features a choice of inks, including LH-100 (a hard UV curable ink with high scratch and chemical resistance and brilliant colour reproduction) or LUS-120 (suitable for printing on soft materials). Each is available in nine colours including white, clear and primer.

Mimaki will exhibit its popular Kebab option, an affordable direct-to-object 360 degree printing solution. The Kebab option will print on glass and plastic bottles with the Mimaki UJF-3042MkII flatbed LED UV printer.

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