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Mimaki Introduces New Flatbed Printer & Cutters

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WhatTheyThink shared two company announcements from Mimaki introducing new product lines. See both announcements below.



Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced its latest model, the JFX600-2531 UV-LED flatbed printer. Based on the popular JFX600-2513 printer, this model doubles the print area to increase productivity or to produce oversized graphics. The JFX600-2531 printer will make its North American debut in the Mimaki USA booth 1435 at the International Sign Expo, April 10-12, in Orlando.


Key features

Improved workflow for production flatbed printing. The JFX600-2531 printer features the exclusive Mimaki Toggle Print Function, where the print origin point can be set at two locations on the table. This gives operators the ability to position up to two 4-foot by 8-foot boards, multiple jigs, or smaller pre-cut pieces onto the table with the ability to rotate the origin point for true continuous printing of two different print jobs. While one section (origin point) is printing, the operator can unload finished prints from the previous section and affix the next board or jig without stopping production.


Nine vacuum zones for increased efficiency. The JFX600-2531 printer includes nine distinct vacuum zones that can be manually opened or closed with a turn of a valve. The zones ensure efficient use of the table by enabling the operator to quickly close an area not used during printing, saving time by eliminating manual masking.


Opportunities for oversized applications. The larger bed size of the JFX600-2531 printer can also accommodate oversized sheets with a total printable area of up to 98.4” (2500 mm) wide x 122” (3100 mm) long and up to 2.36” (60 mm) thick, for creating oversized graphics without the need to seam rigid materials. This capability accommodates a 5-foot by 10-foot board and lends itself well to in-store applications such as POP/POS displays, standees, backlits, and indoor and outdoor signage. and promotional campaigns. This oversized bed can accommodate media for architectural applications such as glass, partitions, and plywood, enabling new markets for print service providers to produce commercial and interior décor, as well as art reproduction applications.


Ink selection for a variety of applications


The JFX600-2531 printer can use one of several Mimaki original ink sets, depending on the application:

  • For high scratch and chemical resistance: LH-100 ink; available in C, M, Y, K, Lc, Lm, W, Clear.

  • For balanced adhesion and flexibility: LUS-150 ink; available in C, M, Y, K, Lc, Lm, W ; LUS-100 Clear can be used in this configuration.

  • For more flexible outdoor applications: LUS-120 ink; available in C, M, Y, K, Lc, Lm, W, Clear.

  • Jettable primer is also available.

About the Mimaki JFX600 Series

The Mimaki JFX600 Series of UV-LED flatbed printers – including the JFX600-2513 (4’x8’ bed) and JFX600-2531 (8’x10’ bed) models – are the fastest in the world’s best-selling JFX Series line. With 16 print heads and print speeds of up to 2,152 square feet per hour, each model is capable of directly printing onto a wide variety of substrates including rigid PVC, acrylic, glass, metal, wood, flexible media, and more. Both support the 2.5D Texture Maker function, which adds realistic effects by giving the design height, such as simulating the surface of leather or lace.


With the ability to print on substrates up to 2.36 inches thick, JFX600 Series printers are suited to a variety of applications in the signage and graphics industry including POP and display, backlit signage, event and sports signage, wayfinding, architectural and hospitality decoration, and more. They can also be integrated into a bespoke production environment to create custom-decorated goods or components.


Availability

The JFX600-2531 printer is expected to be available for order from Mimaki USA authorized representatives in the summer of 2024.


 


Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced the CFX Series of production flatbed cutters in three table sizes, with a wide range of tools for a variety of applications. The CFX Series of cutters will make its North American debut in the Mimaki USA booth 1435 at the International Sign Expo, April 10-12, in Orlando.


Key features

Three available bed sizes. The CFX-2513 is the smallest unit with a table size of 2.5 m wide by 1.3 m long (101.18” x 74.4”). The CFX-2531 is the midrange model with a table size of 2.5 m wide by 3.1 m long (101.18” x 148.81”). The CFX-2550 is the largest unit with a table size of 2.5 m wide by 5 m long (101.18” x 223.22”). The CFX-2513 and CFX-2531 can be upgraded to the next larger bed size after installation.


Higher speed for improved productivity. The CFX Series can achieve a tool moving speed of up to 60 m/min (39 in/min), and acceleration of 0.7G that reduces machining time.


Multi-tool head reduces tool changes. Four tools can be used simultaneously, increasing machining variation and reducing the number of changes. In addition to the pen unit (eccentric cutter), three types of tools from a selection of nine varieties can be mounted on the head at the same time. Pen, reciprocating, V-cut, and creasing tools can be mounted simultaneously, increasing the possible variations and reducing the frequency of tool changes.


Pressure and position controls. Two types of controls are selectable: a pressure control with a maximum of 30 kg (294 N), and a position control that enables high-quality cutting and ruled lining. The ball screw on the Z-axis allows pressures from 5 to 30 kg (49 to 294 N). The cutting process is performed in position-controlled mode, which enables high-quality cuts with less blade breakage over multiple cuts. Two processing modes can be selected for ruled lining: pressure-controlled mode and position-controlled mode, depending on the material.


More accurate cutting. Based on the pre-measured flatness information of the table surface, the tool height is automatically adjusted according to the table position to reduce the occurrence of over-cutting and left-over cutting. It also reduces cutting into – and extends the life of – the cutting mat.


Backside cutting mode enables accurate cutting and ruled lining. The patent-pending backside cutting mode is available when combined with the optional camera unit. The system uses the camera unit to recognize registration marks printed on the surface and material edges, reverses the material, recognizes the edges, and applies corrections based on the data-specified locations for processing. It is useful for low-surface incision cuts and ruled lining cardboard, and for V-cuts to create seamless edges on fixtures.


Adobe® Illustrator® plug-in for Mimaki FineCut/Coat9. Users of Adobe Illustrator software can use the included FineCut/Coat9 plug-in cutting software for detailed functions such as cut order control and cutting with register marks.


Designed to pair with JFX UV-LED Series flatbed printers


The CFX Series of flatbed cutters are ideally paired with a JFX Series printer for print then cut production of sign and graphics applications such as POP displays, labels/decals, signboards, event displays and fixtures, as well as folding cartons and cardboard processing, and other industrial cutting applications.


In particular, the CFX-2531 and CFX-2205 models pair well with the new JFX600-2531 UV-LED flatbed printer when using it to print oversized graphics. Both cutter models can accommodate the JFX 600-2531 printer’s maximum media size of 2550 mm x 3150 mm (100.43” x 124.05”).


Availability

The CFX Series of cutters is expected to be available for order from Mimaki USA authorized representatives in the summer of 2024.


For more information, visit www.mimakiusa.com or Facebook, X, LinkedIn, and Instagram @MimakiUSA.


These announcements were shared by WhatTheyThink March 22, 2024. Mimaki USA is a SPESA member.


SPESA members are encouraged to email news and releases to marie@spesa.org or maggie@spesa.org to be featured under Member Spotlights.

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