Eminence Business Media

Eminence Business Media

Friday, October 22, 2010


Mimaki Engineering Co Ltd has announced the release of the new JFX-1631plus and JFX-1615plus UV LED curing large format printers. This series is 80% faster than its existing model JFX-1631 due to a newly implemented post-curing unit. In addition, JFX plus series can be optionally equipped with a roll unit for uninterrupted web printing.  Existing JFX-1631 UV LED large format printers can be upgraded to JFX plus series by installing the optional post-curing and/or roll unit.

The new JFX-1631plus and JFX-1615plus UV LED curing large format printers now achieves a maximum print speed of 23.6m²/h (300 x 600dpi / 4pass / bidirectional), an 80%  increase in speed on the current JFX-1631 model. This is achieved through the new standard installation of a post-curing unit, whereby the ink gets a secondary curing after the UV curing. An optional automatic roll unit for unattended and uninterrupted web printing can be obtained for the JFX plus series. Short-run print orders of the same or different jobs with the print size limited to the maximum print area on the flatbed are efficiently processed and printed, significantly improving productivity. In addition, continuous printing can be done unattended overnight if there is a large quantity order, resulting in fast turnarounds and an increase in productivity.

JFX plus series will be introduced in two different sizes: JFX-1615plus featuring a maximum print size of 1,602 x 1,500mm and JFX-1631plus with a maximum print size of 1,602 x 3,100mm. This enables print service providers to choose their equipment according to their required job sizes as well as their individual environmental requirements. The high image quality means far fewer banding artifacts and the possibility to print legible 3 pt letters. UV LED curing enables printing on heat sensitive substrates as its curing diodes do not generate excessive heat thus eliminating media deformation or colour changes. Direct UV printing can be performed on non-coated substrates up to 50 mm thickness.

Clear ink (available only in hard UV curable ink) provides glossy finish or matte finish adding value to the product outcome, while white ink makes vivid full colour print possible on transparent or coloured substrates. All inks can be applied with different layer printing enabling dimensional printing with outstanding haptic effects.