Friday, 08 Feb 2019 15:08 GMT

Hybrid to debut new Mimaki tech at S&DUK

Hybrid Services is set to introduce three new products from Mimaki at this year’s Sign & Digital UK exhibition.

The recently announced metallic LED UV ink from Mimaki will be on display for the first time on a Mimaki UJF-7151plus, aimed at the production of high-end graphics for packaging, small- to mid-format signage and bespoke décor and giftware.

“The addition of a metallic ink to Mimaki’s line-up of LED UV flatbed printers offers significant revenue generating opportunities for graphics professionals to leverage,” says Hybrid’s chief operations manager, Brett Newman. “Hybrid will be demonstrating the creative potential and breadth of possibilities this exciting new technology presents to visitors to the exhibition.”

The clear ink option for the UCJV300 series will also be revealed at the show, which opens up a new range of design possibilities for businesses and brands that can create displays using gloss, matte or textured finishes.

Production printing is a core theme for the Hybrid stand at Sign & Digital UK this year

"Utilising flexible UV inks that cure instantly allows customers to quickly print and immediately deliver the finished product without waiting for drying,” adds Newman. “The UCJV printers also feature white ink, enabling users to produce brilliant colours on transparent, coloured or metallic substrates. The introduction of clear ink also places the UCJV300 series into the prototyping and packaging environment.”

Hybrid will also be debuting Mimaki’s TS55 dye sublimation printer in its first UK showing. The 1.9m transfer paper printer is suited to companies producing soft signage, retail graphics, fashion and sportswear.

Newman concludes: “Production printing is a core theme for the Hybrid stand at Sign & Digital UK this year. Across Mimaki’s range of solvent printers and integrated printer/cutters, LED UV roll-to-roll and flatbed machines and a host of textile and dye sublimation technology, we’re able to deliver a production solution for print companies, whatever their volume requirements.

“Reducing lead times, increasing profitability, removing barriers to entry and delivering high quality output with the minimum of user intervention – all run centrally to Mimaki’s innovative approach to technology development.”

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