Mimaki has announced the availability of new LUS-170 Clear Ink to be used on the UCJV300 Series. The additional LUS-170 clear ink offers a host of new design possibilities and expands business opportunities by creating compelling displays using gloss, matte or textured finish.
“With the availability of this clear ink for the UCJV300 series, we have employed our proprietary Mimaki Clear Control (MCC) technology for the first time in a roll-to-roll printer,” comments Ronald van den Broek, General Manager Sales EMEA of Mimaki Europe. “This unique feature shortens the time needed for ink curing to prevent dust from sticking, ensuring smoother, cleaner clear effects, such as matte or glossy finish. We believe this new ink opens up more possibilities for Mimaki users and enhances the versatility of our award-winning UCJV300 series even further.”
To simplify the process of creating clear effects, Mimaki also offers the ARTISTA UV Texture Library, which users can access when they install Mimaki’s RasterLink6Plus RIP software on a UCJV300 printer. The ARTISTA UV Texture Library features 129 texture swatches for use in Adobe Illustrator to add even more visual effects.
Available in four different print widths ranging from 80cm to 1.6m, the Mimaki UCJV300 series delivers a remarkable range of applications and versatility with layered print technology, including newly developed four-layer and five-layer capabilities. Their integrated cut functionality enables volume production of labels, decals, window clings, vehicle graphics and more.
Brett Newman, Chief Operations Manager at Mimaki’s UK and Ireland distributor – Hybrid Services expands; “Utilising flexible UV inks that cure instantly, allows customers to quickly print and immediately laminate or deliver the finished product without waiting for drying. 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.”
With its layered printing capability, the UCJV300 series can deliver dynamic backlit graphics, or graphics that are transformed with different light sources. “UV-curable inks also offer greater opacity with less ink consumption than other ink formulations,” continues Newman. “Mimaki’s LUS-170 ink is GREENGUARD Gold certified, meaning that it meets the rigorous standards for low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities.”