“Brands are increasingly looking for ways to differentiate labels and packaging for better market performance,” says 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, and visitors to our stand will see it all in action.”
At the show, Mimaki is using 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. Visitors will be pleased with the simplicity and affordability this solution delivers, especially for short-run production of industrial applications such as identification plates or number plates. The UJF-7151plus, a compact UV LED direct- to-object printer, utilises 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 510 mm printable area using process, white and clear inks plus primer.
Mimaki is also be showing 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 56.2 m2, this solvent ink printer is a handy addition to any label converting operation.