Mimaki's New LUS-200 UV Ink Carries 3M Warranty

Mimaki USA, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers, introduces the new UV curable inkjet printer UJV500–160, which attains a maximum print speed of 645 sq ft/h, and supports long-lasting, energy-saving LED UV lamps. The UJV500–160 is available with LUS–150 inks / LUS–200 3M inks in early summer with MCS.

The UJV500–160 employs a new LUS–200 UV ink, which has been jointly developed with 3M. When applied onto 3M media, and installed using 3M guidelines, this ink carries the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty, widely recognized as the industry's most comprehensive finished graphics warranty. This warranty covers fading, cracking, peeling, and other aspects of graphic performance. The LUS–200 ink is ideal for applications with curved surfaces such as vehicle wraps and fleet graphics where stretching could crack other inks.

The unprecedented productivity, the comprehensive 3M™ MCS™ Warranty, and the wide media compatibility open up new possibilities in the inkjet signage industry.

Main features

Mimaki's LED UV cure technology delivers a print speed of up to 645 sq.ft/h with high image quality. This speed and quality represent the next generation of performance. A maximum print speed of 645 sq.ft/h can be achieved.

  • Since UV inks dry immediately when exposed to UV light, no drying time is required. This dramatically improves work efficiency for the user.
  • The new UV ink type LUS-­‐200 with the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty ensures outdoor durability for a wide range of flexible applications. This flexible ink enables installation on curved surfaces.
  • Environmentally-friendly UV printing generates little VOCs. Curing is performed with a power-saving and long-lasting LED UV lamp.

About the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty

3M warrants that printed graphics which are made using 3M branded components and are installed in accordance with 3M's instructions, will maintain satisfactory performance for a certain time period depending on the application. Graphics manufacturers in the US that use the LUS-­‐200 ink will be able to register for a personalized Certificate of 3M™ MCS™ Warranty once the warranty details are published at www.3Mgraphics.com/warranties.

"The 3M™ MCS™ Warranty helps graphics manufacturers assure brand owners that they are purchasing a quality product from a quality provider," said Chad Klostermann, inks and warranties marketing manager, 3M Commercial Graphics. "We're proud to have been the gold standard in the industry for more than 30 years."

Mimaki Markets: Besides vehicle wraps, fleet graphics is a prime marketplace for the high-speed production of the UJV-­‐500/160. Many trucking firms with multiple graphic needs will appreciate the speed and quality of this high-performance printer.


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