Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and cutters, announces a 3-liter External Ink Supply Option complementing its JFX600-2513, a large-format flatbed UV inkjet printer. Global sales of this new optional item are scheduled to begin in January 2023.
This new 3-liter External Ink Supply Option increases the ink tank capacity of the JFX600-2513 to a maximum of 3 liters per color while allowing for the 3-liter tanks to be replenished from 1-liter ink bottles.
The 3-liter ink tank capacity reduces the frequency of refilling inks, resulting in improved work efficiency. In addition, this new option enables ink replenishment even during printing processes, further reducing printer downtime, allowing for longer operating time, and improved productivity.
Automatic white ink agitation functionality is integrated into the 3-liter External Ink Supply Option, eliminating the need for manual mixing, and reducing operator workload. Weight sensors are incorporated as well to detect the weight of remaining inks, enabling a more accurate determination of ink levels.
Mimaki’s JFX600-2513 is a large-format flatbed UV inkjet printer incorporating 16 print heads designed for highly efficient printing and high productivity. The maximum output size of the printer is 98.425-by-51.181-by-2.362 inches, corresponding to 4-by-8 sheets (48.03-by-96.06 inches) often used in signboard production. Enabling direct printing on media, the printer can process various mediums, including acrylic, glass, metal, and large format signboards. The printer can accommodate material up to 2.362 inches in thickness for direct printing and features 2.5D printing (multiple applications of ink) consisting of layer-upon-layer UV ink print, creating a texture on the printed surface for use in higher value-added printing applications.
The JFX600-2513 has a broad range of applications including sign graphics, such as large indoor/outdoor signboards and advertisements for architectural applications.
Mimaki’s JFX600-2513 printers take advantage of the proprietary Mimaki “MDL commands,” allowing customers to control printers from production systems or peripheral devices. The MDL command enables unmanned, labor-saving, automated operation of respective printing processes, such as the transport of print media. In collaboration with this newly announced 3-liter External Ink Supply Option, the MDL command is designed to support extensive continuous automated printing sessions.
The 3-liter External Ink Supply Option is scheduled to be exhibited at both Viscom Italia 2022, in Milan, Italy, from October 13 to 15 and at PRINTING United Expo, in Las Vegas, from October 19 to 21.
With “Newness and Difference” as their management vision, Mimaki Engineering will continue to constantly pursue new technological innovations and realize the “beauty and speed” that their customers demand.