Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and cutters, has announced its new media line called Mimaki Vision. This line includes a gloss vinyl print media, Mimaki Vision Vinyl; a matte and gloss laminate film, Mimaki Vision Laminate; and a UV gloss laminate film, Mimaki Vision Laminate 310.
The development of Mimaki Vision completes the company’s already vast portfolio of print service provider solutions. Currently, Mimaki manufactures an array of printers, cutting plotters, hardware, software, and associated consumable items, such as inks and cutting blades.
Mimaki Vision Vinyl print media was engineered with strong dimensional stability and low shrinkage. It offers strong adhesive force, leaving behind little residue after removal. Additionally, it enables excellent color developing with Mimaki original inks, providing exceptional weatherability. Its two-sided PE coating liner prevents moisture absorption. Mimaki Vision Laminate was designed specifically for solvent printers to be paired with Mimaki Vision Vinyl, enhancing the stability and low shrinkage benefits.
The Mimaki Vision Laminate 310 is a laminate film with a gloss finish designed for Mimaki UV inks, but it can also be used for solvent and latex printing. It specifically helps diminish the effect of silvering by reducing the air bubbles commonly produced when laminating over UV ink. This, combined with Mimaki’s low temperature lamination process, virtually eliminates silvering. This film gives a gloss appearance to normally matte UV prints. The cost of the Mimaki Vision 310 laminate is less than that of similar products currently on the market today.