Mimaki steps up LED-UV flatbed inkjet printer range with two quick and colourful additions

Mimaki Europe announced the release of two new LED-UV large-format flatbed inkjet printers, the JFX600-2513 and the JFX550-2513. Available after summer 2021, these new models are engineered for high speeds and high productivity, and offer print service providers a broader range of applications thanks to a wider range of ink types and increased media flexibility.

The JFX600-2513 and the JFX550-2513 build on the success of the JFX500-2131 large-format UV inkjet printer, launched in 2012. With the aim of tackling the high-end UV flatbed market, these new models bear a substantially higher number of print heads, allowing for the JFX600-2513 to reach speeds of more than 300 percent faster than its predecessor, and the JFX550-2513 over 150 percent faster. Available in a six colour configuration, increased from the four colour JFX500-2131, the wide variety of ink sets facilitates vibrant, intense colours perfect for striking indoor and outdoor signage and display graphics.

The range of media these new models support, thanks to Mimaki’s seventh-generation UV print technology, opens up the door for a myriad of applications including large-scale decoration, sign displays, and interior materials. With a maximum printing width of 2.5m x 1.3m and a thickness of 6cm, both the JFX600-2513 and the JFX550-2513 are compatible with standard size signboard production, and their direct-to-substrate capabilities also allow for printing on resin, wood, glass, and metal. Both printers are capable of ‘2.5D’ multi-layered printing, creating raised texture effects for high-value, tactile applications.

Bert Benckhuysen, Senior Product Manager at Mimaki Europe, commented, “With more speed, colours, and media options, there is a whole world of opportunities with the new JFX600-2513 and JFX550-2513. As the market leader in large format UV flatbed printing, Mimaki is driven by the creativity and resilience of our customers to keep innovating and improving what we do. The predecessor to these latest models, the JFX500-2131, gave us a strong foundation to build on, and we have pushed the boundaries of productivity and versatility to bring two more world-class LED-UV large-format flatbed inkjet printers to market.”

The UV inks developed in-house for the JFX600-2513 and JFX550-2513 have been certified as “GREENGUARD Gold” for meeting exacting chemical substance standards and environmental safety requirements, as defined by independent safety organization UL. In addition, the new models support Mimaki’s “MDL command”, allowing operators to control machines from external devices and making it possible to determine ink levels, detect errors, and control table position and media height as well as manage printing, pre- and post-press processes, media feed, and output collection. This means that both JFX machines comply with Industry 4.0 requirements, making it possible to integrate them into an automated workflow.