Mimaki, announced that it will have two stands at FESPA 2017, in Hamburg from May 8th–12th. The company will be demonstrating a wide range of solutions for the sign and display graphics market and industrial print, along with a technology demonstration of its unique 3D printing solution in the Digital Hall. And, of course, it will be demonstrating its latest range of textile printers in the Textile Hall as well.
Full product portfolio
“We are looking forward to FESPA 2017 with great excitement,” says Ronald Van den Broek, General Manager Sales at Mimaki Europe. “Not only is it a good opportunity to reinforce our dedication to provide innovative solutions for the textile industry, but it is also a chance to display our full product portfolio for signs and displays and industrial printing. This includes a technology demonstration of our new 3D printer, which we also discussed with attendees at drupa 2016. Because of the wide range of products we wanted to bring to the show, we decided to engage two stands in two separate halls to give each segment the focus it deserves.”
New technology not possible until now
In the Textile Hall, Mimaki Europe will be demonstrating its latest range of textile printers, including the very unique dual-ink Tx300P-1800 and the high-speed, direct-to-textile Tiger-1800B, which have been updated to simultaneously load both textile pigment and sublimation dye inks. This enables the use of a single printer to print directly on a wide range of textiles without the need to change out ink systems. This new technology has not been possible until now and is a breakthrough that will improve productivity and increase flexibility. The Tiger-1800B has a maximum printing speed of 390 m2/h and fits perfectly in high-volume production environments that have traditionally printed with analogue printing methods.
Flagship solutions in the Digital Hall
In the Digital Hall, Mimaki’s flagship solutions for the Sign and Display Graphics and Industrial markets will be on display, including four solvent printers and up to six UV printers. Mimaki will also showcase two cutting solutions. Together these printers represent profit-generating solutions for sign & display and industrial print companies.
Van den Broek adds, “We are also pleased to be introducing something totally new to the visitors with the technology demonstration of our 3D printing solution, a UV-curable four-colour printer, that will be able to generate products featuring more than 10 million colour combinations. At drupa, we had samples at our stand, while at FESPA, we will actually be showing a prototype of the printer itself. As a point of interest, we have just shown this prototype in Japan for the first time at the 46th Japan Shop 2017. ” Mimaki’s printer and ink technologies enable high-quality 3D printing that can create fine, precise and incredible real detailed products. Extremely detailed and fine line pattern samples, such as an intricate scale model of a castle or a Hina doll (ed. a typical Japanese figurine), will be shown at the Mimaki stand in the Digital Hall. Another unique feature of this printer is its clear ink, that can be combined with colour ink to create half colour transparent models. “We will be unveiling details about all of the new products at our press conference scheduled for May 8th at 1:00 pm,” Van den Broek added.