Mimaki release flatbed UV inkjet printer “JFX200-2513 EX”

24 April 2019

Mimaki has released the “JFX200-2513 EX”, a large flatbed UV inkjet printer.

The entry level flatbed will print direct onto a range of materials including white board, transparent/coloured board, wood, cardboard, and metal. Bed size is 2,500mm x 1,300mm.

“The JFX200-2513 EX is an ultimate 2.5m x 1.3m flatbed LED UV inkjet printer that combines high value-added print and high productivity," said Brad Creighton, National Marketing Manager, Mimaki Australia. "The newly developed head unit is adopted to enable production without reducing speed even in white and colour simultaneous printing. This has increased the productivity 200 per cent compared to the JFX200-2513."

“We have also added high value added printing features, including a special Emboss Print function. Most printers make the surface look bumpy with many layers of UV ink straight on top of other layers. Smoother expression is only achieved by stacking stepped layers, so there was a need to manually prepare the data for each layer. The JFX200-2513 EX allows you to create semi-stereoscopic 2.5D print data for stepped layers that are sized differently, simply by common Illustrator/Photoshop operations and RasterLink6Plus. We call this 2.5D Texture Maker, the prints look fantastic.”

The Emboss Print in the Surface Imaging is a technique that enables 2.5D expression using multiple layers of UV ink to add a three-dimensional effect to the surface.

The new 2.5D Texture Maker is a new function of Mimaki genuine rip software, RaterLink6Plus, which allows printers to easily create multi-layered gradation data.

The company says semi-stereoscopic smooth 2.5D print can be easily made, for applications such as interior materials with printed bricks and woodgrain texture, an elevation of thick ink of an oil painting, and embossed letters of signage.

The newly featured Draft mode achieves a higher-grade productivity, realising a maximum printing speed of 35sqm per hour.

Main features

1. High value-added print “2.5D Texture Maker” that enables easy creation of smooth semi-stereoscopic 2.5D data

2. High productivity
a) Print speed in white-simultaneous printing has improved 200% of the conventional model
b) Higher-grade productivity realised by adding the new print mode

3. Stability and safety
a) NCU & NRS automatically detects missing nozzles and performs recovery
b) Links with external interface allow users to meet safety standards that are different by factory

4. Upgraded usability
a) Work efficiency improved by adding the vacuum-controlling foot switch
b) Ethernet connection supported