Mimaki JV400 SUV
The Viscom award-winning Mimaki JV400 SUV is a wide-format printer available in 1.3m and 1.6m widths, whose SUV ink set couples the vibrant colours and flexibility of solvent with the durable aspects of its UV-curable counterpart. Standing out from the crowd with its highly glossy print, the SUV has a number of tricks up its sleeve.
The Mimaki SUV offers high productivity with output speeds exceeding 18sq m per hour. Prints dry instantly, thus eliminating the time involved to outgas a solvent or eco-solvent print. This allows post-print processes such as trimming or lamination to take place immediately, giving fast turnaround times.
"The speed of the whole job is an essential real-world calculation; we have newly found flexibility," says Peter Robinson of Harrison Signs, the York-based sign-maker that recently invested in a Mimaki SUV. "Much of the time, we're cutting out post-print processes such as laminating, which makes us more competitive and efficient."
Another company to recently invest in a Mimaki SUV is Hippoprint, a print supplier with an operation geared to immediate despatch of printed products. "We needed the capability to instantly finish prints and get them to our customers the next day," explains the company's owner Anthony Wood.
The SUV gives durability without losing high-quality detail; the robustness of the output makes it suitable for both outdoor and indoor applications. Other potential applications that the Mimaki SUV offers are printed signage onto vinyl, paper and banner, wall coverings, canvas, vehicle wraps and retail point-of-sale.
Delivered with a fully comprehensive one-year Gold warranty, the SUV also includes the company's professional level RasterLink RIP software and a powered take-up unit. Inks are supplied in 'eco-friendly' 600ml sacks with reduced packaging, which slot into the UISS (Uninterrupted Ink Supply System). These are low-odour, ruling out the need for ventilation and making the printer ideal for siting in office spaces as well as print shops.
Full details of the product, including video introduction and a PDF brochure, can be found by visiting: www.hybridservices.co.uk/suv.