Home' New Zealand Printer Magazine : June 2013 Contents 27
MIMAKI, distributed in New Zealand
by Blue Print Imaging, also had a large
and busy stand. Among its solutions,
the company promoted the JFX500UV
LED wide format printer and its latex
A big point of di erence for Mimaki
is the LED technology, which brings a
low temperature to the printer so the
stability of the substrate is not a ected.
Mimaki says this means printing at a
faster rate of 60sqm an hour and it has
a maximum print size of 2.1x3.1m.
Te new JV400 SUV LED cured roll fed
1.6m digital printer has a new UV
system that delivers a gloss nish.
You don't need over laminating or
glossing and it o ers a white ink thanks
to Mimaki's Rasterlink 6 rip software,
developed for its latex range, which
allows the deposition of three layers of
UV-cured ink in one pass.
Making a mark at the show
Mimaki showed what its JV400LX and JV400 160UV printers could achieve
Wide Format PacPrint & VIIE
FUJIFILM and FUJI XEROX had arguably the best
position in the whole show. Walking through the
main doors, you could not miss the Fuji Xerox and
Fuji lm joint stands. Between them, the companies
positioned a co ee shop where punters enjoyed
espresso on the house. (Ricoh vied for title of best
co ee café at the show).
Wayne Gates, wide format specialist at Fuji lm,
says the company focused on its Uvistar Pro 8 and its
Acuity Advance Select and Acuity 1600 LED printers.
The Uvistar Pro 8 o ers super-wide format
print for both display POS and outdoor advertising
markets on exible and rigid media. Capable of
printing up to ve metre wide rolls it can switch
between four and eight colour modes. Using the
additional LcLmYLb colours increases print quality
without compromising on print speed. Gates says
that, together with its parallel drop size technology,
it allows the Uvistar Pro8 to produce high de nition
print at speeds in excess of 350sqm/hour. Options
and include a fully automated rigid media handling
system; an automated backlit printing option and
a roll media slitting and cross cutting option that
enables poster and banner work to be completed
with no further o ine nishing.
The recently released Acuity Advance
Select series now o ers models with up to eight
independent ink channels. In addition to the
standard CMYK ink set, the printer can run additional
white and clear inks. The use of Clear+White allows
printing on a range of non-white substrates and
operators can add a spot or ood coat varnish
e ect in a single operation, all on one printer.
Or, you can use with two white ink channels to
improve the density of white in a single pass, which
can be particularly useful for demanding backlit
applications. The other two extra channels can be
used for laying down additional cyan and magenta
ink and allow for an increase in production speed.
Gates says the additional vacuum zones which
reduce manual masking have also made the printer
far more productive.
It has an optional roll media kit for allowing an
operator to prepare rigid material on the at bed
while the roll media option is printing.
Fuji Xerox highlighted its the DocuWide C842,
which delivers a colour output speed of seven AO's
per minute, the industry's fastest, highest and 42-
inch wide format capabilities.
The DocuWide C842's xed line ve printhead
system simultaneously produces four-colour inks
(Cyan Magenta YellowBlack) for one-pass printing
and output resolution of 1600X1600dpi at that print
speed of seven A0-sized sheets per minute in all
print modes and all media types. It handles wide
printing up to 42 inches, long-paper printing up
to ve metres, and large 36-inch posters with crop
marks for trimming. For batch output, it supports
large volume continuous printing of up to 999
A0-sized sheets and can serve multiple users in a
workgroup at any time. In addition, a cut sheet of up
to two metres in length can be manually fed.
Its eco-design features include paper selections
for di erent output sizes and paper direction or
rotation that are automatically adjusted, reducing
excessive margins and waste; sample prints can
be previewed before nal printing in ink saving
mode, cutting down ink consumption by 40 per
cent, according to Fuji Xerox; and it has a low-
power usage of 690 watts or less, complying with
environmental standards including the International
Energy Star Programme and RoHS standard.
Gates says that print companies and sign
shops will nd the device easy to operate. He says,
"Operators can check the status of the machine via
remote. They can check the job list, completed jobs
and the machine status, such as the size and quality
of the loaded paper, from a client PC."
Super-fast and super-wide print from Fuji and Fuji
Gaby Lipperman from Matan in Israel (l) and Wayne Gates from Fuji lm New Zealand, dwarfed by the Uvistar Pro8
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