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Mimaki has made its Kebab module for printing cylindrical objects available for its new UV flatbed printers.
The Kebab, which uses rotary rollers, was first launched for the UJF-3042HG small-format flatbed LED UV printer in 2014.
In October last year that device was replaced by the UJF-3042 MkII while the UJF-6042 MkII replaced the UJF-6042.
The UJF-3042MkII, which has an A3 format bed, is compatible with the new Kebab MkII model while the new MkII L model Kebab is suitable for use with the UJF-6042MkII, which has an A2 format bed.
The Kebab module is optional and sold separately to the two MkII printers. The Kebab MkII costs £2,495 while the MkII L model costs £2,995. The standalone printers are priced at £20,995 for the UJF-3042MkII and £35,995 for the UJF-6042MkII.
The Kebab is said to enable high-quality printing on cylindrical products with diameters from 10mm to 110mm, including wine and water bottles, seals, candles and cosmetics bottles.
Mimaki said the Kebab makes it possible and affordable to produce on-demand original products in short or individual runs and opens up revenue streams in sectors such as the cosmetics industry, where regulatory requirements differ between countries.
Commercial availability for the new Kebab modules is expected in February 2017. In additin, Mimaki participated in SGI Dubai event on January and showcased their latest printers including the MKII series models.