As it celebrates 40 years in business Mimaki is doubling production with a new 84,000sqm factory in Japan.
“We will be able to produce your products even if you order twice as much as you do now. We commit to invest over 7% of our annual turnover,” he said at the Mimaki birthday party earlier this week.
Mimaki Japan chairman Akira Ikeda said Mimaki already had a UV desktop printer, the UJF-3042, that could print in 3D using additive technology and the company plans to test the market over the coming months by running a print service.
“We want to understand the demands of the market. We don’t just need the printer, we need to develop software too. We need to collect information to build the knowhow to develop it,” he said.
A new colour measurement device could dramatically reduce the time taken to check output and create profiles. The Rapid Spectro Cube is a joint development between German RIP and colour management specialist ColorGate and Spanish colour consultancy ColorInLab. It was shown as a prototype at Fespa show in Cologne.
Instead of measuring colour patches on a square-by-square basis, it captures an entire colour chart “in seconds”.
“The big difference is it can measure batches. It takes the same
Wide-format machinery manufacturer Mutoh will unveil three new printers at next month’s Fespa 2015 exhibition.
The ValueJet 405GT, a desktop direct-to-garment printer, the ValueJet 1628X, a 1.6m-wide eight-channel Eco Ultra printer with white and metallic inks, and the ValueJet 1938WX, a 1.9m-wide dye-sublimation printer debuted at the event.
The ValueJet 405GT is the manufacturer’s first desktop direct-to-garment printer. The five-colour (CMYK and white) engine has been specifically
Finishing equipment manufacturer Morgana has introduced the BM500, a new addition to its booklet making range, which is capable of producing booklets of up to 200 pages.
The device is an off-line adaptation of an in-line machine sold via Xerox and Ricoh to produce booklets with the mid-production digital print engines supplied by those companies.
The BM500 can be supplied as a standalone hand-fed unit, or linked with either the recently launched AF602 or other Morgana feeders. Also