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Mimaki Debuts JV33 Solvent Printers

New printers feature 30% increase in speed.




Mimaki has introduced its new solvent printers-the 53.5-in. JV33-130 and the 63-in. JV33-160. These successors to the company's JV3-series printers feature a 30% increase in speed, resolutions up to 540 x 1080 dpi, and print speeds of 128 sq ft/hr.

The new JV33 printers (CMYK/CMYKcm) use one printhead with eight lines of nozzles for a total of 1440 nozzles; alignment errors are reduced due to the single head, Mimaki reports. The symmetric ink arrangement (MCYKKYCM) and newly developed 16-bit rendering function of its standard Raster Link Pro RIP also are designed to enhance print quality.

The JV33-130 and 160 printers can utilize four types of Mimaki ink-SS21 (includes white) and ES3 solvent inks, aqueous pigment inks, and aqueous dye-sublimation inks. Inks are provided in 440-cc cartridges. In 4-color mode, the uninterrupted ink supply system (UISS) doubles the ink capacity for each color so the printer can operate for extended print runs.

Featuring printing resolutions up to 1440 dpi, the 160/130's fastest speed (4-color, 4-pass, 540 x 720 dpi, bidirectional) is 188/180 sq ft/hr; high-quality 6-color printing (720 x 1440 dpi, 8-pass, bidirectional) yields speeds of 37/34 sq ft/hr.

A pre-heater enhances the fixation of inks, and the post heater was added to enhance drying and enable a faster take-up of printed media.

The JV33 printers are expected to ship in September.





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