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High Speed LED UV Curable Inkjet Printer

UJV500-160

Atlanta - Georgia - (April 4, 2013) - Mimaki USA, Inc (President: Masaaki Fujita; Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia USA), the North American division of Mimaki Engineering Ltd., Nagano, Japan and a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers, today introduced the new UV curable inkjet printer UJV500-160 which attains a maximum print speed of 60sqm/h, and supports long lasting, energy saving LED UV lamps. The UJV500-160 is scheduled for release in April 2013.

The UJV500-160 employs a new LUS-200 UV ink which has been jointly-developed with 3M. When applied onto 3M media, and installed using 3M guidelines, this ink carries the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty, widely recognized as the industry's most comprehensive finished graphics warranty, covering fading, cracking, peeling and other aspects of graphic performance. The LUS-200 ink is ideal for applications with curved surfaces such as vehicle wraps where stretching could crack other inks.

The unprecedented productivity, the comprehensive 3M™ MCS™ Warranty, and the wide media compatibility open up new possibilities in the inkjet signage industry.

Main features
Mimaki's original inkjet technology delivers a print speed of up to 645 sq.ft/h with high image quality. This speed and quality represent the next generation of performance. A maximum print speed of 645 sq.ft/h can be achieved. Even when using white ink, high speed printing of 258 sq.ft/h is possible.

  • Since UV inks dry immediately when exposed to UV light, no drying time is required. This dramatically improves work efficiency for the user.
  • The new UV ink type LUS-200 with the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty ensures outdoor durability for a wide range of flexible applications. This flexible ink enables installation on curved surfaces.
  • Environmentally-friendly UV printing generates little VOCs. Curing is performed with a power-saving and long-lasting LED UV lamp.

About the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty
3M warrants that printed graphics which are made using 3M branded components and that are installed in accordance with 3M's instructions, will maintain satisfactory performance for a certain time period depending on the application. Graphics manufacturers in the US that use the LUS-200 ink will be able to register for a personalized Certificate of 3M™ MCS™ Warranty once the warranty details are published at www.3Mgraphics.com/warranties.

"The 3M™ MCS™ Warranty helps graphics manufacturers assure brand owners that they are purchasing a quality product from a quality provider," said Chad Klostermann, inks and warranties marketing manager, 3M Commercial Graphics. "We're proud to have been the gold standard in the industry for more than 30 years."

About Mimaki: Mimaki is a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting machines for the sign/graphics and industrial and textile/apparel markets. Mimaki develops the complete product range for each group; hardware, software and the associated consumable items, such as inks and cutting blades. Mimaki excels in offering innovative, high quality and highly reliable products, based upon its aqueous, solvent and UV-curable inkjet technology.

For more information, visit http://www.mimakiusa.com/.

About 3M Commercial Graphics
3M Commercial Graphics help customers worldwide build brands by providing total large-format graphics and light management solutions. 3M manufactures or certifies lighting solutions‚ graphic films and graphic protection‚ flexible substrates‚ as well as inks and toners used to create large-format finished graphics that are consistent‚ reliable and durable. Learn more about 3M graphics products and programs by calling 1-800-328-3908‚ visiting www.3Mgraphics.com‚ following us @3MGraphics on Twitter or at facebook.com/3Mgraphics.

About 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

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Specifications, design and dimensions stated in this release may be subject to change without prior notice.

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