Mimaki’s exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland, Hybrid Services, has announced the release of two new entry level roll-to-roll inkjet printers. Part of the new 100 Series, the UJV100-160 is the company’s latest UV model, with the JV100-160 being a solvent option.

The UJV100-160 uses lower-cost LUS-190 UV ink, allowing a faster turnaround without the need for a degassing period after printing. The LUS-190 ink can be printed onto not only PVC, but also uncoated substrates such as PET film and paper. The new system is designed to deliver an alternative to solvent printing.

Meanwhile the JV100-160 uses Mimaki’s SS21 ink set which supports a range of applications for indoor or outdoor use. Available in both a dual CMYK four-colour variant and an eight-colour model, Mimaki says the inks are a ‘proven solution for delivering long lasting, vibrant prints.’

‘The new UV and solvent ‘100 Series’ printers represent the ideal combination of features and performance at a highly competitive price point,’ says Hybrid MD Brett Newman. ‘Employing proprietary technology found on models that sit further up the Mimaki product line, users will benefit from improved operation, productivity and task automation.’

Bert Benckhuysen, senior product manager at Mimaki Europe added, ‘Mimaki always prides itself in introducing printing technology that excels when it comes to efficiency and high-quality and these two models fulfil both. The ‘100 Series’ are also versatile printers and users benefit from the flexibility to produce an array of applications, from vibrant wallpapers to high-quality signboards.’

Mimaki has included its new RasterLink7 Rip software with the series, based on Harlequin RIP developed by Global Graphics Software.