Mimaki has added four new products to its direct-to-object (DtO) printer line: a significantly faster version of the existing UJF-7151, which can accommodate objects up to 30kg in weight, and three models in a new UJF-MkII ‘e’ small format series.

The printers are said by UK distributor Hybrid Services, who will ship them in 2022, to deliver ‘significant quality and performance benefits’ that should allow users to offer new applications and increase productivity.

The UJF-7151 plusII has eight printheads, allowing dual CMYK printing at 190% of the speed of the previous model. It also adds new halftoning for sharper edges and finer lines as well as smoother colour reproduction. A six-colour version that adds light cyan and magenta further improves image reproduction, supported by 1800dpi image resolution. A Colour Gloss capability adds a glossy finish to the hardened colour inks for texture and detail treatments without needing a clear vanish channel. Its increased load capacity allows thick or heavy media such as wood, metal and glass in addition to more standard print substrates.

For smaller lighter objects, the UJF-MkII e series comprises the 3042MkII e and Ex e models, which offer a print area of 300 x 420mm, and the 6042MkII e, which goes up to 610 x 420mm. All three also use new image processing technology plus an improved gap sensor to avoid printhead collisions, even with transparent media, and will print to a wide range of hard and soft media. 

All of the new printers support Mimaki Device Language commands for automation purposes and are driven by RasterLink 7 Rip software. The UV inks used are all Greenguard Gold certified.

‘These new models deliver the cutting-edge technology required by businesses to grow and diversify their product offering, as well as creating opportunities for companies to both explore and expand into new market sectors,’ commented Hybrid’s head of Marketing & Business Development, Duncan Jefferies.