Mimaki USA (www.mimakiusa.com) recently brought the JV400SUV solvent UV inkjet printer to market, billing it as a revolutionary printer that uses a unique, new ink that combines the flexibility of solvent with the durability of UV. The JV400-130/160SUV prints in four colors (CMYK) at speeds of up to 193 sq ft/hr (18 sq m/hr) in draft mode. During the printing process, the solvent compound is absorbed into the ink-receiving layer of the media, and the pigment is settled on to the media. The printed ink is then cured with a proprietary UV-light process that Mimaki says results in a smooth, beautiful, high-gloss finish that simulates coating while maintaining the bright colors of solvent print. According to Mimaki, no outgas time is needed before lamination. The JV400SUV comes bundled with RasterLink6 RIP software.
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