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Glass printed with UV-LED new generation

Nowadays every company needs to stand out from their competitors, and giving themselves a branding value is a sales and marketing strategy which will give them the opportunity to be noticeable to their target group.

For example, in the world of product manufacturing industry a fancy printed bottle of glass can sell more than an insignificant container with no appeal, giving the chance to own a personalized good-looking bottle rather than a meaningless generic product.

This presents a great opportunity for digital print, however glass printing is not easy; the print needs to be able to withstand alcohol and rubbing tests, needs to be human safe, and it needs to be very clear and sharp.

Mimaki has been working to fulfill all of these aspects by producing a new generation of UV-LED curing flatbed printers, developing new inks and printable primers that can be used to print onto glass. The biggest challenge is to print on round objects, but with the addition of the optional Kebab solution; it is now possible to print with a diameter ranging from 1 cm up to 11 cm. The UJF7151 Plus was made for an industrial market that demands high-speed production and the best printing quality.


Mimaki UJF 7151 Plus

Working on the development of new and faster printers for the industrial glass print markets has brought some challenges to the marketplace for Mimaki, but we at FLAAR Reports will be evaluating and analyzing if these aspects are a viable and an affordable solution for the large format printer industry.

So we hope to meet you at the International Trade Fair for Glass (Glasstec 2016), which will take place in Düsseldorf from September 20 to 23, we already have a report as a preparation for 2016 with the experience from previous years at the expo. You can acquire it by clicking on the banner below.


Mimaki Europe, Glasstec

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