Mimaki Endorses Sustainable Choices at Labelexpo Europe 2019

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Mimaki MUH 100 Si UV curable metallic ink applications

Under the theme ‘Reimagine the Future of Labelling and Packaging’Mimaki Europe will focus on greater sustainability at Labelexpo Europe 2019. The leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems will demonstrate how businesses can use Mimaki’s wide range of solutions to make more sustainable choices when designing and manufacturing labels and packaging.

Mimaki will exhibit a show-stopping array of applications from die-cut labels, metallic stickers and rigid decals, to folding cartons, corrugated boxes and 360-degree-printed-packaging, on stand A40, Hall 8.0. All samples on the Mimaki stand at Labelexpo will be produced with improved sustainability in mind, according to Marketing Manager, Mimaki EMEA, Danna Drion, who enthuses: “We look forward to demonstrating how brands can realise creative ideas whilst at the same time, make smarter, more sustainable choices with Mimaki technology. Digital is an obvious solution for producing labels and packaging on-demand and eliminating waste caused by lengthy start-ups and job changeovers as well as over-stocking. In addition, Mimaki has a market-leading range of compatible substrates so brands can always make sustainable choices for their products.”

A technology highlight on the Mimaki stand will be the UJF-7151plus direct-to-object UV flatbed printer. Printing short-run packaging applications live at Labelexpo Europe 2019, visitors will see the flawless print quality achievable for rigid decals, packaging mock-ups and stickers. Using Mimaki LH-100 and LUS-120 inks, which are GREENGUARD Gold certified, the printing inks have met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air, and is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. Using longer-life UV LEDs, the printer consumes less energy than those using conventional UV lamps.

Compatible with the UJF-7151plus, Mimaki’s MUH-100-Si UV-curable metallic ink will also feature at the show. Launched this year, this ink can be printed directly onto products such as reusable glass bottles without requiring any further manual processing or handling, enabling users to produce elegant and sophisticated applications with minimal labour.

A further highlight will be Mimaki’s UCJV300-75 UV integrated printer/cutter. The award-winning solution can produce unique five-layer printing to create distinct designs, simultaneously, on each side of a substrate. This makes it ideal for applications using transparent film, such as labels and flexible packaging, creating new, value-adding application possibilities for users. All UCJV Series inks are also GREENGUARD Gold certified.

Mimaki will also exhibit two further systems at the show, both of which are ideally suited to customers within the labelling and packaging markets:

Mimaki CJV150-75: Featuring a state-of-the-art cut-and-print function, this high-quality inkjet printer/cutter eliminates problems faced when printing onto substrates before cutting, such as film separation and faulty cut results, and is ideal for sticker and label production. With a maximum print/cut width of 800mm, the system also offers vibrant inks, including silver, orange and light black for maximum product impact.

Mimaki CFL-605RT: A compact flatbed cutting plotter with a maximum cutting area of 610 x 510mm. The system has a range of cutting and creasing tools, including an eccentric cutter for coated packaging board, a pen tool for line drawings and a creasing roller for folding lines. This makes it ideal for numerous packaging applications, including packaging samples and prototypes, cartons, packaging inlays and more. “We’re at an important juncture in the label and packaging industries. While markets are thriving and investment is rife, it’s also the right time to take a step back and look at the environmental impact. There are many positive choices we can make together as an industry,” Drion adds.