Mimaki debuts new printer and cutter

Mimaki has announced a new large format printer, the JFX600-2531, and a CFX-2531 cutting table that can be paired with it to create a complete print and cut solution, which will be shown at next week’s Fespa show in Amsterdam.

The new JFX600-2531 printer is essentially a bigger version of its existing and highly popular JFX600-2513. Both models take media up to 2.5m wide, but whereas the older version has a table length of 1.3m, the new machine is considerably longer with a 3.1m print length. This is large enough to handle very large substrates, such as glass and plywood panels that are typically used in architecture as partitions within buildings. It will take boards up to 60mm thick. 

The new model includes a Toggle Print Function that allows operators to  treat the bed as two separate areas, switching the print start point from one to the other. This should improve productivity as users will be able to load and prepare one job, whilst another is already printing. The table’s vacuum area is split into nine zones to match the size of typical substrates and Mimaki says that there’s no need to mask off areas, which would save time, though there are always going to be some media that do need extra attention. 

Otherwise, the new model is very similar to the existing one. There are 16 printheads, arranged in a staggered layout in four rows of four heads each. These give a choice of 600 or 1200 dpi resolution and can produce up to 90 sqm/hr at 600 x 600 dpi with four passes, using just four colours. 

It has eight channels, for CMYK plus light cyan and light magenta as well as white and clear. There’s a circulation system for the white ink channels. There’s a choice of three different types of UV ink, with LH-100 curing to a tough scratch-resistance finish, LUS-120 offering 170 percent stretchability and LUS 150, which is said to be compatible with a wide range of materials. The curing is via LED arrays.

Naturally the new model is also capable of the 2.5D textured effects introduced with the smaller version. It features a number of other existing Mimaki technologies, including nozzle checking and mapping, and can be set up with Mimaki’s 3 litre bulk ink supply unit.

Mimaki’s new CFX series of digital cutting tables offer sizes up to 2.5 x 5m.

The second part of this announcement, the cutting table, is part of a new CFX series of three tables that will make their debut at Fespa and which appear to be a replacement for Mimaki’s current CF3 series. The CFX models can be fitted with up to four types of tools to minimise tool changing. 

These all appear to offer the same 2540mm width but with a choice of three lengths: 1300 mm for the CFX 2513; 3190 mm for the CFX 2531; and 5080 mm for the CFX 2550. The middle one of these matches the same bed size as the new printer and both can be paired together as a print and cut solution. 

The new JFX600-2531 should be available from the end of June 2024, and you can find further details worldwide from mimakieurope.com or in the UK from the distributor Hybrid Services.



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