Mimaki improves JV33

10th February 2014

Mimaki has enhanced its popjular JV33 wide format solvent printer. This now gains Mimaki’s Advanced Pass System, or MAPS technology, which Mimaki describes as ‘an innovative approach to discharging ink droplets to minimise, or even eliminate imperfections in high production mode’. As a result the new JV33 should be around 10 percent faster.
It comes with a two year, comprehensive Gold warranty together with over 3.5 litres of ink, a powered take-up unit and fully featured professional RIP solution. Customers who order before May 30th 2014 will also receive free mainland UK delivery and build, making investment in the wide format solution even more enticing.

Ricoh to ship latex wide format

8th January 2014

Ricoh has said that its new Pro L4100 latex large format printers will start shipping in the UK from March of this year. These are rebadged Mimaki models and use the new Mimaki inks, including orange, green and white as well as CMYK. The printers use Ricoh print heads, which use three different drop sizes down to four picolitres. There’s a choice of two print widths: 1361 mm or 1610 mm.
Ricoh will be supplying the printers with a ColorGate RIP. Stephen Palmer, director of production print for Ricoh UK, explains. “It is intuitive, reducing the learning curve and improving productivity. And it includes excellent colour management tools ideal for demanding commercial print environments.”