We would like to introduce an inkjet printer and a cutting plotter to realize full digitalization of sticker and label production.
Mimaki's printers are quite convenient to use. Particularly, UCJV300-75 is excellent in cost performance compared to other companies' products. Our company has boosted its business performance as a rare digital specialist in the sticker and label industry, and has a plan to establish its 3rd factory in the near future. We also expect to enhance our online sales and develop new products following the face stickers.
Couldn't find any satisfactory UV printer products capable of handling solvent-based prints at the product price, processing speed and running cost we required. We were also looking for products compatible with the recently increasing synthetic and wallpaper printing work.
UCJV300-160 cleared all problems. With a high output speed and requiring no drying time, the printer can handle quick turn-arounds speedily. Stable operation of the product allows unmanned night-shifts. With enhanced processing capability, we aim to acquire more things to do.
Desire to effectively utilize the loss time in processing acrylic items with UV flatbed printers. Idle-time of laser beam machines needs to be reduced as well.
Proposal of novelty production using UCJV300 and transparent attachment films. Staggered production process featuring unmanned night-time film printing phase fully utilizing the potential of roll-based printers and day-time processing boosted the productivity by 400%. Simultaneous use of conventional UV printers reduced the laser beam machine idle-time to almost zero.
Since our existing UV printer for creating soft packaging samples causes color unevenness, we want to make a replacement purchase. Printing quality should be as high as that of gravure printing in mass production.
UCJV300-75 has cleared our requirements such as speed, color reproduction, supported media, and availability. Although we introduced a Mimaki product for the first time, we were able to complete smooth switch to the printer with no trouble.
We want to efficiently print "flavor cards"* that would not worth the cost when using screen printing or UV flatbed machines. * Thin film material and small lot
Introduction of roll-type UCJV300-160 allows us to respond to soft material printing. When compared to addition of JFX200, we could reduce installation space and introduction cost, so introduced UCJV300-107 as the second machine. By using this printer and the flatbed JFX200 differently depending on the material, productivity has increased across the company.
Owner James Tran, "We need to increase productivity, white printing is an important factor moving forward. Previously we had run a white solution in a Roland eco-solvent we had issues with reliability regarding white printing."
"Since we have had the UCJV300 running white we have had no problems. The white is vibrant and much better opacity then then eco-solvent solution."
Owner Garry Miller, "To be honest, I was never a big fan on Mimaki as we have always ran Rolands over the past 16 Years, when looking for a replacement machine for one of the Rolands, I investigated what was on the new market and was very disappointed. Even the LEJ was overpriced and under performed."
"Since we saw the first Demo (UCJV300-160) we started to get excited about what we could do with the Mimaki. So far it hasn’t let us down. We have done a few trials on the multi layer printing with great success and have also increased our trade printing to other sign shops."
Owner John Privitera says he initially wanted to replace one of the company’s eco-solvent machines with two of the same platform. But a must have was an increase in production output but not sacrificing print quality.
“I attended the ISA show in Orlando this year and the word on the floor was that this new UCJV300-160 was the must have. I couldn’t be happier with the decision to go with this machine. It gives us low power consumption with an economical ink cost. It produces prints with vibrant colours and the cutter is separate to the print head.”
We want to omit laminating and shorten the processes for short-term signboards, and perform high-density printing on colored materials. We are also concerned about letters being scratched in jobs using sewing machine, such as banners.
Introduction of UCJV300 realized omission of laminating process in short-term signboard jobs. High-density printing enabled us to print only letter parts on colored materials, which also helped us to reduce the ink cost significantly. We came to see almost no scratches in the sewing process of banners, which raised the quality.
We want to introduce a machine mounted with white ink. Also, there is a need to handle increasing window-related jobs efficiently.
Introduction of UCJV300 enabled us to meet requests for short-term delivery of same day shipping, and to enhance our powers of expression in window decorations using white ink. We could reduce our stress by shifting jobs using white ink to in-house production.
As we are engaged in many roll jobs, we want to shorten the work process by use of UV. We outsource jobs requiring white ink, which we want to perform in-house.
Introduction of UCJV300 increased our productivity substantially. We succeeded not only in shifting jobs using white ink to in-house production, but also in enhancing the quality. We gained the capability to perform printing on colored materials and transparent materials with high density and high quality.
As our jobs using aqueous inkjet printer are decreasing, we want to shift to different type of printers. We also want to reduce the cost and risk by omitting laminating process.
Substantial cost down was achieved by shifting to UV inkjet printer. UV supports wide variety of materials, and brought us flexibility to print on wallpaper and transparent media, which was not possible before.