Bigger and bolder than ever before: Mimaki at FESPA 2017

Mimaki has announced that it will have its biggest presence ever at FESPA 2017 with two stands totalling 534 square metres.

The exhibition takes place from 8th to 12th May in Hamburg and Mimaki Europe will be located in the Digital Hall (Stand A1-A25), where it will be demonstrating a wide range of solutions for the sign and display graphics market and industrial print, along with a technology demonstration of its unique 3D printing solution. The company will also have a presence in the Textile Hall (Stand B6-C50), demonstrating its long-time commitment to the textile industry.

“We are looking forward to FESPA 2017 with great excitement,” says Ronald van den Broek, General Manager Sales at Mimaki Europe. “Not only is it a good opportunity to reinforce our dedication to provide innovative solutions for the textile industry, but it is also a chance to display our full product portfolio for signs and displays and industrial printing. This includes a technology demonstration of our new 3D printer, which we also discussed with attendees at drupa 2016. Because of the wide range of products we wanted to bring to the show, we decided to engage two stands in two separate halls to give each segment the focus it deserves.”

In the Textile Hall, Mimaki Europe will be demonstrating its latest range of textile printers, including the recently-announced and unique dual-ink Tx300P-1800 and the high-speed direct-to-textile Tiger-1800B. The Tx300P-1800 and Tx300P-1800B direct-to-textile printers have been updated to simultaneously load both textile pigment and sublimation dye inks which enables the use of a single printer to output directly to a wide range of textiles without the need to change ink systems. The Tiger-1800B was developed by Italy’s La Meccanica S.p.A., recently acquired by Mimaki. With a maximum printing speed of 390 sq metres per hour, the Tiger-1800B fits perfectly in high-volume production environments that have traditionally printed with analogue printing methods, bringing the benefits of digital printing to these higher volume applications.

Flagship solutions in the Digital Hall

In the Digital Hall, Mimaki’s flagship solutions for the Sign and Display Graphics and Industrial markets will be on display, including four solvent printers and up to six UV printers. Mimaki will also showcase two cutting solutions. Together these printers represent profit-generating solutions for sign & display and industrial print companies. Van den Broek adds, “We are also pleased to be introducing something totally new to the visitors with the technology demonstration of our 3D printing solution, a UV-curable four-colour printer that will be able to generate products featuring more than 10 million colour combinations. While at drupa, we had samples on our stand and at FESPA, we will actually be showing a prototype of the printer itself. As a point of interest, we have just shown this prototype in Japan for the first time at the 46th Japan Shop 2017, held from March 7th until the 10th.”

Mimaki’s printer and ink technologies enable high-quality 3D printing that can create fine, precise and incredibly detailed products such as the intricate scale model of a castle and a traditional Japanese doll that will be shown on the Mimaki stand in the Digital Hall. Another unique feature of this printer is its clear ink that can be combined with colour ink to create half colour transparent models. 

Exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Hybrid Services; the company’s national sales manager, John de la Roche heralds the new announcements, “The new products that Mimaki will be showing at FESPA continue to offer exciting breakthrough solutions in all aspects of the printing sector,” he states. “We look forward to welcoming visitors from the UK and Ireland to the show and demonstrating these brand new technologies.”

In other firsts for FESPA, Mimaki will be showing the JFX200-2531 production flatbed printer with its larger table for the first time on the Continent. “We will be unveiling details about all of the new products at our press conference scheduled for May 8th at 1pm,” van den Broek concludes.