Hybrid launches innovative new Mimaki SWJ-320EA super-wide eco-solvent printer at The Print Show
Mimaki’s UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services is set to reveal the brand new Mimaki SWJ-320EA super-wide eco-solvent printer for its European debut at The Print Show, following the machine’s global launch at FESPA Africa 2019. Addressing the demanding, dynamic and price-sensitive super-wide format printing market, this highly productive 3.2m wide printer offers an unmatched ratio of top print quality, fast printing speed and reliability at a very accessible price.
“The exciting arrival of the Mimaki SWJ-320EA in time for The Print Show next week is a great opportunity for visitors to have first eyes on this high-speed and quality printer that we anticipate will take the large format indoor and outdoor markets by storm,” comments Hybrid’s Chief Operations Manager, Brett Newman.
Following successful sales progression in price-sensitive markets, such as Turkey, Russia and the Middle East, the SWJ-320EA is now available for the entire EMEA region. “Addressing the needs of the highly competitive wide format market, the SWJ-320EA represents an important business differentiator for customers,” says Bert Benckhuysen, Senior Product Manager EMEA, Mimaki Europe. “Combining a high level of efficiency and low operational costs with a very competitive price for the hardware and the inks, the SWJ-320EA makes a much more cost-effective choice for investment.”
Building on the legacy of Mimaki innovation, the SWJ-320EA super-wide solvent printer includes Mimaki core technologies, namely MAPS4 (Mimaki Advanced Pass System) and NRS (Nozzle Recovery System). MAPS4 helps prevent banding during the printing process. With every pass, MAPS4 uses a unique algorithm that calculates the most effective way of jetting the ink drops to avoid visible banding. This constantly changes depending on ink colour, coverage and printing speed. This feature, alongside NRS – which ensures the replacement of blocked nozzles without stopping production – enhances the printer’s performance and boosts productivity and print quality for the user. For further production benefits, the SWJ-320EA is equipped with four advanced high-speed printheads arranged in a staggered array ensuring resolutions of up to 1,200dpi and print speeds at up to 137m²/h.
Offering established world-class Mimaki speed, quality and reliability in a super-wide format, the SWJ-320EA is equipped with an extremely stable media feeding system and a newly designed tension bar. These features prevent the media from cockling and ensure high grip for extremely accurate printing, resulting in steady, premium print quality, even for larger prints. For those requiring higher volumes, a twin-roll printing function is available as an optional feature, enabling the printer to handle up to two rolls (with maximum width of 1,524mm each) and resulting in double-volume production for smaller rolls per day.
Designed to enable users to diversify their businesses in a profitable way, the Mimaki SWJ-320EA is ideal for producing a wide variety of large format indoor and outdoor applications, including POS materials, banners and billboards, displays, transport and floor images. Diversification will also be driven by a wide and varied range of compatible substrates, such as self-adhesive PVC film, photo paper, billboard paper, blue-back, backlit film, banner materials and tarpaulin, to name a few. The SWJ-320EA uses Mimaki CS100 eco-solvent based ink – available in CMYK configuration and with a capacity of 3 litres per colour. The new inks have been developed to ensure lower consumption and increased weather and scratch resistance.
“We look forward to welcoming visitors to The Print Show with the opportunity to see the Mimaki SWJ-320EA along with the brand new Mimaki JFX200-2513EX flatbed and a raft of other Mimaki technology,” concludes Newman.
Hybrid can be found at The Print Show on stand E10 in Hall 9 from 17th – 19th September 2019.