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Mimaki's new 3.2 metre SWJ-320EA solvent printer

Mimaki Europe will showcase its new SWJ-320EA large format solvent printer at several trade shows over the next few weeks, including at The Print Show (NEC Birmingham, UK, 17–19 September) Salon C!Print, (Madrid, Spain, 24–26 September) and at Viscom Italia (Fiera Milano, Italy, 10-12 October).

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“Addressing the demanding, ever-changing and price-sensitive super-wide format printing market, this highly productive 3.2-meter-wide printer offers an unmatched ratio of top print quality, fast printing speed and reliability at a very accessible price,” says Bert Benckhuysen, senior product manager EMEA, Mimaki Europe.  

There’s no indication yet as to when the new model will be available in the local market.

The SWJ-320EA super-wide solvent printer includes Mimaki core technologies such as MAPS4 (Mimaki Advanced Pass System) and NRS (Nozzle Recovery System). MAPS4 helps prevent banding during the printing process. With every pass, MAPS4 is using 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 clogged 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 1200 dpi and print speeds at up to 137m2/h.

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.

“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,” says a press release. “Diversification will also be driven by a wide and varied range of compatible solvent-coated 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 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.

A highlight at the Graphix Supply World booth at the recent FESPA Africa, the SWJ-320EA will also be exhibited at The Print Show (NEC Birmingham, UK, 17–19 September) on Hybrid Services booth (Hall 9, Stand E10), at Salon C!Print, (Madrid, Spain, 24–26 September) on Digidelta booth (Stand C51) and at Viscom Italia (Fiera Milano, Italy, 10-12 October) on Bompan booth (Hall 8, Stand E23/E27/G20/G26).