The JV400 SUV water-based solvent printer, first shown at Fespa 2012 as a prototype, combines the flexibility of solvent with the durability of UV-cured inks, and prints in four colors (CMYK) at speeds of up to 18sqm/hr in draft mode.

Meanwhile the UJV500-160 UV printer features energy-saving LED curing with long-lasting LED bulbs, and new nickel-free inks, and has a top speed of 70sqm/hr when printing with white, and 100sqm/hr with just four colours.

Also being debuted in Europe is Mimaki’s new CG-SRIII Series plotters, targeted at sign makers, especially those working with vinyl or garments.

The three cutters in the series have cutting areas of 606mm,1,070mm, and 1,370mm and can cut curved edges at double the speed of predecessor, the CG SRII.

Also launched this Fespa, are two new orange and green latex inks, and updates, including movable LED lamps for reverse printing, to the JFX500-2131 flatbed UV printer, which began shipping in January.