The CG-SRIII Series plotters, targeted at sign makers and especially businesses working with vinyl or garments, will be launched at Fespa next month in London, confirmed sole UK distributor Hybrid Services.

The series, with speeds of 70 to 100cm/s, comprises the successor models to Mimaki’s CG-60SR and CG-100/130SRII cutting plotters.

The CG-60SRIII has an effective cutting area of 606mm, the CG-100SRIII an area of 1,070mm, and the CG-130SRIII an area of 1,370mm.

The three new plotters feature cutting pressure of 500g, increasing the range of materials that can be used.

A doubled curve-cutting speed offers improved productivity and makes complicated cutting tasks easier, according to the manufacturer, and cutting accuracy is ensured with a continuous crop mark detection system to enable precise contour cutting.

Hybrid Services marketing manager Duncan Jefferies said the series would be commercially available in the UK from the end of June and would cost from just under £1,000, making it an “affordable, faster high-quality plotter”.

He added: “Cutting accuracy makes this kit stand out. Mimaki has always had an enviable reputation for cutting plotters. The brand is synonymous with high quality cutting.”

Mimaki EMEA general marketing manager Mike Horsten said: “Their refreshed design and many new functions open up a wide range of new revenue opportunities for sign manufacturers while still keeping prices affordable.”

Hybrid Services said to further improve productivity and ensure seamless unattended operation, the new CG-SRIII Series plotters offered remote monitoring where notification of completion of cutting or errors were e-mailed to ensure maximum throughput and uptime.

Mimaki has been making cutting plotters for 25 year and models include the 60cm wide desktop CG-60 and a 160cm wide professional production model called the CG-SRII/CG-FXII.