Mimaki scores Viscom Best of 2014 Award for Two Class Leading Solutions

Mimaki is delighted its portfolio of solutions is continuing to collect industry accolades. Viscom has recently presented the company with a Best of 2014 Award in the Large Format Printing category to not one, but two, Mimaki solutions – the JFX200-2513 and the UJV500-160. Mimaki collected the latest recognition as it continued its European-wide ‘Let’s Create… Together’ showcase at the three-day Viscom Frankfurt show earlier this month, which was combined with My Mimaki Days all over Germany in the course of October and November. The award is another 2014 highlight following the European Digital Press Association (EDP) awards at FESPA Digital 2014 for the Mimaki JFX200-2513 wide format printer and KEBAB option for 360-degree direct printing on cylindrical objects. ‘Clearly the judges could not decide between the large format solution and the entry level model and so picked both,’ commented Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA, Mimaki Europe. ‘These newly-launched and market responsive solutions demonstrate perfectly how new technology can be readily adopted to support existing market segments or help businesses embrace new opportunities. They were our key focus at the Viscom show and the award clearly demonstrates we were spot-on with this decision. Viscom 2014 has been an excellent show for the Mimaki team in terms of sales leads and customer care. Winning the Viscom Best of 2014 Award is the cherry on the cake.’ The JFX200-2513 offers a choice of inks, including white and clear, and an array of substrates for unlimited creative opportunities to deliver unparalleled results to expand the potential for professional sign and graphics companies. It is easy to use, with a compact footprint, and maximizes productivity by using industry standard-sized media. Energy-saving UV-LED curing with long-lasting UV-LED units, is just one feature of the Mimaki UJV500-160. It also offers fast throughput, cost-effective and environmentally friendly curing, and 3M MCS warranted inks. The availability of white inks for roll-to-roll printing further enhances the possibilities. Horsten Added, ‘When the production environment evolves so diverse as it has, Mimaki understands that customers demand a varied choice in the solutions they invest in. That is why our portfolio has become so broad, making it unfortunately harder for the judging panel to identify just one clear winner. We could not be prouder that both solutions are recognised equally in value they can bring to the market.’ Mimaki’s technologically responsive and fast expanding portfolio includes both the above mentioned award winning solutions as the new CJV300-130/160 inkjet printer/cutter, the functional entry-level Mimaki CJV150 inkjet printer/cutter and the Mimaki JV150 inkjet printer. These were all on show at Viscom.