First Mimaki JFX200 sale made within minutes of Sign & Digital UK debut

Mimaki has announced the first worldwide sale of its newly-launched Mimaki JFX200-2513 UV LED flatbed printer. Unveiled at Sign & Digital UK, by UK distributor Hybrid Services, the JFX200-2513 UV LED flatbed printer was snapped up by UK general commercial printer Graphic Station Ltd just minutes after the show opened its doors. The Romford business, founded six years ago by partners Paul Fox and Stuart Vaile, selected this system through Mimaki reseller, i-Sub Digital, to expand its wide format print services into the fine art and photographic sectors. Paul Fox explained, ‘We set up Graphic Station as a commercial operation, but I come from a wide format background. About 18 months ago we invested in our first Mimaki wide format system and demand has just grown and grown since then.’ To meet this increased demand Fox reviewed available solutions, ‘When we heard about the new JFX200 we knew it would be perfect to help us to continue to expand. It will allow us to be a lot more creative and facilitate our move into the fine art and photography markets. The Mimaki JFX200-2513 delivers: •25 metres per hour •Maximum print area of 2.5m x 1.3m •Newly developed ink supply unit speeding up ink replacement •Mimaki Advance Pass System reducing bandings •Layout pins simplifying the process of aligning media •Mimaki Circulation Technology •Two layer printing •Vacuum unit and high performance Rasterlink RIP software as standard There were also other plusses to the system for Fox, ‘Its environmentally friendly approach immediately drew our attention as well as it uses less energy and its LED drying technology means work is ready to be handled much quicker. This will for sure improve our productivity.’ Image caption MIM_Hybrid_GraphicStation_PicCourtesy of Sign Digital UK_2: Graphic Station’s Paul Fox, I-Sub Digital’s Emma Plant and Hybrid’s Peter Mitchell at Sign & Digital UK 2014