Cutting

Mimaki Europe Launches Innovative Solution for Premium Leather Printing Market

by FESPA | 24/05/2021
Mimaki Europe Launches Innovative Solution for Premium Leather Printing Market

Mimaki Europe has announced the launch of the Mimaki SUJV-160 – a new high-quality inkjet printer designed to realistically reproduce the texture of natural and artificial leather.

Available in June, the new wide-format solvent UV inkjet printer supports a print width of up to 1,610mm, making it ideal for decorating leather fashion accessories, furniture and even car interiors.
 
The new solution is the result of two market-leaders’ ingenuity and cutting-edge technology – Mimaki’s print expertise and Fujifilm’s UVIQUE ink technology. The SU200 thin film solvent UV ink, developed by Fujifilm and exclusively sold by Mimaki, provides outstanding flexibility, stretchability, and superior scratch resistance on natural and artificial leather. This results in the retention of texture and feel of the material after printing, and the ability to boost productivity by instantly switching to post-processing without any drying time.
 
Bert Benckhuysen, Senior Product Manager at Mimaki Europe, commented, “Mimaki is committed to continued innovation, and adapting in tandem with the evolving needs of print businesses using inkjet, and this new model is a perfect example of that. The Mimaki SUJV-160 takes a previously challenging process, printing onto leather, and makes it straightforward and efficient, while simultaneously ensuring the end product retains the look and feel of the base material. This printer is the product of listening and responding to customer demands, world-class engineering, and exceptional originality. Add the Fujifilm-developed SU200 ink into the mix, and the SUJV-160 is an investment that is sure to give your business a competitive advantage.”


Caption: The new printing system is ideal for a range of high-end applications in the fashion sector, as well as in interior decoration.
 
The blend of these innovative print and ink technologies makes the system ideal for a range of high-end applications; for the fashion sector, the SUJV-160 can produce bags, shoes, or personalised team sporting goods, interior décor applications including floor mats and sofas, and cars and motorcycle seats can be printed, and users can also carry out in-mold resin decoration.
 
Benckhuysen continues, “With interest in luxury goods on the rise, statement leather pieces for fashion, interiors, and other premium markets that are easily customisable, durable, and visually appealing will only become more sought after. For print businesses targeting this lucrative opportunity, the Mimaki SUJV-160 can deliver on all these criteria and more.”
 
For more information about products and services from Mimaki, visit www.mimakieurope.com

by FESPA Back to News

Interested in joining our community?

Enquire today about joining your local FESPA Association or FESPA Direct

Enquire Today

Recent news

What does Artificial Intelligence mean for the Design and Print Industry
AI

What does Artificial Intelligence mean for the Design and Print Industry

Today, Artificial intelligence is already built into many products even though at times it is not noticeable. Looking towards the future, the growing presence of AI will change the design and printing industry forever. Sonja Angerer shares how you can successfully future-proof your business.

15-04-2024
How to minimise water usage in textile printing with the Mimaki TRAPIS
Textile Printing
3:26

How to minimise water usage in textile printing with the Mimaki TRAPIS

We speak to Arjen Evertse, General Sales Manager EMEA and Marc Verbeem, Supervisor Product Management from Mimaki Europe about the Mimaki TRAPIS, an environmentally friendly, two-step, waterless textile transfer printing solution.

15-04-2024
How to minimise water usage in textile printing with the Mimaki TRAPIS
How to decorate hats with anything, anywhere including 3D embellishments
Sportswear
1:24

How to decorate hats with anything, anywhere including 3D embellishments

We speak to Andy Rogers, Marketing Director at Stahls' UK & Europe about decorating hats and specifically the 360 IQ hat press at FESPA Global Print Expo 2024 at the RAI in the Netherlands.

12-04-2024
How to decorate hats with anything, anywhere including 3D embellishments
How to increase heat transfer efficiency with consistently accurate positioning
Sportswear
1:39

How to increase heat transfer efficiency with consistently accurate positioning

We speak to Andy Rogers, Marketing Director at Stahls' UK & Europe about the Pro Place IQ and the technology behind it. Andy shares how the Pro Place IQ projects the image on the screen, down onto the platen.

11-04-2024
How to increase heat transfer efficiency with consistently accurate positioning