Mimaki will make its kebab option available for its new UV flatbed printers, the UJF-3042 MkII and UJF-6042 MkII.
Using rotary rollers, the kebab option allows these devices to print directly on a range of cylindrical objects. The company has also made the Kebab option available for the UJF-7151 plus printer.
The Kebab enables printing with on cylindrical products with diameters from 10 mm to 110 mm, including wine and water bottles, seals, candles, cosmetics bottles.
Mike Horsten, general manager marketing for Mimaki EMEA, says, “Our customers have been very creative in their use of the kebab option. And for many, it has opened up new businesses and new revenue streams. Cosmetics bottles are a good example. With the many different regulatory requirements from country to country, short runs of cosmetics bottles are becoming more common.
“In addition, the kebab option makes it affordable to produce one-off direct-print labelling. This could be a personalised bottle or a bottle memorialising a special event to be used as a gift item. Printing directly to wine bottles is also popular; consider a wedding or another special event where wine bottles can be personalised to the event. Both Mimaki and our customers are very excited about the possibilities this offers, and that is why we are adding the Kebab option to our newest generation of printers.”
Mimaki says its new UJF-3042 MkII and UJF-6042 MkII printers feature print speeds that are 20 per cent faster than its predecessors. These machines have the ability to use different types of inks, supporting a range of applications. The company adds that operators can also use LUS-120 inks for printing on soft material surfaces such as membrane switches or wallet smartphone cases, since they can stretch up to 170 per cent without cracking when pressed or folded.
The company advocates using the LH-100 rigid inks for accessories or stationery products that must handle high levels of abrasion. Other substartes include glass, metal and resins. Mimaki Clear Control enables the use of clear varnish to highlight areas with spot or flood coating, as well as to deliver embossing with multiple passes.
Horsten concludes, “We expect to see the market respond positively to the availability of the Kebab option for these new printers. and we are looking forward to seeing the creative uses our customers come up with for direct printing to cylindrical objects, adding value to their businesses.”

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