Mimaki-developed latex, eco-solvent and UV-cure inks meet strict safety criteria
Mimaki, a manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has received the Greenguard Gold Certification for its Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) LX101 latex, SS21 eco-solvent, and LH-100, LUS-150 and LUS-200 UV-cure inks. The Greenguard Gold Certification demands stricter certification criteria and considers safety factors to ensure that a product is acceptable for use in environments such as educational and medical facilities.
Greenguard Certification is part of UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). As an ISO-IEC Guide 65:1996 accredited, third-party certifying body, the Greenguard Environmental Institute issues the Greenguard Certification to help manufacturers create – and help buyers identify – superior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, improving the quality of the air in environments in which the products are used.
Greenguard Certification requires stringent emissions criteria be met in addition to verification of numerous other technical requirements before certification is awarded. After initial certification, ongoing testing, documentation and verification processes are required for demonstration of consistent product performance.
“Mimaki Engineering develops its own inks for best performance in a range of Mimaki printers,” said Ken VanHorn, Director, Marketing and Business Development for Mimaki USA. “While ink development requires an investment in extensive R&D effort, Mimaki is committed to continuous development of the most technologically advanced yet safest inks for an array of applications.”
About Mimaki OEM inks
Mimaki LX101 latex inks are used in JV400LX Series printers, and include white, orange and green in the inkset. The inks are fast drying for immediate handling. The extended color gamut can reproduce up to 94 percent of the PANTONE® color chart, increasing the ability to hit corporate colors, and improves skin tones and pastels.
Mimaki SS21 eco-solvent inks are used in a variety of JV Series printers and CJV Series cut-and-print devices. These inks can print on hundreds of popular media for indoor and outdoor applications. White, orange, green, silver, light black and clear (varnish) are available, depending on model.
Mimaki LH-100 inks are used in the company’s UJF Series UV-LED tabletop printers. These inks are highly scratch- and chemical-resistant, and are best suited for applications such as decorating cell phone covers, writing instruments or other novelties that are handled often. White and clear (varnish) inks are available in the inkset.
Mimaki LUS-150 inks are used in the JFX Series UV-LED flatbed printers and the UJV500 UV-LED roll-based printer. These inks cure quickly and offer increased elasticity without cracking. White ink is available as part of this inkset.
Mimaki LUS-200 inks were jointly developed with 3M Company, and are for use in the UJV500 UV-LED roll-based printer. When applied onto select 3M media and installed using 3M guidelines, this ink carries the 3M MCS Warranty, widely recognized as the industry’s most comprehensive finished graphics warranty. LUS-200 inks are ideal for applications with curved surfaces such as vehicle wraps and fleet graphics where stretching could crack other inks.
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