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Mimaki Europe forms a strategic partnership with 3M
Mimaki and 3M, global industry leaders, offer comprehensive warranty for the performance of finished graphics
14 May 2018

Amsterdam, May 14, 2018

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announced today that the company’s UCJV Series with LUS-200 inks will carry the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty, the most comprehensive finished graphics warranty in the industry. The warranty will be available in Europe, mid-summer 2018.

The 3M™ MCS™ Warranty provides full, non-prorated protection for the intended life of each graphic, including fading, cracking, peeling and other aspects of the graphic performance. 3M offers this level of assurance based on its expertise in weathering technology and rigorous testing of ink and printer combinations. The 3M™ MCS™ Warranty covers up to eight years on some interior finished graphics, and up to six years on some outdoor applications like vehicle wraps when using 3M media and installed using 3M guidelines.

“3M is proud to offer graphic manufacturers a wide selection of guaranteed premier printing solutions,” said Steve Meinz, global portfolio manager for 3M Commercial Solutions Division. “Working with Mimaki, we are excited to provide our customers with an expanded portfolio of 3M™ MCS™ Warranty printing solutions.”

The new UCJV300 Series printers offer in-line cutting capabilities and feature layered print technology, such as four-layer and five-layer for transitional or double facing images. Their prints are instantly cured at even the highest production speeds, allowing customers to quickly print and immediately move to the finished product. The LUS-200 inks are environmentally friendly and energy efficient. They are ideal for a wide range of applications, including those with curved surfaces like vehicle wraps and fleet graphics.

“We are excited that this collaboration with 3M will elevate the performance capabilities of the products and solutions supported by our systems,” said Bert Benckhuysen, Product Manager EMEA at Mimaki Europe.

“The ability to offer a warranty of eight years on some interior graphics and up to six years on outdoor solutions expands our clients’ portfolio flexibility and ensures peace of mind.”

For more information on the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty, including coverage details and the list of approved 3M media, and for graphic manufacturers to register for a certificate of 3M™ MCS™ Warranty visit www.3Mgraphics.com/warranties.

Join Mimaki’s press conference at FESPA on 15 May 2018 at 14:00 hrs at the Press Centre, Hall 6.3, Berlin Messe, Berlin in Germany. Or visit the Mimaki booth Hall 1.2, Stand D20-D30.

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About Mimaki

Mimaki is a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting machines for the sign/graphics, industrial and textile/apparel markets. Mimaki develops the complete product range for each group; hardware, software and the associated consumable items, such as inks and cutting blades. Mimaki excels in offering innovative, high quality and high reliability products, based upon its aqueous, latex, solvent and UV-curable inkjet technology. In order to meet a wide range of applications in the market, Mimaki pursues the development of advanced on-demand digital printing solutions. Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd., (President: Kazuaki Ikeda) Nagano (Japan), is publicly listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.

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