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S T A R T H E R E 2 0 1 8 DCS 1024 UVMVP6 This machine offers a 10-by-24-inch printable area and height capacity of 6 inches. Its print speed is the fastest in its class at 1:10 to produce a bi-directional 8-by-10-inch print at 1440 by 720 dpi. Maximum resolution is up to 5760 by 1440 dpi. Positioning accuracy and repeatability is also best in class. • TEXTUR3D three-dimensional print capability for a unique look and feel. • Produces ADA-compliant/Braille signage (patented). • Cylindrical object and bottle printing with the optional EasyCyl attachment. • MVP F4 editions are capable of printing directly to light- and dark-colored T-shirts and garments (patent pending). • Direct Jet UVMVP Series printers (F4 or F6 editions) can be used to create durable and resistant prints with high strength and durability when printing to light- and dark-colored T-shirts. • The ability to print to cotton, polyester, and various synthetic blends without the need to heat press a harsh chemical pretreatment combined with the ability for the printed image to stretch with any fabric can increase product offerings and profits for the DTG market. • Inline printing prints any combination of white, color, and clear print head channels simultaneously, inline, in a single pass. • White Ink Circulation System: programmable and automatic circulation of the entire white ink tank and lines; eliminates manual agitation to prevent white ink clogs. Mimaki UJF-3042 MkII The new UJF-3042 MkII is the suc- cessor model to the U J F -3042F X /H G . The new UJF MkII Series printers are the next generation models in the UJF Series line. This new model is produc- tion focused and offers professional tools built on a small footprint that delivers consistent quality. The UJF MkII Series printers combine high accuracy dot placement with speed improvements of up to 20 percent over the previous generation. The 3042 MkII offers an A3 size print- able area with a maximum weight of 11 pounds and height of 6 inches. • Automatic Primer Application distributes primer printable areas, allowing the unprinted areas to remain untouched. This feature retains the natural texture of the substrate. • High-performance flexible and hard surface inks expand the range of applications, allowing a glossy finish, matte effects, textures, and embossed printing with an included library of 129 types of textures. DCS' UVMVP6 printer with the Direct-to- garment option. (Image courtesy Direct Color Systems) Full-color TEXTUR3D aluminum plaque from DCS. (Image courtesy Direct Color Systems) The Mimaki UJF-3042 MkII UV-LED printer. (Image courtesy Mimaki) 54 UV-LED technology has matured quite a bit since its inception less than 10 years ago. UV-LED

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