Jig Print with Mimaki UJF-3042 mkII

The Mimaki UJF-3042 Mk II is a feature packed machine. We’re going to be looking at the Jig Print feature in Rasterlink 6 which is handy when printing batches of the same product.

The Mimaki 3042 MKII printer is a bit of a favourite here at YPS HQ. The versatility to print on a whole range of items never gets old and I’m sure those that own a small flatbed printer can back me up on this!

If you regularly print batches of the same product then you most likely own a jig specially made for the job. But what if you take on work that requires a jig but you do not wish to commission a jig to be made? Or if you have purchased a jig without an accompanying template file? Of course, the artwork can be set up in Illustrator or another design program but why not take advantage of the Jig Print feature in Rasterlink 6?

Today we will be setting up a jig for PVC business cards.

How to get started with Jig Print

First things first, we need to open the artwork in Rasterlink 6 as normal. We need to select the quality and settings that we want to print our cards at.
Mimaki jig print rasterlink 6
Once this has been set, we can now select the Jig Print button, defined by the printer with a 6 piece block behind it. Rasterlink 6 comes with some jig templates preset. We need to create a new jig layout. We do this by typing in a name for the layout then clicking the green plus symbol.

We can then begin to edit the layout for the jig. The default sizes automatically put the table size as A3 but this can be adjusted if you’re using a jig that is larger than the print area.

Mimaki 3042 Mk Jig Print

We can now put in the size of the item we will be printing on. Our business card is 86mm x 55mm and we can fit 18 comfortably on to the print bed. Using ‘Intervals’ we can adjust the space between the cases to make the most of the print area. There are several adjustments that can be made as we work through the settings.

‘First Position’ allows us to alter the edge measurements of the jig layout. ‘Layout’ allows us to make adjustments to the alignment of the image. For the business cards, we will choose to have the artwork centrally aligned so when printed it is central on the card. The ‘Adjustment’ option allows changes to be made to the position of an individual position if needed.

Once the jig is set up, select ‘read only. We can now print a copy of the jig on to a piece of paper on the print bed. A print job is created in Rasterlink separately and if no changes are necessary, this can be used for any future print orders without setting up a new jig. Once the jig is printed on the paper, we can place our cards on the bed and proceed with printing our cards. Select the number of cards required using the copies option in the Jig layout and then rip and print as normal.

Mimaki Rasterlink 6 jig print feature

Multiple artwork pdf files can also be uploaded and arranged quickly using the jig as a preset.

So there you have it, the jig print feature is a neat little tool that once set up can make batch printing easier without the need to create layouts in illustrator

The Mimaki UJF-3042 MkII LED UV printer is available now. For more information, contact the team on 0191 256 6889.

Mimaki summer offers at YPS

Mimaki Summer Offers

Although the weather has been changeable this summer, one thing that can be counted on is the range of offers from Mimaki across their solvent series of printers. As an authorised Mimaki reseller, Your Print Specialists are pleased to announce the following discounts and offers on the JV and CJV 1.6m width series of printers.

Mimaki 1.6m Print and Cut Bundle

Managing production and ensuring a smooth workflow is a must, Mimaki’s 1.6m print and cut bundle is the perfect production pairing. Choose from either the JV150-160 or JV300-160 machine and pair with the CG160-FXII cutter to create the ultimate print and cut bundle.

Both printer and cutter come with 2 years gold warranty as well as complete print and cut RIP software in the form of Rasterlink and Finecut. Over 3.5 litres of ss21 solvent or dye sublimation ink is also included so you can get started as soon as the machine is installed.

Mimaki Summer offer JV150 and cutter bundle

Mimaki CJV300 Integrated Print and Cut

Mimaki’s integrated print and cut machine, the CJV300-160 with staggered dual print head leads the way in speed and quality. Available now at a special price of £15,995, this solvent printer is supplied with 2 year gold warranty as standard, RIP software in the form of Rasterlink 6, take up unit and over 3.5 litres of either solvent or dye sublimation ink.

Mimaki CJV300-160 solvent printer offers at YPS

For high volume production, an optional bulk ink system is also available for an additional £1000 which is supplied with 16 litres of ink.

Mimaki JV150-160 Solvent Printer

The Mimaki JV150-160 is also benefiting from a special summer discount. At only £9,450 the JV150-160 represents great value with 2 years gold warranty, RIP software and take up unit. At this price, the machine is supplied withoutink but a full set can be purchased at a 50% discount.

Mimaki JV150-160 Your Print Specialists

There is a Mimaki printer set up to suit every print shop but don’t hang around, these offers are only available until the end of September.

For more information, to arrange a demonstration or to order sample prints please contact the team on 0191 256 6889 or via the contact form.

Offers available until 30th September 2017.