Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. (Head office: Tomi-shi, Nagano, President: Kazuaki Ikeda), specializing in industrial inkjet printers, cutting plotters and 3D printers, newly announces the Pure Clear ink “MH-110PCL”. Intended for use with the Mimaki UV-curable full-color 3D inkjet printer “3DUJ-553”, Pure Clear ink “MH-110PCL” will be available from May 2022.
Responding to customer demand, the newly developed pure clear ink “MH-110PCL” is a product reducing the yellowish tint evident in the conventional “MH-100CL” clear ink, enabling a more clear-cut, transparent modeling. The ink is capable of depicting the clear expressions as intended by designers and architects, which is expected to be used in product design for home appliances and cosmetics, as well as in design mock-ups and design verification for industrial products. It is also suitable for use in medical and architectural models requiring visualization to confirm internal structures. In the field of 3DCG design, the ink is eligible for use in the expression of artworks, etc.
As with the conventional “MH-100CL” clear ink, the pure clear “MH-110PCL” ink is not only limited to the expression of transparency but can also be combined with color inks (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) for the reproduction of translucent color (transparent with color) expressions. Accordingly, the Mimaki 3D printer “3DUJ-553,” featuring the “full color modeling capability with more than 10 million colors,” allows for use in designs emphasizing a broader range of colors and visuals than ever before with the addition of the clear and translucent color expressions enabled by the transparent pure clear ink “MH-110PCL.”
The pure clear ink MH-110PCL of 4.8 L capacity ink bottle will be available from May 2022.
With “Something New, Something Different” as our management vision, Mimaki Engineering will continue to strive for new technological innovations constantly as a development-driven company and creating new values for our customers.
Pure clear ink expressing glass/acrylic-like transparency
The noticeable yellowish tint of the conventional clear ink “MH-100CL” has been alleviated significantly, allowing for the creation of more transparent modeled objects. Transparency is not lost even when the thickness of the modeling object is increased. Furthermore, designs with colored representation contained within clear modeled objects are now represented with crisp expressions with the newly announced ink.
Applications and fields of use
Eligible applications for the combination of Mimaki UV-curable full-color 3D inkjet printer “3DUJ-553” and Pure Clear ink “MH-110PCL” includes product design prototyping, medical and architectural fields, as well as 3DCG design modeling.
MH-110PCL is ideal for the expression of transparent parts required in product design and other fields. In addition to transparent expression using clear ink individually, translucent color (transparent with added color) output combining clear ink and color ink expands the range of design expression.
Full-color 3D printing is suitable for the creation of color-coded organ models. Translucent color (transparent with added color) expressions are also capable of visualizing the interior of organs, which will be favorable as practical medical models.
Partial transparency such as representation of glass windows and transparent exteriors are convenient means of show the internal structure of models. This effect is difficult to achieve with handcrafted models or plaster-based 3D printer outputs. Partial transparency can be applied to architectural models, combining the exterior and interior structures.
In 3DCG design, transparent components are useful in expressing objects aloft. Applications such as elaborate 3D designs encased in protective clear components are also feasible.
*3D data by Olaf Diegel of Creative Design and Additive Manufacturing Lab of University of Auckland
Pure Clear Ink “MH-110PCL” is only compatible with Mimaki UV-curable full-color 3D inkjet printer “3DUJ-553”. For the initial installation of MH-110PCL, the optional product (OPT-J0510: PCL support kit) and the replacement by a Mimaki service personnel are required.