MIMAKI SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.

Case Study

Challenges
Improvements
Although mainly engaged in painting by hand, we have more orders for signboard that has been outsourced. To respond to delivery time and to perform minor design change efficiently, in-house production has become necessary. With our skilled employees nearing retirement, we aimed for standardization by machine.
The first inkjet printer we installed is Mimaki's UCJV300-160. There are many jobs with short delivery times, and the UV printer that requires no drying time has good work efficiency and is appreciated by customers as well. Its cutting function is also appealing, which enables the printer to play two roles, allowing us to reduce the installation space and make our business extensive.
Product installed
Challenges
Improvements
Although having responded to sheet-type advertisements such as outdoor graphics, outside posters, wallpaper, and graphics on floor, we were in need of another way of production as more requests for three-dimensional sign displays and sales promotion items for stores.
UV print using UCJV300-160 allows us to respond to various media. We were impressed by beautiful color development of Mimaki's white ink whose color density is high with no color mixture. It is used on wrapping film for vehicles, as well as on wallpaper and window film.
Product installed
Challenges
Improvements
Our main job is production of construction signboards and safety signs, of which delivery time is as short as 2-3 days. In spite of such short delivery time, because of over 24h of required drying time of solvent ink printing, we had kept some customers waited.
The UV printer UCJV300-130 requires no ink drying time. It allows to attach the printed sheet on the construction signboard right after printing, which improved the work efficiency. Having the cutting function, it supports small lot production and contributes to cost reduction when producing products like stickers used at construction sites.
Product installed
Collaboration
Efforts of Mimaki
Collaborated in the printing production of Daido Moriyama's installation work “Lip Bar” at the “KAMU L” exhibition space in “KAMU kanazawa”, an art museum.
Cooperated to print the installation work “Lip Bar” with our UV printer “UJV100-160”.
Product used
Challenges
Improvements
We purchased a 3D printer to output CT data of animal bones, etc. in 3D and tried various ways, but it did not go well.
With the introduction of the 3DFF-222, we were able to output the skeletal model as we wanted with support on how to output. The 3D model has made it easier for us to explain the surgery to the owners and to help them understand the importance of the CT scan.
Product installed
Challenges
Improvements
We used to outsource printing on plastic parts and metallic plates, laser cutting acrylic plates, etc. in the process of manufacturing products, which took us a lot of time and money.
It became possible to do the laser cutting and printing processes in-house, which led to a cost reduction. We could also reduce the time for prototype production, which enabled us now to make various proposals.
Product installed
Challenges
Improvements
We were exploring possibilities of new business utilizing our print technology to compensate for the decline in orders for paper-based print which we had handled with offset printers and on-demand printers.
Utilizing the know-how of data generation and proofreading that we used to do to process orders for paper-based print, we succeeded in moving into the new business field of original goods and novelties.
Product installed
Challenges
Improvements
Responding to the diverse needs for broad-width digital printing exceeding 3 meters in width, the introduction of new equipment was absolutely necessary to achieve further success in business.
It is stimulating previously hidden demands within the advertisement and signage industry, leading to expansion of market share. Furthermore, we managed to grasp the opportunity to lead the curtain/table-cloth sector with the innovative broad-width digital printing technology.
Product installed
Challenges
Improvements
We would like to introduce an inkjet printer and a cutting plotter to realize full digitalization of sticker and label production.
Mimaki's printers are quite convenient to use. Particularly, UCJV300-75 is excellent in cost performance compared to other companies' products. Our company has boosted its business performance as a rare digital specialist in the sticker and label industry, and has a plan to establish its 3rd factory in the near future. We also expect to enhance our online sales and develop new products following the face stickers.
Challenges
Improvements
“High productivity”, “high-definition”, and “beauty of the solid area” are required for printing supersized graphics used for decoration of events like concert venues. M-64s fulfills these requirements, which makes it our favorite printer. However, we want to replace it because minor errors occur frequently. We also want to avoid troubles associated with the change of the dealer/maintenance provider (from OKI to Mimaki).
After replacing the machines, they started to operate smoothly and allowed us to work on almost the maximum production from the start. Minor errors decreased significantly compared to the previous machines. The stable operation is generating more cushion on the delivery schedule than ever. We did not have any particular dissatisfaction over the support, but we feel a sense of security in the support of Mimaki specializing in large-format printer.
Product installed

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