Mimaki USA introduces CF22-1225 Flatbed Cutting Plotter

Mimaki CF22-1225 Cutting Plotter.
Mimaki CF22-1225 Cutting Plotter.

Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has introduced the CF22-1225 Flatbed Cutting Plotter – a 4’ x 8’ model with new features to improve workflow efficiency. The CF22-1225 will be on display in the Mimaki USA main booth (1231) at the Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo October 10-12 in New Orleans. It’s scheduled to be available this December.

Larger work area. The CF22-1225 is based on the proven Mimaki CF2 platform “providing reliable cutting performance since 2005.” It features a work area that can accommodate oversized media and allows a full 4-foot-by-8-foot maximum cut size, so printers can move materials directly from a standard flatbed printer.

Improved workflow efficiency. The CF22-1225 is compatible with FineCut8 and the new RasterLink6 Plus software. This feature-rich version of the widely used Mimaki RasterLink RIP software includes an ID Cut function to make printing and cutting both easier and faster. Along with registration marks, RasterLink6 plus software includes a barcode on output from a Mimaki printer driven by this version. The barcode, read by the crop-mark sensor on the cutting plotter, contains cutting and rotation information that enables the CF22-1225 to automate the cutting process. This function is particularly useful when running nested print-cut jobs, as the cutting plotter continuously reads the data for both single jobs and ganged jobs.

Multiple cutting head and tool holder configurations. Users can choose from several cutting heads that offer a range of tool holders to hold a variety of cutting, creasing and drawing tools – depending on the application. Swivel knife, tangential knife, reciprocating knife, creasing wheel and pen options are all available with a wide range of blade and creasing options. A broad variety of materials can be cut, including corrugate, styrene and foam up to 20mm thick for packaging and POP applications, rubber, resin materials and plastics for industrial applications, and more.

Multiple connectivity options. In addition to the legacy RS232C connection, the CF22-1225 cutting plotter also supports USB 2.0 and Ethernet connections.

Redesigned control panel. The CF22-1225 features an updated user-friendly control panel with ‘shortcut keys’ for the most commonly used functions, as well as an easy-to-read LCD display.

Total solution for on-demand production. The CF22-1225 cutting plotter is an ideal match with the JFX200-2513 UV-LED flatbed printer for on-demand production of seasonal POP displays or exhibit components. It’s a complete system with the addition of ArtiosCAD Designer Solution software for creating custom packaging or prototypes.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.