Mimaki 3DUJ-553 is a UV-curable inkjet 3D printer. It builds objects by jetting successive layers of liquid photopolymer that are cured by LED UV light on each pass. The 3DUJ-553 uses CMYK, white and clear inks and enables more than 10 million different colours to produce photo-realistic models, prototypes and parts. In addition, the use of white and clear inks enables special effects, such as totally transparent parts or layered textures with clear on the outside and white or plain colour on the inside, or vice versa. The support of ICC colour profiles – a world premiere in 3D printing, but industry standard in 2D printing – is crucial to getting accurate colour simulation and perfect reproducibility from designs on-screen to a real 3D printed object.

In addition, the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 uses water-soluble support material that can be easily washed off, saving time and reducing the possibility of damaging the object during post-processing, thus allowing super fine details and smooth surfaces.

“We strongly believe our Mimaki 3DUJ-553 to be a breakthrough product in the 3D printing arena. The 3DUJ-553 uses a technique based on an advanced UV inkjet printing technology, which comes from Mimaki’s long expertise in industrial 2D inkjet printing, as well as in inkjet direct-to-object printing.
Making the leap from UV-curable 2D inkjet printing devices to 3D printing was a logical step for Mimaki and we have dedicated significant R&D resources to our 3D development efforts. This has resulted in an outstanding 3D printer displaying some unique features. The 3DUJ-553 is the first ever polymer 3D printing system that enables true full-colour printing, using more than 10 million different full colours and ICC colour profiles for reproducing colour accurately. Those features, combined with the use of CMYK plus white and clear inks, enable the production of photo-realistic products, with rich colour expression including spot colours, shades gradients and translucent effects, as well as high standard accuracy in colour matching and a perfect reproducibility from the design screen to the real printed 3D object. Another feature worth mentioning is the modelling area of 500x500x300 mm, which makes the 3DUJ-553 suitable for a wide range of applications, including large-scale prototyping and modelling, with high detail accuracy and efficient positioning of printable objects.
There are different market segments that can be addressed with the 3DUJ-553. Ranging from scaled models, mock-ups and prototyping to 3D art, tools and equipment, figurines, as well as medical and educational applications, colour-powerful 3D printing technology is set to enhance the way those industries envision creativity and to improve the overall production processes.”

Bert BenckhuysenSenior Product Manager at Mimaki Europe

Technical specifications

  • UV curable inkjet printing
  • Print head: On-demand piezoelectric print head (8 heads inline)
  • Full colour: More than 10 million different colours
  • Ink – Type/Colour: Modeling ink: MH-100 (C, M, Y, K, White, Clear)
    Support material: SW-100
  • Ink – Tank volume: C, M, Y, K: 3L
    White, Clear Support material: 5L
  • Ink – Supply style: C, M, Y, K: 1L bottle
    White, Clear Support material: 4.8L bottle
  • Available modelling area: 508x508x305 mm (20x20x12 in) (WxDxH)
  • Minimum layer pitch: 20 μm
  • 3D data format: STL, OBJ, VRML, PLY, 3MF
  • Software: Layout software [Mimaki 3D Link]
  • Interface: Ethernet 1000BASE-TX
  • Printer dimension: 2,250 x 1,500 x 1,550 mm (88,6 x 59,1 x 61,0 in) (WxDxH)
  • Printer weight: 600 kg (1322,8 lb)