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The world’s first 3D printer with more than 10 million colors and UV-curable inkjet printing

With the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 UV LED printing solution we introduced a brand new approach to 3D printing. This is the world’s first 3D printer with over 10 million colours, enabling the production of 3D objects, eliminating the time-consuming finishing and the risk of damaging small detailed parts.

Most 3D printing solutions have two primary issues when it comes to creating 3D printed objects. First, they cannot produce objects in photorealistic colour. This often requests that objects has to be hand painted, time-consuming and expensive. Secondly, most 3D printed objects require removal of stabilising fixtures before they can be used, risking to damage the objects. With the Mimaki 3DUJ-553, both of these barriers are eliminated, since it can print photorealistic colour, choosing from up to 10 million different colours. And its water-soluble support material can easily be washed off without damaging the object. This enables the cost-effective production of exquisite 3D printed products with elaborate finishing.

The Mimaki 3DUJ-553 delivers •••

  • Printing in Full Colour with over 10 million colours with ICC profiling/proofing
  • Water-soluble support material, which prevent small detailed parts to break
  • Extreme high uptime
  • WYSWYG What You See is What You Get
  • Build size 500 x 500 x 300 mm
  • Possibility to mix clear and colours to achieve different levels of transparency
  • Existing 3D data of white objects can be easily coloured in 3D Link software
  • Strength of the material is comparable with ABS
  • 3 printing qualities (19 – 32 – 42 micron layering)
  • Smooth surface

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Applications of 3DUJ-553

  • Prototypes
  • Tools (making industry)
  • Architecture maquettes
  • Offshore & ship presentation models
  • Toys
  • 3D Art
  • 3D signing
  • Accessoires
  • Etc.

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Features of 3DUJ-553

More than 10 million colours

With its UV LED curing method, the 3DUJ-553 is able to print objects layer by layer applying UV ink using CMYK, white and clear at a layer thickness of 19, 32 or 42 microns, producing a finished object of exquisite quality. UV LED curing also applies minimal heat to the object. The printer exhibits fast start-up times and minimal power usage, reducing the overall running costs.

Colour profiles

The 3DUJ-553 is the world’s first 3D printer to take advantage of colour profiles. This means not only accurate colour from the printer but also allows the development of proofing profiles for accurate viewing of colour on a calibrated monitor. This ensures accurate colour simulation before printing even begins, saving time and reducing waste.

By implementing a color proofing profile created by [MPM3] (option) to Adobe Photoshop, the colour can be simulated and checked on your monitor. The colours of the final printed object will be realistic and will approach the colours that were displayed on your monitor. By using proofing profiles, reduction of colour adjusting is a huge benefit saving your precious time. Just print your coloured object in one “shot”.

UV Inkjet method

UV curable ink is hardened with UV light. Mimaki’s technology involves laying down successive layers of UV curable ink, one on top of the other, until the desired model is completed.

3D UV inkjet method

Lamination and colour fixing

3D data is sliced and printing starts simultaneously for ink and support material until the model is completed.

Lamination and colour

Add translucency with clear ink

Using clear ink adds an additional effect to 3D printed objects, especially if the object is illuminated. The combination of clear and CMYK inks opens the door to increased designer creativity.

clear ink effect

Excellent post-process performance

The inks used by the 3DUJ-553 contain an acrylic resin that produces hardness equivalent to ABS plastic. This means that overcoating, drilling and attachment of screws can be accomplished without damaging the object. It also adds superior weather resistance, surface smoothness and strength to the object.

Water-soluble support material

3D removing support material

The 3DUJ-553 uses a water-soluble support structure which can be washed away with water. Removal of the support material using water, enables highly detailed models to be created without damaging the objects during this removal process.

Camera for monitoring of modelling status

The 3DUJ-553 has a monitoring camera that enables users to remotely observe the modelling status.

Stable operation

Continuous ink flow is made possible by using an ink sub-tank installed in the print head. This prevents pigment deposits, air bubbles and ensures ink is emitted correctly. Additionally, this prevents missing nozzles and maintains a stable print environment and keeps the up-time of the printer extremely high.


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Specifications of 3DUJ-553

Item 3DUJ-553
Modelling method UV curable inkjet
Available colour number Full colour/More than 10 million different colours
Print head On-demand piezoelectric print head (8 heads inline)
Ink Type Modelling ink MH-100(C,M,Y,K, White, Clear)
Support material ink SW-100
Colour C,M,Y,K, White, Clear, Support material
Tank volume C,M,Y,K:3L
White, Clear, Support material 5L
Supply style Pump
C,M,Y,K:1L bottle
White, Clear, Support material 4.8L bottle
Available modelling area
508×508×305mm (20x20x12in)
Minimum layer pitch 19㎛
Modelling time
(Modelling 100×100×100mm(W×D×H) object.)
High speed mode: 14.4 hours 600x300x600dpi (42㎛)
Standard mode: 17.0 hours 600x300x800dpi (32 ㎛)
High definition mode: 25.7 hours 600x300x1270dpi (22 ㎛)
3D data format STL, OBJ, VRML, PLY, 3MF
Software (Standard accessories) Layout software (Mimaki 3D Link)
Interface Ethernet 1000BASE-TX
Power Single phase AC 100-120V/220-240V±10%
Safety standard VCCI Class A/FCC Class A/ Compliant with UL60950, ETL /
CE Marking (EMC, Low Voltage Directive)/CB Report/ RoHS/REACH
Outside dimensions (W×D×H) 2.250×1.500×1.550 mm (88,6×59,1×61,0 inch)
Weight 600 kg (1.322,8 lb) (mounted ink weight incl.)

* Specifications, designs and dimensions stated in this list may be subject to change without notice due to technical improvement etc.

Supplies for 3DUJ-553

Supplies Type Quantity
Ink MH-100 (CMKY) 1L bottle
MH-100 White 4,8L bottle
MH-100 Clear
Support material SW-100

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Downloads of 3DUJ-553

Please download the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 brochure below.

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Product images of the 3DUJ-553

Product video of the 3DUJ-553


UCJV Series

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Leading the Future of Sign Graphics through UV Innovation

The UCJV Series is a versatile inkjet printer family, having a combined function of both printing and cutting mounted with UV-curable ink.

The UCJV150-160 is an excellent model focused to UV-LED printing technology and Print & Cut function with high cost-performance. It can quickly meet various demands of customers.

The UCJV300-160 is a high-spec model equipped with the 4 layers print function in addition to UV-LED print and Print & Cut.
It is a versatile model widely supporting job by short delivery time to advertisement sign with leading design.

The Mimaki UCJV Series delivers •••

  • Print speeds up to 25.8m2/h with the UCJV300-160 and Print speeds up to 13.4m2/h with the UCJV150-160
  • Maximum resolution of 1200dpi
  • 4 layers print (with the UCJV300-160 only)
  • On-demand print utilizing UV characteristics: Quick access to next processing and sign applying due to UV ink property and wide range of applications
  • Newly developed environmentally friendly UV ink, [LUS-170] and [LUS-175]
  • Productive cutting functions. A new function, [ID Cut] will highly improve the work efficiency
  • Upgraded RIP software; RasterLink6Plus

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Applications of UCJV Series

The Mimaki UCJV Series can print on an extensive range of materials, such as:

  • Outdoor Signage
  • Posters
  • Illumination signboard (with the UCJV300-160 only)
  • Banners & flags
  • Swing P.O.P. (PET film)
  • Labels
  • Wallpaper

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Features of UCJV Series

One graphic, two views

Four-layer printing – for example, colour, black, white, colour – is available on the UCJV300-160 model and offers an enhanced print capability that allows designers to build layered, transformative graphics for backlit applications. This gives print service providers the opportunity to offer something unique – a dynamic graphic that ‘morphs’ its image or colour scheme depending on the light source. This distinctive capability enables designers and print service providers to produce high impact, premium margin output while maintaining low operational costs and reducing production time.
4 layer print build up

Integrated cutting capability

The integrated cut functionality enables volume production of labels, decals, window clings, floor graphics, POP displays, vehicle markings, packaging, prototypes and more in a single unit. Additionally, UV ink technology prevents common problems such as film separation and other issues related to post-cutting that can occur with solvent and latex inks.

Instant drying for instant use

UCJV Series prints are instantly cured at even the highest production speeds. This allows users to print rapidly and immediately move to the finished product, unlike other technologies that require slower production to accommodate for drying time or out-gassing. For many jobs, instant drying, high scratch resistant UV printing can also eliminate the need for additional finishing like laminating, enabling print service providers to reduce cycle time while benefiting from additional cost savings.

Production time

White ink adds value

Combining white and coloured inks on the UCJV300-160 model adds value to applications utilising transparent or semi-opaque films. Compared to alternative inks such as solvent and latex, UV-curable inks deliver greater opacity with less ink consumption per square meter of coverage while maintaining image vibrancy and density. High opacity white ink also facilitates block-out printing within a single print, enabling print service providers to easily and efficiently create window graphics that can be viewed differently from either side, as in a PUSH / PULL door sign. These features ensure higher throughput, reduced waste, and perfectly registered double-sided graphics with lower overhead costs per print.

ID Cut function in RasterLink6 plus software

The UCJV Series printers will ship with updated RasterLink6 plus software. This new, feature-rich version of the widely used Mimaki RasterLink RIP software includes an ID Cut function to make printing and cutting easier and faster. The barcode, read by the crop mark sensor on the UCJV printer/cutter, contains cutting and rotation information allowing the UCJV machine to automate the cutting process. This function is particularly useful when running nested print-cut jobs, as the cutter continuously reads the data for both single and combined jobs.
RasterLink6 plus software also includes the FineCut plug-in for Adobe Illustrator, allowing a print preview for 4-layer printing enabling operators to preview the transition day and night effect before printing. RasterLink6 plus now supports PDF 1.5 and above.

ID cut function

Mimaki Core Technologies

On-board Mimaki technologies are included for exceptional print quality and continuous productivity:

  • Mimaki Advanced Pass System 4 (MAPS4) – utilises an advanced algorithm pattern to reduce visible banding.
  • Variable Dot Printing (VDP) – uses smaller drops to produce smoother gradations, while larger drops produce uniform solids.
  • Waveform Control (WFC) – uses finely tuned frequencies for each ink’s specific gravity and viscosity to precisely shape and place individual drops.
  • Mimaki Circulation Technology (MCT) – continuously agitates the white inks to prevent settling.
  • Nozzle Check Unit (NCU) – monitors nozzle outages and automatically activates a series of recovery functions.
  • Nozzle Recovery System (NRS) – automatically assigns operational nozzles when an outage is detected.
  • Half Cut (HC) – a proprietary function where the backing sheet can be cut, leaving behind a small connecting point that can be easily detached when necessary, ensuring contour cut pieces are easier to handle with less waste.
  • Over Cut (OC) – makes a cross cut at the start and end positions so the finished piece has sharp edges with no undercut fragments.
  • Continuous (C) – crop marks are automatically and continuously detected for accurate cutting.
  • Segment (S) – detects intermediate crop marks in feed direction and enables four-point corrections for each segment for accurate, long-length cutting, even if the image is distorted.


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Specifications of UCJV Series

Item UCJV300-160 UCJV150-160
Print head On-demand piezo head
Print resolution 300dpi, 600dpi, 900dpi, 1200dpi
Droplet size Min. 7pl, max. 28pl
Head gap Manual 3 degrees adjustment (2,0/2,5/3,0mm)
Print speed 4C Draft mode: 25,8 sqm/h
4C Standard mode: 15,7 sqm/h
7C Draft mode: 13,4 sqm/h
7C Standard mode: 8,0 sqm/h
4C Draft mode: 13,4 sqm/h
4C Standard mode: 8,0 sqm/h
Ink Type LED-UV ink:  LUS-170
Colour 4C(C,M,Y,K)
4C (C,M,Y,K)
Capacity 1L (Bottle supply)
Maximum print width 1.610mm (63,4in)
Maximum media width 1.620mm (63,8in)
Media thickness 1,0mm or less
Media roll outer diameter φ250mm or less
Media roll weight 40 kg or less
Cut speed Max.300mm/s (420mm/s in 45 degrees direction)
Cut pressure 10-450gf
Cutter Types Eccentric cutter, blade for small character, blade for reflective sheet
blade for fluorescent sheet, standard blade for vinyl
Safety standard VCCI Class A / FCC Class A / Compliant with UL 60950-, ETL /
CE Marking (EMC, Low Voltage Machinery Directive), RoHS/
Interface USB2.0 / Ethernet1000 BASE-T
Power supply Single phase(AC100 – 120/ 200 – 240V±10%, 50/60Hz±1Hz)x2
Power consumption AC100V: 1.44kW / AC200V:1.92kW ×2 or less
Operational environment Temperature: 20 -30 degrees, humidity: 35-65% Rh(Non-condensing)
Outside dimensions(W×D×H) 2.900×776×1.475mm (114,2×30,6×58,1in)
Weight 188 kg (414,5lb) 183 kg (403,4lb)


[wptabtitle]Downloads[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Downloads of UCJV Series

Please download the Mimaki UCJV Series brochure below.


[wptabtitle] Media[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Product images of the UCJV150-160

Product images of the UCJV300-160

Product video of the UCJV300-160