The Mimaki CFL-605 compact cutting table is part of the new package system


Through a joint development with Esko, Mimaki has introduced the Original Goods Package System (OGPS) to simplify digital packaging production for companies that produce packaging samples and mock ups, as well as small packing runs and personalised packaged goods.

The OGPS is comprised of three elements: Esko’s ArtiosCAD Designer Solution, the Mimaki UJF-6042 LED UV inkjet flatbed printer and the Mimaki CFL-605RT compact cutting table.

‘Packaging converters, commercial printers and design firms are experiencing a growing demand for a more cost effective means of producing samples, mock ups and small lots of customised or personalised packaging,’ said Mike Horsten, general manager marketing of Mimaki EMEA. ‘Our goal was to simplify the process of packaging design and production to bring professional packaging design within the reach of original goods manufacturers of all sizes. By combining a subset of the ArtiosCAD software by Esko with affordable printing and cutting technology from Mimaki, our Original Goods Package System is well positioned to change the way small lot packaging is designed and produced.’

To create a package design; the user simply selects one of the 400 professionally-designed templates included with ArtiosCAD DS and enters the inside package dimensions and thickness of the media to be used. More detailed parameters as well as shapes and sizes of flaps can also be specified. The system then creates a package design file that can be imported into Adobe Illustrator to add graphics. Users can also use specialised tools to create their own custom designs and include them in the final design. The system offers a total solution not only for the design and creation of product packaging and cushioning but also for printing directly onto a product. Users that don’t need the predesigned templates available in the ArtiosCAD DS software can create custom designs with the guide function.

‘Once a design is final,’ Mr Horsten added, ‘it can be printed in exceptional quality on the UJF-6042 in full colour and (if needed) with varnish effects. The printed design can then be cut and creased using the CFL-605RT cutting table that matches the printer size. A finished package can literally be produced in minutes, either as a mock up or sample using actual target substrates, for small lot packaging production, and even personalised or serialised packages. This total solution will allow designers, packaging converters, commercial printers, and small manufacturers to revolutionise the way they design and produce small lot packaging.’

Mimaki is exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Hybrid Services Ltd and the Original Goods Packaging System (OGPS) is available from its specialist resellers as an option with the Mimaki CFL-605RT cutting plotter.