Mimaki Europe, and portable fume extraction technology specialists, BOFA International have announced the market release of the BOFA Air Purifier Unit.
The product was developed for one of Mimaki’s most cost-effective yet high-performance printers, the 3.2m-wide SWJ-320EA solvent printer, and extracts VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) emitted during production to ensure a cleaner and more pleasant working environment.
BOFA’s R&D team utilised elements from two of its tried and tested PrintPRO Universal extractors to develop the new BOFA Air Purifier Unit. Drawing upon this expertise, BOFA created the new 4-metre-long unit that attaches directly onto the Mimaki SWJ-320EA printer, with a 5mm continuous gap from the media. It effectively extracts the fumes across its length, proceeds to filter them, and then releases the clean air back into the production environment.
Extensive testing has been carried out and confirmed that the level of VOCs released from the printer dropped from highs of 250ppm to as low as 1.8ppm. The BOFA Air Purifier Unit also reduces any unpleasant odour to an absolute minimum and features user-replaceable HEPA/gas filters.
With the printer and its optional BOFA Air Purifier Unit now commercially available through Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Ireland distributor, Hybrid Services’ reseller partner network, this competitive system can form part of a cleaner print facility for the production of a wide variety of large format indoor and outdoor applications, including POS materials, vehicle wrapping, banners and billboards, displays, transport and floor graphics.
Sign and display printers interested in installing a Mimaki SWJ-320EA can order a print sample kit by contacting Hybrid Services to evaluate the print quality achievable with this system first-hand.