Mimaki 3DUJ-553 Inkjet Resin 3D Printer

The world's first 3D modelling system with over 10,000,000 different full colours.

Mimaki 3DUJ-553 Inkjet Resin 3D Printer
World’s first 3D printer with more than 10 million colours & UV-curable 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.

Product highlights...
  • Printing in Full Colour with over 10 million colours with ICC profiling/proofing
  • Support material is resolvable in water, 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
  • Transparency for glossy effects
  • 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
  • Support material is resolvable in water, which prevent small detailed parts to break
  • Strength of the material is comparable with ABS
  • 3 printing qualities (22 – 32 – 42 micron layering)
  • Smooth surface

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 22, 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.
3D Colour profiles

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

Camera in 3D printer
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.

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 22㎛
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.)
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
3D Prototypes
3D Prototypes
3D Sign Printing
3D Sign Printing
Architectural Model
Architectural Model
Full Colour 3D
Full Colour 3D

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