Compress iUV-600s vs. Mimaki UJF-6042 MkII

When it comes to midsize UV-LED flatbed printers, there are a decent number of options. However, the Mimaki UJF-6042 MkII and the Compress iUV-600s are almost always part of the conversation. So let’s take a few minutes and compare them face to face.

Compress iUV600s
Mimaki UJF6042 MKII

Print area/max material width:

Mimaki UJF-6042 MkII – 23.6” x 16.5”, max width – 24”

Compress iUV-600s – 23.8” x 18”, max width 28”

While these numbers seem very similar, the additional 1.5” of print area on the Compress allows for even MORE full coverage.  Especially when printing on standard corrugated plastic signs (which are 24” x 18”).  Also, the open format of the Compress allows for items much more prominent than 18” to be extended out of the bed of the printer.

Print depth:

Mimaki UJF-6042 MkII – 6.02”

Compress iUV-600s – 11.8”

With a print depth almost twice as deep as the Mimaki, the Compress is the clear winner here.

Maximum material handling weight:

Mimaki UJF-6042 MkII – 17.1 lbs

Compress iUV-600s – 100+ lbs

Print Speed:

Mimaki UJF-6042 MkII – Color mode – Up to 24.65 sq ft/hr in High Speed mode (600 x 900 dpi)

Compress iUV-600s – Color mode – Up to 43.2 sq ft/hr in Production mode (720 x 720 dpi)

Ink Costs:

Mimaki UJF-6042 MkII – $210-404 per liter based on bottle size

Compress iUV-600s – $298-358 per liter based on package level

Delivery concerns:

Mimaki UJF-6042 MkII – 65.6”W × 50.8”D × 33.7”H – 330.7 lbs (no options for reducing size to enter doorways)

Compress iUV-600s – 47.5”W x 40.75”D x 46.5”H – 392 lbs (35.5”D with ink delivery removed, 21.5”D with bed and ink delivery removed)

What is included?

Mimaki UJF-6042 MkII

– Printer
– Vacuum Bed
– RIP software

Compress iUV-600s

– Printer
– Sticky mat for holding down items while printing
– Design and RIP software (UV specific features in design software such as Texture wizard, manual underbase and overprint palettes, and robust interactive variable data, serialization, and barcoding)
– Full ink set

What is NOT included?

Mimaki UJF-6042 MkII

– Design Software (you must have commercial design software like InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, or CorelDRAW – no automated functions for UV specific applications)
– Inks (except during promotions)
– Stand

Compress iUV-600s
– Vacuum bed (industrial vacuum bed that will hold down plywood)
– No stand is needed as the machine is floor-based with castors


Mimaki UJF-6042 MkII – 1 year (additional 2-year parts warranty during promotions)

Compress iUV-600s – 1-3 years depending on package level selected (typical package is 2 years)


Mimaki UJF-6042 MkII – $39,995 (typically $36,995 during promotions)

Compress iUV-600s – $29,995 – 34,995 depending on package level selected

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