Fast-drying, extremely flexible, and requiring no special shop ventilation, latex is evolving as the ink of choice for vehicle and marine wraps and graphics. With no need to wait for the ink to cure, as with solvent wraps, latex vinyl wraps can either be laminated immediately off the printer or applied to the boat and then laminated. Water-based latex ink wraps are extremely durable, able to withstand weather extremes, pounding water, and contact with docks and boat trailers. Mimaki’s new JV400LX wide-format latex printer is an outstanding choice for today’s boat graphics industry. The JV400LX offers an amazingly vivid color spectrum, especially with the use of the industry’s only white latex ink for under-printing. The printer operates at a low-temperature ink curing and doesn’t require any special electrical setup or installation. The newly developed, dual inline print heads offer double coverage along with variable dot printing for smooth gradations and higher definition. The JV400LX comes with Mimaki’s Uninterrupted Ink Supply System for continuous, unattended printing on both the 53- and 63-inch models.