Wide Format Digital Print



  • + Cutting Plotter CE7000 series is Now Launched

    A new series of cutting plotters has been announced by Graphtec. Called the CE7000, it replaces the CE6000 series and pr..

    14 January 2020


    A new series of cutting plotters has been announced by Graphtec. Called the CE7000, it replaces the CE6000 series and provides radically enhanced performance capabilities but at a competitive price point and with new and larger size options.

    With a cutting performance that equates to the flagship Graphtec FC8600 series of machines, the CE7000 is available in a choice of four sizes (40, 60,130 replacing the CE6000-120 and the new and largest160cm models). These provide respective media cutting widths of 484, 712, 1,372 and 1,626mm, with a maximum cutting speed of up to 1,000mm/sec on the 130 and 160 machine options and a maximum cutting force of 450g.

    The CE7000 series also feature the latest Version 8 of Graphtec’s proprietary ARMS (Advanced Registration Mark Sensing) system for reliable long-length (up to five metres) tracking and optimum cutting accuracy. Key design features include a digital servo drive system and graphic backlit LCD control panel, together with a range of standard and optional accessories (including super-steel 0.9mm cutting blades and fibre-tip pens) and a choice of machine operating modes to accommodate different types and thicknesses of material.

    The CE7000 is suitable for handling of most types of flexible and semi-rigid materials, including self-adhesive vinyl, heat transfer, paper and card formats. The machine can be used for a wide range of print and cut applications, including those in the signage and graphics, digital printing and finishing, labels and labelling, vehicle marking and decals, labels and labelling, packaging and print wear and promotional products sectors.

    The CE7000 is supplied as standard with Graphtec’s own-brand design and production software. This comprises Graphtec Pro Studio for Windows and Graphtec Studio for MAC applications, together with the optional Cutting Master 4 program that enables integration with other popular software suites such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW. 





  • + Epson Develops Compact, Lightweight Spectroscopic Camera to Automate Colour Inspections

    Epson has developed a compact, lightweight spectroscopic camera that can be integrated in manufacturing lines. Epson wil..

    07 January 2020


    Epson has developed a compact, lightweight spectroscopic camera that can be integrated in manufacturing lines. Epson will launch its first spectroscopic camera, one that captures light across the visible spectrum, in the 2020 fiscal year ending March 2021.

    Differences in colour can occur between products in different production lots in ordinary manufacturing processes. A spectroscopic camera can be used by manufacturers to perform the following inspections to control these differences to a certain extent and ensure product quality:
    ·         Colour variation inspections
    ·         Surface coating inspections
     
    The RGB cameras currently used in these inspections are unable to capture detailed colour information and are not always able to distinguish between subtle differences in colour. Consequently, most visual inspections relied on human colour perception. However, colour perception varies among individuals, and human error puts manufacturers at risk of shipping defective goods. Time and cost constraints make colour management an issue in many industries. Spectroscopic cameras have traditionally been large and expensive, and those equipped with line sensors may have to composite images after scanning, adding to the time and expense.
     
    Epson has developed an optimal solution for colour management processes with a compact, lightweight spectroscopic camera that can be integrated into manufacturing lines, that can automate and quantify inspections, and output images without the time and trouble of compositing. This spectroscopic camera will enable manufacturers to manage colour in their manufacturing processes more easily than ever before.
     




    Features
    1.     About the same compactness and weight as an RGB camera. Can be installed in manufacturing lines.
    2.     Integral field spectroscopy. Can focus on an area, measure the colours, and distinguish colours of a target object within the visible light range.
    3.     Image processing functions needed on manufacturing lines can be used along with spectral imaging functions.


    Epson will be demonstrating the spectroscopic camera on the Epson booth S1-02 at International Robot Exhibition 2019, to be held at the Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Centre) from 18-21 December 2019.
     
    For more information about the exhibition and the demos that will be on the Epson booth go to: https://biz.nikkan.co.jp/eve/irex/english/





  • + Polaroid Large Format Printers and Ink Now Available in the U.S. Market

    Polaroid today announced its large format printers and ink, previously available in Latin America and the EU, are now av..

    26 November 2019


    Polaroid today announced its large format printers and ink, previously available in Latin America and the EU, are now available for commercial customers in the United States. Polaroid large format printers feature today’s leading technology and offer the speed, quality and profitability businesses are looking for from their printing solutions.

    Four different printer lines — solvent, mild-solvent, dye sublimation and UV— are currently available to satisfy a wide a range of uses including signage, POP displays, buses, billboards, tradeshow displays and more. Also available is a collection of specialty ink, created specifically for each printer line. Polaroid large format printers currently available in the U.S. market include:

    Polaroid Nova UV LED 3.20 Printer
    • Ricoh G5 PL HEAD
    • Head quantity: From 4 up to 9 print heads
    • Printer speed: Production Mode: 95 sqm/H 1060 SQF/H; High Quality: 55 sqm/H 570 SQF/H
    • Print technology: Piezoelectric ink jet
    • Printing mode: Unidirectional / Bi-directional
    • Media: Supports flexible media up to 320cm
    • Resolution: 720×1200 DPI
    • File format: EPS, JPEG, PDF, TIFF, Postscript
    • Power supply: AC 220v 5500 w
    • Operation conditions: Temperature 20°C – 28°C; relative humidity 40% to 60%
    • Printer dimensions: 6450x1240x1600mm


    Polaroid Second 1.80 Printer
    • Epson DX5 HEAD
    • Head quantity: 2 print heads
    • Printer speed: Production Mode: 25 sqm/H 250 SQF/H; High Quality: 14 sqm/H 150 SQF/H
    • Print technology: Piezoelectric ink jet
    • Printing mode: Unidirectional / Bi-directional
    • Media: Supports flexible media up to 180cm
    • Resolution: 1400 DPI
    • File format: EPS, JPEG, PDF, TIFF, Postscript
    • Power supply: AC 220v
    • Operation conditions: Temperature 20°C – 28°C; relative humidity 40% to 60%
    • Printer dimensions: 2715x650x1246


    Polaroid HS-2 5113 Sublimation Printer
    • Ricoh G5 de 7pl. Head
    • Head quantity: 4-9 printer heads
    • Printer speed: Production Mode: 95 sqm/H; High Quality: 55 sqm/H; Ultra Quality: 25 sqm/H
    • Print technology: Piezoelectric ink jet
    • Printing mode: Unidirectional / Bi-directional
    • Media: glass, acrylic, wood, PVC, metal panels, ceramic tiles, KT board WPC, MDF, ceiling film, vinyl, advertising banner, PET, wallpaper and more
    • Resolution: Up to 720 X 1200 dpi
    • File format: EPS, JPEG, PDF, TIFF, Postscript
    • Power supply: AC 220 V,5500 W
    • Operation conditions: Temperature 22°C a 28°C; relative humidity 80%
    • Printer dimensions: 6450x1240x1600mm


    Polaroid T-Rex UV LED 4FTx8FT Printer
    • Ricoh G5 PL HEAD / Kyocera
    • Head quantity: From 2 up to 9 print heads (Ricoh G5). From 2 up to 8 print heads (Kyocera)
    • Printer speed: Production Mode: 75 sqm/H 807 SQF/H; High Quality: 40 sqm/H 430 SQF/H
    • Print technology: Piezoelectric ink jet
    • Printing mode: Unidirectional / Bi-directional
    • Media: Glass, acrylic, wood, PVC, metal panels, ceramic tiles, KT board WPC, MDF, ceiling film, vinyl, advertising banner, PET, wallpaper and more
    • Resolution: 300 – 1200 DPI
    • File format: EPS, JPEG, PDF, TIFF, Postscript
    • Power supply: AC 220v 5500 w
    • Operation conditions: Temperature 20°C – 28°C; relative humidity 40% to 60%
    • Printer dimensions: 6200x2300x900mm


    Additionally, a new demo space has opened in Ontario, CA where Polaroid large format printers will be on display and support will be provided to business-to-business and commercial customers.


    www.polaroid.com


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  • + NEW BIGRED™ 4D-54 DRYER CURES ALL INKS AT ULTRA-HIGH RATES

    A new BigRed™ 4D-54 conveyor dryer from Vastex features a pre-heating zone and high-efficiency air flow mapping, a..

    26 November 2019


    A new BigRed™ 4D-54 conveyor dryer from Vastex features a pre-heating zone and high-efficiency air flow mapping, achieving ultra-high rates and side-to-side curing uniformity, while cooling the chamber skin, reducing noise and preventing dust contamination, it was announced by Mark Vasilantone, president.

    Narrower than its predecessor by nearly 18 cm, the compact dryer is equipped with a 137 cm-wide conveyor belt, dual heating zones and four infrared heaters capable of curing up to 950 plastisol printed garments/h, 432 water-based or discharge-printed garments/h, and 144 garments/h printed with digital white ink.

    A high-powered pre-heating zone surges ink temperatures past 150°C within the first several centimetres of conveyor travel, maximising dwell time at optimum curing temperatures and, in turn, conveyor belt speeds and dryer output.

    Air intake fans located below the roof of the enclosure quietly draw ‘make-up’ air into the chamber’s double-walled shell through filtered inlets along opposite exterior sides at rates up to 15.6 m3/min, serving to cool the outer shell for safety while preheating the incoming air. 

    An exhaust fan located below the centre of the conveyor belt draws the preheated air downward at rates up to 24 m3/min, over the garment and through the belt, removing heat, moisture and contaminants from the chamber.

    To accommodate each shop’s layout, the 15 cm diameter exhaust fan outlet rotates 360 degrees for connection to ductwork, and the control box can be located on the right (standard) or left side of the chamber.

    Exhaust filters located on both sides of the conveyor prevent garment lint from entering the blower or exhaust stack. Cleaning all filters before or after each shift can be accomplished in one minute according to the company, safeguarding printed images, the equipment and the shop environment.

    Exhaust flow sensors with warning lights alert operators to a clogged exhaust line, clogged filter or blower failure. Other safety features include a light tower to monitor dryer status, and a ‘cool down mode’ for powering down.

    Dual digital PID temperature controls maintain accuracy to +/-0.5°C.

    The heaters of the new dryer carry a 15-year warranty, and feature closely spaced coils that provide high-density, medium-wavelength infrared heat for maximum cure speed without cold spots or under curing associated with conventional units.

    The dryer’s capacity can be doubled, tripled or quadrupled when needs increase by adding one, two or three additional heating chambers and extending the conveyor belt.
    Mr. Vasilantone says a BigRed™ 4D-30 version with 76 cm-wide conveyor belt will soon follow.

    For information contact Vastex International, Inc., +1 610 625 2702, www.vastex.com 





  • + Inkcups releases Revolution high-speed industrial digital cylinder printer

    Global OEM Inkcups (Danvers, MA) has released its new Revolution Digital Cylinder Printer. The new device is fully autom..

    19 November 2019


    Global OEM Inkcups (Danvers, MA) has released its new Revolution Digital Cylinder Printer. The new device is fully automatic and can print high-quality, full-colour graphics at about 600 parts per hour, depending on the type of part. It features automatic loading and unloading, integrated pre-treatment, and Helical printing technology that interlaces the inkjet drops in a helical pattern, thereby delivering superior-quality images “at twice the resolution and image quality compared to similar machines,” said Inkcups.

    Inkcups’ new Revolution Digital Cylinder Printer.
    Common applications include stadium cups, pint glasses, stainless steel and plastic tumblers, cosmetics jars, glass and plastic bottles, beer cans, oil filters and many, many more. The printer is fast enough to produce high volumes, flexible enough for quick changeovers, and can output long runs “at one-third the cost of comparable machines,” said the OEM. Its inline conveyor can be loaded manually, or automatically loaded using a robotic system.

    It prints 360-degree seamless graphics up to 1,200 dpi on a wide range of cylindrical objects and open-ended, tapered objects. It can print images up to 220 mm tall on a part length of 76 mm to 305 mm, with a diameter of 63.5 mm to 111 mm.





  • + Esko adds new Kongsberg X Edge to portfolio

    Esko, a global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for leading display, signage and packaging custome..

    18 November 2019


    Esko, a global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for leading display, signage and packaging customers, has extended its Kongsberg digital cutting table range with the Kongsberg X Edge - a completely new, fully upgradeable table design offering the perfect combination of productivity, flexibility and best in class reliability.

    Delivering speeds of 30m/min with acceleration of 0.3G and able to handle the full spectrum of display, signage and packaging materials - from kiss cutting vinyl to heavy duty milling and every job in between - the Kongsberg X Edge means no longer being forced to compromise and choose between speed, precision or production power.

    Russell Weller, Product Manager at Esko, said that as a further addition to the integrated ecosystem of award-winning Esko software and hardware solutions, the new Kongsberg X Edge brought the tried and trusted heritage of the Kongsberg range together with next generation upgradeability. “The Kongsberg X Edge has been specially designed to ensure there is no sacrifice in machine configuration, with all the options you would expect from the Kongsberg X Series available,” said Russell. “The difference is that as your company grows, the Kongsberg X Edge evolves with you. It can be easily upgraded in terms of both speed and acceleration to ensure it keeps up with your business demands.

    “The Kongsberg X Edge delivers this high production speed and outstanding cutting quality at a remarkable price. Moreover, the Kongsberg X Edge design avoids the impact of costly reinvestment when a business expands, not only delivering exceptional cutting quality but also unlocking future production flexibility and profitability.”

    Incredibly versatile, the Kongsberg X Edge is as suitable for short run production, sample making and other packaging-related jobs, as it is for signage and display production. “This new innovation has been developed to ensure great quality for any job or application,” added Russell. “The extra fast tool loading, auto recognition and calibration features are ideal for short run jobs, with the added flexibility of an optional conveyor system available to support automated board and roll feeding when required.”

    Delivering a variety of milling options to match throughput requirements, the Kongsberg X Edge also features perfect print-to-cut registration, even in cases of heavy distortion and jobs longer than the table.

    “The Kongsberg X Edge is the perfect tool for cutting flexo plates and patches, operating in tandem, both physically and digitally, with existing imaging devices,” added Russell. “Easily fitting into a truly tailored workflow, it can also be equipped to produce dedicated shipping boxes for finished plates.”

    The engineering of the rack and pinion drive, the construction of the tabletop and the quality of the motors and traverse all combine to ensure that the table provides the greatest cutting accuracy and consistency.

    “Esko connects hardware and software to streamline your production from start to finish, from design to shipping,” said Russell. “Having secured a reputation for delivering speed, precision and production power through superior engineering and build quality, Esko now brings next generation innovation to its portfolio with the Kongsberg X Edge.”

    Kongsberg X Edge is now available to the global market.





  • + New flagship cutting plotter introduced by Graphtec GB

    Replacing the existing flagship FC8600 series of cutting plotters, the latest FC9000 series is now available from Grapht..

    05 November 2019


    Replacing the existing flagship FC8600 series of cutting plotters, the latest FC9000 series is now available from Graphtec GB. It is said to provide one of the highest performance capabilities currently available for this class of cutting plotter.

    The FC9000 is available in a choice of four different sizes (the 160, 140, 100 and 75 models) that will respectively accommodate material widths of 1,626, 1,372, 1,067 and 762mm. With an increased maximum cutting speed of 1,485mm/sec and a cutting force of 600gf (5.88N), the FC9000 is considered to have set a fresh benchmark for high-end cutting involving a much wider range of sign and graphics and digital printing media in varying thicknesses.

    A key attribute of the FC9000 is the optional media take-up spool that will increase the efficiency of roll-to-roll work undertaken by digital print specialists. For example, using the integrated barcode function, it is possible to print up to 50 metres of material overnight and then cut the following morning, thereby creating a seamless workflow capability. A further attribute is the new auto panelling function which prevents skewing of longer lengths of material to be cut by automatically splitting the job into smaller sections for guaranteed precise sequential cutting.

    The FC9000 also incorporates the latest Version 8 of Graphtec’s proprietary ARMS (Advanced Registration Mark Sensing) system for radically enhanced media tracking and cutting accuracy. It is also supplied as standard with the latest Graphtec Pro Studio or optional Pro Studio Plus and Cutting Master 4 design and production software, with the latter available as a plug-in option for integration with other popular software programs such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW. The FC9000 also meets all relevant CE safety standards and comes with a three-year performance warranty.





  • + Roland DG announces new IU-1000F UV-LED flatbed printer

    Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, today announ..

    15 October 2019


    Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, today announced the expansion of its already extensive UV-LED print portfolio with a new large-format UV-LED flatbed printer, the IU-1000F. Capable of printing on an impressively wide range of substrates and objects at up to 116 sqm per hour, the IU-1000F is designed to meet the diverse needs of busy print service providers and commercial printers, with unsurpassed performance.

    As life cycles and requirements for communication tools such as outdoor and indoor advertising, event decoration, and store displays become shorter and more diverse, the sign and display industry is increasingly becoming one-stop shops offering quick response. Under such challenging circumstances, high performance large-format UV flatbed printers that enable a more efficient production process and that are capable of printing on various materials for a wide range of applications are attracting greater attention than ever before.

    According to Kohei Tanabe, the President of the DP Business Division, the IU-1000F boasts breakthrough speed and quality while also eliminating the need for mounting and drying processes. “It is a powerful solution for the sign and display or print production business that seeks more efficient and faster-turnaround production capability. By offering increased productivity, material compatibility, image quality, ease of use, and all the other aspects of this product, I am confident that the IU-1000F will achieve increased profitability for printing businesses," he said.

    In addition to high-adhesion, high-density CMYK UV inks, this highly versatile large format device supports White, Gloss and Primer inks to create a wide variety of stunning applications, from impressive and highly-profitable signs, displays, backlits and exhibition graphics to custom-designed interior décor applications such as canvas wall panels and furniture.

    Equipped with 12 high-performance printheads in a staggered 3-row arrangement, the IU-1000F can print up to 635 x 1800 dpi with variable droplet technology which can simultaneously fire 3 sizes of droplets at high speed. Printing time for a typical 1220 x 2440mm rigid board averages about 15 boards per hour (48.5 sqm/hr) in the everyday “Standard” print mode for typical point of purchase display applications. About 10 sheets can be printed even in the “Quality” print mode (32 sqm/hr).

    The IU-1000F employs UV-LED flatbed printing technology to print directly on a huge variety of materials and objects, including rigid boards up to 2510mm x 1310mm, 110mm in height and 45 kg/sqm in weight. The exclusively-developed, high-performance UV inks cure immediately, enabling the IU-1000F to print on substrates such as acrylic, PETG, PVC board, foam board, PC, wood, corrugated polypropylene board, aluminum composite plate, and even on metal and glass that are generally difficult to adhere to by using the Primer ink.

    The IU-1000F features a number of new functions to optimise efficient performance, including an ionizer that removes static electricity, a versatile print bed that can handle materials of various sizes, from one large board to multiple small panels, and media alignment pins for easily aligning materials to be printed.

    The IU-1000F will be unveiled at major exhibitions of large format printing solutions such as Viscom, Italy (October 10th to 12th) and Printing United in North America (October 23rd to 25th). Sales will start in Europe, North America and Japan from the first quarter of 2020 with other regions to follow shortly after.





  • + Memjet Announces DuraLink XL Enhancements

    Memjet adds a longer-life printhead, enhanced printhead durability, and expanded colour gamut to its second-generation, ..

    07 October 2019


    Memjet adds a longer-life printhead, enhanced printhead durability, and expanded colour gamut to its second-generation, modular print technology.

    Memjet today announces new enhancements to its second-generation printing technology called DuraLink. Based on feedback from current and future OEM partners, DuraLink XL enhancements include a more robust printhead, four times the printhead life and an expanded colour gamut. These features augment DuraLink’s value as a vital printing technology that enables the rapid, cost-effective development of next-generation solutions in commercial, packaging and industrial printing markets.

    “Since its introduction, dozens of OEMs from a variety of print markets have engaged with DuraLink technology,” said Eric Owen, general manager at Memjet. “As these partners enter into the lengthy development process, they provide valuable insight on how DuraLink meets their needs, and, more importantly, how we can make the technology even better. These enhancements reflect how Memjet works collaboratively with our OEM partners to ensure our printing technology — and the solutions created with it — has the features, functionality and growth potential to meet the demands of print markets today and well into the future.”

    Meeting the Growing Packaging Opportunity

    “Nearly 60 percent of DuraLink’s OEM engagements are focused on packaging,” said Owen. “To meet the needs of this large customer base, Memjet integrated new colour and durability features into DuraLink technology.”

    Memjet has added orange, green and violet to DuraLink, creating a seven-colour option for OEM partners who need it. This expanded colour gamut means OEMs can create solutions that enable end users to accurately hit brand colours and produce more realistic images — capabilities that are critical in the growing food, fashion and packaged goods markets.

    Further DuraLink enhancements improve print production in the corrugated market. When printing on corrugated, it is often difficult to position the media consistently under the printhead. This creates an irregular surface that tends to move during the printing process. While the media is being transported, it can often hit and damage the printhead.

    To reduce the possibility of contact between the printhead and the substrate, DuraLink can now be positioned up to three-millimeters above the board. If there is contact, the nozzle plate of DuraLink’s proprietary hardened silicon surface is strike and damage resistant. This makes it difficult to damage to the nozzle plate and, due to the unique design, unlikely that the substrate will ever reach the printhead.

    Robust Printhead Life

    OEMs across all markets will benefit from the longer life of DuraLink printheads. Previously, the DuraLink printhead had a 50-litre head life. The enhanced DuraLink XL printhead is now four times that number, lasting for an average of 200 litres.

    This longer printhead life provides lengthier uptime and improves efficiency for end-users. Unplanned downtime is virtually eliminated as end users can plan for printhead replacements to happen during normal maintenance or paper-roll changes.

    These features are available to all DuraLink customers, regardless of where the customer is in the development process.

    “Memjet is an innovator, continually striving to make our products better. We also ensure that all customers have access to this innovation,” said Owen. “So whether a customer has already built their system, or has a system in development, they can still incorporate and leverage the new features of DuraLink.”






  • + Roland DG Raises the Bar for Versatile, On Demand Output with New VersaUV LEC2-300 Printer Cutter

    Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters, today announced the la..

    30 September 2019


    Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters, today announced the launch of the VersaUV LEC2-300 30" UV printer cutter.

    Kohei Tanabe, President of the Roland DG Digital Printing Business Division, states that the LEC series printers are capable of creating unique special effects using UV ink and contour cutting printed images on demand. "Since they were introduced in 2008," he said, "the LEC series has been used by a broad range of printing businesses for countless applications, including printing adhesive decals, labels and stickers, novelty merchandise, and design prototypes. The newly released LEC2-300 builds on the best features of the series, while making it both easy and economical to produce high-value added prints in quantities as few as one. As the newest model in the series, it also comes packed with features, including a newly developed print head and LED lamps, and a host of updated functions for an even higher level of print quality in a compact and stylish design." 

    The LEC2-300’s UV ink adheres to the surface of a diverse range of media, from adhesive sheets for stickers and labels to PET or PVC-based substrates, and even textiles, Japanese paper, canvas or tarpaulin, leather and more. In addition to CMYK ink, the LEC2-300 can be used with Clear and White ink configurations for exceptional, premium-value printing, including full-colour prints with matte or glossy finishes, simulated embossing and other custom-textured effects.

    The contour cutting function has been further enhanced to cut out printed graphics to any shape with exceptional precision. The automated process eliminates the need for plate making and die punching for trimming adhesive decals, labels and stickers. A Perf-Cut function allows you to print out as many labels as required and then peel and apply as needed. Combined with the new Multiple Print function and a new precision media take-up system, high-volume lots can be printed efficiently without attended operation.

    The newly developed print head and LED lamps now deliver exceptionally rich and vibrant print quality. The new print head has been optimised for precise ink delivery and control, while the new LED lamps are more powerful to make curing the ink even faster. This combination delivers stunning print finishes down to the finest level, from small text to elaborately textured patterns and gradations. White ink density has increased by up to 40% compared to the previous model, to provide much higher opacity and coverage.

    "In so many industries, we are seeing the needs of consumers becoming more diverse and individualised," Kohei said. "The ability to create unique items with a superb sense of exclusivity at the right time is essential for customers involved in the printing business to keep ahead of the competition. We developed the LEC2-300 to provide our customers with the power to quickly produce creative designs in as many formats and methods as possible. With this new printer, we hope to contribute to further growth and development of the printing industry."






  • + METEOR IS PLEASED TO WORK WITH EPSON ON ELECTRONICS AND SOFTWARE TO DRIVE NEW PRECISIONCORE PRINTHEADS

    Meteor Inkjet Ltd, leading supplier of electronics, software tools and services for industrial inkjet, further expands i..

    30 September 2019


    Meteor Inkjet Ltd, leading supplier of electronics, software tools and services for industrial inkjet, further expands its product portfolio with the launch of the HDC‑ES3200 driver card for Epson S3200 PrecisionCore printheads. 
     
    Announced by Epson in May at the FESPA Global Print Expo, PrecisionCore printheads embody differentiated technology that enables outstanding image quality, productivity, durability and printhead scalability.
     
    Duncan Ferguson, Epson Europe’s Vice President, Professional Printing & Robotics said, “Epson is keen to help as many customers as possible convert from analogue to digital printing.  We think the best way to ensure seamless adoption of our printheads is for our customers to engage with technically excellent companies that have significant experience in industrial inkjet.  Meteor’s long track record of offering robust, reliable printhead electronics and software gives me confidence that our customers will be in a safe pair of hands.”
     
    Clive Ayling, Meteor’s Managing Director comments, “Meteor has enjoyed an easy relationship with  Epson in our development of electronics and software to drive the S3200 printhead.  We’re excited about the potential this printhead offers and we look forward to further opportunities to work with Epson on printheads to come.”





  • + swissQprint Karibu: Certified Energy Efficiency

    Following in the footprints of the swissQprint Nyala flatbed printer, the new Karibu roll to roll printer is the latest ..

    17 September 2019


    Following in the footprints of the swissQprint Nyala flatbed printer, the new Karibu roll to roll printer is the latest model to undergo tests as specified by the ISO 20690 standard. The result once again: outstanding energy efficiency.

    Confirmation comes from experts at Fogra: the new Karibu roll to roll printer from swissQprint is highly energy efficient. When they tested it as specified by the ISO 20690:2018 standard, Karibu scored even higher than the Nyala flatbed printer. swissQprint had this model put through its paces last year, when it was also given the rating "outstanding energy efficiency". 

    The ISO 20690 standard specifies methods for determining the energy consumption of digital printers and thus allows comparison of their operating costs and ecological footprints.

    Standardised measurement
    In order to model realistic system usage, the standardised measurement includes four different printer statuses. To ensure that results are consistent, the experts used three different printing modes several times with a standardised print file. For example, Karibu in its most productive "speed" printing mode applies 71 square metres to the substrate per kilowatt hour.





  • + Roland DG Announces Free Upgrade for TrueVIS VG-640/540 Users

    Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters worldwide, announced to..

    17 September 2019


    Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters worldwide, announced today that owners of its TrueVIS VG-640/540 printer cutters can now upgrade their devices for free to the award-winning performance of the recently launched VG2-640/540 with new TrueVIS TR2 ink.

    “As a pioneer of UV print and cut, Roland DG has played an integral role in introducing and advancing this important technology, enabling users to take their design and print production capabilities to the highest possible levels,” said Roland DGA, Roland DG’s US-based sales and marketing subsidiary, President Andrew Oransky. “We’re thrilled that the SGIA judging panel saw fit to give our UV printer cutters and inks the recognition they deserve.”


    Ryo Baba, TrueVIS VG2 Project Manager for the Roland DG Digital Printing Business Division said, “As a major benefit to our existing VG-640/540 customers, we are offering a free upgrade program. Thanks to the newly developed TR2 ink*, that boasts a wide colour gamut, and a new “True Rich Colour” preset that maximises the potential of the VG-640/540 and the new ink capabilities, the upgraded VG-640/540 can now produce stunning graphics that excite both heart and mind.”

    Baba said the upgraded VG series with TR2 ink will help take the customer’s business to the next level. The VG series with TR2 ink is certified for long-lasting results by the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty, providing clients with assurance of the quality and reliability of their graphics. The VG with new TR2 ink is also certified by the Avery Dennison ICS Performance Guarantee, that provides protection for up to 4 years for outdoor durability and up to 7 years for indoor durability. Avery has set the recommended outgassing time at just six hours, dramatically reducing the print and laminate timeframe.

    With the free upgrade, VG owners obtain a host of new features to improve print & cut accuracy and usability. Crop mark options are added for cutting laminated printed materials to increase cutting stability. A newly added PerfCut mode lets you print, cut and die-cut in one seamless operation. In addition to the conventional Print & Cut function, the Cut & Print function allows you to cut first and then print later. This helps to reduce edge curls when dealing with thin media, such as heat transfer films for apparel decoration.

    VG-640/540 users can enjoy the free upgrade of their devices by downloading the specified firmware and the latest version of VersaWorks 6 software RIP. To learn more, visit www.rolanddg.com.au/vgupgrade





  • + Xeikon enhances inkjet capabilities

    Xeikon has developed a new option for printers looking to enhance and increase their range of inkjet-printed labels, com..

    03 September 2019


    Xeikon has developed a new option for printers looking to enhance and increase their range of inkjet-printed labels, combining its X-800 workflow and PantherCure UV inks to create a tactile layer.

    This is responsible for a so-called ‘haptic effect’ in print, noted Xeikon, with printers able to create labels with enhanced tactility, textures and a luxury feel utilising the new option. The beer, beverage, food, and health and beauty markets are identified as viable targets for such labels.

    No modifications are required to the pre-press file.

    Jeroen Van Bauwel, director of product management at Xeikon, explained, ‘The technology generating the tactile and textured layer is embedded in the Panther’s X-800 workflow. It is the brand owners and designers who define the structure, shape and form of the design. When the file is received, the workflow automatically recognises the elements of the design and generates the information required to drive the printhead – that’s what creates the haptic effect in print on the end product.’

    In order to further optimise the workflow of its Panther technology, Xeikon has developed automated optimisation of the white ink layer, embedded in the X-800 workflow. When producing labels on clear facestocks, an opaque white is required to make the design standout. A result can be varying ink layer thicknesses across the web. An uneven thickness of the ink layer will generate a telescoping effect on the printed rolls. In the past, press operators have overcome this by printing smaller rolls, resulting in more frequent roll changes and extra waste in material and time, noted Xeikon. One option to overcome this has been to spend extra time in pre-press to reduce the amount of white required.

    This time-consuming pre-press work can now be handled in a fully automated way by the X-800 digital front-end without intervention at any stage in the production process. The X-800 automatically reduces the white layer. The extent of reduction will depend on the colours that come on top of it.

    Van Bauwel concluded, ‘Xeikon continues to work towards excellence to enhance every facet of its portfolio. We continue to look for opportunities to make savings on costs and time. By improving each small step of the process, we can make a big difference to the overall production process and reduce manufacturing costs.  Achieving haptic effects in print through the unique capabilities of our X-800 workflow and ink optimisation not only boosts and increases the range of possible applications but allows printers to streamline their operations.’





  • + Achieve up to 50% corrugated finishing productivity boost with new Esko Dual Heavy Duty Unit and CorruSpeed tool

    The latest Kongsberg digital cutting and creasing innovation from Esko, a global provider of integrated hardware and sof..

    15 August 2019


    The latest Kongsberg digital cutting and creasing innovation from Esko, a global provider of integrated hardware and software solutions for the packaging, label and wide format sectors, makes it possible for corrugated converters to cut, crease and perforate jobs without the need to change tools, boosting finishing productivity by up to 50%.





    Kongsberg Dual-HDU-1The newly launched Dual Heavy Duty Unit means operators no longer need to manually intervene in tool changes on Kongsberg digital cutting tables for those jobs that require creasing, cutting and perforation. The machine will automatically switch and use the right tool throughout the job, significantly ramping-up production efficiency.

    Thanks to the uniquely engineered design of a Kongsberg table, it is possible to exercise an unrivalled 50kg of downforce on corrugated materials from single to triple wall, without compromising speed or quality. The Dual Heavy Duty Unit delivers better crease quality, even on materials with a high recycled material content. When combined with the Esko CorruSpeed Tool, converters can cut and perforate corrugated substrates with die-cut like quality at full machine speeds of up to 100m/min, offering the ultimate short run digital cutting solution for corrugated applications.

    The CorruSpeed Tool is designed specifically for high-speed digital finishing of corrugated board and is unique in that it uses a static knife in combination with a patented knife foot design to simulate the effects of ejection rubbers in conventional die tooling. The unique design results in cleaner, more accurate cuts, without burrs. It produces a crisp edge finish even at the highest speeds,  smoothly cutting a wide Kongsberg Dual-HDU-2variety of corrugated board types up to 7mm double wall BC flutes.

    The new Dual Heavy Duty Unit is a unique step forward for the Kongsberg range. It combines, for the first time, two independent wheels in one heavy duty unit. Unlike other solutions, operators maintain all the advantages of superior downforce and speed with the advantages of additional flexibility and higher throughput.

    Russell Weller, Esko Product Manager, commented: “The new Dual Heavy Duty Unit is perfect for corrugated point of sale and packaging jobs, allowing our customers to run without changing tools, delivering productivity boosts of up to 50%.”

    “It enables faster machine setup and higher quality digital cutting and creasing of corrugated board - targeted at sample making and short run production of corrugated containers, displays and signage – so most importantly speed and quality does not suffer,” he said. “Both positions still pack a 50kg downforce and run through material at full machine speeds. When converters add the CorruSpeed tool into the mix, corrugated board can be cut at 100m/min with die-cut like quality that is not achievable anywhere else.”

    The Dual Heavy Duty Unit and Corruspeed tool retrofit on all existing Kongsberg C, Kongsberg C Edge and Kongsberg XP tables running iPC. To find out more about how the new Dual Heavy Duty Unit and CorruSpeed tool can benefit your business, please visit www.esko.com.





  • + PrintEx 2019 sees world-first showing of Epson’s new SureColor® F560 24” dye-sublimation printer

    PrintEx 2019 will see Epson Australia launch and have on display the SureColor F560, a new world-first, single-vendor, 2..

    13 August 2019


    PrintEx 2019 will see Epson Australia launch and have on display the SureColor F560, a new world-first, single-vendor, 24-inch dye-sublimation printer with integrated bulk ink system designed for small business and fine art production that combines compact size with high format flexibility in a cost-effective package.





    SureColor F560
     
    The SureColor F560 has been designed to replace small-format screen printing. When used in conjunction with a small-format heat press it provides an ultra-low-cost solution for custom and short-run imaging on a wide range of materials.
     
    The new printer produces images that are bright and colourful in super-high 2400x1200 dpi maximum resolution and when images are sublimated, the resulting products have high durability and are Oeko-Tex certified for the safe use by all age groups.
     
    The dye sublimation process suits materials that have moderate heat-resistance and will accept a polyester coating including ceramic, glass, metal, wood, certain plastics, fibreglass and polycarbonates. It can also be used for fabric that contains 50% or more artificial content including Polyester, Lycra and Neoprene.
     
    The SC-F560 is designed to use Epson UltraChrome DS ink that is applied with the latest PrecisionCore printhead and Precision Dot processing technology to achieve the best possible image quality. When combined with the sublimation process, despite using only 4 inks, it enables a colour gamut that rivals traditional print processes that require 6 or 8 inks.
     
    It has multiple features that have specifically been designed with ultra-flexible production and a very efficient workflow in mind. It will produce a sellable A1 fabric print in just over a minute and a high resolution hard surface A4 print in under a minute.
     
    Accepting roll-based media in widths from 210 mm to 610 mm, the SC-F560 has an integrated auto-cutter, will sit on a desktop and has a convenient ‘hold’ on exit so prints don’t drop to the floor.
     
    The SC-F560 also incorporates a pop-up multi-page cut sheet tray that will accept A4 and A3 stock and will auto-switch between the roll and sheet format. For customers that have higher production requirements there is an optional stand that incorporates a media bin.
     
    Cleverly and efficiently, ink is held in a convenient tank system that is refilled using cost-effective 140 ml bottles and refilling can even be undertaken while printing is underway.



    F560 Ink Set

    Concurrent with the release of the SC-F560 printer Epson has also announced a range of transfer media that has been custom designed to enable optimum results with UltraChrome DS ink and support a range of fabric and hard surface applications. The new media will be available at the time of printer launch in both roll and sheet format.
     
    The SureColor F560 is expected to be commence shipping in November 2019 with pricing to be announced in September.
     





  • + Epson announces two new SureColor Signage printers at PrintEx 2019

    At PrintEx 2019 on stand C18, Epson Australia will demonstrate two new signage printers, the SC-S60660L and the SC-S8066..

    12 August 2019


    At PrintEx 2019 on stand C18, Epson Australia will demonstrate two new signage printers, the SC-S60660L and the SC-S80660L. These 64” printers extend the award-winning SureColor S-Series into the high productivity market segment with integrated bulk ink systems for improved workflow, reduced running costs, and a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).




     
    The new models use the same advanced Epson MicroPiezo Print Heads and UltraChrome GS3 ink as the rest of the SureColor S-Series range. They provide the same outstanding operational reliability with truly comprehensive service cover that is extendable up to five years and  the same, highly-acclaimed exceptional print quality with colour gamut, image brightness and gloss levels. They also incorporate new integrated bulk ink systems for continuous ink supply which use large 1.5L bags for extended unattended production with a lower running cost.





    Designed to address the needs of the ever increasingly competitive signage industry, these new SureColor S-Series models combine superior print quality with a superior print cost. For manufacturers involved in high volume production they offer the potential for a significant reduction in TCO.
     
    As with all models in the S-Series, and unlike many of the competitors, the new SureColor S60660L and S80660L are designed to run off a standard power supply, consume a lot less power and require very little maintenance. The print heads are self-cleaning while the capping station is easy to access for occasional wiping. The ink lines are self-mixing to ensure consistent colour and there is an air filtration system to reduce the potential for print contamination and wastage.
     
    Both of the new models ship complete with blower driers to enable high speed roll-to-roll production. They feature a high-precision Auto-Take-Up for maximum parallelism and an advanced media management system that ensures prints have consistent and accurate sizing. Output will satisfy the most demanding requirements and suit the most exacting tiling applications.
     
    The SureColor S60660L and S80660L ship complete with an extensive suite of software that has been designed to make production simple and efficient. Epson Edge Print provides all the tools required to produce high-quality output via an interface that is easy to learn, powerful to use, and has advanced visualisation so what you see on-screen is what you get in print. Epson Edge Dashboard facilitates remote management while also providing access to downloadable profiles for a wide range of media types. The Epson Accounting tool tracks consumption costs for business analysis and easier job costing. 

    As you would expect from Epson, the new SureColor S-Series models support a wide range of media, from clear film and photographic paper to wallpaper, canvas and vinyl. They suit outdoor signage and banner production, point of purchase displays and pull ups, back/front-lit signage and vehicle wrapping.

    The new SureColor S-Series range is ideal for print service providers and sign makers. The SC-60660L offers maximum speed and efficiency with a dual 4-colour ink set that produces a colour gamut that is equal or high than competitors with 7 or more while the SC-80660L offers even greater colour with Pantone certification for accuracy and user selectable and interchangeable white and metal ink for maximum production flexibility and presentation value.
     
    The SureColor S60660L and the SureColor S80660L are expected to ship later this year with prices starting from $31,995 RRP (ex tax).





  • + PrintEx sees Epson launch SureColor F6360 44” dye-sublimation printer

    At PrintEx 2019 Epson Australia will launch the new SureColor F6360, 44-inch dye-sublimation printer created for soft si..

    06 August 2019


    At PrintEx 2019 Epson Australia will launch the new SureColor F6360, 44-inch dye-sublimation printer created for soft signage, merchandise, custom décor and clothing manufacturers. The new printer combines enhanced production flexibility with an improved total cost of ownership (TCO).

    The new SC-F6360 is designed to replace small format screen printing, with a flexible low-cost solution that enables repeatable high-quality output production with minimal equipment, materials and mess. It produces images that are not only bright and colourful, but also extremely durable. It can be used for imaging onto fabric with 50% or more artificial content such as Polyester, Lycra and Neoprene. It can also be used on PVC, poly film, and materials which will accept a polyester spray and resist damage through short-term exposure to heat and pressure such as ceramic, glass, metal, coated plywood, certain plastics, fibreglass and polycarbonates.
     
    The SC-F6360 is designed for easy, flexible, and dependable operation. Jobs can be turned around quickly and efficiently. The printer employs a digital process that enables image creation, editing and customisation, with significantly less equipment, materials, and skill than traditional methods. The process is compatible with text, line art and photographic images and is particularly cost-effective with small to medium production runs. The new model is designed for user-self set-up and can be purchased as a base unit with an integrated auto-cutter for sheet based transfer using a flat heat press or efficient high-speed roll-to-roll production with an optional Auto-Take-Up and calendar style heat press.
     
    What differentiates the SC-F6360 is its cost effective operation and superior output quality. Images are processed using Precision Dot Technology and printed using the included Epson Edge Print software. When combined with the advanced Epson ink, MicroPiezo Print Head, and Dye Sublimation process, it enables the printer to achieve output that traditional equipment with 6 or 8 colours would be grateful for, using just 4 inks. The ink ships in inexpensive 1.1L bags and each print consumes very little ink. The printer consumes minimal power and can be operated in a ventilated office environment. Replacing the F6200, the new model supports user self-set-up and a high degree of user self-maintenance complete with self-help videos activated by a QR-Code. 

    Whether you’re producing banners, back-lit fabric signs, sportswear, custom cabinetry, furniture coverings, or fashion items, the SC-F6360 has been designed to play a crucial part in the seamless delivery of a total, end-to-end colour printing solution.
     
    Key features of the SureColor F6360:
    Flexible operation
    - Uses roll media from 10 to 44” wide, up to 150mm in diameter
    - Easy top loading with improved spindle-less mounting
    - Integrated Auto Cutter for simple sheet based output
    - Optional Auto Take Up for roll-to-roll production
    - Print modes for fabric and hard surface imaging
     
    Simpler and easier to operate
    - Supplied with Epson Edge Print and Accounting software
    - Easy Media Set-up with downloadable profiles
    - Colour LCD control panel & on-line help
     
    Superior and more consistent print quality
    - High quality Epson Ink with a choice of Bk or HDk configuration
    - Advanced PrecisionCore™ MicroPiezo printhead
    - Epson Precision Dot Image Processing
     
    Low Acquisition and Running Cost
    - 6L Continuous Ink Supply System with cost-effective 1.1L ink refills
    - User self-set-up & enhanced user self-maintenance
    - Ultra-low 65W power consumption
    - Bulk waste system
     
    The SureColor F6360 commences shipping in mid-August with an RRP of $11,695 (ex tax) complete with an on-site warranty and 5 years comprehensive cover (including print heads).

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  • + Epson Announces High Volume Monna Lisa Evo Tre 64 for Euro Market

    Epson unveiled its new Monna Lisa Evo Tre range and new Genesta pigment inks at the recent ITMA 2019, demonstrating the ..

    16 July 2019


    Epson unveiled its new Monna Lisa Evo Tre range and new Genesta pigment inks at the recent ITMA 2019, demonstrating the latest Epson innovations for an evolving digital textile market.

    The new Monna Lisa Evo Tre range features Epson PrecisionCore Technology to offer a complete solution for all textile market needs, from large scale, high speed production to small run, on demand sample printing. At ITMA 2019, Epson showed its new Monna Lisa Evo Tre 64 and Monna Lisa Evo Tre 8, as well as its Monna Lisa Evo Tre 32 (displayed in the 16 channel configuration) and Monna Lisa Evo Tre 16.

    Genesta PG-Revo are breakthrough pigment inks which provide the textile market with high rub fastness and high print quality. This assures eco-friendly performances because the fabric does not need any postprint treatment.

    Epson Europe DTF EMEAR and Americas Sales & Marketing Director Paolo Crespi said, “Epson keeps on renewing and extending the Monna Lisa Evo Tre range. We presented two new Monna Lisa Evo Tre giving our customers the opportunity to meet the needs of an ever demanding textile market. The textile market is increasingly competitive and the exclusive high quality, productivity and colour fastness features offered by Epson is a way to stand out.”

    Monna Lisa Evo Tre 64

    The new flagship Monna Lisa Evo Tre scanning printer with 64 PrecisionCore printheads is built for high productivity (maximum printing speed of 779 sqm/h) without compromising the printing quality. Monna Lisa Evo Tre 64’s PrecisionCore technology combines quality, accuracy and speed which provides the maximum level of flexibility and reliability so that it is the right solution for a dynamic and diversified textile market.

    Monna Lisa Evo Tre 64 - Key Points:

    - Printheads: 64 Epson PrecisionCore Printheads, that combine quality, accuracy and speed.
    - Productivity: up to 779 m2/h (600x600 dpi; 2 passes) with PrecisionCore MicroTFP printheads.
    - Resolution: up to 1200 dpi.
    - Ink types: Genesta Acid, Reactive, Disperse and Pigment.
    - Monna Lisa Evo Tre 8

    With 8 PrecisionCore printheads, the Monna Lisa Evo Tre 8 is the new entry level model in the Monna Lisa Evo Tre scanning printer range. With a maximum printing speed of 265 sqm/h, Monna Lisa Evo Tre 8 is suitable for printing samples by delivering high quality for an affordable price. This new Monna Lisa Evo Tre series model can be upgraded (at the factory) to 16 printheads, while maintaining the high versatility available in all Epson industrial textile solution machines.

    Monna Lisa Evo Tre 8 - Key Points:

    - Printheads: 8 Epson PrecisionCore Printheads, that combine quality, accuracy and speed.
    - Productivity: up to 265 sqm/h (300x600dpi; 1 pass) with PrecisionCore MicroTFP printheads.
    - Resolution: up to 1200 dpi.
    - Ink types: Genesta Acid, Reactive, Disperse and Pigment.

    Monna Lisa Evo Tre 32

    With its 32 PrecisionCore printheads, Monna Lisa Evo Tre 32 is available in standard 8 colours or 16 channel configuration (two types 8+8 or 16 channels). The 16 channel Monna Lisa Evo Tre 32 is the first digital textile printer to handle up to 16 different colours. The model includes an external rack capable of housing up to 16 different Genesta Acid ink packs, which is positioned wherever is most convenient. This allows the printer to use a wide range of colours, including special colours or custom treatments.

    Monna Lisa Evo Tre 32 - Key Points:

    - Printheads: 32 Epson PrecisionCore Printheads, that combine quality, accuracy and speed.
    - Productivity: standard 8 colour configuration up to 692 sqm/h (300x600dpi, 1 pass); 16 channel configuration up to 440 sqm/h (300x600 dpi).
    - Resolution: up to 1200dpi.
    - Ink types: Genesta Acid, Reactive, Disperse and Pigment.

    Monna Lisa Evo Tre 16

    With its 16 PrecisionCore printheads, Monna Lisa Evo Tre 16 offers high quality and productivity for the high-quality textile market. The flexibility is assured thanks to Acid, Reactive, Disperse and Pigment inks that are available in 3 or 10 litres capacities.

    Monna Lisa Evo Tre 16 - Key Points:

    - Printheads: 16 Epson PrecisionCore Printheads, that combine quality, accuracy and speed.
    - Productivity: up to 404 sqm/h (300x600 dpi; 1 pass) with its PrecisionCore MicroTFP printheads.
    - Resolution: up to 1200 dpi.
    - Ink types: Genesta Acid, Reactive, Disperse and Pigment.

    Genesta PG-Revo Pigment Inks

    New breakthrough Genesta PG-Revo pigment ink provides industry-standard dry and wet rub fastness in deep shades (same results as traditional printing according to ISO 105 X12) without post-treatment of fabric by faster chemical and physical bonding characteristics and allows for high-quality printing on a wide range of fabric types and applications including fast growing on-demand fashion and home textile markets. PG-Revo ink does not consume water in the post printing process, which makes it very environmentally friendly. PG-Revo inks can be also applied on fabrics without pre-treatment, further boosting their eco-friendly performances.

    The all-inclusive textile digital printing system features state-of-the art textile printing technology, Epson PrecisionCore printheads and Genesta inks, which offer maximum results based upon Epson technology and fabric treatment expertise. This system finds its highest expression in Monna Lisa Evo Tre series – the successful range of industrial printers and a reference for the high-quality textile printing sector.





  • + MUTOH introduces two new high-quality and high-resolution Eco-Solvent Printers “XpertJet 1682SR/1641SR” Newly designed platform ensures easy maintenance & usability

    MUTOH announced the launch of the new high-quality and high productivity eco-solvent printers “XpertJet 1682SR/164..

    15 July 2019


    MUTOH announced the launch of the new high-quality and high productivity eco-solvent printers “XpertJet 1682SR/1641SR”.

    New platform of "XpertJet" series provides improved usability and reduces operational workload. XpertJet 1682SR/1641SR is a new series of MUTOH large-format inkjet printers with a new eco-solvent ink and ensures high quality, high productivity and user-friendly operation.

    The "XpertJet 1682SR" is a high-speed eco-solvent printer equipped with a staggered dual print head and capable to express smooth gradation with 7-colour ink set. "XpertJet 1641SR" with 4-colour ink set is a single head model that offers excellent balance of performance, image quality and affordable price range. 

    The "XpertJet" series has been renewed to the stylish appearance with stealth colour. 



       

    MUTOH’s unique multi-stage pressurising mechanism enhances media feed stability for various media by selecting the mode such as high for slippery media, default (middle) for standard PVC sheets and synthetic papers, and “low” for thin and soft media.  

    Furthermore, media cockling can be minimised by canceling multiple pressure rollers individually. 

    The XPERTJET SERIES:

    - High Precision Aluminum Rail Mechanism for high quality and stable printing
    - New design allows high usability for front access to ink cartridge holders, LAN cable and power cables 
    - The built-in colour sensor achieves “Automatic Bi-Directional adjustment”. It saves operational workload for the calibration, and reduces variation caused from individual operators. 
    - Internal LED lighting helps operator for ease of operating and print status monitoring
    - LED warning indicators for each cartridge slot show ink remaining amount status.
    - Operation panel which will only display keys necessary for desired function.
    - MUTOH Status Monitor allows you to check the printer operation status with a smartphone or tablet even from a distance.
    - Operators loading work efficiency is improved by setting the newly developed media flange from both sides. When the flanges have been mounted in advance, it becomes easy and quick to exchange multiple rolls.

    The new eco solvent ink MS41 has high colour development and ease of maintenance. In addition to KCMY 4 colours, light colour ink Lk, Lc and Lm are available with 1L bag.  “XpertJet 1682SR” delivers high-quality printing even with reduced resolution thanks to the 7-colour configuration.

    Following the launch in Japan, “XpertJet 1682SR” and” XpertJet 1641SR” will be released sequentially in the US, EMEA and Asia.

    MUTOH delivers the new large-format inkjet printers "XpertJet" series to the market and will continue its efforts to provide "user-friendly operation" to customers.  

    www.mutoh-au.com