Gerber Announces Solara UV2 Hybrid
Features flatbed tables
Gerber's new Solara UV2 is a rollfed and flatbed wide-format printer based on the company's original Solara UV design, introduced in 2004. Unlike the Solara UV, however, the UV2 also sports a pair of flatbed tables; constructed of industrialgrade aluminum, that can support a 5 x 10-ft rigid substrate up to 0.5-in. thick.
The Solara UV2 features multi-drop printheads, 6-color UV-curable inks, and accommodates rolled media up to 60-in. wide. It offers a 300 x 360-dpi native resolution and 600-dpi apparent resolution. Speeds in draft 2-pass mode are 75 sq ft/hr; in high-quality mode, speeds reach 25 sq ft/hr. The printer adds violet and green to the standard CMYK inkset; violet and green broaden the available color gamut and enhances the blues, greens, and violets, reports Gerber.
ImageRIP Pro or ImageRIP Plus by Onyx are available RIP selections. Sign shops using Gerber's Omega graphicdesign and production software can convert their designs and import them into the ImageRIP. ImageRIP also supports print-to-cut workflows, including the Gerber P2C plotter, the company reports.
Price: $64,995 with RIP, install, and warranty. Original Solara UV owners can retrofit their existing printers by adding flatbed tables.
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