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Grapo Octopus X4 Debuts

Can print rigid and flexible materials up to 80.7 in. wide, 1.58 in. thick

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Grapo S.R.O., based in Czechoslovakia, introduced its Octopus X4 printer at Drupa. A piezo, drop-on-demand printer that uses UV-curable inks, the Octopus incorporates four Xaar XJ500 printheads and can print rigid and flexible materials up to 80.7 in. wide and 1.58 in. thick. It prints at a maximum resolution of 360 dpi and has a top printing speed of 484 sq ft/hr. Currently, the printer is only being marketed in the Czech and Slovak Republics as well as certain European nations.

Grapo reports that it also is in the process of developing two additional printers"?a roll-to-roll printer with an 11.5- ft wide print capacity, and a 63 x 47.2-in. flatbed printer. Both are currently in testing, according to the manufacturer. (Grapo S.R.O: www.grapo.com)

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