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Inca Introduces Spyder 320 Flatbed

Features Columbia-size bed w/smaller footprint

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Inca Digital Printers has launched a new flatbed printer, the Spyder 320. Featuring the same 10 x 5.25-ft (3.2 x 1.6-m) bed size as Inca's Columbia but with a footprint of 10 x 16 ft, the Spyder 320 prints on both rigid and flexible materials up to 1.2 in. thick. It features a top speed of 538 sq ft/hr (50 sq m/hr) and an average speed of 377 sq ft/hr (35 sq m/hr) using Sericol's Uvijet 4-color inkset. Other Spyder 320 features include a pin system for highly accurate work and double- sided printing; a touch-screen control panel; and a static vacuum table.

"We believe the Spyder 320 will appeal both to screen printers that do not yet have digital capability, as well as to firms that currently use roll-to-roll or hybrid digital machines and want to boost their capability with rigid substrates," says Roger James, channel marketing manager for Inca. "Its pinpoint drop placement and precise registration result in high resolution, which will give buyers access to new markets that require close-up viewing, as well as industrial markets currently served by a range of conventional printing techniques."

The Spyder 320 is expected to be priced in the $400,000 to $420,000 range, says James. The first "public showing" of the Spyder 320 takes place at FESPA, in Germany, and machines should be shipping soon thereafter, he says. The machine will make its US debut at Print '05 in Chicago. The Spyder 320 will be distributed by Sericol. (Inca Digital Printers: www.incadigital.com)

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