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L & P Virtu 7200 Offers High Speeds and White Ink

Flatbed can print on rigid and rolled substrates

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Leggett & Platt introduced its latest 98- in. wide Virtu 7200 printer at SGIA. The Virtu 7200 is a 4- or 6-color plus white (CMYKcmW) UV-curable flatbed printer that offers versatility, high resolutions, and production speeds.

The 7200's versatility includes the option to use rigid (up to 2.5 in. thick) or rolled media (with roll-to-roll option); dual-sheet efficiency, which allows it to print up to two 4 x 8-ft sheets side-by-side; and white ink as a standard ink (using L & P's HueV inkset). In addition, the HueV inks come in 5-liter "cubes," which should result in longer print runs without the necessity of filling ink tanks, says L&P.

The Virtu 7200 allows for resolutions up to 600 dpi at print speeds from 1000 to 3000 sq ft/hr. Speeds are achieved, in part, through printing the full width of the machine"?in other words, on 98-in. media, the 7200 prints the entire width and allows for 98-in. bleeds.

In addition, the Virtu 7200 offers Spectra printheads, a new Onyx RIP, training, and a 1-yr warranty. At this writing, the 7200 was still in beta testing, with delivery scheduled by the end of the 1Q 2005. Price: $745,000. (Leggett & Platt: www.lp-digital.com)

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