The 98-in. Virtu 36 from Leggett & Platt, first introduced in 2004 as the Virtu Plus, has been updated and upgraded. The 36 Spectra-printhead machine now offers speeds up to 1500 sq ft/hr, and features: 4- or 6-color + W inks; 600-dpi resolution; an air table with moving vacuum belt to facilitate printing on rigid substrates; and cold UV light system for temperature-sensitive substrates. Plus, the printer features TypeSense for sharper edges and finer detail, XY axis printing for backlit or double-sided applications, and inks in 5-l cubes. Options include AutoLoad system, and dual printing on two 48-in. rolls or sheets.
The Virtu 36 accommodates rigid and rollfed substrates up to 2.5 in. thick, and and prints with either UV or textile inks.
In addition, the company's Virtu 7200 will now be badged as the Virtu 72. With 72 printheads, the 98-in. flatbed Virtu 72 offers speeds up to 3000 sq ft/hr; roll-to-roll printing can be added as an option.
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