Matan’s New Barak 8Q UV Printer

Eight-color printer is available in two widths, features a wrinkle analyzer.

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Matan Digital Printers has launched the Barak 8Q, an 8-color UV hybrid printer. Available in 11.4- and 16-ft versions, the Barak 8Q features the company’s Parallel Drop Size technology that enables printing of 20- and 40-pL drops in the same printing pass to smooth images while also achieving ink coverage and density. It uses Barak UV low-odor pigmented inks and supports a wide range of environmental media (including PE). Inkset is CMYKcmkY).

Top speed on the Barak 8Q is 3800 sq ft/hr and it offers a 600-dpi max resolution (1200 dpi apparent). Its front-end software version 7 includes a Media Saving Wizard. Options include: automatic double-sided printing an automatic rigid-media loader and unloader; inline finishing; and a wrinkle analyzer that identifies wrinkles caused by media manufacturing and adjusts the carriage height accordingly.


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