Oce Unveils 90-in. CS9090
Printer can be equipped with Eco-solvent or Low-solvent inks.
Oce’s new CS9090 4-color machine is a larger-format than the 65-in. Oce CS9065, sporting an 89.9-in. print width, VariaDot technology, and a choice of inks.
The CS9090 employs Oce VariaDot imaging technology to produce graphics with finer details, smoother gradients in highlight areas, and crisp colors in the midtones and shadows. Similar to the Arizona 250GT grayscale printheads, these four 36-nozzle printheads produce variable drop sizes (5-, 11-, and 22-picoliter) and variable-density drops (the larger the drop size, the denser the drop). The variable-size and -density drops eliminate the need for light magenta and light cyan inks that are found in most 6-color inkjet systems, reports the company.
The CS9090 offers a top speed of 452 sq ft/hr at 360 x 360-dpi resolution. Production Plus mode (4-pass, 540 x 720 dpi) speeds reach 172 sq ft/hr and 720 x 720-dpi 8-pass High Quality mode produces images at the rate of 70 sq ft/hr.
The printer can be equipped with either Eco-solvent or Low-solvent inks; buyers choose the inkset upon purchase. Available in 220- or 440-ml cassettes, both of these solvent-based inks offer the ability to print onto coated and uncoated media and a 3-yr outdoor durability.
Ideal for more demanding applications like vehicle and floor graphics, the Low-solvent inks produce less solvent odor than full-solvent inks, but offer increased chemical and abrasion resistance compared to the Eco-solvent inks, Oce says. An optional Air Purification System is available to keep solvent levels within accepted safety levels when using the Low-solvent inks.
The third-generation Eco-solvent inks produce no harmful VOCs and are odor free, allowing users to produce graphics in a regular office or small print environment. Oce says that no air-purification or ventilation system is needed.
In addition, the printer features a motorized winder/unwinder that can support bulk media rolls up to 220 lb. Its automated self-maintenance system requires operator maintenance of less than 5 min/day for the Low-solvent printers and only 5 min/week for users of the Eco-solvent inks. Onyx Graphics Workflow Software v. 6.5 or greater is available as an option.
Price on the CS9090: $44,995.
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