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Scitex Vision Releases CorJet Premium and VeeJet+

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Scitex Vision unveiled its new CORjet Premium press at the SuperCorr Expo in Atlanta in late 2004. The CorJet Premium is an on-demand digital printer specifically geared toward corrugated packing and P-O-P displays.

Based on the company's standard Cor- Jet, which it will replace when it becomes available in early 2005, the new Premium press is a 600-dpi piezo drop-on-demand inkjet printer that uses Scitex's Aprion technology and aqueous pigmented VisionInks. New features to the Premium unit, reports Scitex Vision, include: a new inking system and way of jetting the ink, new software, and more. Plus, because the ink formulation has changed, the press has an increased range of substrates it can print on.

The CorJet Premium is available in either a 4-color (CMYK) or 6-color version (CMYKcm). It can handle media up to 63 x 126 in., and up to 0.39 in. thick. It boasts a throughput of up to 1614 sq ft/hr and will print on a variety of rigid substrates "?paper board, corrugated board, plastic board, foamboard, PVC, polypropylene, and other paper-based liners on rigid substrates.

The CorJet Premium comprises the print engine, ApriRip software, a CorJet system controller, an automatic substrate loader/unloader, and an integrated dryer unit. Once distributed by Belcom, the Cor- Jet is now distributed by Scitex Vision. Price: $890,000. Note: Existing CorJet owners can upgrade to the "premium" spec.

Scitex Vision also has launched the new UV-curable VEEjet+, a drop-on-demand piezo inkjet digital flatbed that's based upon the company's standard VeeJet. The new VeeJet+ will replace the standard VeeJet.

The VeeJet+ adds new software and a new, user-friendly interface. In addition, new step-and-repeat and file-preview functions allow for higher quality and faster turnaround. The VeeJet+ uses Scitex Vision's new VisionInk UV200 Supreme range of pigmented inks, which offer higher flexibility (allowing users to cut and fold products postprint) and enhanced adhesion, says the company.

The VeeJet+ can now print on a wide range of media"?from rigid PVC, foamboard, and glass, to flexible banner, vinyl, and paper"?up to 6.5 x 10 ft in size and in thicknesses up to 1.5 in. Print is up to a resolution of 720 dpi, with output speeds up to 387 sq ft/hr. The printer has a stationary vacuum table"?the printheads travel the length of the substrate during the imaging process; the substrate does not move. The VeeJet+ now offers pin positioning, which allows for double-sided printing and easier media handling.

The VeeJet+, available in early 2005, comes with a dedicated Onyx PosterShop RIP. Price: $300,000. Existing VeeJet customers can upgrade to the VeeJet+ version. (Scitex Vision: www.scitexvision.com)

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