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Typon Showcases Two Printers

TypoJet Explorer and TypoJet Explorer Plus

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Typon Graphic Systems, based in Switzerland, showed off two printers while at Drupa: the TypoJet Explorer and the Typo- Jet Explorer Plus.

The TypoJet Explorer is available in two widths: 50 and 65 in. A multidensity, drop-on-demand piezo inkjet machine, the Explorer is an 8-color printer (CMYKcm) that offers a printing resolution of 1440 x 1440 dpi. It can print an area of up to 430 sq ft/hr at 360 x 360 dpi, and 130 sq ft/hr at 720 x 720 dpi.

It can use pigmented inks as well as dye-based inks; it's possible to configure the printer to use one set of CMYK pigmented inks and one set of CMYK dyebased inks, enabling a rapid changeover between the two ink types without having to clean the printer. In its 6-color configuration, the printer prints CMYK plus light cyan and light magenta; in its 8-color configuration, it uses double CMYK.

The Explorer comes with a special edition of Onyx PosterShop or Onyx ProductionHouse RIP. The latter can screen two different jobs simultaneously and can support four active printers in a parallel screening and printing configuration.

The TypoJet Explorer Plus, based upon the Explorer, uses non-aggressive Eco-Solvent Plus inks. Available in three widths"? 50, 65, and 88 in."?the Explorer Plus provides 8 ink cartridges (220 ml each) for up to 8 colors (CMYKcm). It offers a resolution of up to 1440 x 1440 dpi and provides both an integrated heating system as well as a motorized take-up system.

Neither of the TypoJet printers will be offered here in the States"?"We lack the sales and service structure required in your country," says Typon's Kurt Weiss. Typon also offers a range of TypoJet Inkjet Media, specially developed and manufactured for a variety of purposes. (Typon Graphics Systems: www.typon.com)

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