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Ardeje Launches Wide-Format Printer

(December 2005) posted on Wed Dec 21, 2005

4-color hybrid uses UV-curable inks

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Involved with designing, manufacturing,
and marketing high-performance UV
inkjet printers since 1995, France-based
Ardeje has released its first wide-format
printer"?the Ardeje One. The 61 x 39-in.
flatbed/rollfed printer features 4-color
UV-curable inks, resolutions up to 600
dpi, and Spectra printheads. Complete
with the included Caldera VisualRIP, the
Ardeje One can print at speeds up to 129
sq ft/hr in 300-dpi mode, or 65 sq ft/hr in
600-dpi mode.

A unique feature of this printer is
its patented Big Z vacuum table: The
motorized table can move up and down,
accommodating rollfed or rigid media up
to 300-mm (11.8-in.) thick and weighing
up to 100 kg (220 lb). It also features
an optical sensor, which scans the substrate
to determine its depth and then
automatically adjusts its position.
Price: $120,000; shipping at the end
of November (Ardeje is still seeking a US