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Dozens of New Printers Make Debut at ISA 2004

(June 2004) posted on Tue Jun 01, 2004

Asian printers highlight, major trends roll on


Eastech Octra E UV6440e & UV8740e

Eastech USA

www.eastechdigital.com

Inks: UV-curable, 4,6,8-color

Format: Flatbed, rollfed, 63/87 in.

Resolution: 1440 x 1440 dpi

Print Speeds: up to 501 sq ft/hr

Pricing: $120,000/$170,000

The Taiwan-based company has offices in Essington, PA. These printers features Epson print heads and are both able to handle heavy rolls of material using feed and take-up tables on wheels. The difference between the Octra E and the Scutum S is price, resolution, and speed.

Eastech Scutum S YV6440s & YV8740s

Eastech USA

www.eastechdigital.com

Inks: UV-curable, 6-color

Format: Flatbed, rollfed, 64/87 in.

Resolution: 360 x 720 dpi

Print Speeds: up to 801 sq ft/hr

Pricing: $160,000/$210,000

Gerber Elan XL

Gerber Scientific Products

www.gspinc.com

Inks: Solvent, 4-color

Format: Rollfed, 63 in.

Resolution: 360 to 1440 dpi

Print Speeds: up to 375 sq ft/hr

Pricing: $33,995

Uses Epson 360 to 1400 dpi variable-drop size printheads and Gerber organic solvent inks priced at $360 per liter. Elan 46 and Elan 62 are in development.

Inca Columbia 220

Distributed by Sericol

www.sericol.com

Inks: UV-curable, 4-color

Format: Flatbed, 86 x 126 in.

Resolution: 1200 dpi

Print Speeds: up to 1269 sq ft/hr

Pricing: n/a

Can print to media up to 1.5 in. thick, includes a Wasatch RIP. Scheduled for release in August 2004.

Inca Columbia TURBO

Distributed by Sericol

www.sericol.com

Inks: UV-curable, 4-color

Format: Flatbed, 63 x 126 in.

Resolution: 1200 dpi

Print Speeds: up to 1600 sq ft/hr

Pricing: n/a

Can print to media up to 1.5 in. thick, includes a Wasatch RIP. Scheduled for release in August 2004.

Infiniti FY 6320LQ

Distributed by Aeromatrix

www.aeromatrix.com

Inks: Solvent, 4-color

Format: Rollfed, 126 in.

Resolution: up to 720 dpi

Print Speeds: up to 680 sq ft/hr

Pricing: $87,000 to $96,000

Infiniti printers (manufactured in China) are distributed overseas by Aeromatrix. Features 4 Spectra Nova 256 heads.

Infiniti FY 6250SL

Distributed by Aeromatrix

www.aeromatrix.com

Inks: Solvent, 4-color

Format: Rollfed, sheetfed, 98 in.

Resolution: 180 to 720 dpi

Print Speeds: up to 441 sq ft/hr

Pricing: n/a

Features 4 Spectra Nova SL 128 heads.

Infiniti FY 6150

Distributed by Aeromatrix

www.aeromatrix.com

Inks: Solvent, 4-color

Format: Rollfed, rigid, sheetfed, 59-in.

Resolution: 200 to 400 dpi

Print Speeds: up to 130 sq ft/hr

Pricing: n/a

Features 4 Xaar XJ126 on-demand piezo heads and can print directly onto rigid media up to 0.5 in. thick.


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