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Flatbeds & Hybrids 2013 Report

(June 2013) posted on Thu Jun 27, 2013

Offerings from 20+ companies to expand your shop’s job mix.

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The Anapurna M2540 FB UV flatbed, CMYKcm + white, features a quick-change vacuum-bed divided into two table zones of four different compartments, allowing the use of different-sized media without having to tape off the whole vacuum bed; (the vacuum can also be reversed in order to aid lifting of large substrates after printing). The printer accommodates media up to 61 x 101 in. and up to 1.77-in. thick. The M2540FB also features: a max. print speed of 484 sq ft/hr in Express mode (279-301 sq ft/hr in Production mode); borderless-printing capabilities; ionizer elements to prevent the buildup of electrostatic charge on media; shuttle safety sensors on both sides of the print carriage to protect printheads from hitting the media; Wasatch SoftRIP standard; and more.

The 63-in. hybrid UV Anapurna M1600 offers 4 colors (CMYK) plus white (with dedicated white-ink mixing and circulation system), and utilizes Agfa flexible inks. The M1600 can accommodate roll media as well as rigid media up to 1.77-in. thick and features a two-zone vacuum table for dealing with a variety of substrates. Top print speed is 500 sq ft/hr in Express mode; its Production mode offers 305 sq ft/hr. A Wasatch SoftRIP Agfa edition is standard. Top resolution is 720 x 1440 dpi.

Other Agfa models include the Anapurna M2050, M4f, Mw, and M2; also, the Jeti 1224 HDC FTR, and Jeti Titan 3020 FTR, plus the M-Press.

Anderson America
The company’s Ajet Plus is a UV hybrid capable of handling media up to 65-in. wide (65 x 130-in. sheet) and 2.5-in. thick. Standard inkset is CMYKcm + W, with optional varnish. Top speed is 301 sq ft/hr, while max. resolution is 1440 dpi. Onyx ProductionHouse RIP is standard.

Canon Solutions America
The Océ Arizona 480 GT UV flatbed offers a table size of 49 x 98 in., while the Océ Arizona 480 XT model offers a 98 x 120-in. table size. Both printers feature the company’s Océ VariaDot imaging technology, offer eight independent ink channels, can print on rigid media up to 2-in. thick, and offer a Roll Media Option.