4- and 6-color Jeti 3318 includes 18 printheads
Gandinnovations has introduced its 18-
head Jeti 3318 and a High Definition (HD)
Backlit Camera, the latter designed to
aid in producing better-aligned two-sided
Based on the 12-head Jeti 3300, the
new 4- or 6-color Jeti 3318 includes 18
Spectra printheads, features resolutions
up to 600 dpi, and speeds up to 732 sq
ft/hr. Other new technology includes a
software upgrade that compensates
for any individual nozzle misfiring. Also
included is an automatic head-wiping feature,
designed to eliminate the need to
stop production and manually clean the
heads, and a mesh blanket that works
with the heating system to ensure media
will not stick to the front of the printer.
Price: $225,000 to $275,000.
The new High Definition (HD) Backlit
Camera system comprises camera, software,
video capture board, and a rewind
unit (rewind unit is sold separately, but
is necessary to rewind the printed image,
which is then flipped to print onto the
reverse side). The software automatically
registers print targets, so that when the
substrate material is reversed, the camera
"?mounted to the printheads"?tracks
the image on the reverse side by calibrating
with those targets. The camera also
can catch skews or stretching that sometimes
occurs in the middle of the material.
The HD backlit camera and rewind
roller unit is an add-on feature for existing
Jeti 3312, 3318, and 5000 printers. For
new machines, it will be a factory option
available at purchase.
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