New printer will feature a top speed of 538 sq ft/hr.
Inca Digital Printers will launch a new flatbed printer, the Spyder 320.
Featuring the same 10 x 5.25-ft (3.2 x 1.6-m) bed size as Inca'sColumbia but with a footprint of 10 x 16 ft, the Spyder 320 will print on both rigid and flexible materials up to 1.2 in. thick. It will feature a top speed of 538 sq ft/hr (50 sq m/hr) and an average speed of 377 sq ft/hr (35 sq m/hr) using Sericol's Uvijet 4-color inkset.
Other Spyder 320 features include a pin system for highly accurate work and double-sided printing; a touch-screen control panel; and a static vacuum table. The company says it is marketing the Spyder 320 to screen printers who do not yet have digital capability as well as other printing firms who already have roll-to-roll or hybrid digital machines but want to boost their capabilities with rigid substrates.
The Spyder 320 is expected to be priced in the $400,000 - $420,000 range, according to a company spokesperson. The first "public showing" of the Spyder 320 will take place at FESPA, May 31 "? June 4, in Germany, and machines should be shipping soon thereafter, says the company. The first US showing of the machine will be at Print 05 in Chicago. The Spyder 320 will be distributed by Sericol. (Inca Digital Printers: www.incadigital.com)