Also now shipping its IX low-odor and HAPs-free inks for the ColorPainter W series printers.
Seiko Instruments USA has announced its ColorPainter H2 series of mild-solvent inkjet printers. Available in two sizes, the 104-in. H2-104s and the 74-in. H2-74s, the new printers offer two inkset choices: CMYK x 2, or 8-color (CMYKcm + gray and light gray); the gray inks allow for real gradation, light shadows, and metallic texture, Seiko reports. Top speed is 1075 sq ft/hr for 4-color configuration (538 sq ft/hr for 8-color); the H2 printers offer a maximum resolution of 900 dpi.
Other features include: Dynamic dot printing technology, jetting three different drop sizes per print pass; SmartPass 3 technology for non-interleaving printhead control and banding reduction; Smart Nozzle Mapping, allowing for the re-mapping of printhead nozzles in the event of a clog; and CP Manager printer control software. A Mesh Printing Kit is optional.
Seiko also announced that it is shipping its IX low-odor and HAPs-free inks for the ColorPainter W series printers. The inks are targeted at various applications, including odor-sensitive indoor markets such as signage in grocery shops and graphics in small spaces such as in trains and elevators.