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New Inkjets for Outdoor Graphics

(June 2003) posted on Fri Jun 13, 2003

Printers introduced at ISA's 2003 Sign Expo

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Encad VinylJet 36

Encad

www.encad.com

Inks: Infrared-curable aqueous

Outdoor Durability: 3 years

Format: Roll-to-roll, 0.91 m (36-in.)

Resolution: 600 dpi

Print Speeds: 23 to 55 sq ft/hr

Pricing: $12,995

Provides a way for small- to medium-sized sign shops to digitally produce signs on less costly, non-receptor-coated media. Vinyl-only printer uses infrared lamp to cure specially formulated AquaVinyl? inks onto preheated vinyl. AquaVinyl inks contain 85% less VOCs than solvent-based inkjets.

Flora-2508 and 3204

Shenzhen Runjiang Advertising Equipment & Material Co., Ltd

www.runjiang.net

Inks: Solvent, four-color

Outdoor Durability: 2 years

Format: Roll-to-roll, 2.5 m (98 in.) and 3.3 m (130 in.)

Resolution: 720 dpi and 360 dpi respectively

Print Speeds: 161 to 969 sq ft/hr and 323 to 1292 sq ft/hr

Indoor/outdoor Chinese-built printers include FloraPRINT RIP that allows users to adjust color with real-time on-screen previews and RIP and print simultaneously.

Infiniti FY-6180, 6250, 8180, 8250

Distributed by Aeromatrix

www.aeromatrix.com

Inks: Solvent, four-color

Outdoor Durability: 2 to 3 years

Format: Roll-to-roll, 1.8 m (72 in.) and 2.5 m (99 in.)

Resolution: 200 to 400 dpi

Print Speeds: 258 sq ft/hr in one pass to 603 sq ft/hr in one pass

Inifiniti printers are built in China and distributed in the US by Aeromatrix of Miami, FL.



Mimaki JV3-250SP

Mimaki USA

www.mimaki.com

Inks: Solvent, four- or six-color

Format: Roll-to-roll, 2.5-m (98-in.) print width

Resolution: 1440 dpi

Print Speeds: Under 100 to 375 sq ft/hr

Pricing: $49,995

Versatile variable-droplet printer can output extra-large banners on one 100-in.-wide roll or two 45-in. rolls of media side-by-side for higher-volume jobs.

Mutoh Falcon II Outdoor

Mutoh America

www.mutoh.com

Inks: Eco-Solvent or Eco-Solvent Plus, four- or six-color

Outdoor Durability: 3 years

Format: Roll-to-roll, 1.6-m (63-in.) and 2.2-m (86-in.) print widths

Resolution: 1440 dpi

Print Speeds: Under 100 sq ft/hr to up to 300 sq ft/hr

Pricing: From $29,995

Versatile, variable-droplet printer suited for production runs of 128 36 x 48-in. posters in an 8-hr. shift.

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