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New Printer, Plus New Features, from L&P

(January 2006) posted on Thu Jan 05, 2006

Virtu 7200dt features DirectUV printing system


L&P has introduced the Virtu 7200dt
DirectUV textile printing system, as
well as an AutoLoad system option, and
TypeSense technology.

The new 98-in. Virtu 7200dt prints
directly onto fabric without the need for
transfer paper, using UV-curable dyebased
inks. Printing at resolutions up
to 600 dpi and speeds up to 3000 sq
ft/hr, the 4-color (plus HueV White flexible
ink) inks are initially cured with
L&P's UV Heat System; final curing by
an on- or offline machine is available as
an option.

Sporting a "soft hand" that is desirable
for apparel and home textile products,
the direct-textile printing is washable
with a low color-density loss, offers
a greater crock and rub-out resistance
than transfer sublimation, and meets US
and world flammability standards after
printing. In addition, the Virtu 7200dt is
designed to handle high-volume printing
and features a dual-roll option.

While the 7200dt is a new machine,
older Virtu printers can be retrofitted
with the new features. The 7200dt will
begin shipping Q1 2006.

Owners of L&P's Vitru 7200 and Virtu-
Plus printers can simplify their workflow
with company's new AutoLoad system.
The optional load/unloading system
loads, feeds, positions, prints, ejects,
receives, and stores large and extralarge
substrates. The system can automatically
accommodate 4 x 8-ft sheets
and can assist in loading 8 x 8- or 8 x
16-ft sheets. AutoLoad is available as an
option at time of purchase, or can be retrofitted
to older Virtu printers.

TypeSense is L&P's proprietary
hardware/software technology that preserves
sharp text (tested to 4-pt type)
and fine detail without compromising
speed or throughput, the company
reports. It's an option with the purchase
of a Virtu 7200; older Virtu printers can
be updated to include this feature.

L&P DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

www.lp-digital.com


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