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(May 2013) posted on Fri May 03, 2013

The venerable rollfed printer remains a critical output tool.

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On the Océ brand side of things, the company offers the ColorWave 650, which utilizes Oce CrystalPoint imaging technology and TonerPearls for color (CMYK) and black-and-white output. Maximum resolution is 600 dpi. Configurable as printer only or multifunctional. The roll-to-sheet ColorWave 600 Poster Printer, specially designed for poster-printing applications, also uses Océ’s TonerPearls solid toner (CMYK) and CrystalPoint imaging technology to produce instantly dry, water-resistant prints that are cut to size. It can print on a range of media up to 42-in. wide, from uncoated bond paper to specialty media. Top speed is 926 sq ft/hr (1141 sq ft/hr with optional takeup unit); Production speed is 452 sq ft/hr, and Quality Plus speed is 183 sq ft/hr. The Poster Printer offers a 600-dpi resolution. Two media-handling options are available: a stacker that can automatically sort up to 150 sheets of paper and is especially suited to handle heavier media; and a takeup unit for roll-to-roll printing. Also optional: Onyx PosterShop or ProductionHouse RIP software.

Durst Image Technology’s ( Rho 320R HS is a “High Speed” version of its Rho 320R roll-to-roll printer. The UV machine can hit a maximum speed of up to 1895 sq ft/hr in high-speed P-O-P mode (1485 sq ft/hr in 2-pass mode), and offers a 600-dpi resolution; it can accommodate large rolls with a diameter of up to 24 in. and a width of 126 in. (or 2 rolls of 63-in. each). Inks are UV-free, high-pigmentation Rho Roll DM inks for indoor and outdoor use; 4-color standard (6-color optional).

Durst’s Rho P10 Series of UV printers includes the 126-in. Rho P10 320R roll-to-roll model. A versatile 10-picoliter machine designed specifically for print providers looking for a way to output a wide range of hand-held and eye-level materials at production speeds with “fine-art” quality, the Rho P10 320R features Durst’s Quadro Array 10 printheads, which utilize silicon-based MEMS technology to produce image quality with up to 1000-dpi print resolution. It also boasts Durst’s magnetic linear drive carriage transport for consistently accurate output.

The printer is 4-color standard (CMYK), with optional light cyan, light magenta, white, and process color addition (orange, violet). Top speed on the rollfed P10 320R is 1615 sq ft/hr.