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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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The Uvistar2 series is recommended for P-O-P and display-graphic printings and is available in 3.5- and 5-meter (print width) versions. The 4-color printer uses Uvijet QK inks and offers 600-dpi resolution (1200 apparent). Top speed on the smaller machine is 2991 sq ft/hr; it’s 3800 sq ft/hr on the larger Uvistar. The Uvistar 2 also features new parallel drop size (PDS) technology, which enables users to print 40-pl drops together with 20-pl drops, eliminating the need for “light” colors to achieve quality print results, Fujifilm reports. Also included: a new Linear Encoder that monitors printhead location for improved accuracy of drop placement; upgraded electronics offering greater control over printhead heating; a front-end scale-up feature allowing large files to be RIP’d in smaller sizes and then scaled up on press; and multi-roll support enabling users to work simultaneously on as many as three rolls up to 65-in. wide, with cores of varying weights, widths, and diameters. A ColorGate Production Server RIP is standard; a flatbed table for rigid materials is optional.

Graphics One
The GO EcoMax 44 printer from Graphics One ( is a 44-in. rollfed system designed to use the upgraded formulation of Sepiax water-based resin inks. Engineered for apparel transfers (and GO OT Stretch Transfer Film) as well as wide-format indoor and outdoor applications, the 4-color EcoMax 44 features an Epson MicroPiezo TFP printhead with Variable-Sized Droplet Technology, a top speed of 100 sq ft/hr, and resolutions up to 2880 dpi. Maximum media thickness is 1.5 mm. The new Sepiax inks formulation uses no eco-solvent, no HAPs, no SVHS, and eliminates the need for an MSDS sheet, Graphics One reports. Coated and uncoated media can be printed. Included is an EcoMax RIP developed by Wasatch; a takeup system is optional, as is a contour cutter.

The company also offers: the GO EcoMax24; the GO EcoColor PC36 print-and-cut system; the GO Rio 900X and Rio Pro54 dye-sub printer; the GO AquaMax DX and AquaMax 1.3 Sepiax printers; the GO FlagMaster series printers; GO ColorMax Wallpaper; GO dMax Pro 24; and others.