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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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Matan Digital Printers
Matan’s ( Barak 16 is an “entry-level” superwide UV printer available in 3- and 5-meter versions. Offering multi-roll capabilities, the 4-color Barak 16 features true 600-dpi resolution (1200-dpi apparent); top speed of 1850 sq ft/hr (5-meter); a Caldera RIP; and an optional flatbed system.

Also available is the Barak HS, available in 3- and 5-meter versions, which can hit speeds up to 3800 sq ft/hr (5-meter version). Top resolution is 600 dpi (true). Other features include: a 4-color inkset; a Caldera RIP; and an optional flatbed system.

Mimaki USA
Mimaki’s ( JV400-130/160 SUV printer is a 4-color printer available in two widths (54- and 64-in.) and features the company’s Solvent UV ink, which comprises a solvent component to fix the pigment and then performs UV curing once the pigment is fixed to the media. A 3 Way Intelligent Heater heats the media before, during, and after printing; a UV-curing unit is also utilized. Top speed is 194 sq ft/hr in draft mode; 144 sq ft/hr in standard mode. RasterLink 6 software RIP is bundled.

Its 104-in. JV34-260 printer is capable of being outfitted with either solvent or water-based sublimation inks (ink type must be chosen at install). The 4-color JV34-260 features two newly developed printheads in a staggered arrangement, producing a top speed of 323 sq ft/hr in High Speed mode (226 sq meters/hr in Standard); maximum resolution is 1440 dpi. In addition, the new printer offers: three variable dot sizes; three-stage intelligent heater; automatic media feeder; uninterrupted ink-supply system; automatic drying fan; adjustable head height from 2 to 3mm; and Mimaki’s RasterLink Pro5 SG RIP software.