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Sprin SPE and SPK Series Printers

(February 2005) posted on Mon Feb 07, 2005

Solvent-based Korean-manufactured 4-color printers

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Sprin USA has introduced two new series
of Korean-manufactured printers"?the
SPE and SPK printers. The SPE-185/SPE-
260 and SPK-260/SPK-320 are all solvent-based,
4-color, rollfed wide-format printers.
They all feature eight Xaar-128
printheads, which are configured KCCK
and MYYM for no-pass banding in 2-pass
bidirectional printing. The Thunderstorm
RIP is included with each machine.

The SPE-185 and SPE-260 printers are
available in 78- and 106-in.-wide versions.
Both offer resolutions up to 600 x 740 dpi
and speeds up to 474/495 sq ft/hr. Price:
SPE-185, $26,500; SPE-260, $35,000.

The SPK-260 and SPK-320 are available
in 106- and 132-in. wide versions. They also
offer resolutions up to 600 x 740 dpi and
printing speeds 495/517 sq ft/hr. Price:
SPK-260, $47,000; SPK-320, $60,000.

The SPK series printer body and stand
is built as one to withstand the strains of
heavy media and long production runs. In
addition the SPK printers feature an intake
hole so end-users can ventilate the solvent
fumes. The SPE printers feature the same
print quality as the SPK series, says Sprin,
but are less expensive for first-time buyers;
it is also easier to install and operate
the SPE printers. (Sprin