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Ubiquitous UV

(February 2012) posted on Wed Feb 08, 2012

A tidal wave of UV tech has made its mark on the market.

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EFI’s Vutek GS3250LX is a production-level UV printer utilizing “cool cure” LED technology. The LED-lamp technology allows the machine to consume less energy, increases uptime and requires less maintenance, and expands the range of substrates that can be printed on, EFI reports. The printer features an 8-color inkset (CMYKcmyk + white), a selectable dual resolution of 600 or 1000 dpi, and a print speed up to 2400 sq ft/hr in Fast-5 (4-color + white) mode (1200 sq ft/hr in 8-color+white mode). The GS3250LX can accommodate flexible or rigid substrates up to 126.5 in.-wide and up to 2-in. thick; it is also multi-roll capable (two 60-in. rolls). Other features include: instant on/off; a precision alignment fence of accurate board alignment; an enhanced Fiery XF 4.5 RIP; and more. Options include a heavy-duty unwinder, extension table, and small-depth extension table.

The Vutek GS3250r is a 6-color (CMYKcm) roll-to-roll UV machine that offers dual 600- or 1000-dpi resolution and speeds up to 2400 sq ft/hr. It also features: multi-queue functionality available at the user interface; multi-roll capability (up to two 60-in. rolls), co-branded EFI/3M Premium UV inks in 5-liter containers; an EFI Fiery XF RIP; native JDF connectivity; and optional automated double-sided printing capability. The GS3250r accommodates media up to 126.5-in. wide and up to 0.125-in. thick.
Additional EFI UV machines include: the Vutek GS5000r, Vutek GS3250, Vutek GS2000, Vutek QS3250r, Vutek QS3200, Vutek QS2000, Vutek QS220, Rastek H650 and H652, and Rastek T660 and T1000 printers.

Flora Digital
The PP2512UV printer from Flora Digital (ShenZhen Runtianzhi Digital Equipment) is a 4 x 8-ft UV flatbed that features Konica Minolta printheads, and offers resolutions up to 1440 dpi and a top speed of 409 sq ft/hr in Standard mode (269 sq ft/hr in Quality mode). It can accommodate materials up to 3.9-in. thick, including corrugated, foam core, gatorboards, sintra (PVC), ceramic tiles, glass, plexiglass, wood, sheet metal, paper, adhesive vinyl, fabrics, and more. Available in 4- or 8-color versions (CMYK/CMYKcm + w + varnish). A PhotoPrint RIP (Flora edition) is standard.

Also available are the PP2512 Turbo, the HJD5000UV, PP3218UV, F1 250UV, F1 180UV, and F1 320UV printers.