A tidal wave of UV tech has made its mark on the market.
Inca’s Spyder V printer, based on the company’s original Spyder series of flatbed inkjet printers, prints at 1400 sq ft/hr at top speed. Substrates as thick as 2 in. with dimensions up to 63 x 126 in. can be printed on the device. Available in 4-, 5-, and 6-color configurations (CMYK, CMYK + white, and CMYKcm or CMYKOV).
Other UV printers in the Inca lineup: the Onset S70, the Onset S20, and the Spyder 320. All Inca printers are exclusively distributed by Fujifilm USA (fujifilmusa.com).
The FinaUV 160+ from Infiniti is a 62-in. UV flatbed available with CMYKcm and CMYK + W inksets. It boasts a top resolution of 1440 dpi and speeds up to 259 sq ft/hr (4-pass, 720 dpi). It can accommodate media up to 1-in. thick. An Infiniti RIP is standard; optional Wasatch RIP.
The Jetrix 3015FQ from InkTec is a UV-curable flatbed that’s available in 4-color (CMYK) or 8-color (CMYK + white + varnish + primer x 2) versions. Maximum rigid media size is 5 x 10 ft; maximum media thickness is 100mm. Top speed is 323 sq ft/hr in Production mode (107 sq ft/hr in Fine Art Mode). Features include: Spectra grayscale printheads with VersaDrop from 10 to 30 picoliters; head auto-height adjustment system; intelligent vacuum table; Auto Ink Clean/Refill system; and more.
Other Jetrix UV machines include the 2513FRQ and Jetrix 2030. The Oldham Group (oldhamgroup.com) is the US Jetrix distributor.
The Inx Digital MD1000-6 UV flatbed printer from Inx is designed for short-run production of packaging prototypes, ad-specialty items, P-O-P ad items, containers, decorative tins, and more. The MD1000-6 offers: CMYK + w (and/or clear) inks; 1200 x 900 resolution; a High Production speed of 317 sq ft/hr (105 sq ft/hr in High Quality mode); and a maximum media thickness of 2 in. Maximum media width is 98 in. Onyx PosterShop is standard; ProductionHouse is optional.
Also available is the Inx Digital MD660 (60-in. width). In Q2 2012, the company reports, it will introduce the MD1000-12, which will feature 12 printheads and an optional CMYKOG color set.