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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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M.T.L. Print Ltd.
The Meital 304-D printer from Israel-based M.T.L. Print Ltd. is a 4-color UV flatbed that utilizes Xaar 1001 HSS (hybrid side shooter) printheads. It can handle media up to 4 x 8 ft and 1-in. thick and offers a top print speed of 1600 sq ft/hr; high-end resolution is1080 dpi. A Caldera Plus RIP is standard. Option: matte or gloss modes.

Also on M.T.L.’s UV roster: the 301, 302, 302-D, 303, and 304 printers.

Novus Imaging
Novus Imaging’s 126-in. Synergia H hybrid press is available in two models: the AQ and UV (indicating the type of ink used). Both offer: 2400-dpi apparent resolution; Spectra Q class printheads with a 10-30 pL variable drop; 4-color standard ink system (optional colors include cmW, orange, gray, red, and blue); the ability to handle media up to 2-in. thick; iPad integration; and a Caldera Grand RIP+.
The Synergia H/AQ features the company’s new AquEpoxy inks, which are water-based epoxy inks and environmentally sustainable. Novus reports the inks offer superior adhesion, long-term outdoor durability, and low maintenance requirements. Print speed of the Synergia H/AQ ranges from 1500 to 2500 sq ft/hr. The Synergia H/UV utilizes UV27 UV-curable inks and offers speeds from 700 to 120 sq ft/hr. It can be field-upgraded in speed and ink type to the H/AQ. US distribution of the Novus Imaging machines by Global Imaging (

Océ North America
The Océ Arizona 360 GT and Arizona 360 XT flatbed UV printer models are both 4-color printers offering an Express Mode print speed of up to 377 sq ft/hr on the GT (392 sq ft/hr on the XT) and a new High Definition print mode for fine-feature reproduction, including the ability to print text as small as 2-point size (for technical and industrial applications such as printing on lenticular lenses and membrane panels). The Arizona 360 GT features a standard table size of 49 x 98.4 in., while the Arizona 360 XT features an extra-large table size of 98.4 x 120 in.; they can print on a variety of rigid substrates up to 1.89-in. thick.