‘Ultra-fast’ Memjet-powered device will slash paper bills says distributor

The Delphax Elan 500 can reach speeds of 500 A4 impressions per minute.

It offers 1,600dpi resolution through Memjet Waterfall printheads and can do four-up A4 printing on substrates ranging from 60gsm to 350gsm.

FAB managing director Matthew Benn said PacPrint visitors would be impressed by the Elan 500's ability to quickly produce high-quality prints on large sheets.

"It's the fastest in the inkjet class. It's also the most dots per inch that you can get," he told ProPrint.

"It's the only machine that has an inline coater, which you can turn on and off. It's the only machine that has a primer, so you can put just about any stock in.

"A lot of other inkjet printers, you can only run coated stocks that are specifically coated for inkjet or more porous stocks that let the ink soak into the paper."

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Benn said printers could expect "radical" savings on paper by avoiding expensive coated stocks.

The Elan 500 was first demonstrated at Drupa 2012. Benn said FAB expected to field a lot of enquiries at PacPrint, although visitors won't get to see a live model as it is still in the final stages of development. The printer is undergoing beta tests in the US and will be ready for commercial sale in the first quarter of 2014.

FAB also distributes Watkiss Automation, James Burn International, MB, Rigo, KAS, Daeho and Dumor equipment.

"Adding the Delphax Elan 500 to our stable of products makes us a different type of supplier and moves us into the era of high-volume vibrant colour cut-sheet printing technology," said Benn.

"Our heritage as a service company through our subsidiary ASAP Repairs service division went a long way in convincing Delphax that FAB Equipment is the perfect partner for the Australian market.

"Also, our broad range of top-quality finishing equipment fits perfectly with the Elan 500 because it will deliver SRA2 sheets in an offset press-like pile rather than a paper tray-fed system."

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