Ipex wrap day 5: Aussies step forward

Aussie solutions developers Impression Technology and Rapid Machinery are two of the stand out booths at this year’s Ipex, both showing innovative digital print solutions.

Brookvale-based Impression Technology has a strong pedigree in bringing new technology to market – its DTG direct-to-garment solution won the company global fame. Now at Ipex it has launched its Compress range which comprises two inkjet promotional product printers and a digital label press.

The Compress UV-600S can print onto items 300mm deep, and its dual lamp water-cooled LED UV ensures rapid throughput. It can be fitted out with dual CMYK or CMYK plus white and clear.

The Compress IUV LNE is a high volume printer with a cassette system designed by the team in Brookvale that can potentially print up to 15,000 items in one go with no human intervention. Each cassette can handle up to 50 trays of product, and the LNE can handle up to six cassettes.

[Related: Ipex 2014 coverage]

Impression Technology managing director Stephen Richardson says: “Our aim is to develop solutions that will enable print businesses to exploit opportunities. These new promotional products printers will certainly do that.”

The Compress printers are available as from now, with the 600S priced at $28,000 and the LNE series at $90,000.

The new Compress LP4 digital label printer uses dry toner printing technology, and runs at nine metres an hour.

Rapid Machinery is well known for its engineering brilliance, and that tradition is continued with its range of Memjet powered X1, X2 and XL220 digital printers now available. The Ipex booth was a hive of activity, as printers form around the world stood back to watch the 18 metres a minute printers go through their paces.

The investment price is low in what has become a highly competitive sector, at last count there were more than 40 digital label presses now available.

[Related: More Rapid news]

Comment below to have your say on this story.

If you have a news story or tip-off, get in touch at editorial@sprinter.com.au.  

Sign up to the Sprinter newsletter

Leave a comment:

Your email address will not be published. All fields are required


Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.