swissQprint launches Generation 3

Swiss large format press developer swissQprint is presenting the latest generation of its LED inkjet printers at Fespa this week, with claims that it has more precise and stable printing results, an extended variety of applications, increased user-friendliness and a maximum productivity now at 370sqm per hour.

The new range includes five printers: Nyala 3, Impala 3 and Oryx 3, together with the speed models Nyala 3S and Impala 3S. Each of these LED flatbed printers are said to have the accustomed add-on features, which now include an extended roll to roll option that was also shown for the first time at Fespa.

Adriano Gut, product manager at swissQprint, says, "Mechanical refinements make these new systems more stable and precise than their predecessors. Among other things, we have completely redesigned the architecture of the print head carriage."

The company says a new control system also contributes to the advances and to increased user-friendliness, with details such as control and regulation of the vacuum effect. However, the new control system is mainly present as a foundation for future developments according to swissQ, some of which it is showing in Berlin.

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The company says Nyala 3S and Impala 3S are designed for high-output operations with Nyala 3S delivering up to 370sqm an hour, Impala 3S up to 317sqm an hour, both having quality in view of their pace. The new high-performance models are said to combine print density and speed. High-quality POS items, displays, posters, banners, backlit and other similarly demanding media are the main applications according to swissQ. The maximum productivity level is said to extend to print products intended for viewing at a distance, such as mega posters, banners and wraps for buildings under conversion.

swissQprint is introducing an extended roll to roll option as part of the new range. It says a new spreading roller smooths material before it reaches the print bed in order to prevent wrinkles and resulting crashes, while carbon brushes on the spreading roller dissipate static charge from the material, aiding precise droplet placement. In combination with LED curing, the new roll to roll option is said by swissQ to increase the variety of materials by making it easy to process delicate and heat-sensitive media. This solution is also said to include another variant: the dual roll option for printing two widths of material in parallel, doubling productivity at a stroke.

With the new generation, swissQprint says it is offering even more finely granular solutions than before: the individualised systems are meant to just as effectively meet the needs of a lettering operation as they can in the case of a large print shop or an industrial enterprise.

The Generation 3 models will be available from August via the swissQprint distribution network, which in Australia is Pozitive.

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