New at FESPA 2011, Gemini now features continual adjustment of its UV lamps for higher reliability and increased operational consistency when printing on a variety of substrates. Gemini comes with a two-year warranty, another industry innovation, and is supported by a team of professional and experienced service and maintenance support among the best in the world.
In addition to Gemini, Grapo Technologies will again be featuring its fully-automated Shark hybrid UV printer with feeder/cutter options. The feeder/cutter option allows users to take advantage of Shark's speed of up to 120 m2/hour without requiring two employees to staff the printer at all times. The Grapo Cutter, made by Aristo, allows finishing of a wide range of display products. Its versatility and its balance between quality and investment levels, provides the ideal finishing solution, critical for printers to achieve success in the world of digital sign and display manufacturing.
The four-color Shark is a multifunctional system capable of printing on both flexible and rigid materials, producing high-quality greyscale images for a wide variety of display applications. .
Shark prints at resolutions up to 960dpi and can image a maximum print width of 2010 mm with an unlimited print length. There is no degradation of speed regardless of whether the printer is operating in roll or sheet mode, a unique capability in the wide format market.
At the show, both Shark and Gemini will be printing on a wide range of substrates, including banners, PVC, foil, PVC forex, corrugated cardboard, glass, ceramic and wood.
"Our strategy has been and continues to be to partner with world-class suppliers in the manufacture of our printers," added Oravec. "Both our Shark and Gemini printers use the latest in Xaar print heads, FUJI SERICOL inks and the Caldera RIP. Close co-operation with these and other market leaders increases the potential and performance of Grapo Technologies UV printing systems. These systems are also designed to offer a complete end-to-end solution that delivers an attractive ROI as well as the opportunity to deliver many new applications, both within the graphics industry and in packaging, interior design, furniture and more."