Polytype America Corp. will introduce the New Impala UV flatbed printer manufactured by its Swiss partner, SwissQprint at the SGIA show in booth # 135. The Impala was introduced in Europe at the FESPA show last June and enjoyed a very enthusiastic reception while setting a new standard for price, performance and quality in a fully featured printer.
The Impala is the next generation printer from swissQprint and is based on its very successful Oryx UV flatbed printer. The new Impala while similar to the Oryx uses print heads that have twice the number of nozzles and as a result will run twice as fast in most cases. The Impala utilizes 14 picoliter ink drop print heads with up to 2048 jets per color that delivers great quality at high print speed. With its max speed of 1441 sqft/hr the Impala sets a new standard in its class for performance. Typical production printing at high print quality ranges from 387 to 720 sqft/hr at resolutions of 720x720 dpi and 720x360 dpi.
The Impala print head configuration is very flexible starting with a base configuration of four heads running CMYK ink up to 18 heads with two head per color running six color (CMYK, lc, lm), white ink, varnish and primer. This gives the user ultimate flexibility to start with an affordable basic machine and be able to upgrade the speed, color or specialty applications when they need it.
The Impala has the same size adjustable vacuum bed as the Oryx, 99x59 inches. It also uses the same table registration system and software that allows for easy registration of multiple up files and double sided printing. Due to the true flatbed design the printer will allow you to print full bleed images as well.
The Impala offers a full eight-foot-wide roll-to-roll option that doubles as an oversized board transport system. The Amber software has a print queue for unattended printing of roll goods. There is an encoder wheel that tracks the movement of the roll material and if necessary will micro-adjust the beam position assuring band free printing.
When printing oversized boards on the mesh transport the encoder wheel is engaged to provide accurate feedback to micro-adjust the position of the beam eliminating media step banding.
The New Impala UV flatbed will be in operation in the Polytype America Corp. booth # 135 at the SGIA show on October 13-15, 2010.