Seiko Instruments USA, Inc. has added the new ColorPainter W series, wide-format mild-solvent inkjet printers specially designed for the signage and digital printing market to its ColorPainter product line.
The ColorPainter W series is provided in two sizes: the W-64s is 64 inches wide, and the W-54s is 54 inches wide. There are also two color configurations for both sizes: the four color type for lower running cost and six color type for better image quality. The combination of six new high speed print heads, two types of ink and several new innovative printing functions increases printer’s performance and widens the printer’s application range for the signage and digital printing market.
The ColorPainter W-64s and the ColorPainter W-54s will be sold through SIIT channel partners worldwide.
1. New high-speed on-demand piezo print heads
Due to the new high speed print heads, the new ColorPainter W series has unmatched flexibility in speed and image quality as it prints images with excellent color density up to 17.8 sqm/hr, and has a maximum imaging resolution of 900x900 dpi.
2. Dynamic Dot Printing (DDP) Technology
The new print heads offer the ability to jet three different drop sizes per print pass, each ink droplet volume is 12, 24 or 36pl,.which enables the printer to print at high speeds without density loss. It was developed specifically for outdoor graphics at high speed, indoor graphics with excellent image quality and vivid and high density backlit graphics.
3. Smart Nozzle Mapping
A new feature allows the operator to re-map print head nozzles in the event of a clogged nozzle. This extremely useful feature can remap up to 10 print head nozzles per print head without any speed or quality loss, theoretically reducing print head replacements by up to 10x.
4. Smart Pass Technology 3
The new generation of the Smart Pass Technology offers a more sophisticated interleaving technology to improve print quality to the highest level yet.
5. New HAPs Free IX ink and re-loadable cartridge holder design
The IX ink is the first low-solvent, low odor ink without HAPs (Hazardous Air Pollutants). This revolutionary new “green” ink and the re-loadable cartridge holder design are provided for preserving the environment by eliminating HAPs and environmental waste.
6. Established EG-Outdoor GX inks (GX inks)
The GX inks give excellent density and outdoor durability using our standard, high-pigment loaded inks with extremely low usage and running costs.
7. CP Manager
CP_Manager printer control software comes free with printer, which enables the operator to see printer’s status and to perform print adjustments from directly from a PC.
8. Bundled ONYX RIP Center
The W series of printers come with a special edition of ONYX RIP Center software.