MCS (Booth 4805) is releasing the MCS Eagle-UV inkjet printer, featuring 4.25 inch, native 600 dpi modular printhead technology in widths from 4.25 inches to 17 inches. It is designed for use as an addressing system for direct mail, or inline on a web-press, folder or other transport for variable data, barcoding and compact page-printing. The MCS Eagle-UV runs UV-curable ink and can inkjet on glossy coated, aqueous coated and uncoated stocks, plastic cards, as well as polypropylene and vinyl. Running speeds vary from 333 fpm at 300x600 dpi to 167 fpm when running at 600x600 dpi. The high running speed of the Eagle-UV makes it very adaptable to run inline with folders, transports, finishing equipment as well as mailing systems.
Each 4.25-inch printhead has a densely-packed bank of 2550 nozzles without any stitch-lines or gaps. For address printing, this allows a mail shop to rotate the mail piece to feed long-edge first and approximately double the production throughput. Throughput of 6x9 inch postcards exceeds 25,000 per hour. Immediate curing of the ink allows full production speeds without the need to slow down for drying. The lack of stitch-lines also make possible fine or large graphics without any image inconsistencies.