Graphics One, LLC (GO) has launched two new high performance, high speed aqueous printers using two unique types of ink: SEPIAX waterbased resin “green” ink and GO’s Xtreme V dye sublimation ink at the 2012 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas.
GO’s AquaMax SX and DX feature a wide print width of 64-inches and an advanced 8-color channel piezo printhead. The GO AquaMax printers deliver impressive dye sub and indoor/outdoor printing performance at some of the most competitive pricing in the industry. The solid construction of the GO AquaMax SX and DX models ensures outstanding, high volume production for a variety of applications.
The GO AquaMax SX and DX offer a unique dual ink configuration with an 8-color channel piezo printhead for either dual CMYK or CMYK, Lc, Lm, Orange and Blue ink setup with print speeds at up to 170 ft2 per hour for dye sub printing and over 110 ft2 per hour for indoor/outdoor printing using SEPIAX. GO’s AquaMax SX and DX feature a new generation EPSON piezo printhead with 1440 nozzles x 8 lines, and screening technology which virtually eliminates banding and achieves a drop size of 1.5 picoliters with dot gain control for truly beautiful and realistic color imaging.
The GO AquaMax SX and DX are equipped with a standard media handling system for worry-free printing. A heavy duty take-up system is also available as an option. Both AquaMax printers offer automatic maintenance and cleaning systems, automatic flush and anti-clog flush functions and high capacity 1 liter or 440ml ink pack cartridges enabling a consistent ink flow and an overall maintenance friendly system. In addition, GO’s AquaMax is powered by the specially designed Wasatch SoftRIP software offering advanced printing workflow, plus both ICC 2.0 and 4.0 compatibility.
According to Dan Barefoot, GO President, “The AquaMax family has been under development for some time and is targeted at specific professional markets where eight colors and eco-friendly printing are needed. We are extremely pleased to launch this entirely new range of aqueous print engines which not only offers excellent performance, but does so with value pricing.”
The GO AquaMax DX is ideal for all high production dye sub transfer applications such as apparel, sportswear, customized promotional items and more, while the GO AquaMax SX is perfect for producing transfers for apparel, outdoor and indoor graphic signs, banners, decals, stickers, window graphics, print-n-mount displays and many other applications. Additionally, GO will soon launch a new ink for printing on uncoated cotton called GO FabInk which will be used with the AquaMax DX.
Both printers have a list price of $14,495 for the units. The GO AquaMax SX and DX printer models include a one year warranty, complete spare parts replacements at very competitive pricing and GO’s team of professional technicians. The GO AquaMax SX and DX are available in late October, 2012 from Graphics One.