CMYK Distributors, Inc.

DJet Double-Sided Proofing System

CMYK Distributors, Inc. is pleased to announce the DJet double-sided proofer by Swiss manufacturer Digital Information. The DJet is immediately available in North America.

“The DJet is at the forefront of cutting edge printing and graphics industry technology,” said Bill Fabiano, Director of Technology for CMYK Distributors. “Digital Information is world-renown for products and solutions that deliver in terms of being efficient, economical, and environmentally conscious and the DJet is no exception. The DJet is truly the most innovative and exciting new product to hit the pre-press market in years.”

The DJet is an innovative new double-sided proofing system for the economical production of short runs featuring Epson quality, as well as an ultra-fast inkjet print solution for the output of double-sided imposition proofs. The DJet system is based on Epson’s new, high-performance, Energy Star rated, SureColor SC-T series printers and can cover both four-up and eight-up formats with paper widths of 23” (580 mm), 35” (890 mm), and 43” (1090 mm). With five cartridge chambers to facilitate a fast and automatic change between Photo Black and Matte Black, the DJet with SureColor SC-T series printers is efficient and environmentally friendly.

 “The all new DJet exponentially outpaces the competition,” said Mark Williams, Director of Sales for CMYK Distributors. “The DJet is capable of printing up to 40 double-sided 8-up forms per hour. The speed and accuracy of this system is unlike anything the industry has ever seen and we are delighted to introduce it to the North American market today.”

With a minimum of mechanical parts, the DJet concept provides maximum production safety and operational simplicity. The two printers, which are engineered in sequence and offset by 180°, allow for the direct output of double-sided print jobs in just a single pass through the system. The need for operator intervention to feed sheets or turn the media over has been eliminated. Off-the-shelf video cameras are used to monitor production progress utilizing a code printed alongside the sheets. Throughout the print run, the system registers the current position of the printed paper. This enables high-precision, front-to-back registration on the uncut paper roll. With the DJet, status messages regarding printer readiness, filling level of the ink cartridges, production progress, end of paper roll etc. are reported in real-time.

The DJet uses environmentally-friendly Epson UltraChrome XD inks, which are water-based and distinguishable by their large color space, their deep shades of black, and their outstanding resistance to fading. These favorable characteristics are paired with their reliability on a wide variety of print substrates. Hence, it is possible to use some FSC certified papers with a grammage of 90 gms to 250 gms per square meter without having to pre-treat them with a primer.

The DJet Features:

• Unrivaled, double-sided print system for the 4-up or 8-up formats

• Economical, short, print runs in Epson quality

• High performance, up to 300 double-sided A4 sheets per hour

• Use of FSC certified papers, no pre-treatment with primers required

• Eco-friendly, pigmented, inks with maximum resistance to fading

• Latest generation SureColor printers with Energy Star rating

• Instant “Plug and Play” setup

• Low maintenance costs

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