Delphax Adopts the BDT TPF-550 Deep Pile Feeder for the elan 500 Digital Printer
ROTTWEIL, Germany and MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — May 13, 2016 — BDT Print Media has announced that Delphax Technologies, a global provider of high-speed digital printing equipment, has adopted the BDT TPF-550 Deep Pile Feeder for the Delphax elan 500 digital color printer. The pairing of the BDT Tornado innovative media handling capabilities with the elan 500’s high-speed printer, which delivers 500 impressions per minute and features advanced Memjet technology, is a print-industry first.
Delphax will be exhibiting the its elan 500 color printer and TPF-550 Feeder at the drupa 2016 tradeshow in Dusseldorf, Germany, from May 31 - June 10, 2016 - Hall 5 Booth C24.
The TPF-550 Feeder incorporates the revolutionary patented BDT Tornado technology for media separation, lift and transport. The technology provides enhanced feeding reliability with problematic media, such as light porous or heavy coated stock, as well as specialty media like perforated, creased or pre-glued mailers. The fully electronic control of the Tornado technology allows for media feed parameters to be stored in the feeder memory and used to automatically configure the unit. Job changeover time is significantly reduced due to automation during the setup process. With these new feed capabilities, elan 500 users will see enhanced productivity and improved profitability.
“Our flagship printer, the Delphax elan 500, is the fastest cut-sheet, color inkjet printer in the world in its class. It goes without saying that we should have the most advanced cut-sheet feeder in the world,” offers Steve Hubbard, Delphax VP of sales and marketing for U.S. and Europe. “The elan 500 allows our customers to print on a wide variety of substrates, including perforated and pre-glued mailers. In field trials, we have seen stoppages due to feed issues decrease by up to five times with the TPF-550. We are all about smarter color printing at Delphax, and so the enhanced feed capabilities of the TPF-550 and the ease of setup and operation make for a powerful combination to drive productivity and profits for our customers.”
Ralf Hipp, CEO BDT Print Media, shares, “We are pleased Delphax selected the TPF-550 Feeder to integrate into their elan 500 digital color printer." He continues, “The advanced feed capabilities of the TPF-550 Feeder pair extremely well with the wide and exotic range of media types printed on the elan 500. Our ‘Load and Go’ operation will allow elan 500 users to focus on what is most important – namely the printing.”
To see a demonstration of the TPF-550 Feeder visit Delphax at drupa 2016 —Hall 5 Booth C24. Also visit BDT in Hall 8b Booth C09 for more detailed information on the Tornado technology.
More About the Delphax elan 500
The Delphax elan 500 combines major advances in inkjet and paper-handling technologies in a robust production class sheetfed system offering full CMYK color and 1,600 dpi print quality at speeds of up to 500 letter impressions per minute.
The Delphax elan 500 eliminates the need for pre-printed shells, combining printing and personalization at the same time and offering full-color duplex in one pass. It is a lower-cost alternative to offset printing and color laser, plus eliminates the cost of warehousing and over-printing shells.
BDT Print Media GmbH is a global technology company that develops and manufactures print and packaging media handling solutions for its OEM partners. BDT's products provide advanced capabilities for feeding, transporting and stacking paper, packaging and other more exotic media. BDT provides competitive advantage to its partners through its technology base of 35 active patents. Its client base includes nearly all the leading office equipment and major digital printer manufacturers. Founded 49 years ago, today BDT employs 420 employees worldwide, including its headquarters in Rottweil, Germany, and the development, production and service locations in Germany, the United States, Mexico, China, Singapore, the Netherlands and Israel.
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About Delphax Technologies
Delphax Technologies (OTC: DLPX) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and delivery of advanced digital print production systems. For more than 35 years, Delphax has pioneered high-speed digital imaging innovations for publishers, direct marketers and other commercial print customers.