drupa 2012 at a Glance
Océ, a Canon Group company, showed a product concept called Velocity that combines five Memjet inkjet printheads with an Océ workflow to print up to 500 color prints per hour at 1,600x800 dpi and in a 42˝-wide format. The printer features the same six-media roll capacity of the Océ ColorWave 600/650 printer series and the intuitive touchscreen control panel used on the Océ VarioPrint 6000 series printer.
Screen’s Truepress Jet W1632UV inkjet printer outputs 1,012 square feet per hour and supports media sizes up to 63x126˝ and 1.9˝ thick. Its 12-picoliter, micro-droplet printheads produce 1,200 dpi text, fine image definition and smooth vignettes, aided by the use of light cyan and light magenta inks. An auto-cleaning function increases output stability.
Scheduled to ship soon after drupa, the Xanté Excelagraphix 4200, powered by Memjet, supports a maximum 42˝-wide by 50˝-long format size at up to 1,600x1,600 dpi. It uses dye-based aqueous inks to print in CMYK at up to 12˝/second at 1,600x800 dpi. The adjustable media path handles a variety of media, including foam board and corrugated cardboard up to 3⁄8˝ thick. PI