Heidelberg Expands Grand-Format and Cut-Sheet Digital Printing Offerings
The EFI Rastek T1000 UV flatbed printer will be of interest to printers targeting traditional signage and specialty markets where high-definition image quality is essential. The T1000 offers a resolution of 1,200x900 dpi with CMYK plus white ink support on rigid media, with no reduction in print speed (480 ft²/hr) for white ink.
Both the H Series and T series Rasteks employ variable drop piezo electric heads that vary drop size on the fly from pixel to pixel.This applies high quality where required, saves ink by optimizing coverage, and increases overall speed.
EFI’s affordably priced, VUTEk QS series printers are built for high productivity and reliability at a cost-effective price. The hybrid QS 2000 (2 meters) and QS 3220 (3.2 meters) UV machines for flatbed and roll-to-roll applications deliver high print quality and fast, continuous production speeds for printers dealing with tight deadlines and demanding customers.? Both come with print resolutions up to 1,080 dpi, offer four- or six-color imaging and a special channel for white ink, and print up to 750 ft²/hr on a variety of flexible and rigid substrates up to two inches thick, enabling printers to sell more premium-priced services.
The 3.2 meter roll-to-roll QS 3250r enables printers to tap high-margin applications such as outdoor and fleet graphics. This machine delivers exceptional quality at speeds to 1,850 ft² or 38 4x8′ boards/hr, providing resolution up to 1,080 dpi and up to eight-color imaging for crisp four-point text and eye-popping color.
Wider Range of Material Options
For digital textile work, the solvent-based VUTEk TX3250r prints in high quality on polyester materials. The dye-sublimation process produces brighter colors than other textile printing methods, is completely odorless, and produces images that can be washed and dried without wrinkling, folded without leaving marks, and reused. Printers serving the signage market will be able to diversify their materials offerings and convert traditional vinyl signage to products with lower shipping costs and a customer-pleasing greener footprint.