Rho 800 Presto – the world’s first continuous board printer

Rho 800 Presto – the world’s first continuous board printer

The new Durst Rho 800 Presto represents a new generation of UV flatbed printers. Innovative improvements give the new Rho 800 Presto a production output in a class of its own amongst UV flatbed printers. The combination of a compact, robust design with the facility for the continuous printing of any number of boards, without interruption, and an unrivalled print quality, provide a previously unattainable level of productivity and quality in industrial printing.

The Rho 800 Presto features the following benefits and innovations:

  • Mechanism for continuous board feeding
  • Mechanical front stops allow for printing boards alongside each other
  • Perfect print registration on narrow boards printed across the full width
  • Large print width 250 cm (8 ft.)
  • Exceptional productivity, up to 120 boards/h 125 x 80 cm (4 x 2,6 ft.)
  • Newly developed operating software for faster production
  • Quadro® Array Technology combines the highest print speed with the finest quality
  • Printing of white and light colours without loss of speed
  • Highest reliability in the market allowing for 24/7 production

Users of the new Rho 800 Presto will appreciate many new or improved business opportunities. Print orders are completed more cost efficiently than previously, increased productivity provides extra capacity for additional business and, above all, increased levels of profit for your business are realized.

SunJet® Introduces Crystal® UV Curing Inkjet inks

SunJet® Introduces Crystal® UV Curing Inkjet inks

SunJet, the inkjet ink division of Sun Chemical, recently introduced its Crystal® brand UV curing inks with full greyscale printhead capability. The Crystal® UOX and UGT inks are designed for use in display graphics and other applications such as packaging and label printing in digital presses using Xaar’s drop-on-demand inkjet printheads.SunJet, the leader in inkjet innovation and technology, aims to be the ink supplier for applications in new and emerging markets making use of the benefits of digital technology. Greyscale printing offers the potential to expand scope of digital printing, and at IPEX 2006 in Birmingham, UK, Xaar will be demonstrating single pass label printing using the ITI Digital Web Printer (DWP) which uses Xaar OmniDot 318 printheads and SunJet ink.

The Crystal® UOX UV-inks are approved for Xaar’s innovative OmniDot 760 GS8, offering single-pass, multi-pulse, greyscale technology for precision printing on non-porous substrates. While the Crystal® UGT UV-inks have achieved approval with the company’s robust OmniDot 318 printhead to support printing on a variety of non-porous substrates within industrial and packaging applications.

“As the requirements in digital graphics printing become more demanding of print quality, where variable drop printing is a necessity, it is important that inks match the expectation of both the printer and the end graphics buyer,” said Peter Saunders, SunJet Sales & Marketing Manager. “To maximise the technology potential of greyscale printheads, SunJet has worked in conjunction with Xaar to develop ink chemistry specifically tailored to provide both excellent printhead running performance and wide ranging substrate suitability”.

Ink approval in greyscale heads is heavily focused on jetting reliability as an essential feature of ink performance, which is a key requirement for single pass printing.

Dr. Jill Woods, Ink Product Manager at Xaar explains “The growth of inkjet relies on continuous innovation and component compatibility.  Working closely with ink partners such as SunJet, enables us to offer comprehensive support to customers adopting this technology and ensure they can capitalise on the opportunities available.”

Peter Walshe, SunJet Business Development Manager, stresses “the ink approval process with our printheads partners ensures that equipment innovators can reduce time to market by employing a proven ink and printhead combination. This is particularly reassuring in projects aimed at high end printing where new technology such as variable droplet printing is employed”.

HP Indigo ws4500 Digital series

HP Indigo ws4500 Digital series
HP Indigo ws4500 Digital series - Digital Offset Presses
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The HP Indigo press ws4500—a third-generation mature press—is a high-productivity, cost-effective digital solution. Designed for high-volume 24/7 operation, it has an economic run length of 2,000 linear meters/6,500 linear feet.

Change spot colors on the fly while printing—and without losing production time.
Print shorter runs on digital presses and use conventional presses more efficiently for longer runs.
Make changes to the color print order in just a few seconds with the click of a mouse.
Get optional media reinsertion to enable and simplify two-sided digital printing.
Print jobs with runs as few as one label—and up to 50,000 labels—profitably!
Fast turnaround and just-in-time service help customers get their jobs to market quickly.
Variable data printing helps your customers personalize their products and protect their assets.
HP Indigo digital presses accept an ever-expanding array of substrates
Print with up to seven colors, including spot colors, white, and eye-popping fluorescent colors.
Print up to 97% of the PANTONE* color range without compromising production.
HP IndiChrome on-press simulates PANTONE* solid colors with CMYKOV values.
With industry-leading print quality, your customers’ products will stand out in the marketplace.