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manta slim

New portfolio addition Manta Slim steals limelight at the Frankfurt show.

Olomouc, Czech Republic, November 09, 2010 – Grapo Technologies a.s., the Czech Republic manufacturer of wide format hybrid and flatbed UV printers reports its newly-launched Manta Slim was the star of the show at Viscom in Frankfurt, Germany.

“Printers were very interested to see how the Manta Slim can make a huge difference to their product offering. Not only were they amazed by the quality produced and how easily
the entry-level system could be operated but they were also impressed by attractive price,” said Sales Director Branislav Oravec. “There is nothing else like it on
the market that offers such a good quality/ price balance.”

Developed to easily enable printers to provide UV print to their customers without major financial investment, the space-saving Manta Slim takes up just half the footprint of its predecessor yet has a printing size of 2 x 1,5 meters. Using inks curable with UV lamps
it can print at 720 dpi on the widest range of rigid materials, including: foam board, cardboard, plastic, wood, metal, glass etc.

The system was also featured on key distributor Igepa Group’s stand and Hamburg branch manager Uwe Becker, commented on the advantages of the small sister to the market proven Gemini: “The Manta Slim is the perfect entry-level solution for start-up companies
or screen printers who want to get into digital printing with an attractive price/ratio performance. The Viscom special offer price generated a lot of interest from show-goers”.

Oravec added: “The initial response to the Manta Slim was very encouraging. Viscom has provided it with an excellent springboard into the market place and we were very pleased
to see how excited our customers were about the possibilities the new system offers them.”

Bundle with Aristo
Also garnering much visitor interest was the Grapo printer and Aristo cutter bundle offer.
It was created to help end users establish a profit-enhancing final product workflow solution.

“This cooperation offers synergies for both companies,” states Michael Hock, Market Manager at Aristo in Hamburg. “And for us especially it is a door opener to new customers in this for Aristo very important market field of large format printing. Presenting the workflow with e.g. Caldera on Grapo´s printers to Aristo´s cutters shows all clients how easy it is to reach best results for their end-customers”.

“Also our close co-operation with other market leaders such as the Caldera RIP increases the potential and performance of Grapo Technologies’ UV printing systems, making them more affordable for the global market.”,

Oravec concluded: “We were also delighted with the number of sales leads received at the show and the fantastic opportunity we had to further cement some long standing relationships. At the same time we also met a variety of potential customers we aim to work more closely with in the future.”

About Grapo Technologies
Czech Republic-based Grapo Technologies is the only wide-format printer manufacturer with origins as a print shop. Grapo’s founder, Radim Králik, manufactured his first UV-curable wide-format printer for his own print shop in 2003. When he launched it commercially
in 2004, Grapo Technologies was born.

Today, the company manufactures mid-market wide-format printers that use UV-curable inks. By drawing on its experience as a print shop operator and using smarter engineering, Grapo Technologies ensures that its systems are the most efficient and cost effective
on the market. Grapo Technologies‘ printers deliver optimal performance and are easy to use and maintain, keeping training and operating costs to a minimum. All Grapo Technologies systems are put through a rigourous testing process in Grapo’s own print shop environment prior to customer shipment.

Grapo Technologies printers are manufactured in Europe and are used to produce billboard displays, building wraps, point-of-purchase (POP) displays and more. Grapo Technologies currently offers four models – Manta, Octopus, Shark, Gemini – which are sold throughout Europe and the rest of the world through a network of distributors. Please see the whole product line offer on

For more information, please contact:

Lutt Willems, Duomedia Public Relations
T +32 2 454 85 57

Maja Ostadalova, Grapo Technologies
M +420 602 44 10 10
T +420 587 435 631

GRAPO @ Viscom Italy 2008 ( 13.11. – 15.11.2008 ) – GRAPO announcement of Shark X8/960UV

Viscom Italy 2008 ( 13.11. – 15.11.2008 )


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Grapo s.r.o. would like to invite you and your colleagues to Viscom Italia 2008 in Milano. It will be the first time Grapo presents the newly developed Grapo SHARK. This High-end level UV printer is the answer for the evergrowing demand for the UV printing technology. Using Xaar technology with Greyscale variable dropsize and long term experience of our Research and  development team, we managed to accomplish a UV printer with technical specifications such as  printspeed at 225m2 per hour at a quality of 960dpi. Come and visit us at the Unilink s.r.l. stand no. H01/K10 in Hall 3.


GRAPO announcement of Shark X8/960UV

Our new printing machine is Grapo’s answer on the growing demand for industrial printers, producing high volume of prints on one type of media.

It’s a highly versatile printer which can be used as a roll-to-roll ( integrated rollers) printer for printing on variety of flexible media including billboard paper, self-adhesive vinyl, PVC banner, flag etc.

Automatic accessories such as automatic cutter, automatic feeder and unloader can change the machine into the roll-to-sheet or sheet-to-sheet machine which can print on rigid materials such as PVC sheets, cardboard, foam sheets etc.

Used printing technology with variable drop size will produce high resolution (up to 960dpi x 960dpi) and high quality prints at a high print speeds – up to 200m2/h, single pass.

Powerfull electric fan, creating a strong vacuum, is used for holding the media on to the transfer belt.

Laser sensors are used for automatic detection of the material edges as well as for automatic material height adjustment. Media height can be up to 90 mm.

Easy print job management is also enabled via www – remote control.

Optical linear encoder is used to guarantee the precise drop positioning in x axis.

Water circuit is used for printheads (water heating system) and also to cool down highly efficient UV lamps.

The printheads require minimum maintenance – automatic print heads cleaning (vacuum sucking system).


Printing technology: Greyscale – variable drop size

Printheads: 8 x Xaar 760 printhead, 8 – 40pl

Print resolution: 360 x 360 dpi, up to 360 x 720 dpi

Apparent resolution: 960 x 960 dpi

Maximum print width: 2 m

Maximum media thickness: 90 mm

Printing speed: up to 200m2/h

Colours: CMYK x 2 (2 printheads per colour)

Inks: Grapo inks – UV curable inks

Curing system: Water cooled UV lamps

Media type: Billboard paper, self-adhesive vinyl, PVC banner, flag, PVC sheets, cardboard, foam board

Operating system: Windows XP, NT

Print programme: Grapo print software, Wasatch RIP

Image formats: All popular file formats including TIFF, PDF, JPEG, EPS, Postscript

Ink reservoirs: 4 x 10L