Even more precise and stable printing results, an extended variety of applications, increased user-friendliness and maximum productivity now at 370 m²/h – these were the main talking points when swissQprint presented the latest generation of its LED inkjet printers at Fespa 2018.
swissQprint once again provided a surprise at Fespa 2018. The Swiss developer and producer of high-end large-format printers presented a new generation of machines – five of them, in fact: Nyala 3, Impala 3 and Oryx 3, together with the speed models Nyala 3S and Impala 3S. Each of these LED flatbed printers has the accustomed add-on features, which now include an extended roll to roll option that was also shown for the first time at Fespa.
Adriano Gut, swissQprint product manager, explains: "Mechanical refinements make these new systems even more stable and precise than their predecessors." Given that this is what these Swiss products are already known for, here is perfection being taken to a whole new level. Gut adds: "Among other things, we have completely redesigned the architecture of the print head carriage." A new control system also contributes to the advances and to increased user-friendliness, this being evident in many details such as control and regulation of the vacuum effect. However, the new control system is mainly present as a foundation for future developments, some of which swissQprint already showed in Berlin.
New high-performance models
Nyala 3S and Impala 3S are designed for high-output operations: Nyala 3S delivers up to 370 m²/h, Impala 3S up to 317 m²/h, with remarkable print quality in view of their pace. The new high-performance models cleverly combine print density and speed. High-quality POS items, displays, posters, banners, backlit and other similarly demanding media are the classical applications. The maximum productivity level extends to print products intended for viewing at a distance, such as mega posters, banners and wraps for buildings under conversion.
Extended roll to roll option
swissQprint is introducing an extended roll to roll option as part of printer generation 3. A new spreading roller smooths material before it reaches the print bed in order to prevent wrinkles and resulting crashes. Meanwhile, carbon brushes on the spreading roller dissipate static charge from the material, aiding precise droplet placement. In combination with LED curing, the new roll to roll option increases the variety of materials by making it easy to process delicate and heat-sensitive media. This solution includes another variant: the dual roll option for printing two widths of material in parallel, doubling productivity at a stroke.
With the new generation, swissQprint is offering even more finely granular solutions than before: the individualised systems can just as effectively meet the needs of a lettering operation as they can in the case of a large print shop or an industrial enterprise. The generation 3 models will be available from August 2018 via the swissQprint distribution network.