SwissQprint launches Oryx LED wide-format flatbed printer

swissQprint Oryx LED wide-format flatbed printer.
swissQprint Oryx LED wide-format flatbed printer.

With swissQprint’s wide-format flatbed Impala and Nyala LED successfully launched, the Oryx LED becomes the latest generation of the company’s UV flatbed printers that also shares a refined mechanical basis and operates with LED technology that’s both profitable and environmentally friendly. The Oryx LED printer is set to be released this November. LED technology extends the range of applications, is highly economical, and leaves only a small environmental footprint. “LED curing will prevail and that’s the firm conviction here at swissQprint. The market confirms it as well. Since our Impala LED and Nyala LED were launched, we see the bulk of customers preferring the LED solution over mercury vapour lamps,” said Maurus Zeller, Head of Product Management at swissQprint.

Adding to the benefits of LED technology, swissQprint has brought new mechanical refinements to its current generation of wide-format devices. This gives them greater precision and process stability, said the OEM. The Oryx LED has a maximum output of 65 square metres per hour and a 2.5 × 2 metre print bed. It joins the Impala LED, which shares the same dimensions while outputting up to 180 square metres per hour, and the Nyala LED with 206 square metres per hour from a 3.2 × 2 metre print bed. “With this trio of printers, swissQprint covers practically every level of productivity that a print services provider might have now, or aim for in the future. The systems are also adaptable and expandable,” said the company.

“The printer grows with the business,” Zeller said. Each machine is built to customer requirements and may have options added at any time thereafter. This could mean an individual ink configuration (swissQprint machines offer nine colour channels) or the types of applications it can handle. Choices include an option for roll media, a board option for oversized formats up to 4 metres long, and even a loading and unloading robot. The goal is to give users a system that always matches their needs and budget. “What they get in every case, are quality results and applications to make them stand out in the market,” Zeller added.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.