SwissQprint’s two new large-format printers are the Impala LED and Nyala LED – “new models that operate with even greater precision than their predecessors with LED curing that makes them hugely versatile, highly profitable and environmentally friendly,” said the OEM. LED curing significantly reduces power consumption. Less heat build-up, in turn, increases the variety of materials that can be printed, enabling new applications. The lamp system is maintenance-free, so consumables and downtimes for maintenance are no longer issues. Additional mechanical improvements in the Impala LED and Nyala LED include beam architecture that’s been reworked for even better stability, plus, swissQprint has ensured that the flatbed is perfectly flat over its entire surface – 3.2 × 2 metres with the Nyala LED and 2.5 × 2 metres with the Impala LED. This creates ideal conditions for pinpoint droplet placement and a homogeneous print image, while maintaining high productivity. Nyala LED achieves a maximum of 206 square metres per hour while Impala LED can accommodate 180 square metres per hour.
Impala LED and Nyala LED are real flatbed printers, expandable with options as required, including a roll-to-roll option that’s also been improved. “A new control element ensures even more precise measuring results and thus impeccable printing. This, combined with cool LED curing, makes for stress-free processing of heat-sensitive roll media, because the material warps less, said the company. Thin films, paper, board and delicate textiles, for example, join the repertoire of material that the digital printers can handle. Also, there is no need for expensive special LED inks as SwissQprint UV inks cure both under mercury vapour lamps and under the new LED system. In the latter case, the output software automatically adjusts the UV output power to the material and the printing speed. This also helps users to achieve consistently optimal curing results.