SwissQprint to unveil new high-end UV LED flatbed printer and robot at SGIA

SwissQprint will present Europe’s best-selling large-format printer with Rob, the award-winning loading and unloading robot, at the SGIA Expo.
SwissQprint will present Europe’s best-selling large-format printer along with Rob, the award-winning loading and unloading robot, at the SGIA Expo Oct. 10-12 in New Orleans..

The Swiss developer and manufacturer of high-end large-format printers and its U.S. subsidiary, will be presenting its latest solutions at the SGIA Expo (booth 1253) in New Orleans, Louisiana October 10-12, 2017. The OEM will be showcasing a new LED model – the Nyala LED Flatbed Printer – along with Rob, an award-winning loading and unloading robot. Nyala LED delivers a maximum output of 2,217 sq.ft./hr. It features a 126” x 79.9” flatbed with various optional add-ons and even converts into a roll-to-roll printer. SwissQprint has redesigned its mechanical base for highest precision. Thanks to LED curing, the range of possible substrates is extended and operation is hassle-free. Energy consumption, said the OEM, is 50 % lower compared to conventional systems, and the lamp system is maintenance-free. Rob is swissQprint’s latest solution for unattended printing. This robot handles extra shifts and takes over repetitive work. The user gains time for other tasks and has fewer hours to work. Even with greater utilization of the printer and tight deadlines and delivery times, operators and staff experience less stress while remaining highly productive. Higher output also has a positive impact on financial results. The Nyala model has been Europe’s best-selling flatbed printer in its class for two years in a row. It’s also received an EDP Award in 2017, along with Rob.

SwissQprint’s two new large-format printers are the Impala LED and Nyala LED. 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 necessary. Additional mechanical improvements in the Impala LED and Nyala LED include beam architecture that’s been reworked for even better stability, and swissQprint has ensured that the flatbed is indeed perfectly flat over its entire surface – 3.2 × 2 metres with 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’s 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.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.