The move now brings the Oryx UV LED into line with the company’s recently launched Impala and Nyala UV LED hybrid flatbed printers, and underpins swissQprint’s conviction that UV LED curing will prevail as a technology that is both profitable and environmentally friendly.
"Since Impala LED and Nyala LED were launched, we see the bulk of customers preferring the LED solution over mercury vapour lamps," says swissQprint’s head of product management, Maurus Zeller.
Adding to the benefits of LED technology, swissQprint has brought new mechanical refinements to its current generation of flatbeds. The company says this gives them greater precision and process stability, and it believes its latest offering in the Oryx LED, with its maximum output of 65 square metres per hour and a 2.5 × 2 metre print bed, can score here as well.
The Oryx joins the faster Impala LED which shares the same dimensions, but can print up to 180 square metres per hour, and the Nyala LED, with its whopping 206 square metres per hour output from a 3.2 × 2 metre print bed.
Therefore one might conclude that the company’s latest Oryx LED is just a printer for producing smallish volumes in better quality, but not according to Zeller. “The printer grows with the customers business as each machine is built to customer requirements and may have options added at any time thereafter,” he says.
This could mean an individual ink configuration – swissQprint machines offer nine colour channels – or the types of applications it can handle: choices here include an option for roll media, the board option for oversized formats up to 4 metres long, and even a loading and unloading robot.
“The idea is to give users a system that always matches their needs and budget,” says Zeller. “But what they get in every case is quality results and applications to make them stand out in the market.”
swissQprint printers are available in the UK via Spandex.