Wide format digital printing specialist Stiefel Digitalprint GmbH in Lenting near Munich recently became the first customer to begin operating swissQprint’s latest roll to roll printer - the Karibu. The company has been a committed swissQprint user since 2011 and Karibu is the fourth large-format swissQprint printer to be installed on the company’s premises.
Managing director Bernhard Stiefel and the machine operator Dennis Weinrich are both enthusiastic about the output quality that the Karibu is applying to substrates. “It’s the best quality output either of us has ever seen from roll to roll printing,” they enthuse.
The swissQprint Karibu complements the existing machinery at Stiefel Digitalprint and handles various kinds of roll to roll orders. "As expected, Karibu delivers impeccable quality and is a reliable all-rounder,” says Bernhard Stiefel. Although the new roll to roll printer currently spends much of its time producing various PVC tarpaulins, it also gets to process wallpapers, a broad swathe of different textiles, and backlit media. "The day-and-night applications are fantastic," enthuses Stiefel.
Karibu operator Dennis Weinrich points out additional productivity features that he likes, in particular the cassette system and material handling: “Working with Karibu is a real pleasure, it’s such a user-friendly printer, and roll changes are fast and easy,” he says. He also appreciates the edge hold-down devices, which ensure trouble-free processing of thin textiles and widths of wallpaper.
Karibu was first showcased in May at Fespa 2019, with deliveries starting in September.
UK PSPs can now contact swissQprint direct for enquiries:
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Contact Mr Erskine Stewart
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