The 3600 Series AP solutions offer longer printhead life, print quality and enhanced durability with pigment ink. Colordyne pigment solutions use the latest aqueous printhead technology that lasts 10 times longer than other water-based inkjet printheads. Both solutions can print CMYK plus spot colour at resolutions up to 1600 by 1585 dpi and speeds up to 204 metres per minute (668 feet per minute). The pigment ink set also provides greater durability, including water fastness, light fastness and rub resistance.
The 3600 Series AP – Retrofit is designed to enhance label converters’ and print providers’ existing flexo presses or web handling systems with digital print capabilities. Setup times and expenses are reduced by printing short run and high-mix, low-volume jobs digitally, while continuing to use all existing tooling and finishing equipment that has already been invested in. Label converters and print providers can quickly and affordably integrate the 3600 Series AP – Retrofit to build or expand their digital business.
The 3600 Series AP – Engine Kit is modular and scalable to meet integration partners’ unique press specifications and market needs. A single printhead, using Memjet’s DuraLink technology, can print up to 215.9 millimetres (8.5 inches) wide. The 3600 Series AP – Engine Kit can be customised to meet wider print widths by stitching multiple printheads together for each colour channel.
‘One of the biggest benefits for label converters and print providers is that the aqueous pigment inkjet works on a greater number of substrates than other water-based inkjet technologies,’ said Taylor Buckthorpe, director of sales at Colordyne Technologies. ‘The 3600 Series AP solutions can print high-quality images on coated and uncoated substrates, as well as prime substrates in-line. This versatility makes the pigment technology cost-effective and expands the applications and markets it can be used in.’
‘In addition to offering a retrofit solution, Colordyne also offers the 3600 Series AP – Engine Kit for customers looking to integrate an aqueous pigment print engine into their solutions,’ said John Urban, product manager – production class at Colordyne Technologies. ‘Colordyne offers our integration partners quicker and lower cost engine development to get their solutions to market faster. Adopting digital technology in label, commercial, corrugated and industrial markets, among others, has never been easier than with a Colordyne print engine.’