Digital Information showcased the new DJet at China Print 2013. The press can print up to 40 double-sided sheets of 70 x 100 cm (8-up) per hour. The innovative double-sided printing system for the economical production of short runs featuring Epson quality, as well as an ultra-fast inkjet print solution for the output of imposition proofs.
The DJet system is based on Epson’s new, high-performance, Energy Star rated, SureColor SC-T series printers and can cover both four-up and eight-up formats with paper widths of 580 mm (23”), 890 mm (35”), and 1090 mm (43”), as well as all offset formats up to class six (100 x 140 cm). With five cartridge chambers to facilitate a fast and automatic change between Photo Black and Matte Black, the DJet with SureColor SC-T series printers is efficient and environmentally friendly.
Profitable Production System
Compared to its predecessors, the DJet takes double-sided proofing and digital print solutions to a whole new level with considerably accelerated print performance. Depending on the preselected resolution, printing speeds can be as much as three times faster than earlier iterations for jobs up to 40 sheets of 70 x 100 cm (8up) per hour printed on both sides. In addition to producing imposition proofs, the DJet also serves as an efficient production system for short runs, suitable for the output of a wide variety of products including brochures, leaflets, books, menus, point of sale papers, etc. The DJet works with the four CMYK process colors and easily meets all targets defined by common print standards.
With minimal mechanical parts, the DJet concept provides maximum production safety and operational simplicity. The two printers, which are engineered in sequence and offset by 180°, allow for the direct output of double-sided print jobs in just a single pass through the system. The need for operator intervention to feed sheets or turn the media over has been eliminated.
Off-the-shelf video cameras are used to monitor production progress usingg a code printed alongside the sheets. Throughout the print run, the system registers the current position of the printed paper. This enables high-precision, front-to-back registration on the uncut paper roll. With the DJet, status messages regarding printer readiness, filling level of the ink cartridges, production progress, end of paper roll, etc. are reported in real-time.
Important functions for controlling the system have been integrated directly by Epson into the firmware of the SureColor printers used with the DJet solution. Mechanical and electronic modifications and adaptations by Digital Information are no longer necessary.