Arrow Systems launches ArrowJet Aqua 330R
By PrintAction Staff
By PrintAction Staff
Arrow Systems, a provider of digital printing and finishing equipment, materials and coatings, has launched the ArrowJet Aqua 330R, a new solution for mid- to high-volume label and packaging production. The product is a high-speed, aqueous pigment press that provides enhanced print quality and greater production flexibility.
The ArrowJet Aqua 330R, which features Memjet’s DuraFlex printhead technology, provides the benefits of digital printing, enhanced durability and fast speeds through the use of aqueous pigment inkjet technology. The digital nature provides the flexibility to change designs on the fly, print on demand, implement variable data and make colour alterations without changing inks, plates or tooling. Plus, an aqueous pigment-based inkjet ink provides greater substrate compatibility than older technologies.
“The ArrowJet Aqua 330R is the first U.S.A. manufactured roll-to-roll press with an integrated ChromaPlex LT inkjet print engine from Colordyne,” said Shaan Patel, business development manager of Arrow Systems, Inc. “The impressive speeds and capabilities of the system offer several benefits including improving production efficiency, reducing run costs and providing exceptional resolution. Designed with the end-user in mind, the modularity of the ArrowJet Aqua 330R gives customers the flexibility to tailor the press to their specific market and application needs.”
The product offers up to 1600 x 1600 dpi resolution, and print speeds of up to 150 feet (50 metres) per minute, and can be configured to either work offline or paired with various inline finishing options, including both laser die-cutting and traditional analog finishing. Arrow Systems says of the product, “fast speeds and low ink costs allow this system to provide one of the highest production rates and lowest print costs in digital narrow web label printing”.
The ArrowJet Aqua 330R also features a large unwind and rewind with capacity up to standard 30-inch rolls, an inline edge guide, inline IR curing and an integrated RIP software for precise colour matching and variable data printing. The technology also offers the ability to stitch multiple printheads together for wider print widths. Arrow Systems is currently working on a 17-inch model for the flexible packaging market and will be looking to add other custom widths for customers in various industries.