EFI today unveiled the VUTEk QS220 flatbed printer, which is described as a direct-to-substrate machine with “High-Definition Print” (HDP) capability. The 2-metre wide, UV-based printer uses EFI’s HDP technology to produce a resolution of up to 1,080 dpi.
“The QS220 is an all-in-one printer; it has the speed to print 16 4×8-foot boards per hour as well as the ability to print in high definition,” stated Dick Wissenbach, EFI VUTEk’s Senior VP and GM, in a press release.
The speed of the machine can reach up to 750 square feet (70 square metres) per hour. It can print directly to substrates up to 2-inches thick and 80-inches wide. It is available with a roll-to-roll optional.
The QS220 produces 4- or 6-colour images, and includes a seventh channel for six variations of white ink. EFI claims this is a unique configuration, capable of printing colour and white in three independent layers.
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