AWT Sells First SwissQprint Nyala 2 Worldwide To Durban Company

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Adrian Wolman Trading (AWT) has sold the swissQprint Nyala 2 to a company in Durban. This was the first sale of the machine worldwide. The Nyala 2 stands at the nexus of printing quality and productivity: with a top speed of 206sqm/h, a print image goes onto the substrate in just a fraction of the time taken by other printers.

The 3,2m x 2m printer fits perfectly with high-volume, high-end environments in both advertising signage and industrial applications. Nyala 2 upsets a printing rule of thumb, which says that higher speed means lower quality. It achieves this because, although the UV system performs at up to 206sqm/h, it has no such thing as a draft mode. The secret lies in the latest technology used by the print heads. Moreover, a large printing area does not necessarily mean a large machine: Nyala 2 has practically the same dimensions as its Nyala sibling, yet the printing table has increased in size by 25%, thanks to clever Swiss engineering in the background.

Printers using the Nyala 2 have great success with acrylic sheet applications and lightweight board POS items, along with items used for building exhibition stands. Also on the job list are book spines, personalised annual reports, high-grade printing on handmade paper, even printing onto carbon substrates. Other applications include: packaging, signage, interior decoration and photography.

Depending on requirements, there are various add-on extensions available:

Tandem Printing Feature

The Tandem function keeps the machine running non-stop and makes waiting times a thing of the past. It is of interest to anyone wanting to achieve the greatest possible output for serial production in digital printing. The principle is straightforward: the print table is loaded as usual from the front and the print job is started. While the machine processes the first job, the operator starts to load the rear half of the table. The printing beam moves to the rear and continues the printing process as soon as the front job is finished and the operator confirms that the rear job is ready to start. The operator meanwhile removes the finished prints from the front area and prepares the next substrates for printing, so production continues until the series is finished. The machine works non-stop without interruption.

Roll To Roll Upgrade

The roll to roll option converts the Nyala 2 into a roll printer. It reliably unwinds and winds up rolls with up to 180kg in weight and 360mm in diameter. An integrated controller monitors and regulates the traction force for a flawless print image. A well-designed, stable roller system conveys the material across the printing table and winds it up cleanly on the other side. An integrated control system regulates the tension and guarantees a perfect print image every time. It is possible to apply multiple colour layers in one pass and hence all layers are absolutely register-true as a result.

Nine Picolitre Droplet

This new feature gives users an additional production mode for ultra-exacting photo print work with fine colour gradations, ideal for subjects that require uniform expanses of colour without screening artefacts, and reproduction of fine detail. It fulfills the needs of pin-sharp typography with bravura, too, and all of this with no appreciable reduction in speed. The output software automatically selects the 9 picolitre droplet size when RIPing print files for fine art applications. With light shades in use, the maximum visual resolution on the substrate reaches 2160 dpi. Small print runs and prototypes may be displayed confidently alongside offset reproductions.

3D Moiré Effect

3D moiré effects are achieved by combining a printed image on the rear surface of a clear sheet, and printed microscopic droplets of varnish on the front surface. Each microscopic droplet of varnish acts as a tiny lens that magnifies the microscopic printed pattern on the rear surface of the clear material. Take a sheet of standard transparent material, RIP the prepared file and choose the lenticular print mode in the user interface of the swissQprint printer to achieve the effect. You will require: pattern generator software; graphics editing software such as Adobe Photoshop and any swissQprint inkjet printer with the ability to jet in high resolution and highest accuracy, and equipped with a white channel and a varnish channel. This special feature appeals to ambitious, highly creative customers searching for unusual ideas.

Board option

In flatbed mode, the board option allows printing of 3.2 x 4m media with no need for a conveyor belt. When the printing beam reaches the end of the table, a sophisticated feed system takes over and advances the substrate automatically. Printing continues seamlessly as soon as the substrate is positioned exactly at the new origin.

Nine colour channels

The system’s CMYK standard is expandable to nine colours, they include light colours for reproducing natural skin tones and fine shading, as well as white, special effects varnish and even primer for printing on glass, anodised aluminium and stainless steel. Special colours such as orange, violet and green expand the colour space further still for even more Pantone colour tones.

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