Matan Digital Printers will launch the Barak 8Q, a super-wide eight-colour Parallel Drop Size UV printer at Drupa 2012. The printer represents a quantum leap in print quality, resulting from the combination of eight-colour printing with Matan’s patent-pending PDS technology.
Maintaining the best production velocity available, of 353sqm/hr (3,800 ft2/hr), the Barak 8Q also includes a package of unique productivity and usability features, such as automatic double-sided printing, an automatic flatbed loader and un-loader, inline finishing and more. These unique additions together, contribute towards the lowest cost of ownership in the market today.
‘Our unique PDS – Parallel Drop Size technology is now brought up to the next level, combined with eight-colour printing. This enables maximum print quality at print speeds that were not available before,’ said Hanan Yosefi, CEO and President of Matan.
Matan’s proprietary PDS technology enables printing of 20pl (pico-liter) and 40pl drops in the same printing pass. 20pl drops enhance print quality of fine details and smooth images while 40pl drops achieve ink coverage and density, all with the high printing velocity that the Barak is renowned for.
Designed for maximum versatility, ink switching between four and eight colour printing modes in the Barak 8Q is exceptionally quick, with minimal ink wastage in the process.
To maximize utilization of machine time and minimize time-consuming manual tasks, Matan has equipped the new 8Q platform with some groundbreaking automation tools, including automatic double-sided printing, an auto media handling system for loading and unloading rigid media, inline finishing and more. These new options allow print shop owners to generate much more from their printer. Additional innovations include a mobile operator’s station and a unique media saving system, significantly contributing to the Barak 8Q’s low cost of ownership.
Also displayed at Matan’s booth is the SprinG3 industrial digital printer, delivering short runs of durable graphics such as labels, decals, membranes, license plates, traffic and other signs.