Sawgrass Launches Virtuoso HD Product Decorating System


Sawgrass officially launched the Virtuoso 63.5cm (25-inch) HD Product Decorating System, which features the Sawgrass VJ 628. It is the only fully integrated sublimation system of its size and has been created specifically for larger format and high-volume production.

Sawgrass President Darcy Mauro said, ‘Sawgrass developed the Virtuoso 63.5cm (25-inch) HD Product Decorating System in direct response to dealer and end-user requests for an alternative to the current 61cm (24-inch) aftermarket solutions. We worked with Mutoh to develop this all-new system, which offers a wider print area and brings the power of our desktop Virtuoso HD Product Decorating Systems to its next evolution.’

The Virtuoso 63.5cm (25-inch) HD Product Decorating System is the first new addition to Virtuoso line, enabling the company to offer a larger format sublimation solution for additional markets. Featuring Virtuoso’s full suite of included products, this system is ideal for interior signage, fine art and photographic reproduction or high volume production of personalised gifts and promotional products.

The Sawgrass VJ 628 63.5cm (25-inch) printer delivers prints up to 1440 x 1440 dpi, the highest resolution possible, and features Mutoh’s patent-pending i2 Intelligent Interweaving printing technology, which virtually eliminates horizontal and vertical banding. With a maximum print area of 61.97cm (24.4 inches) on 63cm (24.8-inch) media, the VJ 628 is the only printer of its size that enables a full-bleed print on 6.96cm (24-inch) products. This, combined with an industrial-grade printhead built to last even in the most-demanding production environments, makes the VJ 628 a unique combination of extreme versatility and value.

Sawgrass’ SubliJet-HD high-yield gel formula inks come in convenient, reliable single-use closed cartridges for the VJ 628’s eight-colour and dual CMYK capabilities. These high-density inks have been designed to work specifically with the VJ 628 to achieve resolution up to 1440 dpi and an expanded gamut up to 548000 colours. Count on SubliJet-HD for rich blacks, neutral greys and dazzling, photo-quality reproduction at the lowest cost.

Available exclusively with Virtuoso HD Product Decorating Systems, CreativeStudio is Sawgrass’ innovative online design software and stock design library, developed to help creative entrepreneurs quickly and easily produce transferable images that keep customers coming back for more.

The Virtuoso 63.5cm (25-inch) HD Product Decorating System offers several advanced print and colour management options to ensure optimal performance and colour, including:
• PowerDriver v4 for Windows OS: works with desktop graphic design programmes, such as Adobe products and CorelDRAW, applying colour and print management for optimised printing with VJ 628 printers, SubliJet-HD inks and sublimation substrates.
• WinProfile for Ergosoft and Wasatch RIPs for Windows OS, delivers rich, vibrant colour across a wide variety of image types through printers.
• CS Print and Colour Manager for Windows: designed specifically to enable the VJ 628 to print graphics created in CreativeStudio Online Designer.

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