UV flatbed printer of unique design and high productivity

Based on impressive versatility and configurability of the F160L model, Qres Technologies presents the F160L HS, a high performance large format UV flatbed printer. In addition to unique design, wide range of options and special features, the F160L HS delivers superior print quality and productivity due to the latest generation of high quality print heads. Find the ideal solution developed to match your needs.

PRINT HEADS

The F160L HS is fitted with the latest generation of drop-on-demand inkjet print heads delivering higher productivity due to its high speed performance. Unparalleled sharpness and print fidelity is achieved using a unique wave form. Print resolutions up to 2880 dpi eliminate inkjet grain, producing smooth quartertones and photographic quality. The performance of the standard printer with a single row of CMYK can be effectively doubled by additional print head row. This configuration may be boosted by 4 more print heads for white, varnish or spot colors.

PRINT TABLE

Due to the size of the print table of 1,65m x 3,25m you can use a wide range of formats of printing substrates. The maximum print height of 50mm may be enhanced by the Bridge Lift option. So you can get the total print height of 300mm allowing impressive variety of industrial printing applications.

INK

Qres Ink KM Premium is specially formulated for usage with Qres printers. This high quality inks is characterized by intensive colors, superior adhesion to wide variety of applications, such as flexible, semi-flexible, rigid and uneven media, together with long term exterior and interior performance.

SOFTWARE

Versatility and easy operation, together with an intuitive control system are the main benefits of the Qpro2 print software. In addition to displaying the basic system data including the print heads temperatures, UV lamps status, ink levels, you can track the status of the print job including number of printed copies or statistical data about ink consumption. Print job settings can be easily found in the print job database. Besides the Qpro2 print software, Caldera GrandRIP+ software, Colorgate Productionserver and ErgoSoft RIP software is available as optional.

BRIDGE LIFT OPTION

The outstanding feature of the F160L HS is the Bridge Lift option that allows an expanded variety of material and objects to be printed. The scan bridge is equipped with a lifting motorized mechanism that can raise the print carriage up to 250 mm of additional clearance. You gain a total print height of up to 300 mm. Imagine printing on boxes, furniture, product packaging, cookware, and many other industrial printing applications.

DOUBLE PRINT HEAD ROW

To double the production speed, the F160L HS may be equipped with additional extra row of print heads. It can be factory ordered or added as a field upgradable at any time to allow users to get started with a more economical model.

CRASH SENSORS

The crash sensors immediately stop the movement of the print carriage in the event that they come into contact with an obstacle. This will protect the print heads and UV lamps and other components in the print carriage from expensive damage, as well as preventing the carriage from plowing into the substrate material. The specially designed sensor mechanism will detect obstacles from side impact (i.e. items left on print table) or from bottom contact (i.e. substrate material which lifts up from the print table).

TANDEM OPTION

The Tandem option allows the operator to print a job on one half of the vacuum table while loading the substrate for the next job on the other half. The dual vacuum option includes two independently controlled vacuum pumps and two sets of vacuum manifold controls to maximize printing productivity.

EXTRA COLORS
WHITE INK

White is required for printing with transparent media or as a base coat for coloured substrates. However, the heavy Titanium Dioxide pigments used will settle and separate from the fluid, so they most be constantly agitated to maintain a proper mixture. The white ink option includes special circulation features to prevent the ink from settling, including a magnetic stirrer in the main tank, and a pumping system which continuously circulates the ink through the system.

VARNISH AND OTHER SPOT COLORS

Varnish is used to add a glossy or protective top coat to prints. The varnish option includes a magnetic stirrer in the main tank to maintain proper mixture. Custom spot colours may also be ordered according to specific customer needs.

MULTI-ZONE VACUUM TABLE WITH EXTERNAL VACUUM PUMP

The vacuum system is divided into 8 separate vacuum zones that can be independently controlled and allow to adjust the vacuum according to the type or size of the print substrate. The F160L HS is equipped with an external vacuum connection. You can choose high or medium power vacuum turbine, or the configuration without the pump, and locate it inside or outside the print room.

ADJUSTABLE CURING

The UV curing lamp power can be continuously adjusted from 40 – 100%. The optimum setting depends on the ink type, print mode, and substrate material. Low power settings are recommended for heat sensitive media such as light density plastics or for pin curing inks.  High power settings are needed for white ink and high speed print modes. Adjusting the power is instantaneous using simple intuitive software controls in the Qpro operating software.

 

LAMP SHUTTERS

Each lamp assembly is equipped with an automatic electro-mechanical shutter mechanism to quickly open and close the UV radiation. This allows the curing to be controlled for each pass of the carriage. Normally, the shutter remains open all the time, and the trailing lamp cures the ink almost instantly after the ink has been jetted. However, the shutter for the trailing lamp can remain closed, and only opened during the return pass, to introduce a delay in the curing which allows the ink to spread and flow over the surface to produce a glossier finish. The leading lamp may also be closed on each pass to reduce the heat load on the substrate.

ANTI-STATIC CONTROL

The carriage includes an anti-static bar which neutralizes the build up of static on the printing substrate as it scans back and forth. Static electricity can repel the ink drops and degrade the print sharpness and integrity.

OPEN CLEANING STATION AND AUTOMATIC PURGING

The print head cleaning station is designed with a purge tray which pushes forward to allow unobstructed access to the print heads for cleaning. An inspection light is activated when the tray is opened to illuminate the print head nozzles. When the tray is closed, the automatic purging system takes over and periodically jets a small burst of ink from the print heads to keep them operating at peak performance. The ink mist from the automatic purging is extracted with a ventilation fan through a filter which can be easily changed.

VERTICAL TIP TRANSPORT

The F160L HS has been designed with a special transport carrier that allows the machine base to be tipped on its side so that it can pass through a normal door opening during installation. Once the transport dollies are secured, and the printer is lifted up and tipped on its side, the printer can be easily rolled through doorways and corridors to reach its final destination.

 

| Technology

Print technologyPiezo drop-on-demand ink-jet system
Print headsMaximum 12 print heads
Drop volume9 pL
Standard configurationSingle row CMYK print heads
Optional ink channelsUp to 2 additional ink channels
(White, Varnish, spot colours)
Optional 2nd print head rowEach ink channel can be extended
(CMYK, White, Varnish, spot colours)
Addressable resolution1440x720 dpi
Print resolutionUp to 2880 dpi (typically 1440 dpi)

| Ink

Ink curing systemAir cooled UV lamps
InkQres Technologies high adhesion and low odor UV curable inks
Ink reservoir3 liter bulk ink tank with easy access for refill

| Media

Print area1,65 m x 3,25 m (65 in x 128 in)
Media typesAny flexible or rigid material including paper, vinyl, plastic, glass, wood, metal, stone, laminate, ceramics, rubber etc.
Maximum media thickness 50mm (2in) + optional 250 mm (9.8 in) with the Bridge Lift
Maximum media weight200 kg (440 lb)

| Special Features

Adjustable curingLamp power continuously adjustable (50% - 100%)
Lamp-shuttersDynamic operation during printing
Vacuum system4 or 8 independently controlled vacuum zones
External vacuum connectionAllowing to locate vacuum turbine externally or inside the printer
Anti-static controlAnti-static bar eliminates static build up on media
Cleaning stationFull access cleaning of print heads under bright
illumination

| Options

Double head configurationDouble CMYK heads, White, Varnish, spot colors
Bridge LiftIncreasing media thickness up to 300 mm
Tandem vacuum tableIndependent loading from front and back sides
High power vacuum turbine3 and 4,4 kW version available
Ink reservoir3 liter bulk ink container
SoftwareCaldera GrandRIP+ or
ColorGATE Productionserver or ErgoSoft RIP
Crash sensorPreventing the carriage from coalitions

| User Interface

Operating systemWindows 7, 8 or Windows 10
Qpro2 print softwareOperator software (Included with the printer)
Optional 3rd party RIP softwareCaldera GrandRIP+ or
ColorGATE Productionserver or ErgoSoft RIP
Image formatsPDF, TIFF, JPEG, EPS

| Physical Specifications

External dimensions3450 mm x 4500 mm x 1300 mm
(136 in x 177 in x 51 in)
Weight1100 kg (2500 lb)
Table height95 cm (31 in)
Electrical requirements400 V, 50 Hz, 19 Amps, max 7.6 kW
Environmental specificationsTemperature 18 - 26˚C, relative humidity 30 - 70%,
dust free area

Printing speed in m²/h

2xCMYK

1xCMYK

High definition mode

32

17

Quality mode

48

28

Production mode

65

37

Express mode

96

56

Draft mode

202

112