The printer that grows at the same pace as your business
Our innovative development approach has resulted in an exceptional UV printer with an impressive range of options. Due to the unique design of F160, its configuration can be changed and upgraded to match the current needs of your business. All offered options can be factory ordered or added any time later. The F160 is the best choice for those who are looking for a high quality entry level printer, as well as for experienced professionals in the printing industry who need a printer tailored exactly to their needs. Therefore it is easy for us to find the perfect solution for everyone.
Equipped with high quality print heads, the F160 achieves excellent print quality and sharpness. The print resolution up to 2880 dpi brings photographic quality to your prints, eliminating inkjet grain and producing smooth quarter tones. In case double speed is needed, the standard CMYK configuration of 4 print heads is expandable to 8 print heads (2 x CMYK). This configuration may be further enhanced by adding 4 more print heads for white, varnish or spot colors.
The solid construction of the flatbed printer with a table size of 1,65 m x 2,55 m and maximum print height of up to 50 mm enables you to print on a wide range of rigid and flexible materials. The Bridge Lift option brings the extension of print height up to 300 mm.
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.
Versatility and easy operation, together with an intuitive control system are the main benefits of the Qpro 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. The basic Qpro print software is complemented by Qrip software. Caldera GrandRIP+ software, Colorgate Productionserver 9 and ErgoSoft RIP software is offered as optional for F160.
BRIDGE LIFT OPTION
The outstanding feature of the F160 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 F160 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.
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).
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 4 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 F160 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.
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.
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.
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 F160 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.
|Print technology||Piezo drop-on-demand ink-jet system
|Print heads||Maximum 12 print heads|
|Drop volume||9 pL|
|Standard configuration||Single row CMYK print heads|
|Optional ink channels||Up to 2 additional ink channels
(White, Varnish, spot colours)
|Optional 2nd print head row||Each ink channel can be extended
(CMYK, White, Varnish, spot colours)
|Addressable resolution||360 dpi|
|Print resolution||Up to 2880 dpi (typically 1440 dpi)|
|Ink curing system||Air cooled UV lamps|
|Ink||Qres Technologies high adhesion and low odor UV curable inks|
|Ink reservoir||3 liter bulk ink tank with easy access for refill|
|Print area||1,65m x 2,55 m (65 in x 100,4 in)|
|Media types||Any 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 weight||200 kg (440 lb)|
| Special Features
|Adjustable curing||Lamp power continuously adjustable (50% - 100%)|
|Lamp-shutters||Dynamic operation during printing|
|Vacuum system||4 independently controlled vacuum zones|
|External vacuum connection||Allowing to locate vacuum turbine externally or inside the printer|
|Anti-static control||Anti-static bar eliminates static build up on media|
|Cleaning station||Full access cleaning of print heads under bright
|Double head configuration||Double CMYK heads, White, Varnish, spot colors|
|Bridge Lift||Increasing media thickness up to 300 mm|
|High power vacuum turbine||3 and 4,4 kW version available|
|Ink reservoir||3 liter bulk ink container|
|Software||Caldera GrandRIP+ or
ColorGATE Productionserver or ErgoSoft RIP
|Crash sensor||Preventing the carriage from coalitions|
| User Interface
|Operating system||Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10|
|Qpro print software||Operator software (Included with the printer)|
|Qrip software||Basic RIP software (Included with the printer)|
|Optional 3rd party RIP software||Caldera GrandRIP+ or
ColorGATE Productionserver or ErgoSoft RIP
|Image formats||PDF, TIFF, JPEG, EPS|
| Physical Specifications
|External dimensions||3450 mm x 3800 mm x 1300 mm
(136 in x 150 in x 51 in)
|Weight||1000 kg (2205 lb)|
|Table height||95 cm (31 in)|
|Electrical requirements||400 V, 50 Hz, 19 Amps, max 7.6 kW|
|Environmental specifications||Temperature 18 - 26˚C, relative humidity 30 - 70%,
dust free area
Printing speed in m²/h
High definition mode