A new generation of high-performance large format UV printer delivering exceptional productivity and print quality, has been developed to deliver outstanding print quality when printing on irregular material, such as wood, shaped plastic, stone, ceramic tiles and other surfaces including conventional graphic substrates. Featuring 4 rows of print heads and up to 8 color channels, the Q160 printers offer the best performance and cost in the industry.
The Q160 printer is fitted with the latest generation of inkjet print heads, delivering higher productivity due to its high firing performance. Unparalleled sharpness and print fidelity is achieved using a unique wave form. Fully addressable print resolutions up to 720 dpi with multiple drop algorithms producing effective resolutions up to 2880 dpi for photographic quality print. The standard CMYK color system is expandable up to 8 color channels including white, varnish, spot colors or light colors. The Q160 printers may be equipped with up to 32 print heads, 4 print heads per color channel.
The size of Q160 flatbed table is 2,05m x 3,25m. The solid flatbed construction allows you to print on any flexible or rigid substrate up to a maximum thickness of 100 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 ease operation, together with an intuitive control system are the main benefits of the Qpro2 print software. The Qpro2 print software displays the basic system data including production status of the print job, the print head temperature, UV lamp status, ink levels or statistical data about ink consumption. The Q160 printer works with industry leading RIP software from Caldera GrandRIP+ software, ColorGATE Productionserver and ErgoSoft RIP software.
The technology of crash sensors is aimed to detect obstacles and immediately brake the print carriage motion to prevent the damage of print heads, UV lamps, other components of the print carriage and valuable printing substrates as well.
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.
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 Q200 printers are engineered with 4 or 8 independent vacuum zones. You can adjust the vacuum to the size and type of the substrate by using multiple zones. The concept of external vacuum connection offers the possibility to choose a high or medium power vacuum turbine, which can be located inside or outside the print room.
The UV curing lamp power can be continuously adjusted from 30 – 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.
With a built-in anti-static bar the Q200 printer are equipped to eliminate static built up on some types of material which can disturb the ink drops and degrade print sharpness. The anti-static control function is standard and makes static free production possible.
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 Q200 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 32 print heads|
|Drop volume||9 – 14 pL adjustable|
|Standard configuration||4x CMYK print heads|
|Optional ink channels||Up to 4 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||720x720 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||2,05 m x 3,25 m (80,7 in x 128 in)|
|Media types||Any flexible or rigid material including paper, vinyl, plastic, glass, wood, metal, stone, laminate, ceramics, rubber etc.|
|Maximum media thickness||80mm (3,15in)|
|Maximum media weight||200 kg (440 lb)|
| Special Features
|Adjustable curing||Lamp power continuously adjustable (30% - 100%)|
|Lamp-shutters||Dynamic operation during printing|
|Vacuum system||4 or 8 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
|Crash sensor||Preventing the carriage from collisions|
|Additional channels||White, Varnish, Spot Colours, Printable Primer|
|Tandem vacuum table||Independent loading from front and back sides|
|High power vacuum turbine||3 and 4,4 kW version available|
|Software||Caldera GrandRIP+ or ColorGATE Productionserver or ErgoSoft RIP|
| User Interface
|Operating system||Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10, Linux|
|Operator Control||Qpro2 with on-the-fly selectable print modes|
|Optional 3rd party RIP software||Caldera GrandRIP+ or ColorGATE Productionserver or
| Physical Specifications
|External dimensions||4450 mm x 5500 mm x 1600 mm
(152 in x 177 in x 51 in)
|Weight||1950 kg (4300 lb)|
|Table height||95 cm (31 in)|
|Electrical requirements||400 V, 50 Hz, 2 x 32 Amps, max 25 kW|
|Environmental specifications||Temperature 18 - 26˚C, relative humidity 30 - 70%,
dust free area
Printing speed in m²/h
High definition mode