The Impala shifts up a gear
Impala, the mid-sized model in the SwissQprint range, is now even more productive thanks to the introduction of the latest generation of printheads.
Whereas previously, the Impala produced acceptable print quality at speeds of up to 130 m2/hr in draft mode, when used in conjunction with the new printheads it can deliver a finer resolution direct to substrate, at speeds up to180 m2/hr.
This new printhead technology was first introduced earlier this year with the launch of the Nyala 2 model, a 3.2 x 2m UV large format printer that is rapidly becoming the most popular machine in the SwissQprint portfolio, with 50 units already sold to date. As of now, Impala systems can also be ordered complete with the latest printheads, an appealing option for purchasers with heavy production needs, but limited space and budget.
Despite its modest dimensions, the Impala can print formats up to 2.5 x 4m in flatbed mode and, in common with all other SwissQprint models, can also be supplied with a roll-to-roll option, which can be set to deliver reliable and consistent overnight print production without the need for any operator intervention.
The Impala features nine freely configurable colour channels, comprising CMYK, plus white, with a choice of extra colours, such as orange, green and violet for improved colour gamut, light cyan and magenta for subtle shading, plus primer or varnish effects. The standard inks can be successfully used on both traditional signmaking substrates, as well as less conventional materials.
SwissQprint machines are available through selected distributors worldwide, which can also provide local service arrangements