CSL Digital has announced the availability of the DURAUV 1600 – a new UV LED inkjet printer based on the popular Roland VersaART RF-640 platform.
According to CSL, its launch of the DURAUV 1600 printer is the culmination of almost two years of research, development and field trials with ‘beta site’ customers.
Technical director Justin Atkinson explained: “The main advantages of UV inks are well documented. UV ink technology offers instant curing and good durability whereas other ink formulations can require additional time for drying and/or outgassing. As no heat is involved in the UV curing process, the integrity of the roll media remains unaffected. This means that the DURAUV 1600 will offer owners the potential to print on a much wider range of materials including the many specialist films and display fabrics unsuited to the high heat drying systems associated with latex and solvent inkjet printers.”
Initially, the DURAUV 1600 will be available in the standard 2 x 4 colour CMYK configuration with mirrored print heads (CMYKKYMC) that make this printer a formidable production workhorse for any sign and print business. It will ship with the easy to use Roland VersaWorks Dual RIP included in the package.
Managing director Nick Wintle commented: “The DURAUV 1600 delivers dry and durable print that’s ready to ship, apply or laminate the second it leaves the printer with immediate cost savings. DURAUV inks deliver more metres per litre than solvent or latex ink technologies and using low energy UV light not power hungry heaters to cure the inks means that day to day running costs are much lower than other printers in the same class.”
The DURAUV 1600 printer is available now and can be purchased with a dedicated contour cutter if required.