Tali Digital has installed the first Screen Truepress Jet W3200UV HS wide format printer in South Africa.
Supplied by Ipex Machinery, Orlando de Abreu, Owner, Tali Digital, decided to invest in the machine after being impressed by its speed and versatility. ‘The speed is amazing, it prints at 150sqm at sellable speed, which is a major benefit. It’s versatile because we can switch from roll-to-roll to flatbed printing. This machine has replaced two other machines, so it’s two super functional machines in one.’
Other features that appealed to the company is the construction of the machine. ‘It’s well built. A lot of thought went into the engineering of the machine, and there’s a high level of precision.’
De Abreu was also impressed with the service offered by local reseller Ipex Machinery. ‘The in-depth training we’ve received on the machine, and the whole installation process, is something else. The printer had to go through a number of checks before it was signed off.’
The printer’s unique eight-layer printing feature was also another selling point, as were the high amount of safety features and the automatic cleaning station. ‘With UV you have to keep the printheads clean if you want the printer to perform at its best, so the cleaning station is a very useful feature.‘ says de Abreu.
The printer allows Tali Digital to expand into new market applications. ‘Because of the larger table size, we can now print on oversized perspex sheets, FSU’s and corrugated board, which we couldn’t do before. We’re very excited about the possibilities it opens for our business.’
‘Ipex machinery sees wide format digital printing as a growth area of the printing market in South Africa, and we believe that the Screen Truepress W3200UV is the ideal solution for all digital wide format printers in the country,’ said Lance Green, Product Manager at Ipex Machinery.
Ipex representatives met de Abreu at FESPA Cologne in May 2015, where he expressed his need for a wide format and roll to roll printer with the ability to deliver the highest possible print quality at the highest possible speed. ‘The W3200HS can print at a production speed of 150sqm per hour, producing high
quality saleable prints in either flatbed or roll to roll format. These two features, together with the automatic cleaning of print heads, nozzle mapping function, the stability of the linear drive of the print head and the standard colour configuration of CMYKLcLm and two Whites, intrigued and excited Orlando and so began the relationship with Tali Digital and Ipex,’ added Green.
Ipex believes that this is the first of many installations in South Africa. With the Truepress Jet W3200UV flatbed and roll to roll printer, Ipex has a product to offer the market that can print on any substrate, using durable and vibrant inks, to produce high value products. It can be installed as a standard 85sqm per hour flat-bed printer and upgraded on-site to a 150sqm per hour machine or fitted with the industrialroll system.