ColorSpan Announces Grand Format Solvent Inkjet Printer
MacDermid ColorSpan, Inc., an innovator and leader in the wide-format color inkjet printer market, introduces a grand-format piezo-electric solvent ink printer, the DisplayMaker 110s. Designed around seventy-two (72) high frequency printheads delivering print speeds up to 1000 sq. ft. / hr. The DisplayMaker 110s offers an unprecedented speed to price ratio when compared to other wide- and grand-format printers. The DisplayMaker 110s will be shown for the first time at ISA show in Las Vegas, NV, April 3-5, 2003, with shipments to customers commencing in the April quarter.
Mike Rose, vice president of sales and marketing, stated, “The DisplayMaker 110s offers a price-to-performance ratio that is unparalleled by other competitive products. This printer has been tested for nearly 2 years in live production environments and is backed by our reputation for quality output and superior technology.” Mike Rose went on to say, “We have partnered with American Express Business Finance to deliver a total cost of ownership program called TOPPS. Simply put; the TOPPS program is a flexible, all-inclusive lease program that supplies the printer, installation, service and inks for as low as $0.15 cents a square foot. And best of all, the customer can estimate their production volumes to get the maximum discount, then they can increase or decrease their monthly payments to adjust for seasonal or cyclical business trends. With the TOPPS program, you‘ll always know what your true production cost is. Who else in the large format printing industry offers this level of financial flexibility?”
Grand Format Size — While priced in the range of other wide-format solvent printers, the DisplayMaker is a grand-format printer capable of printing up to 110-inches across a maximum media width of 113-inches. This extra width accommodates printing the full height of semi trailers for fleet graphics applications without tiling or billboard and large banner applications with minimal tiling.
Production-Oriented Speed — Designed-engineered as a production sign system, the DisplayMaker 110s uses 72 industrial quality piezo-electric printheads with 9,216 total jets. The printer boasts 2-pass print speeds exceeding 1,000 square feet (93 m2) per hour, ideal for high production runs and a viewing distance of 10 or more feet. In 4-pass mode, the printer turns out 700 square feet (65 m2) per hour for even closer viewing. An 8-pass, highest quality mode is also available at 350 square feet (32.5 m2) per hour.
SolaChrome™ inks — Solvent-based, pigmented inks available in cyan, magenta, yellow, and black and are designed for reliable jetting, low maintenance, long head life, low cost of operation and long term outdoor display life – 3 to 5 years depending on application. SolaChrome inks print directly on standard uncoated vinyl and other substrates for durable, outdoor graphic applications.
Ink Delivery System — The SolaChrome inks are held in 3.2-liter reservoirs that can be “topped off” for non-stop production printing. Peristaltic pumps provide continuous circulation and filtration of ink for maximum efficiency.
Built-in RIP — The printer is a complete, network-ready printing solution including an integrated, rack-mounted ColorMark Pro Print Server. The print server comes complete with RIP hardware and PS level 3 software, ColorMark+ color profiling software, Mac and PC printing tools, flat screen display monitor, keyboard and mouse. It supports postscript, PDF, EPS, TIFF, JPEG, GIF file formats and features such as sizing, tiling, and rotation of images.
The high speed, grand-format size, extended outdoor durability, and low cost of operation of the DisplayMaker 110s make it ideal for print-for-pay service providers that produce signs, banners, fleet graphics, floor graphics, billboards and other high volume work.
Pricing and Availability
The DisplayMaker 110s complete with integrated RIP sells for $179,990 and is available for purchase from MacDermid ColorSpan.
TOPPS – Total Cost of Ownership Lease Program
MacDermid ColorSpan and American Express Business Finance have come together to offer the Total Output Program for Production Systems (TOPPS), a total cost of ownership program. TOPPS program brings the total cost of ownership, including equipment lease, full on-site maintenance and ink (excludes media and customer’s overhead) to a price that ranges from $0.14 to $0.39 per square foot.
TOPPS is simple - one monthly payment, one budget line item – that covers the lease payment, maintenance contract and ink for production. At the end of term, the customer can return the unit, buy out the lease, or roll it into a new TOPPS agreement.
About MacDermid ColorSpan, Inc.
MacDermid ColorSpan, the recognized creator of the Big Color® graphics market and designs, manufactures and markets large-format digital color printing systems, supplies, software and services. The Company’s line of wide-format digital color printers includes the fastest, highest-quality printers available on the market today. ColorSpan distinguishes its products through patented Big Ink® Delivery System and ColorMark® 8 and 12 color printer designs, and an Automated Eye for easy setup and unattended printing. ColorSpan products are available through a worldwide network of distributors and value-added resellers.
The telephone numbers for publication are (800) 477-7714 and (952) 944-9330; the fax number is (952) 944-0522. ColorSpan-s web site is www.colorspan.com.
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