Epson debut for DJet imposed print system at drupa
Integrates two new Epson aqueous printers for high-quality, double-sided B1 proofing, display graphics and brochures
6 June 2016 - Epson demonstrates the 44-inch wide DJet double-sided printing system incorporating two Epson SureColor SC-T7200 printers for the first time at drupa (31st May-10th June 2016 in Hall 5/Stand A01). The DJet system has been developed by Swiss firm Digital Information and can also be configured with the new 10-colour SureColor SC-P10000 printers - depending on users’ needs. The system has been designed for the ultra-fast production of double-sided imposition proofs - in 4-up (B2) and 8-up (B1) formats - and the economical production of short-run items such as display graphics, leaflets and brochures.
The DJet links pairs of Epson SC-T printers in sequence but offset by 180° so that each prints one side of the uncut roll. Designed with minimum mechanical parts for greatest reliability and ease of operation, the DJet system includes a paper buffer loop between the two printers. Custom-developed control software adds identification and positioning codes to each job. These are read by video cameras and processed by the control software to confirm the alignment for the ‘back’ side of the printed roll. The system continuously registers the position of the printed paper, ensuring high precision front-to-back registration. Printed jobs can then be cut and folded as required to present a virtually finished book or brochure with correct pagination, or used as finished print for double-sided display material and similar applications. The DJet control software also supports common and proprietary bitmap as well as Epson file formats from a variety of leading prepress workflows and rips. Both imposed page proofs and brochure production will be demonstrated at drupa.
“The DJet is a smart and versatile system which unites Epson print quality and performance with Digital Information’s engineering and imposition control,” says Marc Boehmer, Epson Europe. “It gives users the flexibility to produce accurately imposed, double-sided, multi-page proofs as well as the ability to produce a range of quality printed products with low overall cost of ownership and fast return on investment.”
Notes to Editor
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. Epson’s lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on efficient, compact and precision technologies.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 70,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental burdens.
About Digital Information
Founded in 1990, Zurich-based Digital Information develops and supports software and hardware-based solutions for the graphics industry, including the DI-Plot software, InkZone press networking line and DJet double-sided proofing systems.
About Epson Europe
Epson Europe B.V., based in Amsterdam, is the Group’s regional headquarters for Europe, Middle-East, Russia, and Africa. With a workforce of 1,700 employees, Epson Europe’s sales for fiscal year 2014 were 1,551 million Euros. http://www.epson.eu
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