Hundreds of 2017 SGIA Expo attendees’ appetites for an affordable, high quality multi-substrate print solution were pleasantly satisfied by the introduction of Xante’s new UV4000 UV LED printer last week. “SGIA is such an important event for commercial operations that we felt it was perfect for the UV4000,”said Robert Ross, Xante President and CEO. “They definitely weren’t disappointed and we couldn’t have been more pleased. At a very affordable $50,000 (USD), the UV4000 destroys a significant barrier to profitability for our customers. This is a very sweet spot for shops which have been waiting for a UV flatbed,” Ross added. Attendees were amazed at the range of substrates accepted by the UV4000. Whether the media is coroplast, acrylic, metal, or glass, the UV4000 proved it was the solution that any sign shop or in-plant could easily find useful.
The printer features a 36″x24″ vacuum bed and accommodates media up to 11.02″ deep. With a small footprint of just 26 square feet, the UV4000 doesn’t encroach on other equipment on the production floor. A combination of 720×1200 dpi resolution and up to 119 square feet per hour print speed opens the door for many shops to tap into money-making markets such as specialties, custom signage, backlit signage, custom interior decorating products, and many more. The six Ricoh print heads enable full color printing along with white or varnish. White can be used as either “print first” or “print last” for reverse side printing of translucent substrates.
Powered by Xante’s acclaimed iQueue digital front end software, the UV4000 can quickly turn out high quality personalized items that generate the best margins for commercial print operations. The software also provides for using white as a spot color or as a substitution for any spot color.
The UV4000 flatbed printer will be available through Xante and its network of authorized independent dealers in the US beginning January 2, 2018.