Seiko Instruments U.S.A., Inc. announces an addition to its ColorPainter product portfolio, the ColorPainter H3-104s. The new ColorPainter H3-104s offers 104-inch wide-format printing in eight colors, with speeds up to 609 sfph. The high-speed printing capability of the H3-104s was developed specifically to address the growing demand for high productivity from the signage and indoor graphics markets.
The ColorPainter H3-104s is the widest inkjet printer among the ColorPainter product line. It includes the low-odor eco-solvent SX inks which have already earned a good reputation as part of the ColorPainter M-64s for providing rich, bold colors that last longer outdoors. It delivers unmatched productivity and quality while reducing the impact on the environment, thanks to the integration of advanced technology to maximize the performance of SX inks.
The ColorPainter H3-104s will be sold through ColorPainter authorized distributors in U.S. and Canada, and begins shipping in October.
Key Features of the New ColorPainter H3-104s Printer:
1. Low-odor & High-speed SX Inks
SX inks support both low-odor and high-speed printing. It boasts the highest print speed of sellable image quality in its class. It also offers an industry-leading, three-year outdoor durability1 without lamination. SX inks have gained recognition for high-density printing of backlit applications, providing consistent light blocking and fine details in shadow areas.
2. 8-Color Ink Set
The 8-Color (Y, M, C, K, Lc, Lm, Gray, and Light Gray) model provides real monochrome printing with no color shift, and offers smoother gradations in color prints.
3. Safe Scanning System Technology (SSS)
A function new to the ColorPainter printer line, SSS is designed to minimize waste by providing a warning message when the sensor detects media wrinkles. It allows the operator to quickly pause the job, correct the media, and then resume the print job without print job cancelation. It helps the operator to reduce wasted time, ink, and media.
4. Automatic Printer Calibration
This new function uses an optical sensor to calibrate the printer automatically when new media is loaded. Just run the auto-print adjustment and start printing in maximum quality.
5. Smart Pass Technology 4 Technology (SP4)
This proprietary banding reduction function has evolved one step further. SP4’s new dot control algorithm controls ink flow and mixing to generate ideal dot size on each media, resulting in superior image quality. This makes the printer perfect for both indoor and outdoor applications and effectively eliminates banding at high speeds in each print mode, without compromising overall image quality.
6. Smart Nozzle Mapping 2 Technology (SNM2)
A new dot control algorithm has upgraded the performance of the Smart Nozzle Mapping function found in the H3-104s, hiding missing nozzles better when clogs occur.
7. Dynamic Dot Printing Technology (DDP)
DDP controls and optimizes dot size and density to make consistently rich, bold and glossy colors and to accentuate fine details. DDP facilitates faster high-density print modes than that of competitors, resulting in high productivity of backlit prints with quality that is unmatched.
8. Remote Communication Function
CP Manager Software, the bundled controller software that comes free with every ColorPainter, can now notify an operator by an email or Twitter message. CP Manager can be operated directly from a PC, tablet or mobile phone and now communicates in more ways to keep you informed about what the printer is doing. It also allows the operator to remotely control and initiate operations.
9. Large-Capacity Ink Bags & Sub-Cartridges
Large-capacity (1.5-liter) ink bags and sub-cartridges support continuous high-volume printing. Sub-cartridges allow you to replace ink on the fly without interrupting print jobs.
10. Mesh and Double-sided Printing
Mesh printing (option) and double-sided printing can support a wide range of applications.