The swissQprint production team celebrated a special printer at company headquarters in Switzerland: the thousandth Nyala machine, due to be finished and delivered in June. The 3.2-metre-wide flatbed printer has been a success since its launch eleven years ago.
“It all started at the 2012 drupa show in Düsseldorf, where Nyala had its world premiere as swissQprint's first 3.2 metre wide flatbed printer,” said swissQprint - distributed in Australia by Pozitive. “Before long, this model became the swissQprint flagship, thanks to its great versatility and high productivity. Most customers today opt for Nyala.”
The Nyala enjoys a large following around the globe and in the European market has been the best-selling model in its category for eight consecutive years.
“Nyala is the symbiosis of premium print quality, multifunctionality and efficiency” said Carmen Eicher, chief sales and marketing officer at swissQprint. “Due to its print bed dimensions and modularity, Nyala offers extensive freedom in terms of applications and formats that it can handle. Users are able to distinguish themselves with standout print quality – up to 1350 dpi resolution is possible. Our customers also appreciate the high system availability and low energy consumption.”
swissQprint users configure their printer according to present needs, then can expand configuration. “Right from the start, practically every customer has ordered the roll to roll option and thus, so to speak, gets two printers in one," said Christof Lüchinger, production manager at swissQprint.
Other add-ons include the dual roll option, the board option for panels up to four metres long, a glass option and the Rob loading and unloading robot for unmanned shifts. Nyala has nine configurable colour channels, so in addition to CMYK there is capacity for light colours, white, effect varnish, orange, neon and a primer.
The swissQprint range stands for frugal power demands, the company said. “Every one of the current models has been certified according to ISO 20690:2018 for ‘top-in-class’ energy efficiency. They consume an average of just 2.2 kWh, the same amount of electricity as an ordinary electric kettle. The large format printers' durability – virtually all 1000 Nyalas are still in service – significantly contributes to the sustainability and profit-earning capacity of these Swiss products.”