Gandinnovations will make the new Jeti 2030 UV Flatbed debut at FESPA Berlin, June 5-9 2007 to the general public, although world-wide sales have commenced.

The machine features 48 Spectra print heads and a 2x3 metre printing area specifically designed for “continental” or metric rigid materials. 48 heads allows for ink designation of 8 heads per colour allowing 6 colour combinations. Gandinnovations chose the 48 head design to give shops even more production through a commitment to speed and quality, not to mention versatility. 

Gandinnovations say that the Jeti 2030 UV Flatbed Printer can print direct to substrates up to two-inches thick, delivering wonderfully detailed photographic images. The four-ton machine prints direct to acrylics, corrugated board, lenticular, wall murals, poster board, tile, drywall, blinds, glass, fabric, vinyl and more.

With speed that far outmatches anything else on the market, the new flatbed makes it possible to have high quality production with multiple image changes, giving print shops the versatility they desire.  The Jeti 2030 is a pure flatbed printer that allows for faster workflow than the hybrid roll-to-roll/flatbed printers – offering an extremely sturdy, flat surface to print rigid or even flexible materials. 

“Operators will not waste time adjusting and aligning 3x2 metre panels on the printer as materials will not move, which is the case with hybrid machines. The panel is simply placed accordingly with pop up pins on the Jeti Flatbed table and operators are ready to print.” says Cory Brock, director of marketing for Gandinnovations.

The printing area has also been modified to help reduce emissions from the production. A vent hood has been added over the printing bed that can be opened with help from hydraulics lifts for easy access if adjustments need to be made.

It is specifically designed for a “continental” material size (3x2 metres) and prints precisely on any material, no matter how heavy or light.  The printing surface has a strong vacuum, in sections, so it can handle heavy materials up to 5 cm thick, as well as light, flexible materials. The position of the bed allows easy access and placement of substrates.   “We have an encoder on the X-axis and Y-axis for perfect dot placement.  We even use a camera system built into the bed to align the nozzles perfectly on the machine.” adds Brock. 

The flatbed table movements are operated by a powerful magnetic system using linear aligned motors and are accurate to one-hundredth of a millimeter. A 200Kg metal, equivalent to a security door, can be printed on without the slightest error in step movements. 

Because the Jeti 2030 UV Flatbed operates using a vacuum, the suction adheres material to the surface of the table and prevents it from slipping – maintaining consistency throughout the print operation.  The vacuum bed permits cardboard and foam board panels to be printed without alterations in print quality definition. Warped materials will have higher and lower levels along the horizontal, creating imperfect printing. 

The 1200 dpi flatbed is available immediately not only to “continental” customers but world-wide and will be showcased at upcoming tradeshows.  The software interface on this Jeti printer is the industry’s best.  It is the most complete and user-friendly interface on any system available today.   Other unique features include heaters in the reservoir to maintain ink temperature and vacuum in the ink system to extract excess air from the ink before it gets to the heads.  “This is the Mercedes Benz of the print world,  Gandinnovations has thought of everything and even incorporated an automatic head cleaning system so that any excess ink that might make its way to the heads, is wiped off.” says Brock.  

The 48 Spectra print heads provide high-speed graphics in 6 colours with 1200 dpi, and achieves 40 sqm/hr (450 sqft/hr) in best quality mode. White ink and clear varnish option is now available, adding more versatility. 


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