Pixart.it, an Italian wide format printer is the first to install the KIP Color 80.
Marketed in Australia by Anitech. the toner based machine can reach output speeds of up to 240 sq metre per hour.
Pixart.it already runs a mix of HP Indigo machines, Roland plotters, Durst Rho 800 flatbeds and Zünd cutter plotters.
It will be used to help handle some of the 1,000 orders the company on, average, processes on a daily basis.
Matteo Rigamonti, director of pixart.it, said the new KIP Color 80 is said: "the most open and powerful colour imaging system on the market and for this reason we have decided to invest in this equipment and exploit its potential to the full".
He added: "For us it is essential to be able to operate continuously, without problems or interruptions and above all to a high level of quality."
KIP are claiming that their Color 80 machine is the world's first and only wide format LED toner based printer.
Whilst capable of producing prints for the sign and display sectors, it would appear that the company's heritage comes from the Engineering Drawing and CAD sector.
KIP say that they believe the Color 80 will change the landscape for volume wide format colour printing as it is capable of producing A0 output every 17 seconds, which is almost four A0 sheets per minute, regardless of image coverage or complexity.
The company also claim that the unit can print on to regular bond paper, as well as a range of more specialised substrates, all of which are instantly dry and UV stable.
KIP UK is the UK subsidiary of the Katsuragawa Corporation Japan, one of the reprographic industry's most renowned innovators in digital scanning and printing systems. For over 30 years, Katsuragawa have been on the leading edge of reprographics technology, producing scanning and printing solutions for industry, including architectural, engineering and construction. Traditionally sold as (OEM) 'badged' products by a number of leading names in the industry, more recently these systems have been marketed directly under the KIP brand, bringing a wealth of experience in digital reprographics directly to users.