The 3600 Series AP solutions offer longer printhead life, excellent print quality and enhanced durability with pigment ink. Colordyne's pigment solutions use the latest aqueous printhead technology that lasts 10 times longer than other water-based inkjet printheads. Both solutions can print CMYK plus spot color at resolutions up to 1600 x 1585 dpi and speeds up to 668 fpm (204 m/m). The pigment ink set also provides greater durability including water fastness, light fastness and rub resistance.
"One of the biggest benefits for label converters and print providers is that the aqueous pigment inkjet works on a greater number of substrates than other water-based inkjet technologies," says Taylor Buckthorpe, director of sales at Colordyne Technologies. "The 3600 Series AP solutions can print high-quality images on coated and uncoated substrates, as well as prime substrates inline. This versatility makes the pigment technology cost-effective and expands the applications and markets it can be used in."
The 3600 Series AP - Retrofit is designed to enhance label converters' and print providers' existing flexo presses or web handling systems with digital print capabilities. Setup times and expenses are reduced by printing short run and high-mix, low-volume jobs digitally, while continuing to use all existing tooling and finishing equipment that has already been invested in. Label converters and print providers can quickly and affordably integrate the 3600 Series AP - Retrofit to build or expand their digital business.
"In addition to offering a retrofit solution, Colordyne also offers the 3600 Series AP - Engine Kit for customers looking to integrate an aqueous pigment print engine into their solutions," says John Urban, product manager - production class at Colordyne Technologies. "Colordyne offers our integration partners quicker and lower cost engine development to get their solutions to market faster. Adopting digital technology in label, commercial, corrugate and industrial markets, among others, has never been easier than with a Colordyne print engine."
The 3600 Series AP - Engine Kit is modular and scalable to meet integration partners' unique press specifications and market needs. A single printhead, using Memjet's DuraLink technology, can print up to 8.5" (215.9 mm) wide. The 3600 Series AP - Engine Kit can be customized to meet wider print widths by stitching multiple printheads together for each color channel.