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Engineering the future: 80 years of innovation for BOBST fo…

In 1942, BOBST delivered the first folder-gluer, the PCR 382, to clients in Switzerland and France. Today, the company celebrates a historic eight decades of progress and development.   Back in the day, the PCR 382 made it possible to achieve consistently high box quality on an industrial scale. Together with the brand-new BOBST AP900 die-cutter, it created a complete converting line for folding carton boxes. Today, many of the customers who invested in the first folder-gluers on the market are still working with BOBST equipment.   Speed has become a key factor  Säuberlin & Pfeiffer SA member of the Autajon group based in Châtel-St-Denis, Switzerland, is one of those customers. Although the company is equipped with the latest generation of BOBST folder-gluers, the business owns an earlier PCR 382, which is still used to this day.   Asked why Säuberlin & Pfeiffer has remained a loyal BOBST customer, the Head of the company says: “We appreciate the stability and reliability of BOBST machines, and they are extremely easy to operate.”   Even with one of the very first folder-gluers still in use, for him, there is no comparison with today’s machines. “Setting up the PCR 382 is worlds apart from the setup of a modern folder-gluer”, he says.  Changeovers have become a crucial stage in packaging production. In addition to delivering the quality and consistency that customers expect, Säuberlin & Pfeiffer has to deal with the fact that orders have become smaller and more frequent, putting focus on faster and shorter job runs.   For the Head of Säuberlin & Pfeiffer, being equipped with operator-friendly machines which are highly automated and allow to cut down changeover times, is therefore essential. “Efficiency is key and reducing setup times is and will be an essential factor in staying competitive,” he concludes.  Quality is non-negotiable  The need for machines you can count on is also a topic which comes up when talking to Carlos Labori, CEO of Envase Gràfico Industrial SA (EGISA), based in Barcelona. The company was one of the first in Spain to invest in a BOBST folder-gluer in the 1960s. Their PCR 800 has since been replaced with newer BOBST technology, and EGISA still partners with BOBST to this day.   “Of their many great qualities, we particularly appreciate their reliability, durability and modularity,” says Carlos Labori. Specialized in high-end packaging for prestigious brands, precision is a must. “Folding-gluing is at the end of the long process of designing and creating a box, and the moment when potential faults of previous production stages come to light” says Labori.  This stage of the production line is therefore essential and contributes an important part to his company’s target to add maximum value to each box. With limited space available and raising customer’s expectations, EGISA makes great use of the high level of automation and increased productivity and accuracy of the latest BOBST folder-gluers.   Although the basic folding-gluing process has not been greatly changed over all these years, there has been a huge development in the efficiency and precision of the machines. Labori adds that “BOBST machines show that quality and productivity are not mutually exclusive”. He is confident that his company will continue this long-standing relationship with BOBST, because, Labori says, “after acquiring a machine, we can always count on local Services to give us support when we need it – even if that means having a spare part delivered by taxi”.  Completing the folding-gluing line  In 1963, BOBST expanded its folder-gluer portfolio, introducing the first machine for processing corrugated board boxes, the DYNAMIC 130. This was the beginning of the development of a portfolio dedicated to corrugated and litho-laminated converting. Italian packaging converter, Fag Artigrafiche Spa, bought a DOMINO 145 in 1999 to improve the company’s gluing capacities. The very same DOMINO 145 is still used today, but Fag has since completed the machine park with several other folder-gluers.   In regard to the machine evolution, Mario Gambera, Production Manager in the Dogliani Plant, says “We could always rely on the precision of our BOBST folder-gluers, but the level of automation on the newer generation of machines has made the job for the operators much easier.” The company owns two MASTERFOLD 230, one of which is equipped with the brand-new SPEEDPACK automatic packer, allowing the machine to run at maximum speed of up to 250 m/min and use the full potential of the folding-gluing line.   Indeed, for Mario Gambera “the mechanization of the process pre- and post-machine is, and will remain, key to further increase the productivity and the quality of the final product.” He is aligned with the BOBST vision, considering the digital connection of machines and people in the production process as an important step towards the future of converting.   “Productivity, quality and versatility are the main characteristics of our folding-gluing department and over the years, BOBST has helped us to achieve this target with innovation and service” concludes Gambera.  A vision for the future  “We are very proud of what we achieved in those last 80 years” says Pierre Binggeli, Head of Product Line Folder-gluers at BOBST. Pierre has been with the company for over 20 years and witnessed important evolutions.   He says: “The human element will always be an important factor in the folding-gluing process, but today’s machines are much more productive, precise and flexible, while offering an ever-increasing level of automation, ease of use and operator security.”   Having added different devices, modules and peripherals to the folder-gluers over the years, almost every machine delivered is different, matching the customer’s particular needs. Today, the most recent machine developments also include the digitalization and connectivity needed to allow customers to shift into Industry 4.0.   As Pierre puts it: “Although BOBST is celebrating the 80th anniversary of folder-gluers today, we are fully focused on what lies ahead and committed to the 4 pillars of the BOBST vision: connectivity, digitalization, automation and sustainability. Today’s economic and ecological challenges are huge. But we are determined to continue to innovate, to stay ahead of the curve and engineer the future of the packaging industry.” 
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Engineering the future: 80 years of innovation for BOBST fo…

In 1942, BOBST delivered the first folder-gluer, the PCR 382, to clients in Switzerland and France. Today, the company celebrates a historic eight decades of progress and development.   Back in the day, the PCR 382 made it possible to achieve consistently high box quality on an industrial scale. Together with the brand-new BOBST AP900 die-cutter, it created a complete converting line for folding carton boxes. Today, many of the customers who invested in the first folder-gluers on the market are still working with BOBST equipment.   Speed has become a key factor  Säuberlin & Pfeiffer SA member of the Autajon group based in Châtel-St-Denis, Switzerland, is one of those customers. Although the company is equipped with the latest generation of BOBST folder-gluers, the business owns an earlier PCR 382, which is still used to this day.   Asked why Säuberlin & Pfeiffer has remained a loyal BOBST customer, the Head of the company says: “We appreciate the stability and reliability of BOBST machines, and they are extremely easy to operate.”   Even with one of the very first folder-gluers still in use, for him, there is no comparison with today’s machines. “Setting up the PCR 382 is worlds apart from the setup of a modern folder-gluer”, he says.  Changeovers have become a crucial stage in packaging production. In addition to delivering the quality and consistency that customers expect, Säuberlin & Pfeiffer has to deal with the fact that orders have become smaller and more frequent, putting focus on faster and shorter job runs.   For the Head of Säuberlin & Pfeiffer, being equipped with operator-friendly machines which are highly automated and allow to cut down changeover times, is therefore essential. “Efficiency is key and reducing setup times is and will be an essential factor in staying competitive,” he concludes.  Quality is non-negotiable  The need for machines you can count on is also a topic which comes up when talking to Carlos Labori, CEO of Envase Gràfico Industrial SA (EGISA), based in Barcelona. The company was one of the first in Spain to invest in a BOBST folder-gluer in the 1960s. Their PCR 800 has since been replaced with newer BOBST technology, and EGISA still partners with BOBST to this day.   “Of their many great qualities, we particularly appreciate their reliability, durability and modularity,” says Carlos Labori. Specialized in high-end packaging for prestigious brands, precision is a must. “Folding-gluing is at the end of the long process of designing and creating a box, and the moment when potential faults of previous production stages come to light” says Labori.  This stage of the production line is therefore essential and contributes an important part to his company’s target to add maximum value to each box. With limited space available and raising customer’s expectations, EGISA makes great use of the high level of automation and increased productivity and accuracy of the latest BOBST folder-gluers.   Although the basic folding-gluing process has not been greatly changed over all these years, there has been a huge development in the efficiency and precision of the machines. Labori adds that “BOBST machines show that quality and productivity are not mutually exclusive”. He is confident that his company will continue this long-standing relationship with BOBST, because, Labori says, “after acquiring a machine, we can always count on local Services to give us support when we need it – even if that means having a spare part delivered by taxi”.  Completing the folding-gluing line  In 1963, BOBST expanded its folder-gluer portfolio, introducing the first machine for processing corrugated board boxes, the DYNAMIC 130. This was the beginning of the development of a portfolio dedicated to corrugated and litho-laminated converting. Italian packaging converter, Fag Artigrafiche Spa, bought a DOMINO 145 in 1999 to improve the company’s gluing capacities. The very same DOMINO 145 is still used today, but Fag has since completed the machine park with several other folder-gluers.   In regard to the machine evolution, Mario Gambera, Production Manager in the Dogliani Plant, says “We could always rely on the precision of our BOBST folder-gluers, but the level of automation on the newer generation of machines has made the job for the operators much easier.” The company owns two MASTERFOLD 230, one of which is equipped with the brand-new SPEEDPACK automatic packer, allowing the machine to run at maximum speed of up to 250 m/min and use the full potential of the folding-gluing line.   Indeed, for Mario Gambera “the mechanization of the process pre- and post-machine is, and will remain, key to further increase the productivity and the quality of the final product.” He is aligned with the BOBST vision, considering the digital connection of machines and people in the production process as an important step towards the future of converting.   “Productivity, quality and versatility are the main characteristics of our folding-gluing department and over the years, BOBST has helped us to achieve this target with innovation and service” concludes Gambera.  A vision for the future  “We are very proud of what we achieved in those last 80 years” says Pierre Binggeli, Head of Product Line Folder-gluers at BOBST. Pierre has been with the company for over 20 years and witnessed important evolutions.   He says: “The human element will always be an important factor in the folding-gluing process, but today’s machines are much more productive, precise and flexible, while offering an ever-increasing level of automation, ease of use and operator security.”   Having added different devices, modules and peripherals to the folder-gluers over the years, almost every machine delivered is different, matching the customer’s particular needs. Today, the most recent machine developments also include the digitalization and connectivity needed to allow customers to shift into Industry 4.0.   As Pierre puts it: “Although BOBST is celebrating the 80th anniversary of folder-gluers today, we are fully focused on what lies ahead and committed to the 4 pillars of the BOBST vision: connectivity, digitalization, automation and sustainability. Today’s economic and ecological challenges are huge. But we are determined to continue to innovate, to stay ahead of the curve and engineer the future of the packaging industry.” 
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Engineering the future: 80 years of innovation for BOBST folder-gluer…

In 1942, BOBST delivered the first folder-gluer, the PCR 382, to clients in Switzerland and France. Today, the company celebrates a historic eight decades of progress and development.   Back in the day, the PCR 382 made it possible to achieve consistently high box quality on an industrial scale. Together with the brand-new BOBST AP900 die-cutter, it created a complete converting line for folding carton boxes. Today, many of the customers who invested in the first folder-gluers on the market are still working with BOBST equipment.   Speed has become a key factor  Säuberlin & Pfeiffer SA member of the Autajon group based in Châtel-St-Denis, Switzerland, is one of those customers. Although the company is equipped with the latest generation of BOBST folder-gluers, the business owns an earlier PCR 382, which is still used to this day.   Asked why Säuberlin & Pfeiffer has remained a loyal BOBST customer, the Head of the company says: “We appreciate the stability and reliability of BOBST machines, and they are extremely easy to operate.”   Even with one of the very first folder-gluers still in use, for him, there is no comparison with today’s machines. “Setting up the PCR 382 is worlds apart from the setup of a modern folder-gluer”, he says.  Changeovers have become a crucial stage in packaging production. In addition to delivering the quality and consistency that customers expect, Säuberlin & Pfeiffer has to deal with the fact that orders have become smaller and more frequent, putting focus on faster and shorter job runs.   For the Head of Säuberlin & Pfeiffer, being equipped with operator-friendly machines which are highly automated and allow to cut down changeover times, is therefore essential. “Efficiency is key and reducing setup times is and will be an essential factor in staying competitive,” he concludes.  Quality is non-negotiable  The need for machines you can count on is also a topic which comes up when talking to Carlos Labori, CEO of Envase Gràfico Industrial SA (EGISA), based in Barcelona. The company was one of the first in Spain to invest in a BOBST folder-gluer in the 1960s. Their PCR 800 has since been replaced with newer BOBST technology, and EGISA still partners with BOBST to this day.   “Of their many great qualities, we particularly appreciate their reliability, durability and modularity,” says Carlos Labori. Specialized in high-end packaging for prestigious brands, precision is a must. “Folding-gluing is at the end of the long process of designing and creating a box, and the moment when potential faults of previous production stages come to light” says Labori.  This stage of the production line is therefore essential and contributes an important part to his company’s target to add maximum value to each box. With limited space available and raising customer’s expectations, EGISA makes great use of the high level of automation and increased productivity and accuracy of the latest BOBST folder-gluers.   Although the basic folding-gluing process has not been greatly changed over all these years, there has been a huge development in the efficiency and precision of the machines. Labori adds that “BOBST machines show that quality and productivity are not mutually exclusive”. He is confident that his company will continue this long-standing relationship with BOBST, because, Labori says, “after acquiring a machine, we can always count on local Services to give us support when we need it – even if that means having a spare part delivered by taxi”.  Completing the folding-gluing line  In 1963, BOBST expanded its folder-gluer portfolio, introducing the first machine for processing corrugated board boxes, the DYNAMIC 130. This was the beginning of the development of a portfolio dedicated to corrugated and litho-laminated converting. Italian packaging converter, Fag Artigrafiche Spa, bought a DOMINO 145 in 1999 to improve the company’s gluing capacities. The very same DOMINO 145 is still used today, but Fag has since completed the machine park with several other folder-gluers.   In regard to the machine evolution, Mario Gambera, Production Manager in the Dogliani Plant, says “We could always rely on the precision of our BOBST folder-gluers, but the level of automation on the newer generation of machines has made the job for the operators much easier.” The company owns two MASTERFOLD 230, one of which is equipped with the brand-new SPEEDPACK automatic packer, allowing the machine to run at maximum speed of up to 250 m/min and use the full potential of the folding-gluing line.   Indeed, for Mario Gambera “the mechanization of the process pre- and post-machine is, and will remain, key to further increase the productivity and the quality of the final product.” He is aligned with the BOBST vision, considering the digital connection of machines and people in the production process as an important step towards the future of converting.   “Productivity, quality and versatility are the main characteristics of our folding-gluing department and over the years, BOBST has helped us to achieve this target with innovation and service” concludes Gambera.  A vision for the future  “We are very proud of what we achieved in those last 80 years” says Pierre Binggeli, Head of Product Line Folder-gluers at BOBST. Pierre has been with the company for over 20 years and witnessed important evolutions.   He says: “The human element will always be an important factor in the folding-gluing process, but today’s machines are much more productive, precise and flexible, while offering an ever-increasing level of automation, ease of use and operator security.”   Having added different devices, modules and peripherals to the folder-gluers over the years, almost every machine delivered is different, matching the customer’s particular needs. Today, the most recent machine developments also include the digitalization and connectivity needed to allow customers to shift into Industry 4.0.   As Pierre puts it: “Although BOBST is celebrating the 80th anniversary of folder-gluers today, we are fully focused on what lies ahead and committed to the 4 pillars of the BOBST vision: connectivity, digitalization, automation and sustainability. Today’s economic and ecological challenges are huge. But we are determined to continue to innovate, to stay ahead of the curve and engineer the future of the packaging industry.” 
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Engineering the future: 80 years of innovation for BOBST folder-gluer…

In 1942, BOBST delivered the first folder-gluer, the PCR 382, to clients in Switzerland and France. Today, the company celebrates a historic eight decades of progress and development.   Back in the day, the PCR 382 made it possible to achieve consistently high box quality on an industrial scale. Together with the brand-new BOBST AP900 die-cutter, it created a complete converting line for folding carton boxes. Today, many of the customers who invested in the first folder-gluers on the market are still working with BOBST equipment.   Speed has become a key factor  Säuberlin & Pfeiffer SA member of the Autajon group based in Châtel-St-Denis, Switzerland, is one of those customers. Although the company is equipped with the latest generation of BOBST folder-gluers, the business owns an earlier PCR 382, which is still used to this day.   Asked why Säuberlin & Pfeiffer has remained a loyal BOBST customer, the Head of the company says: “We appreciate the stability and reliability of BOBST machines, and they are extremely easy to operate.”   Even with one of the very first folder-gluers still in use, for him, there is no comparison with today’s machines. “Setting up the PCR 382 is worlds apart from the setup of a modern folder-gluer”, he says.  Changeovers have become a crucial stage in packaging production. In addition to delivering the quality and consistency that customers expect, Säuberlin & Pfeiffer has to deal with the fact that orders have become smaller and more frequent, putting focus on faster and shorter job runs.   For the Head of Säuberlin & Pfeiffer, being equipped with operator-friendly machines which are highly automated and allow to cut down changeover times, is therefore essential. “Efficiency is key and reducing setup times is and will be an essential factor in staying competitive,” he concludes.  Quality is non-negotiable  The need for machines you can count on is also a topic which comes up when talking to Carlos Labori, CEO of Envase Gràfico Industrial SA (EGISA), based in Barcelona. The company was one of the first in Spain to invest in a BOBST folder-gluer in the 1960s. Their PCR 800 has since been replaced with newer BOBST technology, and EGISA still partners with BOBST to this day.   “Of their many great qualities, we particularly appreciate their reliability, durability and modularity,” says Carlos Labori. Specialized in high-end packaging for prestigious brands, precision is a must. “Folding-gluing is at the end of the long process of designing and creating a box, and the moment when potential faults of previous production stages come to light” says Labori.  This stage of the production line is therefore essential and contributes an important part to his company’s target to add maximum value to each box. With limited space available and raising customer’s expectations, EGISA makes great use of the high level of automation and increased productivity and accuracy of the latest BOBST folder-gluers.   Although the basic folding-gluing process has not been greatly changed over all these years, there has been a huge development in the efficiency and precision of the machines. Labori adds that “BOBST machines show that quality and productivity are not mutually exclusive”. He is confident that his company will continue this long-standing relationship with BOBST, because, Labori says, “after acquiring a machine, we can always count on local Services to give us support when we need it – even if that means having a spare part delivered by taxi”.  Completing the folding-gluing line  In 1963, BOBST expanded its folder-gluer portfolio, introducing the first machine for processing corrugated board boxes, the DYNAMIC 130. This was the beginning of the development of a portfolio dedicated to corrugated and litho-laminated converting. Italian packaging converter, Fag Artigrafiche Spa, bought a DOMINO 145 in 1999 to improve the company’s gluing capacities. The very same DOMINO 145 is still used today, but Fag has since completed the machine park with several other folder-gluers.   In regard to the machine evolution, Mario Gambera, Production Manager in the Dogliani Plant, says “We could always rely on the precision of our BOBST folder-gluers, but the level of automation on the newer generation of machines has made the job for the operators much easier.” The company owns two MASTERFOLD 230, one of which is equipped with the brand-new SPEEDPACK automatic packer, allowing the machine to run at maximum speed of up to 250 m/min and use the full potential of the folding-gluing line.   Indeed, for Mario Gambera “the mechanization of the process pre- and post-machine is, and will remain, key to further increase the productivity and the quality of the final product.” He is aligned with the BOBST vision, considering the digital connection of machines and people in the production process as an important step towards the future of converting.   “Productivity, quality and versatility are the main characteristics of our folding-gluing department and over the years, BOBST has helped us to achieve this target with innovation and service” concludes Gambera.  A vision for the future  “We are very proud of what we achieved in those last 80 years” says Pierre Binggeli, Head of Product Line Folder-gluers at BOBST. Pierre has been with the company for over 20 years and witnessed important evolutions.   He says: “The human element will always be an important factor in the folding-gluing process, but today’s machines are much more productive, precise and flexible, while offering an ever-increasing level of automation, ease of use and operator security.”   Having added different devices, modules and peripherals to the folder-gluers over the years, almost every machine delivered is different, matching the customer’s particular needs. Today, the most recent machine developments also include the digitalization and connectivity needed to allow customers to shift into Industry 4.0.   As Pierre puts it: “Although BOBST is celebrating the 80th anniversary of folder-gluers today, we are fully focused on what lies ahead and committed to the 4 pillars of the BOBST vision: connectivity, digitalization, automation and sustainability. Today’s economic and ecological challenges are huge. But we are determined to continue to innovate, to stay ahead of the curve and engineer the future of the packaging industry.” 
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    Avinci CX3200 is 3.2 m wide dye sub textile printer capable of printing on polyester-based textiles What is it? Agfa’s Avinci CX3200 is a highly reliable and convenient soft signage printer that can print directly to fabrics and onto transfer paper. It uses an off-line calendar unit to ensure perfect fixation. Agfa’s dedicated dye sublimation roll-to-roll printer will enable you to create vibrant, high-quality prints on polyester-based fabrics up to 3.2 m wide, including a broad range of in- and outdoor soft signage applications, as well as interior decoration. The Avinci CX3200 boasts a rich color gamut and delivers deep black, perfect solids, accurate spot color mapping and smooth tonal rendering that is particularly noticeable in skin tones. The Avinci inks are characterised by their flexibility, image longevity and outdoor resistance. They offer stable jetting performance and deliver the same high-quality results, batch after batch. An off-line calender unit fixes the color deeply into the structure of the polyester-based fabrics while evaporating the carrier fluid. When was it launched at what are the target markets? It was launched on June 22, 2021, and aimed at soft signage industry, sports wear, fashion industry and home décor. Avinic CX3200 is a 3.2 m wide Dye Sub Textile printer capable of printing on polyester based textiles. Does it replace an earlier product? It replaces the earlier model of DX3200. The Avinci CX3200 is driven by Agfa’s Asanti wide-format workflow software. Color accuracy is provided by the easy-to-use color management. Using  their Calibrated Print Mode feature, new media can be calibrated and profiled in less than 15 minutes, after which the new profiles can be used to guarantee print quality. Asanti controls and automates the entire printing process from file intake to finishing, maximising productivity. Its comprehensive integration of file handling, color management and preflighting guarantees smooth and error-free jobs. The web-based Asanti Production Dashboard offers a view on your running production. It summarizes the jobs produced and reports on quantity printed, media usage, ink volumes enabling you to control your production and to manage your print shop optimally. What is the USP? It allows you to print directly on textiles and capable of print on transfer paper media as well. Single person media loading and low inks consumptions are another features. High productivity and a robust design for reliable printing at all times, vibrant prints and a wide color gamut; fine detail rendering; extensive applications scope; low ink consumption; convenient operations and a fast changeover between jobs are another features. Avinci produces good results with a minimum of jetted ink. This low ink consumption is based on Agfa’s renowned Thin Ink Layer technology: a smart combination of particular ink characteristics and our Asanti workflow software algorithms that tune the ink quantities perfectly to the required image quality mode. What training and support are available? Full in house training and support available from Agfa UAE and Belgium. Complete and integrated solution are available for printer, inks, workflow software, worldwide service and applications support. How productive is it? It prints at speed of 250 Sqm per hr on express mode. Being able to print directly to fabric is easy and ideal for fast handling and for special applications such as flags, where print-though is needed. Transfer paper allows for super sharp prints, eliminates any set-off, and limits media waste to a minimum. In addition, it extends the application scope to sportswear and fashion garments, as well as home décor prints on non-coated polyester fabrics. What does it cost? How is it sold? The recommended retail price (RRP) is approximately $220k stand alone printer and requires a separate calendaring unit. How many are in use? Currently, the latest CX3200 are around 11 units around the world. Specifications 3.2m Dye sublimation Printer Kyocera print heads 4 colour printer CYMK Direct to garment capable to print on transfer paper Max speed of 250 sqm Stand alone printer Resolution up to 600 x 1800 dpi Media types: Polyester-based fabrics, or transfer paper used to create banners, indoor wall graphics, shop decoration, outdoor advertising, light boxes, trade show displays, flags and high polyester-based blends “Agfa Avinci CX3200  was launched in June 2021.”
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    Epson – SureColor SC V7000 Flatbed Printer

    Epson's first UV large format printer offers exceptional image quality, Shihab Zubair What is it? The SureColor SC-V7000 is Epson's first UV large format printer, offering exceptional image quality. The V7000 is ideal for printing eye-catching retail and outdoor signage, window displays, hoarding panels, packaging, promotional goods, and décor products. It includes Epson’s Micro Piezo printhead with ten newly developed original inks, for accurate colour reproduction for spot and corporate colours. It allows businesses the flexibility to print on a range of media up to 80mm thick including acrylics, polycarbonates, PVC, glass, aluminium, metal, polyester, foam board, styrene, wood and stone. The printhead layout enables simultaneous high-speed printing and, with the 4-zone vacuum system, it offers real flexibility for production environments. When was it launched at what are the target markets? The Epson SureColor SC-V7000 was launched in April 2021 within the Middle East region, building on the success of Epson’s award-winning range of SureColor S Series signage printers. The V7000 allows sign and display makers to expand their portfolio of products, to deliver high quality, fast and reliable results on a variety of different media. Does it replace an earlier product? The SureColor SC-V7000 proudly marks Epson’s entry into the UV flatbed signage print market. As Epson’s first UV large format printer, it provides unique features to differentiate and enhance our offering to the signage market. Every feature of the Epson SureColor SC-V7000 has been designed with the customer in mind. This is a robust and affordable UV LED flatbed signage printer capable of fast and quality printing on a wide range of media – any type of surface, despite the size, thickness, or weight. This is in addition to Epson’s successful product solutions such as the Epson SureColor SC Series of eco-solvent and resin ink printers. For instance, for environmentally friendly organisations, Epson’s SureColor SC-R5010 Series has the capacity to include a resin ink solution, offering print service providers and creative design agencies the ability to produce a wide range of signage in a more sustainable way, without compromising on the results. For a larger ink capacity, Epson offers the SureColor SC-R5010L. What is the USP? The Epson SureColor SC-V7000 provides exceptional image quality, productivity, usability, and safety. With the unique Epson Micro Piezo printhead, the printer has ten newly developed original inks and 3-layer high-speed printing. It helps print with ease and safety with automatic measurement of media thickness, a multi-zone vacuum, and a printhead crash prevent function, Epson Edge Print, proximity sensors. What training and support is available? Epson manufactures all the components for the SureColor SC-V7000, including printheads, inks and software, in order to reach the consistent quality levels that our customers expect. The Epson Cloud Solution PORT is a cloud-based system from where you will be able to monitor equipment across several sites, or several printers across one site, from the production floor or remotely, and assist the control of production. This enables efficient production planning, increased uptime and enhanced support. Epson Production Monitor is part of the Epson Cloud Solution PORT suite of apps and allows you to examine the production status in real-time. If an issue occurs, it can be corrected efficiently with minimal disruption to the print run. How productive is it? The SureColor SC-V7000 enables businesses to print at high speed with a maximum print area of 2.5 metres by 1.25 metres. The printhead layout enables simultaneous high-speed printing, with white ink and varnish, without losing productivity. What does it cost? How is it sold? The recommended retail price (RRP) is around AED 330,563 (US $90,000) and it is sold through authorised partners in the Middle East. How many are in use? Currently two printers have been installed in the UAE, and we are scheduled to install a few more in December and further into 2022. Specifications UltraChrome UV 10-colour inkset Printing resolution of 720 x 1,440 DPI Outstanding print quality High-speed simultaneous printing even when using white, colour and varnish Printheads, ink, firmware and software with an ink tank capacity of 1,000 ml  Price from AED 330,563 “Epson SureColor SC-V7000 was launched in April 2021.”
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