Epson will demonstrate the DJet 10000 double-sided printing system for the first time at drupa (31st May-10th June 2016 in Hall 5/Stand A01). The 44-inch width 10-colour system has been developed by Swiss firm Digital Information and features two Epson SureColor SC-P10000 printers. The system has been designed for the ultra-fast production of double-sided imposition proofs - in 4-up (B2) and 8-up (B1) formats - and the economical production of short-run items such as display graphics, personalised books, leaflets and brochures.
The DJet 10000 links pairs of Epson SC-P10000 printers in sequence but offset by 180° so that each prints one side of the uncut roll. Designed with minimum mechanical parts for greatest reliability and ease of operation, the DJet system includes a paper buffer loop between the two printers. Custom-developed control software adds identification and positioning codes to each job. These are read by video cameras and processed by the control software to confirm the alignment for the ‘back’ side of the printed roll. The system continuously registers the position of the printed paper, ensuring high precision front-to-back registration. Printed jobs can then be cut and folded as required to present a virtually finished book or brochure with correct pagination, or used as finished print for double-sided display material and similar applications. The DJet control software also supports common and proprietary bitmap as well as Epson file formats from a variety of leading prepress workflows and rips. Both imposed page proofs and brochure production will be demonstrated at drupa.
The new 44-inch Epson SC-P10000 printer model used in the DJet 10000 system is also launched at drupa. The SC-P10000 incorporates the Epson PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead to deliver high quality output at superfast print speeds using a new UltraChrome Pro 10-colour ink-set. The high-density Photo and Matte Black inks and four levels of black combine to provide a rich and extended tonal range, necessary for accurate proofing for offset and in finished print production. Ultimately this new printer is very easy to operate, highly reliable and produces colour-calibrated prints.
“The DJet 10000 is a smart and versatile system which unites Epson print quality and performance with Digital Information’s engineering and imposition control,” says Marc Boehmer, Epson Europe. “It gives users the flexibility to produce accurately imposed, double-sided, multi-page proofs as well as the ability to produce a range of quality printed products with low overall cost of ownership and fast return on investment.”
The DJet 10000 is supplied by specialist reseller Bodoni Systems in the UK www.bodoni.co.uk