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Matan Digital Printers Quantum

Matan Digital Printers will present its latest wide format print solutions at SGIA in Las Vegas, on Digitech Solutions Group's booth (#2829).

Highlights include the new Matan Quantum printer - designated for HD quality close-view applications. This printer features Matan’s Quantum Printing Engine, comprising leading edge printhead technology, with inherent 7pL drops and 3 greyscale levels, advanced LED UV curing and LED-curable UV inks. The new Quantum printer is based on Matan’s Super-Wide Format platform, with hundreds of installations worldwide, including many sites with multiple Matan systems. Also exhibited is a selection of new add-ons, including Jumbo Media Handling System, ID Backprint, Vacuum Plate which is now being offered at the size of 2m x 3m and more.

“Matan Quantum was developed specifically in order to answer the needs of print providers seeking the highest quality printing for a wide variety of applications. This unique all-in-one solution can serve customers in the best way to increase their profitablity.” said Mr. Hanan Yosefi, Matan’s CEO & President. “Our innovative printing technology gives the Matan Quantum tiny 7pL droplets and variable drop size that produces 3 greyscale levels: 7pL, 14 pL and 21pL. The result is phenomenal HD resolution of up to 1,200 dpi print quality, with superb transitions, vignettes, skin tones and shadows, as well as precise and sharp 4 point size text. All of these are a perfect match for indoor close-view applications” added Yosefi. “Combined with our cutting edge LED curing, complemented by new LED UV curable inks as well as our impressive selection of new add-ons, we offer a unique comprehensive solution, which we know the market has been long waiting for”. Yosefi concluded that “Matan’s existing line of printers, which is selling exceptionally well around the world, where speed and productivity are the main deciding factors, will continue to innovate.”

Matan will also show the MatanFlex, a new 3m UV system specifically developed for fleet graphics, including truck curtains and car wrapping. The new printer features an innovative flexible UV ink which was developed specifically for this purpose. This printer together with Matan’s UVFlex inks is designed to replace retired industrial solvent printers which have been traditionally used for fleet graphics, as well as eco solvent and latex printers which don’t offer robust enough solutions for these purposes, being uncapable of handling the heavy-weight rolls used for truck curtains. The new UVFlex ink has outstanding stretchable properties, with an elongation to break of up to 250%, which makes it a perfect match for those challenging applications.

“Until recently UV ink was unsuitable for printing fleet graphics”, said Matan’s VP Marketing Erez Zimerman. “Printed truck curtains go through a lot of repeated folding, pulling and tearing, which regular UV inks cannot survive without breaking. Car wrapping demands a great deal of stretching and heating, which was also not possible with UV inks until now. Since solvent and eco solvent inks are being banned in many countries, for environmental and health reasons, it was necessary to develop UV inks that would be flexible enough to do the job, and we at Matan raised to the challenge.” Added Zimerman.

Also featured at SGIA will be the Matan 8QW 5m (16.40’) Hybrid UV printer with white printing capabilities with a selection of successful add-ons, including Inline Finishing, Automatic Backlit, Automatic Blockout printing and more.