Arctec to showcase Grapo Technologies' high-speed Octopus II at Africa Print 2010


Grapo Octopus Ii

Arctec, distributor for Grapo Technologies in South Africa, is to showcase Grapo’s Octopus II high-speed UV printer for the wide-format, digital sign and display market at Africa Print 2010. The show will take place on the 8th -10th September at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Arctec will exhibit on Stand G9 G22 on Level 0.

Filip Timmermans, Arctec’s General Manager for Sales and Marketing says, “We are a leading supplier to the print and graphics industry in Africa. Our relationship with Grapo Technologies is fundamental to our growth as we can see the opportunities for high-quality, wide-format machines is growing rapidly within Africa. We have selected to showcase the Octopus II at Africa Print 2010 as it is the ideal, quality-machine of choice for wide-format printers in the African marketplace. Visitors are expected from the whole of Africa who will be coming to the show to invest in high-quality and innovative machines. The capabilities of Grapo’s Octopus II will help to build and expand the printers´ potential as well as extend  their product portfolio and increase business opportunities.”

Cost-effective printing with Octopus II

The Octopus II is a cost-effective, high-speed printer that delivers near-photographic quality. The system is ideal for sign and display printers that produce a wide-range of creative applications. The Octopus prints on both rigid and flexible materials up to 2050mm wide and 60mm thick. The system can print up to 110sq.m per hour at a maximum resolution of 360 dpi, and is suitable for use with UV-curable inks. This hybrid printer can use roll-to-roll substrates or print on flat and rigid materials using roller-tables.

Unique Substrates

Grapo’s range of printers are amazingly flexible and can print on a wide range of substrates including foam, PVC, Forex, glass, polycarbonates, DiBond coated aluminium, acrylic, APET Veralite 100, fluted polypropylene, PVC vinyl, Blueback Paper, Vivak, metal, wood, ceramic tiles, cardboard, textiles and more.