Gerber Scientific Products unveiled its latest Solara ion flatbed UV printer, the new Solara ionZ at three recent trade shows.
The Solara ionZ's eight print head, 14 picoliter drop size print engine produced jobs that excited crowds at PRINT 09 in Chicago, Viscom Düsseldorf Germany 2009, and the 2009 SGIA Expo in New Orleans.
"The Solara ionZ is a powerful new edition to the popular line of Gerber UV flatbed printers. Capitalising on proven UV print technology and the universal flatbed platform of the Solara ion, the Solara ionZ produces output with simply outstanding print quality, unmatched ink adhesion and impressive colour representation accuracy," said Curt Brey, executive director of digital solutions, Gerber.
The Solara ionZ utilizes the innovative print technology found in the Gerber Solara ion family of printers. GerberCAT cationic UV inks offer the highest degree of UV ink performance because of their unique chemical bonding process. Gerber's Cold Fire Cure low energy cure technology operates at nearly room temperature, allowing the user to print on heat-sensitive materials such as paper-based products, thin styrene and corrugated plastic.
While several pre-release units have already been installed worldwide, production shipments will begin in early December 2009.