The Jeti® 3324 UVRTR prints at exceptionally fast speeds without the use of conventional heaters used to dry solvent inks. The fully automated six-color printer also is more environmentally friendly due to the use of UV inks.
It comes in 300 or 600 dpi format options, maintaining true production of a grand-format printer. “Our three-meter roll-to-roll printer is the fastest on the market, and the best on the market,” says the creator of the Jeti® printers’ line, James Gandy, who owns and operates Gandinnovations with his brother, Harry.
The head carriage hosts 24 Spectra print heads, while ink designation is four heads per colour allowing for six-colour combinations. The Jeti® 3324 UVRTR print speed is 60sq. metre/hr in best mode and 98sq. meter/hr in production mode with 300 dpi. With the 600 dpi option print speeds will begin at 33sq. meter/hr in best mode and 60sq. meter/hr in production mode.
The Jeti® 3324 UVRTR is designed to print on media types such as frontlit, backlit, adhesive vinyl and virtually any rolled substrates.
“We are glad we could perfect the Jeti® 3324 UVRTR. As soon as we asked our customers for their opinions, we knew we had to create the next big thing in the Gandinnovations™ printer line,” says Harry Gandy, Gandinnovations’ CEO of Worldwide sales.
The highly specialised Jeti® printers are manufactured at Gandinnovations’ 11,148.36sq.meters plant in Toronto, Canada. The worldwide sales and service operation is based out of San Antonio, Texas, with satellite offices in Canada, Mexico, India, United Arab Emirates and Belgium, with distributors around the world.
Since the debut of a 3.3m-wide model in November 2002, more than 400 Jeti® printers have been sold worldwide at costs ranging from US$175,000 to $400,000 per printer.
The newest Jeti® printer continues to cement Gandinnovations as the innovative leader in the grand-format printer industry. “A linear motor using print heads with tracking magnets provides users of the Jeti® 3324 UVRTR with incredibly accurate dot placement within a micron,” says Gandy. “Other roll-to-roll printers use belts, which are more likely to bounce and create less accurate reproductions.”
The printer is also fully automated, with an onboard camera used to tune the heads and automatic cleaning and wiping. “There’s nothing like it in the field today,” Gandy says.
Gandy is also proud of the easy-to-use computer interface, comparable to a state-of-the-art Macintosh computer system for its relative simplicity. “You can walk up to the machine and use it instantly, without any training. For example, all images ripped to the printer show up as thumbnails, then operators can drag and drop the files to the layout page where operators can rotate, flip, scale, and even collage as many files as you like, truly one of the most amazing interfaces in the printer market today.” he says.
The Jeti® 3324 UVRTR is the latest product release from Gandinnovations Currently Gandinnovations offers the Jeti® 3312, Jeti® 3318 (3m) solvent printers both available in Dye-Sub, the Jeti® 5000 (5m) solvent machine and the Jeti® 3150 UV Flatbed. The Jeti® comes with the standard one-year warranty on all parts, including print heads.
Gandinnovations is committed to research and development that will expand the use of digital printing technology. James Gandy, president of Gandinnovations, and his team of engineers focus the design of machines from the end user’s perspective. For example, the company provides a media roll lifter to help the person managing the night shift.
The Jeti® 3312 grand-format series features spectra high performance print heads with piezoelectric jetting assembly.