The NUR Expedio 5000, previewed earlier this year at drupa, is a five metre superwide inkjet production printer that uses UV-curable inks. The machine is the first roll-fed wide-format inkjet production press equipped with UV-curable inks to reach the market.
The printer can output eight-colour, 720dpi, high quality indoor signage, as well as billboards and other superwide applications at speeds up to 150sqm per hour. Its multi-roll printing capability even further increases productivity. It will print on a variety of media, including standard less expensive uncoated substrates that ensure low operating costs and higher profit margins.
David Amir, NUR Macroprinters president and CEO, says, "We’ve already received numerous orders for NUR Expedio from print service providers who were impressed with the prototypes. Our current assembly lines are already running at full capacity, so we have decided to further expand our production capacity with a dedicated production space for the NUR Expedio printers.
"Inkjet printing continues to evolve with increased functionality, higher performance, better cost efficiencies, and continuously improving print quality and colour rendering. The interest in UV-curable inkjet printing technology is growing as the next step in wide-format production printing.
"The NUR Expedio, which we have been previewing at tradeshows around the world this year, is the first roll-fed, superwide, high performance production printer equipped with UV-curable inks to reach the market and the reception has been very positive."
Manufacturing of the new NUR Expedio 5000 printers has already begun at the new facility. Production capacity for the new line is approximately 20 NUR Expedio units per quarter. Commercial shipments of the NUR Expedio 5000 are planned to begin towards the end of the year.