Sign & Digital Graphics

September '14

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • September 2014 • 41 Moore's Law The high-production flatbed is becoming more accessible as head tech- nology and hardware advancements allow for more cost effective manufac- turing. In the computing world, Moore's law states the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approxi- mately every two years. This exponential growth of transistors in CPUs parallels the increase in speeds of output in flatbed production. This growth also contrib- utes to more cost effective solutions and printers require fewer heads as nozzle density increases; reducing cost without sacrificing speed. The Rho 1012 from Durst features Durst's latest Quadro Array 12M printhead technology, offering very small droplets of only 12 picoliters and a resolution of 1000 dpi, yet the unit prints at up to 5,300 square feet an hour. (Image courtesy of Durst US) The Q5-Series from CET Color features Ricoh Gen 5 printheads— with variable drop sizes of 5, 10 and 15 picoliters—and delivers high- quality images. Built on proven flatbed and hybrid technology, the Q-5 Series is productive (over 1,000 square feet an hour), yet is ideal for close-viewed, detailed projects. (Images courtesy of CET Color)

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