Sign & Digital Graphics

November '15

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • November 2015 • 33 DIGITAL PRINTING AND FINISHING DIGITAL GRAPHICS T here are many types of high-end printers out there, but even if they were built for different purposes, they all share some common traits that sign and digital graphics shops should keep in mind when shopping around. High-end machines should be fast but still offer high-quality prints. They should be well made out of materials that aren't going to break down after a couple High-End Printer Points to consider before investing in expensive equip- ment B y P A u L A A v e N G L A D y C H Paula Aven Gladych is a freelance writer based in Denver, Colorado. She can be reached at pgladych@ gmail.com. of print runs and should use ink effi- ciently, depending on the print substrate. High-End Wraps OKI Data Corp.—which purchased Seiko's wide-format printer business in October this year, manufactures high- quality wraps printers, including the ColorPainter M -64s and its newest product, the ColorPainter H3-104s— says that its printers are very versatile, working with many different media as well as wrap films. "A lot has to do with the speed and the quality you get at that speed," says Kelly Gornick, marketing and commu- nications manager, wide format divi- The ColorPainter M-64s can take media up to 64 inches but is typically used for vehicle wraps that are 60 inches or 54 inches. The ColorPainter H3-104s uses the same technology as the M-64s but is 104 inches. It can be used for wraps, banners and other indoor signage. It uses eco-solvent, low odor inks. Choosing a

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