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 • 37 High-End Eco-Sol Prints Richard Finkel, international sales manager at SID Signs USA in Doral, Florida, agrees that print and ink quality are important when choosing a high-end printer. The quality of the printhead is also important, especially when it comes to print speed. SID Signs manufactures its TRITON series of eco-solvent printers in a variety of sizes ranging from 63 inches to 126 inches. They all use Epson DX5 print- heads, which allow the machines to print high-resolution prints up to 1440 dots per inch. "One of the advantages of the SID TRITON printer is we also can print on rigid materials with the eco-solvent ink, like paper, foam board and polystyrene, and we offer optional tables for printing on rigid materials," Finkel says. The TRITON printers all have four- color bulk ink systems built in, which use less ink than when printing with six or more colors. The company's SID MERCURY Series prints from 720 dpi to 1440 dpi and can handle up to six inks at a time. It prints on banner, mesh, vinyl, perforated vinyl, paper, polyester fabric and canvas. The MERCURY printers can use solvent or light solvent inks, which are less expen- sive than eco-solvent inks. Many of SID Signs' customers print large outdoor signage, so the wider machines give a print shop more flex- ibility in the size of graphics being printed. The 126-inch printer comes with the capacity to allow a shop to load two 63-inch or 54-inch rolls at a time to double the machine's output. When choosing a high-end printer, Finkel recommends determining who your customers are first, what sort of durability and print resolution they need and how fast they need to turn around prints. "It is generally good to estimate the production the customers need. If cus- tomers need more production, we offer other models that have higher productiv- ity using other printheads," he says. SDG UV-LED printers and print media by GoVivid deliver precise color, dimension and limitless creativity for all of your projects. Unleash your creativity.

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