SwissQprint has launched two new flatbed printers, the Impala LED and the Nyala LED, at Fespa.
The manufacturer said the LED UV curing on these machines, as well as other structural improvements, gives greater precision, increases their versatility and makes them more environmentally friendly than comparable machines.
The Impala LED has a bed size of 2.5x2m and can print at a maximum speed of 180sqm/hr while the Nyala LED has a 3.2x2m bed and the machine can print at a maximum speed of 206sqm/hr.
Roll-to-roll functionality is also available for these devices as an optional add-on. The manufacturer said this combined with cool LED curing makes it easier to process heat-sensitive roll media because the material warps less. LED curing reduces power consumption and heat build-up and expands the range of applications, enabling these machines to print on thin films, paper, board and delicate textiles.
Both machines use SwissQprint UV inks, which cure both under mercury vapour lamps and under the new LED system. With the latter, the output software automatically adjusts the UV output power to the material and the printing speed, which is said to help users achieve consistently optimal curing results.
Impala LED and Nyala LED are commercially available with immediate effect through the SwissQprint distribution partner network in 40 countries.  Pricing for the Impala LED starts at around €225,000  for a basic configuration, with the Nyala LED starting at around £215,000.