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Wide format inkjet printer manufacturer Mutoh has introduced a new 65" (1651 mm) wide roll-to-roll digital UV inkjet printer, named Zephyr TS, for production of road traffic signs and information signs.

The Zephyr TS will print directly onto retroreflective sheeting, using specially formulated UV inks. The combination of printer, UV inks, retroreflective sheeting and UV protection overlay film fulfills the European standard for fixed vertical road traffic signs (EN 12899-1:2007) it was announced in a statement released by the company.

The printer delivers high quality production speeds up to 28 m/h, using specially developed high gloss print modes, a feature not available on competitive UV traffic sign printers.

Available immediately, the new Zephyr TS printer solution will be co-marketed by Mutoh and NCI (Nippon Carbide Industries) all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

While, the retroreflective sheeting materials will be available through Nippon Carbide Industries.

The new Zephyr TS printer will be displayed at the oncoming Fespa 2010 show, in Munich, Germany.