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Fespa Live Day 2: swissQprint launches Karibu roll-to-roll

Thursday, 16 May 2019
By Wayne Robinson

Swiss technology developer swissQprint has launched Karibu, its first roll-to-roll printer, which local supplier Phil Trumble of Pozitive says will provide flexibility and quality to print businesses.

Trumble says the new 3.4m Karibu has been designed to offer something new in the market, he said, “We could not just come in with the something that was the same as everything else. The new Karibu has some great innovation, for instance the cassette feeding system, which reduces media changeover time from 15 minutes to 3-4 minutes.

“The Karibu also has a system for printing mesh which means that there is no cleaning necessary afterwards. It has on-the-spot inspection of backlits, and dual roll printing. Some are simple features, like the light indicating progress bar, so the operator can see how the print is going from anywhere in the factory.”

The company has developed an ink set specifically for the new Karibu. The cured ink has a flexibility to ensure suitablity for all media. The inks are NVC free and Greenguard certified.

Trumble said, “Karibu will be welcomed by print businesses who want quality for backlits, fabrics, day nights and the like, and by those who want versatility. It will print on a wide range of media; in fact, more than a hundred media have already been certified for the Karibu. All this of course with the reliability for which Swiss engineering is recognised.”

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