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Gerber Expands into Wide-format Inkjet Printing

New 46, 62, and 64-in. drop-on-demand piezo machines




The latest from Gerber is the new Gerber ELAN line of inkjet printers. Currently available as a 64-in. model (46 and 62-in. versions are in development), the Elan printer boasts of Epson variable-drop size printheads matched with untreated media and Gerber's new nontoxic, organic solvent inks. In addition, the Elan XL features a four-stage heater/drying system for faster print speeds. It prints up to 375 sq ft/hr with resolutions that range from 360 to 1440 dpi.

The Elan XL offers 2xCMYK colors using the Elan XL Solvent inks, while the 46 and 62-in. models will offer 6-color printing (CMYKcm) using Elan Eco Solvent inks. These inks require no special handling and are resistant to chemicals and abrasion without lamination. Replacement ink prices are approximately $360/liter. Printing on approved untreated media with the Gerber inks carries a 3-year outdoor print durability.

The Gerber Elan XL is driven by ImageRIP Pro and Plus software from Onyx. The Elan XL sells for $33,995. (Gerber Scientific Products:



Interior Décor and Textile Printing: What Equipment Do You Need?

The First Installment of the new Interior Décor and Textiles Webinar Series, Bridging the Gap Between Commercial Peel-and-Stick Wall Graphics & Professional Home Décor, focuses on the technology used for these applications. Our expert panel of speakers cover topics such as what equipment to purchase, what to look for when purchasing, and the various applications you can offer with the equipment you currently have. Watch the first episode, sponsored by TVF, above.

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