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ZBE Speeds Up the Chromiras

New versions print five times faster than originals




To provide greater productivity for portrait/social, full-service and custom photographic labs, ZBE has ramped up the speeds on their 30-in. and 50-in. Chromira LED photo imagers. The new units carry a 5x designation in their model names to denote the fact that they can expose images five times faster than the original models did.

With an output speed of 25 in./min, the Chromra 5x 30 can image up to 563 8 x 10-in. photos per hour. Outputting at 20 in/min., the Chromira 5x 50 can image up to 750 8 x 10 in. photos per hour.

In addition to accelerated imaging technology, the imager use ZBE's patented LED Resolution-Enhancing Technology which makes the Chromira's native resolution of 330 ppi look more like 425 ppi. For a perpetual imaging workflow, the 50-in. unit uses ZBE's interruptible, line-by-line imaging system for on-the-fly image processing.

Chromira's upgraded photo imagers can be bundled with ZBE's WorkStream order-management and digital print production software. (ZBE:



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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