ITE Debuts Rapid, Eclipse and Com-Press at DRUPA
For those involved in the printing equipment industry, DRUPA is without doubt one of the most important exhibitions in the calendar. For Impression Technology Europe (ITE) however it is a landmark event. Exhibiting for the first time at this prestigious show, ITE will be showcasing not only the groundbreaking Rapid Digital Label System powered by Memjet but will also be giving its world debut to the new Eclipse LF3 digital cutter and the revolutionary ComPress LP4 LED Dry Toner Printing System.
Although not new to the industry the Rapid Label System will make its first appearance at DRUPA and, from the experience to date, it is certain to maintain its impact. These inline digital ink jet label printers have opened up the short run label market in a way that hasn’t been seen before. Utilising the Memjet print head the machines can deliver 744,000,000 drops of ink per second through the 70,400 nozzles resulting in high quality labels delivered at speeds of up to 18 metres per minute. The system’s advantage does not stop there however because, as it is driven from a standard PC, each print can be individual making it ideal for producing variable data labels used in, for instance, stock control or tracking. Available in two models, the table top X1 and the larger floor standing X2, the low capital outlay combined with the high quality and speedy production make the Rapid an attractive product.
It goes without saying that ITE are excited about having Rapid at the show but they have yet another first for DRUPA. Designed and developed by ITE in the UK , the Eclipse LF3 digital cutter provides a post finishing solution that perfectly complements the Rapid printers. Although unprinted media can be cut prior to printing, labels printed on continuous media can also be both laminated and kiss cut and all at an economic price. Web widths of between 50mm and 220mm can be processed. Working from a single registration point, the machine will handle roll core sizes up to 76mm and a maximum roll diameter of 305mm. The unit also incorporates waste matrix removable and a rewind roller. Although full details are still to be released, ITE has indicated that this new addition will match the Rapid price philosophy of offering economic prices and fast pay back times. According to ITE Managing Director Roy Burton, “Combining this machine with one of the Rapid printers brings a low cost solution to lower volume print runs”.
The ComPress LP4 is aimed at providing low cost, digital label, envelope/sheet feeding print and finishing solutions for small to medium production requirements. The emphasis is firmly on efficiency and cost effectiveness in production short runs. The ComPress modular system will perfectly complement the Rapid System offering users greater options to suit their requirements.
Impression Technology Europe are experts at bringing technology to the market and with the Rapid range, the Eclipse and the ComPress they will certainly be making a mark in the label printing sectors just as they have done in the garment decoration market. ITE will also have their range of DTG digital direct to garment printers, including the recently launched M Series, on display at DRUPA. For more information about ITE or the products they supply or to find your nearest distributor call them on +44 1623 861173 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can link to the both the Rapid and DTG web sites by visiting www.impressiontechnologyeurope.com