Välinge introduces digital printing One-stop-solution
Viken, Sweden - May 08, 2012
Välinge is broadening its support and supply package for its licensees to include digital printing. Our licensees will now have access to a completely integrated system solution consisting of single-pass-printer, inks, decor development, image rip software and manufacturing support, developed with its partners and supplied by Välinge.
Välinge has for several years worked with digital printing technology suitable for the powder technology Nadura™. A combination of Nadura™ and digital printing will broaden the unmatched technical properties of Nadura™ with the flexibility and clear decor resolution of both powder technology and digital printing.
The development of digitally printed Nadura™, has resulted in a robust and heavy duty single pass printer solution with associated inks and software suitable for most varied flooring applications. “We have been searching for a reliable inkjet printhead solution that will give flexibility to jet the most common inks used today, such as UV inks and solvent based inks while at the same time able to run stable in dusty environment with more challenging water based inks. After testing and prototype machine development, we have now identified the new StarFire™ SG-1024/M printhead from FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. as the optimal solution”
, says Marcus Bergelin, Director Business Development, Välinge Innovation.
Dimatix inkjet technology form the technology platform of the printer. Välinge is using this to bring to market a purpose-built, heavy duty single pass printing system, specially adapted for dusty environment and flexibility in ink composition. The width of the printer will be scalable up to 2340 mm and it can run with more than 1000 DPI at 20 m/minute depending on choice of printing substrate and ink. Maximum speed will be 60 m/min. The printing system and support will be supplied by Välinge.
This new printing system is based on the StarFire SG-1024 printhead and RediJet™ technology developed by Dimatix. RediJet unlocks the full productive capacity of a printhead while lowering the recurring service cost. The defining characteristic of this technology is minimizing initial start-up and ongoing maintenance times along with reducing associated fluid consumption, especially when using faster drying and/or heavily pigmented ink formulations like those found in high-speed, industrial, single-pass systems. As the name invokes - RediJet is “ready to jet” when you are.
Välinge digital printing solutions is a “One-stop-solution”. The integrated package is in direct response to licensee demands for support while adapting to the future printing technology, which has proven to be far more complex than anticipated by many early pioneers.“One of the challenges for the pioneers is to bridge the lack of experience in combination with the lack of complete system integration between printer, application, ink, software and decor. With almost two decades of cutting edge technology customer support and start up service, Välinge forms the perfect partner for our licenses in this new field”
, says Niclas Håkansson, CEO Välinge Innovation.
For further information, please contact:
Director Business Development
Mobile: +46 70 23 78 123