Inkjet RoundUP Results Report - Print Edition

The IDEAlliance Inkjet RoundUP is an independent third party technical evaluation of commercial roll to roll and flatbed, wide and grand format inkjet printing systems for the display graphics, signage and POP industries. (For Bulk purchases, email Steve Bonoff)

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The Inkjet RoundUP explores the state-of-the-art as it relates to wide format signage printing. There were 24 different system configurations submitted by 11 suppliers. The results of this report will help users make informed buying decisions about the world’s leading wide format inkjet systems.

This report does not make recommendations on individual proprietary systems, but provides independent, un-biased, sound technical data on system performance and capabilities. We recommend you use the report to evaluate systems’ relevance to your specific business requirements and priorities.

The 2013 Inkjet RoundUP consisted of the following 10 tests:

  1. Color Gamut
  2. Color Management
  3. Uniformity
  4. Repeatability
  5. Registration
  6. Ink consumption
  7. Print Speed
  8. Rub Resistance
  9. Weathering
  10. System Price

The data within highlights the relative strengths and weakness of the systems in a constructive manner that contributes to the improvement of key technology areas. Reviews of this nature improve our technologies and thus grow the opportunities for everybody in the wide and grand format market - that is the spirit in which this RoundUP process is offered to the community. Data from the Inkjet RoundUP contributes to ongoing ISO standards development and will also spawn the IDEAlliance Digital Press Certification for Wide/Grand Format Inkjet systems.

Devices studied used light or eco solvent inks, UV-curable inks or latex ink. Media used ranges from card stock to cast or calendared vinyl to rigid media including Coroplast. Viewing distances for these products range from point-of-purchase to greater distances for street signs, banners and billboards. Testing was coordinated via Ryerson University, Toronto and California Polytechnic State University (CalPoly).

Systems Evaluated:

ROLL TO ROLL SYSTEMS

 

Company/Product Name

RIP

Media

1

CGS/Roland VS-300

CGS Color Tuner // Web 2.0.3

ORIS Eco Solvent Glossy Paper

2

Durst P10 320R

Caldera GrandRIP+ v9

3M IJ180

3

Epson SureColor S70670

GMG ProductionSuite v2

3M IJ180

4

Epson SureColor S70670

GMG ProductionSuite v2

Avery Dennison MPI1005SC

5

Epson SureColor S70670

GMG ProductionSuite v2

Epson GS Photo Paper Gloss

6

FUJIFILM Acuity LED 1600

ColorGATE/ColorPath

3M IJ180

7

HP Latex 3000

ONYX Thrive v10.2

3M IJ180

8

HP Scitex LX850

Caldera GrandRIP+ v9

3M IJ180

9

Mimaki JV400 -160 SUV

ErgoSoft v14

3M Envision 480Cv3

10

Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1638/64

SAi PhotoPRINT DX (Mutoh Edition)

Arlon DPF-6000XRP

11

Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1638/64

SAi PhotoPRINT DX (Mutoh Edition)

InteliCoat GFPHOTO

12

Mutoh ValueJet VJ-1624/64

SAi PhotoPRINT DX (Mutoh Edition)

Arlon DPF-6000XRP

13

Seiko ColorPainter H2-74s

Gama Print Pro-SIIT Edition

3M IJ180

14

Seiko ColorPainter H2-74s

Caldera GrandRIP+ v9

3M IJ180

15

Seiko ColorPainter M-64s

Onyx RipCenter-SIIT Edition

3M IJ180

16

Seiko ColorPainter M-64s

Caldera GrandRIP+ v9

3M IJ180

FLATBED SYSTEMS

 

Company/Product Name

RIP

Media

1

Agfa :Anapurna M2540

Wasatch SoftRIP v7.0

3M IJ180

2

Agfa :Jeti TitanX

JetiSoft RIP (ErgoSoft AG) v14

3M IJ180

3

Durst P10 250

Caldera GrandRIP+ v9

3M IJ180

4

Durst Rho1012

Caldera GrandRIP+ v9

3M IJ180

5

EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro

Fiery proServer with Fiery XF Version 5.0

3M IJ180

6

FUJIFILM Acuity Select

ColorGATE/ColorPath

3M IJ180

7

HP Scitex FB700

Caldera GrandRIP+ v9

MeadWestVaco C1S Cover Tango

8

Océ Arizona 480 GT

ONYX Thrive 211 - Océ Edition

3mm Sintra - foamed PVC