Matan's Barak 8Q to be showcased at drupa 2012

Matan Digital Printers is to launch its latest eight-colour superwide UV hybrid printer at the drupa 2012 exhibition in May.

Those in wide format printing might be interested to learn that the Barak 8Q boasts a print speed of 353sqm per hour and utilises Matan's Parallel Drop Size technology, enabling it to 'print both 20 and 40 picolitre drops in the same pass'.

According to chief executive and president Hanan Yosefi, this "enables maximum print quality at print speeds that were not available before" - cited by printweek.com.

The Barak 8Q can print on a range of coated or uncoated media. It is specifically designed for vehicle wraps, fabric, billboard posters and signage, among other applications. It can switch between four and eight colours production at resolutions of true 600dpi.

The 8Q platform also offers 'some groundbreaking automation tools', whattheythink.com claims. This encompasses double-sided printing, inline finishing and automatic media handling systems for loading rigid media.

Matan's entire Barak range will be offered to show visitors at a special price, starting from €169,000.

Among the plethora of exhibitors, drupa 2012 will showcase exciting industry innovations while encouraging debate about printing issues. The preliminary programme for the events as listed on drupa.com features discussions on sustainable media production, the future of print and examines current industry themes.

drupa 2012 takes place from May 3rd - 16th in Dusseldorf, Germany.


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