The Xtreme Wide-Format Printing Machine™

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The Xtreme Wide-Format Printing Machine™

The Xtreme Wide-Format Printing Machine


The Xtreme Wide-Format Printing Machine

Its innovative 12-printhead design, automated

productivity features and exceptional versatility

make it the Xtreme Wide-Format Printing Machine

for the serious professional who is serious about

making money.

X ceptional

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12 Printheads Allow you to choose different print modes and ink sets to achieve various print

speeds, image resolutions, color gamuts and output flexibility. Choose between:

Economy Mode —for super-fast, lower-cost output at 600-dpi using one or two

DYE OR PIGMENTED

sets of the basic CMYK dye or pigmented inks.

AutoInk-Economy Mode — same as the Economy Mode, except both CMYK dye

DYE AND PIGMENTED

and pigmented inks are loaded simultaneously. AutoInk lets you easily switch

between printing indoor and outdoor jobs.

HiRes Mode —for super-fast, high-quality printing by adding medium densities

DYE OR PIGMENTED

of cyan and magenta dye or pigmented inks (C 2 M 2 YK). Improves the detail in

image highlights and midtones, providing an apparent resolution of 1200-dpi.

AutoInk-HiRes Mode — same resolution as HiRes Mode, except both dye and

DYE AND PIGMENTED

pigmented inks are loaded simultaneously. AutoInk lets you easily switch

between printing high-quality indoor and outdoor jobs.

Film Quality Mode —adds even more detail in image highlights using light and

DYE

medium densities of cyan and magenta to give you apparent 1800-dpi image

resolution using an expanded set of dye inks (C 3 M 3 YK).

Film Quality-PLUS Mode — for the ultimate color gamut and image quality.

DYE

It uses the expanded C 3 M 3 YK dye ink set, PLUS orange, green, red and blue.

This mode lets you reproduce previously impossible colors and spot-color

matches — designed for your most discriminating customers.

Film Quality-GS Mode — prints incredibly rich grayscale images with totally

DYE

neutral tonal ranges using a unique set of black dye inks in 4 different

densities. This mode is excellent for black-and-white photos and artwork.

Modular Ink Delivery System

For nearly a decade, MacDermid ColorSpan has been

the technology leader in the wide-format printing

industry. Our award-winning DisplayMaker ® printers

first establish — then exceed—industry standards for

image quality, output speed and printing versatility.

And now, the DisplayMaker ® X-12 takes wide-format

color printing to even higher levels of sophistication

and performance.

Easy to use and designed for uninterrupted productivity and low operating costs.

The innovative Modular Ink Delivery System consists of high-capacity 960ml ink

reservoirs, semi-permanent ink supply lines and high-density thermal inkjet

printheads that last for thousands of prints and are replaced independently.

Plus, ink reservoirs can be “hot swapped” during printing.


ColorMark ®

Inks and Media

A wide variety of inks and media are available to satisfy any printing requirement. The DisplayMaker X-12 uses

special formulas of dye or pigmented inks that are synchronized with ColorMark media through sophisticated color

management software. The result is outstanding image quality, color accuracy and longevity, regardless of which

ink and media combination you’re using.

EnduraChrome LightFast Dye Inks — for vibrant and accurate color on papers, films, fabrics and canvas.

Offering an extended indoor display life. Available in twelve colors or four densities of black.

PermaChrome Pigmented Inks — for outdoor graphics that can withstand the elements. The PermaChrome Outdoor

Matched System warranty includes nine-month “Print & Hang” waterfast vinyls for short-term outdoor needs or an

adhesive vinyl and laminate combination that lasts for up to 3 years.

Media Choices — include photo papers and films for indoor images and backlit displays, durable vinyls for outdoor

signs and banners, canvas and watercolor papers for archival fine art and photos, and even fabric media for unique

soft banner applications. The X-12 supports media roll widths from 24" (61cm) to 72" (183cm).

versatility

Automated

Features

Designed for unattended production printing,

the X-12 offers several automated features:

Advanced Automation Eye — consists of two

high-resolution image sensors and embedded

software that takes various measurements to

allow for additional features as outlined below.

AutoSet Calibration — analyzes dot placement of printed patterns

and automatically aligns all twelve printheads with digital accuracy.

AutoJet Calibration — eliminates banding in prints and prolongs

printhead life by mapping out jets that are not up to performance

standards.

AutoTune Scheduler — schedules the AutoSet and AutoJet calibration

functions to occur during unattended printing, as defined by the user.

Linearization — compensates for typical printhead wear by supplying

color density data (as measured by the Automation Eyes) to the

external RIP’s color management software. The color management

system then automatically linearizes color curves to ensure accurate,

consistent color.

Color Profiling — using a colormetric photo diode image sensor, the

X-12 can print and automatically read hundreds of color swatches

to allow the RIP and color management software to create ICC and

ColorMark color profiles for custom ink and media combinations.

AutoInk Swapping — allows you to have both dye and pigmented

inks loaded simultaneously and to instantly switch between them.

Enhanced Forced-Air Dryer — uses heat and air turbulence within the dryer enclosure to ensure drying of prints across a

print speeds, ink sets and media selections.

Motorized Take-Up Spool —rolls up prints (with image side either in or out) onto 2" or 3" spools for convenient handling

Humidity Sensor — automatically paces printing in higher humidity conditions to ensure adequate drying prior to take-up.


An underside look at the DisplayMaker X-12 Printhead Assembly.

The carriage assembly houses

the 12 printheads and the

two Automation Eyes. It tilts

upward to expose them for easy

cleaning without affecting printhead

alignment and calibration.

Motor driven carriage

adjusts the printhead height to

accommodate a wide variety of

media up to 1/8" (3.18mm) thick

while maintaining maximum

print quality.

Modular Ink Delivery System

Each three-piece module consists of a 960ml

ink reservoir, a semi-permanent ink supply line

and a state-of-the-art thermal inkjet printhead

Media support up to 72-inches (183cm) wide

Quick Screen Touch Pad

is a simple user interface

that presents common

functions and detailed

menus for full control of

printing features

Streamlined Power Supply

organizes the power requirements into

one 220V outlet for ease of installation

and operation

wide range of

and finishing.


Dramatic

Accurate

Flawless

quality

The

Memorable

with 12 printheads

Impressive

Realistic

Versatile

Intricate

Expressive

Vivid

© Holly Evans

Ferrari image courtesy of www.photoillustrators.com photography


Specifications

PRINT TECHNOLOGY

12-color thermal inkjet

ARCHITECTURE

Open web roll-fed reciprocating head

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

200-240 volts AC, 50/60 Hz, single phase,

30 amps maximum,

North America: NEMA L6-50R

Europe: IEC 60309, 30/32 Amp, 3 pin

PRINT SPEED

INK CONFIGURATION PRINT MODE MAXIMUM PRINT SPEED

2 sets of 4 or 6 colors Draft 600 ft. 2 /hr. (55.7 m 2 /hr)

High Speed 400 ft. 2 /hr. (37.2 m 2 /hr)

Production

200 ft. 2 /hr. (18.6 m 2 /hr)

Quality

150 ft. 2 /hr. (13.9 m 2 /hr)

1 set of 4, 6, 8 or 12 colors Draft 300 ft. 2 /hr. (27.9 m 2 /hr)

High Speed 200 ft. 2 /hr. (18.6 m 2 /hr)

Production

100 ft. 2 /hr. (9.3 m 2 /hr)

Quality

75 ft. 2 /hr. (7.0 m 2 /hr)

INK DELIVERY SYSTEM

Modular Ink Delivery System

INK CAPACITY

11.7 liters (Twelve 960ml Ink Modules,

Twelve 14ml printheads)

INK OPTIONS

EnduraChrome ® Dye Ink

PermaChrome ® Pigmented Ink

Multi-Density Black Dye Ink

PAPER HANDLING

Roll-fed with auto width detection, motorized

head height adjustment, integrated heated dryer

and motorized take-up spool

MAXIMUM MEDIA WIDTH

72" (182.9cm), 71.5" (181.6cm) image area

60" (152.4cm), 59.5" (151.1cm) image area

MAXIMUM PRINT LENGTH

Print length limited by media roll length and/or

software application

COLORMARK MEDIA SUPPORT

A variety of photobase papers, film, vinyls, fineart

papers, canvas and fabrics available in 36", 50",

60" and 72" widths

OPERATING CONDITIONS

60° to 90° F (16° to 32° C)

20% to 60% RH, non-condensing

25% to 50% RH, optimum

HUMIDITY COMPENSATION

Humidity sensor monitors relative humidity

and adjusts print speed as necessary to

ensure adequate drying as required by the

ink and media selected

STORAGE CONDITIONS

0° to 120° F (-17° to 49° C)

10% to 80% RH, non-condensing

AGENCY COMPLIANCE

Safety: UL, c-UL and TUV

Emissions: FCC-A, CE and VCCI-1

WARRANTY

Limited one year on-site in North America

SHIPPING DIMENSIONS

Weight: 620 LBS. (282.0 kg)

605 LBS. (275.0 kg)

Height: 43.5" (110.5 cm)

Depth: 32" (81.3 cm)

Width: 136.5" (346.7 cm)

ASSEMBLED DIMENSIONS

Weight: 380 LBS. (173 kg)

355 LBS. (161 kg)

Height: 57.3" (145.5 cm)

Depth: 31" (78.7 cm)

Width: 132" (335.3 cm)

120" (304.8 cm)

MacDermid ColorSpan, Inc.

7090 Shady Oak Road

Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA

North American Sales

Phone: 800-477-7714

952-944-9330

Fax: 952-944-0522

Asia/Pacific Sales

Phone: 952-943-3300

Fax: 952-943-3313

Latin American Sales

Phone: 952-943-3600

Fax: 952-942-5855

Europe / Middle East / Africa Sales

Bijlmermeerstraat 32

2131 HC Hoofddorp

The Netherlands

Phone: +31 23.5622000

Fax: +31 23.5631240

© 2002 MacDermid ColorSpan, Inc. All rights reserved. PN:X12BR1 10/02 (cc)

Ferrari and Viper images copyright and courtesy of www.photoillustrators.com photography/Greg Smith Design/Jim Kellar

www.colorspan.com

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