Product Reviews

Longier Hunter RU3200

A “heavyweight” 3.2m-wide high-speed inkjet.

What does the printer do?
The Longier Hunter RU3200 is a 3.2m-wide roll-to-roll inkjet printer, with UV-cured inks and LED curing lamps.
It is built in China by Longier Digital Technologies Co, which was set up in 2011 funded by the local government together with a venture capital company. It makes several other roll-fed and flatbed printers, all with shared technologies.
The Middle East distributor is Helios Business Systems LLC and the UK distributor is Hallmark Equipment Services. Hallmark sells directly and through a reseller, Quality Print Services (QPS). The first Hunter RU3200 in Europe was sold by QPS for installation in September, and we spoke to Chandrasekar Thampi, chief executive

Polar Pace 200

A cutting line to handle the demands of high-volume production of straightforward jobs.

What does the system do?
Pace is an acronym for ‘Polar automation (for) cutting efficiency’, and that’s pretty much what it does. It goes a stage further than flowline cutters – which add lifts and joggers around a guillotine to minimise manual handling of the reams – by automating some elements of the cutting process itself.

When was it launched and what market is it aimed at?
Pace is not new; it has been

Onyx Graphics Software 12.2

A RIP and workflow for wide- and grand-format printers.

What does the product do?
Onyx Software is a RIP and print workflow solution developed specifically for wide-format and grand-format digital inkjet printing. It’s scalable and is available in three levels as standard, although custom packages are also offered.
The US-based company claims to have developed the first ever wide-format RIP, in 1989. It is a subsidiary of Canon, but it can drive most makes of large format printer – around 2,000

Canon Océ VarioPrint i300

A high volume colour B3 inkjet sheet-fed press to receive higher quality.

What does it do?
The i300 is a highly innovative, high volume color B3 inkjet sheet-fed press which combines higher quality and productivity; much faster than a high-end SRA3 toner and with a higher quality than a web-fed inkjet. Moreover, combined with cut-sheet versatility and media flexibility it provides intelligent and automated quality control; thus, bringing the inkjet benefits to cut-sheet.

When was it launched