The FREEStyler is a direct to screen imaging system that offers customers a cost effective, economical option, while still providing all of the expected advantages of computer to screen imaging.
The FREEStyler uses up to four black cartridges that contain specially formulated UV light blocking ink. This water-soluble ink provides density readings over 3.5 UV, which means it will hold small halftone dots and fine details, much better than vellum or ink jet film. Since the ink is directly applied to the emulsion, no vacuum is required and there is no chance of undercutting during exposure.
Exposure times are typically reduced since there is no glass or film to diffuse UV light. With the screen lifted off the glass, pinholes are almost entirely eliminated, which means less touching up the screen after exposure.
One of the competitive advantages of the FREEStyler system is the registration capabilities. The FREEStyler digitally places the image with absolute accuracy. This eliminates human error with manual placement of film separations on multiple screens. With the integrated 3-point registration system, you are assured that multi-colored jobs will always be in the correct position from the minute they are put into the press. That translates into less press setup up time, and more jobs run per day, making your print shop more profitable.
|Printhead||Thermal DOD (Drop on Demand) Inkjet (1/4 offset heads –
|Resolution||600×1200, 1200×1200, 1200×2400 dpi for max screen rulings of 55-60lpi|
|Max Screen Size||36″ (915 mm) high x 26″ (660 mm) wide|
|Image Size||29″ (735 mm) high x 20″ (508 mm) wide|
|Image Speed||Fast mode (Solid Colors) = 0.024m2 per min Quality mode (Halftones) = 0.012m2 per min|
|Interface||USB (via PC Windows)|
|Voltage||AC100/220V Auto sensing|
|Environment||50-70% relative humidity|
|Dimensions||48″ x 40″ x 16.5″ (1250 mm x 1020 mm x 420 mm)|
Pigment-based aqueous UV-Block Black ink with enhanced ultraviolet resistance for black density in excess of 3.5 UV. UV-Block ink is completely water soluble and nonhazardous.
- Windows PC RIP & Print Management controller software.
- Direct Print from Graphics Applications or Drag & Drop.
- High quality AM/FM screening.
- Rotate/Scale/Mirror/Invert controls.
- Supports Multiple Job Queues for different Pre-Press settings.
- Template function for repeatable exact positioning on different screen sizes.
- RIP supports Postscript, PDF, EPS, TIFF & JPEG file formats.
- Multiple black ink support for 1, 2 or 4 head printing to optimize speed and output quality.