Amica Taurus Inkjet System

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Amica Taurus Inkjet System

Expand your business with the flexibility for variable data printing (VDP)
Utilizing over 20 years experience and technologies in industrial graphics processing and industrial inkjet printing, Amica successfully launches industrial inkjet press based on DOD print technology. Taurus is a high-performance monochrome sheet-fed inkjet system for variable data printing (VDP), combining proven quality, versatility, and intelligent automation to maintain the highest possible productivity.

Accompanied by the continual and sharp increase for personalized and customized application, the production needs of variable data printing also drastically increase. Taurus offers a comprehensive solution for VDP, including control software, variable data software, transport and inkjet printing system. Taurus will be the best complement of your existing production lines, which will help you provide your customers with value-added variable data printing service. Streamlined workflow makes it easy, efficient and fast for your operators to finish high-quality jobs with variable data. Investing in Taurus will be the most economic, simplest, and fastest method for you to obtain the capability of variable data printing.

  • Plug & Play System
  • Outstanding print quality (600 × 600 DPI)
  • Very attractive price & low ink costs
  • Up to 50m/ min.

Expand your business with value-added variable data printing (VDP)
Based on your existing traditional printing production lines, the Taurus variable data inkjet system easily helps you obtain the capability of variable data printing. Taurus utilizes off-line printing method. According to your customer’s demand, you can print variable data on the substrates on which fixed content is pre-printed. Supported variable data includes graphics, images, numbers, dates, times, barcodes, serial numbers and texts. Taurus enables you to win more chances of profit by extending the types of your acceptable printing jobs and enhancing the production adaptability.

Freely adjust print location
Taurus offers significant flexibility for your printing production. Taurus is equipped with 1 or 2 independent head modules with a print width of 54mm. By moving mounting positions of these two head modules on the print support, you can adjust the actual locations of printing for variable data to meet the unique demand of each job.

Widest media range
Taurus enables you to easily obtain high-quality and unique prints with variable data using art paper, recycled paper, glossy stock, PVC, direct mail pieces, synthetic substrates, paperboard for folding cartons, flat chipboards, corrugated cartons and so on. Taurus prints on substrates up to 4.8 mm thick. For substrate size supported, see the diagrams below.

Highlights

  • Easy to operate with vacuum based transport
  • Robust friction feeder can be quickly and easily adjusted to accommodate a wide range of substrates with different sizes
  • Equipped with 457mm wide perforated vacuum belt
  • UV-LED curing system suitable for heat-sensitive substrates

Efficient Workflows
As a comprehensive monochrome VDP inkjet printing system, Taurus works seamlessly with MagicPage and PCS Pro to achieve efficient VDP workflow.

Unique Variable Data Printing Software - MagicPage

  • Supports various types of objects, such as text, dates, times, graphics, barcodes, 2D codes, and photo images
  • Customized template and layout design
  • Extensive field-editing tools for large quantity of variable data and static text
  • Supports multiple data source files for variable data, including .CSV, .XLS, .XLSX, .TXT and .VDB files
  • Real-time and intuitive RIP output preview
  • Embedded barcode, serial number and MICR maps

User-friendly PCS Pro Enhancing Productivity

  • Specifically customized for variable data printing of single-pass inkjet printing system
  • User-friendly and graphical interface
  • Remote printer control, printing parameters setting, and printer status monitoring
  • Easy operation and maintenance of the printer
  • Embedded test patterns for nozzle check and head alignment
  • Print Productivity: 50m/min. (164ft/ min.)
  • Print Resolution: 600 × 600dpi, 600 × 450dpi, or 600 × 300dpi
  • Print Head: Print head native resolution: 600dpi, Native drop volume: 7pl-21pl with grayscale, Head power management, Head temperature controller
  • Media: Handling: sheet-fed, Media size (Standard): W 76mm (2.99 inches) × L 101mm (3.98 inches) (min.), W 355mm (13.98 inches) × L 305mm (12 inches) (max.), Media size (Option): W 50mm (1.97 inches) × L 101mm (3.98 inches) (min.), W 355mm (13.98 inches) × L 305mm (12 inches) (max.), Media thickness: min 90grs to 4.8mm (0.19 inches) thickness, Media types: Wide range of coated and uncoated substrates, including paper, glossy stock, PVC, and plastic cards
  • Printing: Print technology: DOD piezo electric inkjet technology, Print width: Up to 54mm (2.13 inches) per print head, Print Type: Text, serial numbers, barcodes, dates, time, etc.
  • Ink: Ink type: UV curable ink, water-based ink (Option), Ink colors: Monochrome (black, single, or spot color), Ink volume: 1L ink reservoir, Automatic ink supply system, Automatic alarm signaling ink shortage
  • Dimensions: L 2550mm × W 1500mm × H 850mm, (L 100.39 inches × W 59.06 inches × H 33.46 inches), (Height: exclusive monitor stand)
  • Direct Mail (envelopes, postcards etc.)
  • Blister Cards
  • Plastic Cards
  • Unfolded Die-cut Boxes
  • Hang Tags
  • Tickets

Printer Control Software (PCS) installed on a Host PC is designed for scanning inkjet printing. It offers a user-friendly interface to interactively control the printer, monitor printer status, and set printer options, such as the amplitude and pulse width of jetting waveforms and the temperature for each print head.
Amica’s PCS processes incoming RIP data and provides a software interface allowing RIP software to print jobs to the printer directly. The control interface features include print head cleaning, print head calibration, motor speed settings, and print head settings, etc..

Variable Data Printing Software
MagicPage is specially designed for monochrome and color variable data printing (VDP), supporting several types of objects, such as text, dates, times, graphics, logos, serial numbers, barcodes, MICR Fonts, and photo images. MagicPage’s features include template management, layout design, data merging, and output preview. MagicPage simplifies and streamlines a wide range of printing applications like security printing, mailings, labels, packaging, barcode printing, and business forms.

Professional RIP Technology
Embedded RIP technology quickly and exactly interprets JPG, Tiff, EPS, PDF, PS and DCS files. It Data Source Loading

MagicPage supports to load data source file, including .CSV, .XLS, .XLSX, .TXT and .VDB file. After loading, all the records in the source file will be displayed in the data field and you are able to select the field and bind it to the objects.
enables users to obtain ideal color prints with more details and gradients.

Varied Image Files Supported
MagicPage directly receives monochrome image files, such as JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, GIF, ICO, EMF, WMF, and EXIF. For color image files, MagicPage supports .PRT files generated by ColorPRINT Software.

Multiple Languages Supported
MagicPage supports for multiple languages, such as English, Espanol, Deutsch, French, Portugal, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

Optional we have the following MagicPage modules;

  • Read & Print
  • Read & Print & Verify
  • Duplex printing
  • PDF RIP for variabel PDF data