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By Chris and Kathi Morrison
Chris and Kathi Morrison own and operate The Image
Specialists, a full-service graphics company based in Clements,
CA. Chris is also a Microsoft-certified systems engineer.
The DCS 1024 UVHS TEXTUR3D™ UV-cure, flatbed printer
It prints UV-cured raised letters and images.
Direct Color Systems’ DCS 1024
UVHS TEXTUR3D,™ flatbed printer
is designed for printing branding
images on various substrates –
wood, glass, metal, plastics and
ceramic tiles – up to 6 in. thick.
The printer’s six-color ink set features
CMYK, plus clear and white ink. The
inks won’t crack or flake, DCS says.
If your shop receives inquiries
for print branding and imaging on
3-D materials – promotional products,
for example – the DCS 1024 UVHS
could become your new profit
center. DCS says it’s designed to
meet today’s raised-letter and whiteink application demands.
The DCS 1024 UVHS inline images
up to 5,760 dpi (optimized) and
Direct Color Systems
99 Hammer Mill Rd.
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Contact: Blair Allen, president
express-mode, bi-directional prints
its 10 x 24-in. tray in just over three
minutes, some 50% faster than previous models. The 3D, TEXTUR3D
print (raised overlay) feature offers
embossed-like text and images with
a unique look and feel, as well as
Specifications: The DCS 1024 UVHS TEXTUR3D™
UV-cure, flatbed printer
On-demand, piezo inkjet; eight channels/180 nozzles each
UV-cure via LED lamps
Ink Droplet Size
1.5 - 21 pl
C, M, Y, K, CL, CL, W, W
Maximum Print Size
10 x 24 in.
Max Media Size
13 x 25 in.
Max Media Thickness
Max Substrate Weight
10 lbs. . (optional 20-lb. system)
High-speed USB 2.0
Vista and Windows 7 & 8 (32-64 bit)
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the ability to print ADA-compliant
The machine package comprises
the Color Byte Advance RIP 9 software that features 1,100 fonts, and
such tools and special effects as
font creator, text-on-an-arc, shadows,
distortions and gradient fills.
DCS also provides streamlined
methods for integrating Photoshop,
Illustrator and CorelDRAW. Optional
ADA-signage software is available.
This high-quality machine could
positively add to your shop’s workflow and profits. For example, it
could become an independent profit
center for short-run promotional
products and – a bonus – one-off
giveaways for your shop’s clients.
Consider printing on tablet or
cell-phone covers, USB-drive giveaways, golf balls, acrylic awards,
wood plaques and such diverse
items as water bottles for event
sponsors. It will print on flat media
and contour-cut acceptable flat
Place the 1024 UVHS in view of
your customers, to both fascinate
them and attract their ideas. The
best news? It’s a direct-to-print
system, so you’re free of messy
screens, odors, soaking tanks and
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