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TECHNOLOGY REVIEW 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 small-format, UV-cure, LED-lamped ® 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 Key Information Direct Color Systems 99 Hammer Mill Rd. Rocky Hill, CT 06067 (800) 693-6376 Contact: Blair Allen, president (800) 693-6376 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 Technology On-demand, piezo inkjet; eight channels/180 nozzles each Ink Type UV-cure via LED lamps Ink Droplet Size 1.5 - 21 pl Ink Colors 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 6 in. Max Substrate Weight 10 lbs. . (optional 20-lb. system) Interface High-speed USB 2.0 Operating System Vista and Windows 7 & 8 (32-64 bit) 38 SIGNS OF THE TIMES / JUNE 2013 / the ability to print ADA-compliant signage. 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 substrates. 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 the like.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Signs of the Times - June 2013

Signs of the Times - June 2013
ST Update
Tech Update
Profiling Media for Purpose
Vinyl Apps
Strictly Electric
LED Update
Software Update
Technology Review
Technology Review
Sign Museum News
New Products
Enter ST’s 7th Annual Vehicle Graphics Contest!
The Reality of Your Surroundings
The Great ’scapes
Digital Printers at ISA
It’s a Jungle in Here
Advertising Index
Editorially Speaking

Signs of the Times - June 2013