Signs of the Times - September 2013 - (Page 48)
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.
KIP C7800 Color System Poster Printer
Fits into the POS and POP print market, but also in the sign market
We recently encounteredPrinter,
C7800 Color System Poster
a medium-format, LED-lamped
system that’s geared for the short-run,
POS and POP printed-poster market.
We were impressed that it superfast produced waterproof, UV-stable
images with minimal operator stress.
For example, it will dry-technology
produce 540, 24 x 36-in. (A1/D
size) posters/hour or 270, 36 x
48-in. (AO/E size) posters/hour –
think 9 or 4.5 posters a minute.
The C7800 is a 600 x 2,400-dpi,
printer that, essentially, houses an
that, the company says, is a significant departure from traditional
It will make a 10 ft. x 36-in.-wide
banner in less than 40 seconds.
The dry-toner technology provides
consistent, throughput production
at full engine speed, which can
produce 660 black-and-white, D-size
images, or 540 D-size color images/
hour, with mixed-set collation of up
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to 1,000 prints. The printed images
are ready for use.
An internal, proprietary RIP drives
the C7800, but you can interface it
with other RIPs. Also, a cost-review
application provides immediate cost
reporting on all jobs.
The machine fits nicely into the
POS and POP poster-print market,
but it’s also suitable for sign markets.
KIP offers various media – banners
and clear, adhesive-backed film
and heavyweight poster media for
retail, restaurant and campaign sign
and poster applications.
It features many of the traditional
tools found in architectural, engin-
Specifications: KIP C7800 Color System Poster Printer
600 x 2,400
Print Speed, B&W
Up to 4,200 sq. ft./hr.
Print Speed, Color
Up to 3,500 sq. ft./hr.
4,500 sq. ft. (auto sheet feeder)
Output Sizes, Width
11 - 36 in.
Output Sizes, Length
8.5 in. - 130 ft.
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eering, business-graphics printers
– cut, fold and collate, for example
– that you wouldn’t normally see
in a signshop printer. But, because
these are built in, why not take
advantage? You could print mockups
and samples for package- and
graphic-design firms, for example.
Three media decks and an autosheet feeder deliver mixed print
sizes at full production speed. A
quick-switch system eliminates rollswitching delays, and, to ensure
precision imaging, the system automatically performs media calibrations.
In cost per copy and speed, it
outperforms most inkjet technologies,
although it’s somewhat limited in
media options, especially compared
to UV-cure-, latex- or solvent-ink
systems. However, the printer will
image on bond, poster, banner,
films and backlit materials.
You could call it a cross-over
machine – a step away from
document imaging and close, but
not completely onboard, for signmaking or types of screenprinting.
It operates quietly – sans odors –
in an office environment.
The C7800 could open up new
opportunities for a one-stop signshop. It produces saleable prints
and solves many “green” restrictions.
And, it could solve any turnaround
bottlenecks. If you’re thinking of
adding POS or POP poster printing,
or replacing some of your screenprinting work, take a look at KIP’s
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