The X-Series requires the user to manually set the printhead height when a substrate is changed. However, the X-Series also utilizes a crash avoidance system to automatically raise the bed slightly when a head strike is possible. The crash avoidance system will only prevent crashes when the printhead height is slightly lower than necessary. Large conflicts in printhead height will not be resolved automatically by the crash avoidance system.
The X-33 does have an automatic head height feature which can be enabled by the operator.
Like other Inkjet devices print quality is a function of the print resolution, smoothing, and print speed chosen. When the print quality is increased (by improving the resolution or smoothing) the print will take longer to complete.
It is recommended to test various combinations of Print Resolution and Smoothing (both found in the Printer Settings module of a job ticket) to find the preferred settings for each substrate. Some recommendations include:
Coroplast Signage – Since coroplast signage is typically viewed from further away and is mass produced it is recommended to use a lower print quality setting.
Glass, Acrylic, Metal, and high quality prints – Prints on glass, acrylic, metal and other like substrates are typically viewed up close. For these types of jobs it is recommended to use a higher print quality setting
Templates – Templates are used for substrate placement when printing multiple smaller objects. The template mode utilizes very little ink and prints very quickly.
Job Ticket settings can easily be automated by creating job presets within iQueue. Once a job preset is defined, a new print job’s settings can be edited quickly with two clicks.
The X-Series can be used with many different substrates including: PVC plastic, styrene, wood, aluminum, metal, acrylics, coroplast, ceramics, fabric, leather, composites, paperboard, foamboard, glass, carpet, tile, and more.
Extreme static buildup can create print quality issues including sand during and ink misting. Cleaning the substrate with alcohol can quickly remove static buildup. Industrial static wands and other solutions exist for managing static in low humidity environments.
Artwork can be designed by most any graphic design application and saved as a PDF. It’s recommended to utilize Pantone or Spot colors when designing artwork which enables iQueue’s RightOn tool to re-map and change colors with ease as needed.
Like other inkjet printers the X-16 should be powered on at all times. The X-16 does complete an automated cleaning cycle routinely and stirs the inks in the system. Turning the X-16 off for extended time periods can damage the printhead and ink system.
Like other inkjet printers the X-33 should be powered on at all times. The X-33 does complete an automated cleaning cycle routinely and stirs the inks in the system. Turning the X-33 off for extended time periods can damage the printheads and ink system.
The X-16 should only be used with Xante-branded ink. Xante is committed to providing customers with the best output possible. We supply Xante-branded ink which has been formulated for and tested with the X-16. Purchasing ink from other vendors may cause extreme damage to the printhead and ink system. Damage resulting from the use of ink from other manufacturers is not covered under Xante’s RightCare Agreement or Spare Parts and Consumables Warranty.
The X-33 should only be used with Xante-branded ink. Xante is committed to providing customers with the best output possible. We supply Xante-branded ink which has been formulated for and tested with the X-33. Purchasing ink from other vendors may cause extreme damage to the printhead and ink system. Damage resulting from the use of ink from other manufacturers is not covered under Xante’s RightCare Agreement or Spare Parts and Consumables Warranty.
The X-16 is supplied with a single jig to print on cylinder-shaped objects. However, Xante is reviewing options to supply our customers with additional jigs to be used with the X16 and the X33 printers. Xante at this time will supply manufacturers information that you can purchase custom jigs from for use with your X16 and X33 printer.
Customers are encouraged to use the template printing mode to create layout guides in ink. Customers can also create their own physical jigs for printing high volumes of specialized substrates.
There is also routine operator maintenance required as outlined in the Operator Manuals to maximize the printer’s print quality and functionality. This maintenance takes approx 15min per day for the operator to complete.
UV cured inks have the advantage of being virtually VOC-free, so they are much safer than other alternatives. UV ink can be handled safely as long as they operator is well trained and observes all recommended safety procedures. UV printing is considered a green technology, safer for environment and leaving an almost zero carbon footprint.
There is only very minor emittance. Since sensitivity varies highly between individuals please ensure that proper ventilation is available in the print production area, as one would with any solvent ink printers.
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