PF25

PF25

PF25 Industrial Inkjet Printer for Corrugated Board Printing

PF25 is a newly developed industrial inkjet printer for corrugated packaging or display applications, directly printing on a variety of uncoated and coated corrugated boards. Tailoring to actual demands of corrugated board printing, the PF25 printer specially utilizes industrial DOD piezo electric print heads with large droplet size of 27 - 54 pl to achieve outstanding print productivity as well as stunning print quality. 


As a cost-effective and sustainable digital printing solution, the PF25 printer offers you the capability of medium- & short-run printing with quality consistency and variable date printing for fast, customized and high-quality corrugated board production.


  • Water-based or LED UV curable ink
  • CMYK; CMYK + White; Monochrome
  • Up to 290m²/ hr. or 240* sheets/ hr.
  • 2.5m (98.4") print width
* Based on 1800mm x 350mm (70.8" x 13.7") image size per sheet, including loading and unloading time.

Dual- & Single-sheet Printing Modes Expand Applications

Dual-sheet printing mode enables to print two jobs simultaneously, boosting print productivity dramatically, for each sheet with a minimum size of 600mm × 600mm and a maximum size of 1200mm × 1350mm. In single-sheet mode, the PF25 printer enables to print on a large corrugated board up to the size of 2500mm × 4000mm.


                   Dual-sheet Feeding
                Single-sheet Feeding


Accurate and Exquisite Color Reproduction

  • Amica's proprietary VDS (Variable Droplet Size) control technology combines the print head control of 1 to 2 levels of ink droplet sizes.
  • Amica's high density white ink can be applied as a base printed on brown or other non-white color corrugated materials.
  • PF25 enables to print spot colors with 4 process inks or spot inks to meet stringent brand requirements while printing corporate logos and recognizing colors. 

Advanced Degas System Achieves Reliable Printing

Dissolved gases will inevitably accumulate in the ink as a result of repeatedly pressurizing and decompressing the piezoelectric crystal. The hollow fiber membrane degas system (only for water-based ink) of PF25 efficiently eliminates air bubbles for consistent and reliable print quality.


Degas System

Variable Data Printing Creates Added Value Applications

The PF25 printer works seamlessly with MagicPage VDP software and supports monochrome or colorful variable data printing, including texts, numbers, time, serial numbers, QR codes, etc., which can be varied without stopping or slowing down the printing. Variable data printing helps you create added value applications and obtain more business opportunities for personalized packaging and display printing.


Automatic Vacuum Media Feeding Mechanism Helps Save Time and Cost

The PF25 printer offers automatic and accurate media feeding mechanism, which is covered by multiple vacuum belts and driven by servo motors, achieving effective suction of boards and precise belt motion control. The vacuum system is divided into eight independently controlled zones to position boards with varied dimensions. 

The PF25 printer supports automatic feeding of boards within 1350mm length and 2500mm width to save labor and time at the same time. The operator loads a pile of corrugated boards onto the preload table, and the mechanism undertakes the rest, stacking the printed boards in the collector for easy removal with stacker. 



Vacuum Feeding Mechanism
Media Collector (Optional)


Dual-roller Mechanism

The Dual-roller Mechanism presses sheet tightly to the table throughout the printing process to ensure it is flat for high quality printing.



An Active Negative Pressure System with digital control pressure display gauges ensures high-quality printing at higher possible firing frequency of ink jet printing with industrial piezo print heads.

Based on an all-in-one design concept, the small and compact Print Head Maintenance Module allows automatic purging, wiping and capping, ensuring optimum performance with minimum print head deterioration.

Water-based or UV Curable Ink for Different Applications

The double-inlet bulk ink tanks with liquid level sensors are easily used for adding ink and alarming for the shortage of ink.
The PF25 printer supports water-based or UV curable ink for different applications. Amica's water-based inks, with saturated colors, surface durability and water resistance, are specially developed together with PF25 for efficient and vivid uncoated corrugated board printing. UV curable inks have advantages of excellent hardness, durability and water resistance, and enable high throughput on a range of coated and uncoated corrugated boards. 

Printing
Print technology
DOD piezoelectric, automatic voltage and temperature control
Print resolution
600 × 600dpi, 600 × 300dpi, 600 × 150dpi
Native drop volume
27-54pl with grayscale
Printable width
Up to 2500mm (98.4")
Print head maintenance

Automatic Print Head Maintenance Module for purging, wiping and 

capping

Ink
Ink type
Water-based or UV curable ink
Ink colors
5 ink channels; CMYK/ CMYK + White/ Monochrome
Ink tank volume
3L for each color
Media
Handling
Sheet-fed, Single-/ Dual-sheet mode
Type
Varies of uncoated and coated corrugated boards (white, brown, etc.)
Maximum size
2500mm × 1350mm (98.4" × 53.1") (Automatic single-sheet feeding); 
2500mm × 4000mm (98.4" × 157.5") (Manual single-sheet feeding);
1200mm × 1350mm (47.2" × 53.1") (Automatic dual-sheet feeding)
Minimum size
600mm × 600mm (23.6" × 23.6") 
Thickness
2-20mm (0.08-0.79")
Piled weight
90kg (198.4lbs)
Productivity

CMYK/ Monochrome, 2 × 8 print heads, 600 × 300dpi: 290m²/ hr. 

(3122ft²/ hr.);

W + CMYK, 2 × 10 print heads, 600 × 300dpi: 145m²/ hr. (1561ft²/ hr.)
Software and User Interface

ColorPRINT RIP software; MagicPage VDP software; 

Printer Control Software (PCS); Color LCD control panel

Connectivity
Fast Ethernet
Formats
Popular desktop file formats, including JPEG, TIFF, PDF, EPS and DCS
Dimensions (W × D × H)
4830mm × 4170mm × 2030mm (190.2" × 164.2" × 79.9") (Non-operating)
5830mm × 4980mm × 2030mm (229.5" × 196.1" × 79.9") (Operating)
Weight
1700kg
Operating
Environment
Temperature 16-28°C (61-82°F) 
Relative humidity 40-60% (Recommended) 
Altitude Up to 1000m (3281ft)
Power Requirements
Frequency 50-60Hz; Voltage 220V±10%; Power 7.0KW/ 32A

Corrugated packaging, Retail ready packaging, Corrugated displays, Store displays, etc.




ColorPRINT


Main Window
Print Quality Settings

ColorPRINT is professional RIP software designed and developed for industrial inkjet printing applications. ColorPRINT offers fast RIP speed, reliable & efficient job printing production, and streamlined workflow. Users can easily obtain smooth gradient, vivid images and sharp small size text with its advanced RIP technology. ICC color management workflow ensures vivid and brilliant colors. ColorPRINT is available in ColorPRINT PS and ColorPRINT Server to satisfy the demands of medium-scaled and large-scaled users respectively.


PCS




Main Window
Print Head Settings
Print Mode Management

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..


PCS Workflow

MagicPage VDP

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.




Main Window
Output Preview

NuviINK® Corrugated Board series

If you are looking for an ink that is vivid and able to print on brown, white or other color corrugated boards, NuviINK® will satisfy your needs! Currently NuviINK® Corrugated Board series is only available in the type of  water-based ink.


- NuviINK® Corrugated Board ink includes:

Used for Ricoh print heads:
  • LPAC-PKHY