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MacDermid ColorSpan says its new 5400uv series of wide-format UV inkjet printers combines the high quality of an aqueous thermal inkjet printer and the outdoor durability of a solvent printer with the media flexibility of a UV inkjet printer. The 54-in. (1372-mm) printers are equipped with piezo printheads and support imaging resolutions up to 1200 x 600 dpi. The six-color models offer apparent resolution up to 1800 dpi. The 5400uv uses SolaChrome UV-curable, pigmented inks available in CMYKLcLm. The inks offer outdoor durability from two to seven years, depending on the application. Print speeds range from 24-388 sq ft/hr (2.2-36 sq m/hr), depending on resolution and print mode. The 5400uv is compatible with a range of uncoated materials up to 1 in. (25.4 mm) thick and between 24-54 in. (610-1372 mm) wide, including roll-fed media such as banner vinyl, adhesive vinyl, canvas, paper, and backlit film, in addition to rigid substrates such as untreated Coroplast, Sintra, Gatorboard, and Fome-Cor. Other features include Advanced Automation Eye, AutoSet Calibration, AutoJet Calibration, AutoTune Scheduler, AutoEdge and Media Out Detection, Color Calibration, and Color Profiling. MacDermid ColorSpan, 7090 Shady Oak Rd., Eden Prairie, MN 55344, 952-944-9330, 800-477-7714, fax: 952-944-0522, Web:


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