swissQprint Tip Switch Vacuum Now Patented
swissQprint’s Tip Switch Vacuum is now patented after coming on the market in 2019. The system provides fast, selective adjustment of the vacuum used for securing media to the print bed. It comes as standard on all swissQprint flatbed and roll-to-roll printers.
Minimal set-up and masking effort
A swissQprint large-format printer has its print bed divided into as many as 256 vacuum segments, depending on the model. Light fingertip pressure on a toggle switch (Tip Switch) enables or disables the respective segment, thus shutting off vacuum in the gaps between boards on a flatbed, or parallel lanes of material in roll-to-roll printing. So setting up print jobs is speedy, and convenient, with tedious masking work largely eliminated.
As a point of design principle, swissQprint systems use an underpressure-controlled vacuum for reduced noise emissions and energy requirements. The vacuum system contributes to swissQprint large-format printers’ high energy efficiency, as evidenced by their ISO standard 20690:2018 certification.
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