Japanese-based manufacturer RISO demonstrated its new T2 twin-engine cut sheet production inkjet platform at Chicago’s PRINT18 last week. Looks like another tilt at toner-based systems?
|The new RISO T2|
Engineered as a solution for the transactional, direct mail and the short run book publishing markets, the RISO T2 can produce up to 320 colour impressions per minute, meeting or exceeding the speeds of other colour cut-sheet inkjet devices and nearly all black and white toner-based cut-sheet production machines, according to the company. Its physical footprint is roughly nine times smaller than comparable speed cut-sheet inkjet machines and draws anywhere from six to nine times less power.
RISO says the T2 is an ideal system to ease more traditional print houses into inkjet production, upgrade aging toner fleets, manage short runs and reprints, provide complimentary production to existing roll-fed inkjet devices, and provide a cost-effective disaster recovery and continuity of operations solution. Driven by an Alphastream controller, the T2 will process IPDS, PDF,PS and AFP print streams natively and drive the printer at rated speeds.
RISO also demonstrated an optional roll-feed system that can be connected directly inline to the T2. This system can feed up to a 50” diameter roll to the cutter unit that will accurately produce consistent sheets for on-demand feeding to the T2 engines. This productivity enhancement will help drive paper and labour costs down while increasing the T2’s up-time.
RISO is distributed locally by Neopost Australia.