English Albanian Bulgarian Croatian Czech Danish Estonian French German Greek Irish Italian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Turkish Ukrainian


Armenian Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Filipino Hebrew Hindi Japanese Korean Persian Thai Urdu


Afrikaans Arabic Swahili
Follow me in twitter. FLAAR reports Add a Nicholas Hellmunth to yor network. FLAAR reports.
| Share
News Feeds:
Impressive IP&I Cube 260UV from International Printer & Ink Print E-mail

The FLAAR Report on the IP&I Cube 260UV is now available since July 2007. We hope to update it in 2010, but we are concentrating on the new IP&I printer, the i-cube (FLAAR review coming soon!).

So this page on the IP&I Cube 260UV itself can be brief, because all the documentation is in the report.

The IP&I Cube 260 printer evaluations
Some samples printed by the IP&I Cube 260 printer, Madrid 2006.

One purpose of having the reports on the IP&I Cube as downloads on this page is so that our readers can sample a FLAAR Report and see what's inside. Many people who go to our web page that lists all the reports (on www.wide-format-printers.NET), are curious what's inside a FLAAR Report.

IP&I Cube 260 printer reviews
Here is the IP&I Cube 260 printer at VISCOM Italy 2008.

We have a free Abstracts (at the top right of this page), but now we are making sample reports available as well.

FLAAR Reports come in many degrees of comprehensiveness:

  • FLAAR Fast Facts
  • FLAAR First Look
  • FLAAR Second Look
  • FLAAR Third Look
  • Site-Visit Case Study
  • Demo room testing & Factory inspection evaluation
International Printer & Ink, IP&I Cube 260UV
IP&I Cube 260 in the factory. We have inspected this printer inside out.

So please realize that not all reports are as high a level as these on the IP&I. We have full access to all the IP&I staff, to their distributors, to the factory, and at their trade show booth. Already in 2007 it has been possible to visit two printshops who use IP&I printers (in fact in each print shop they had more than one IP&I UV printer, which is the best recommendation you can get). For all these reasons it is possible to obtain better information on this printer, as compared to printers where their main demo room is not available for us to test the equipment, where the manuals and documentation are not provided.

Reports on most Chinese UV flatbed printers are Fast Facts or First Look because virtually no information is available on some brands : no User Manuals, and no factory visits.

Even some major printers such as Virtu, they had virtually nothing available on their website except Success Stories, which of course are not realistic whatsoever. Nor are Success Stories published in trade magazines. The only way to learn the truth is to undertake a site-visit case study and get the true pros and cons. So I have visited installations of IP&I printers in 2007 and again in 2009, all in Korea.

Gradually every two months we try to make new factory visits. So far we have been to VUTEk several times, to Gandinnovations two days, to GRAPO two days, to MacDermid ColorSpan four times, and have brief visits to the factory of Inca Digital plus a longer visit in the adjacent factory of Sun Chemical (Fast Jet). Our most recent visit was to IP&I factory and R&D rooms, for two days, in November 2009.

Whenever a UV printer manufacturer invites us to host us at their factory, we try to arrange a date. We have been visiting UV-curable printer factories around the world for the past several years.

reviews of the IP&I 260 UV printer
The IP&I UV 260 printer was exhibited at Dubai trade show 2009.
IP&I Cube 260UV samples
Printing on aluminum requires a whole pretreatment process that we could inspect in a recent visit to a company in Korea. FLAAR is constantly learning about new fields and uses for the inkjet printer industry.

IP&I Cube 260UV from International Printer & Ink
IP&I Cube 260 International Printer reviews
IP&I Cube 260 inks ready for inspection by FLAAR in the IP&I factory.


IP&I is considered one of the top engineering and software (firmware) UV printer manufacturers in Asia. I have visited their factory twice and inspected their printers in several printing companies that used these printers on a daily basis. So FLAAR has experience at every level in the capabilities of these printers out in the real world.

The company has recently ceased to exist, a result of excelling at engineering but not having enough distributors. The company did not fail due to a bad printer. The old corporate web site is full active, but when I telephoned the numbers there was no answer. There was hope the company could rise again but at FESPA 2010 there was no sign of rebirth.

It is worth noticing that FLAAR is one of the few resources that provides realistic information on the status of UV printer manufacturing companies: 90% of the trade magazines made no mention whatsoever of the situation of Gandinnovations as they went belly up. Hmmm, why do trade magazines not discuss reality? And virtually no one has indicated the truth about the other companies which have evaporated in the last several years.


Mimaki UJF 605c UV InkJet Printer
MimakiUNJ 110 UV InkJet Printer

As part of the FLAAR Reports on UV-Curable Ink Flatbed Printers by Nicholas Hellmuth, click here to learn more


Most recently updated December 4, 2009.

First Posted April 6, 2006. Previously updated July 25, 2007.



After-market Ink


Wide Format Printers

This link takes you to textile printers on our sister-site,

Color Management

Latest Articles on Printers

These are the most interesting aspects of the EFI VUTEk 3r, a UV-curing pri...
APPPEXPO 2015 Shanghai China, International Ad Print, Pack, Paper Expo, rev...
FLAAR reviews, which signage, advertising, textile printer expos are good t...
Much more than signage, ISA 2016 offers a full range of new inks, innovativ...
Graph Expo 2014 or SGIA 2014, which trade show has exhibitor list most appr...
GOA 2016 (Graphics of the Americas) offers two lectures by Dr Nicholas Hell...
Dubai is great place for Sign & Graphic Imaging Middle East trade show, SGI...
Oce Arizona 480 GT and Arizona 480 XT, UV-curable flatbed printers improved...
Seiko I Infotech launch solvent-based fluorescent neon inks. The printed im...


FESPA Africa 2016 FLAAR Reports Inkjet Printers, Signage, Cutters Laminators, Ink, Substrates
APPPEXPO 2016 Shanghai Coaters and Laminators List, Flaar tradeshow Report
APPPEXPO 2016 Shanghai Coaters and Laminators List, Flaar tradeshow Report
APPPEXPO 2016 UV-Cured Printers, Nicholas Hellmuth, FLAAR Reports
APPPEXPO 2016 Shanghai 3D printers FLAAR Reports
FESPA 2016 wide-format printers, inks and media
SGI Dubai 2016 general introduction FLAAR Reports
APPPEXPO 2016 LED 3D traditional signage FLAAR Reports
APPPEXPO 2016 ink media coater laminator CNC text FLAAR Reports
APPPEXPO 2016 UV textile solvent latex exhibitor list preview based on 2015 set UV Flaar Reports
Textile Printers at APPPEXPO 2015
Textile Printers at APPPEXPO 2015
T-Shirt Printers and Heat Presses at APPPEXPO 2015


linkedin logo facebook-logo twitter-logo facebook-logo twitter-logo

As of June 2019, Dr Nicholas and FLAAR had 3,662 contacts in LinkedIn (and over half a million readers worldwide on the FLAAR network).

Wide Format Inkjet printers, inks, trade shows, consulting.

Covers digital imaging, wide-format inkjet, inks, printable materials, digital photography, printer and/or signage trade shows around the world.

Maya archaeology, iconography, ethnobotany, ethnozoology, caves (Xibalba), ethnohistory (especially Popol Vuh).

Mayan studies
tweets (Iconography, Architectural History, Sports & Games, Ethnohistory, Ethnobotany, Ethnozoology, Geology of Guatemala)

Copyright © 2020. Powered by FLAAR