Europe

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

Asia

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

Africa

Afrikaans Arabic Swahili
Follow me in twitter. FLAAR reports Add a Nicholas Hellmunth to yor network. FLAAR reports.
| Share
News Feeds:
ColorSpan DisplayMaker 72UVX replaces 72UVR flatbed UV-cured inkjet printer Print E-mail
There is now a new entry-level hybrid flatbed printer to consider

For 2006, ColorSpan offered a more versatile model 72UVX flatbed UV-curable inkjet printer that can accept materials up to 1/2 an inch thick. We updated our report on ColorSpan UV printers August (2006) based on an end-user that first bought a Chinese UV printer, found that it has issues with some kinds of flat rigid materials, and so be then bought a ColorSpan 72UV printer and is much happier. You can get all this documentation (and on which flat signage material did not work in the Chinese UV printer), in the FLAAR Reports on the ColorSpan 72UVX.

This model is no longer available new, since ColorSpan was acquired by HP a number of years ago. What is hard to understand is why did HP chose to cease the successful ColorSpan 72UV series but continued with the ill-fated ColorSpan 5400 series, (called HP Designjet H3500 series in its HP era) which by the way was later on phased out by HP because of a number of unresolved issues. Several years have passed now, and the only ColorSpan model that remains in the HP era is the HP Scitex FB700, which is based in the ColorSpan 9840uv.

Previously ColorSpan surprised everyone at SGIA trade show (Oct 2004)

  1. With a UV-cured flatbed printer that was fully functioning on its first appearance.
  2. The color gamut of the ColorSpan 72 UVR surpassed the quarter-million dollar Vutek PressVu 200/600.
  3. The price of the ColorSpan 72UVR was a surprising $75,000 (so you can buy two ColorSpan printers for the price of a Zund 215).

The ColorSpan beat all the Chinese printers on quality (it will take the Chinese three more years to catch up).

ColorSpan bested the majority of the other UV flatbeds in color gamut. The color from the ColorSpan UVX is better than the gamut of the VUTEk that costs over a quarter of a million dollars.

1

But the most important feature of all, it actually prints (as opposed to several other printers which ground to a halt at SGIA trade show: and two other printer brands never even made it onto the trade show floor).

So check out the FLAAR Reports on the pros and cons of the Displaymaker 72UVR and 72UVX from ColorSpan.

Although we originally started the FLAAR Reports to assist museums and university print shops, we quickly expanded to provide help for sign franchises such as SignsNow and Sign-a-Rama. Now our web pages are read in 42 countries by over 250,000 people a year. A big surprise was that the FLAAR Reports are as much sought after by manufacturers (to learn how their printers fared, and to see what the competition offers (and how it fares in the FLAAR evaluations)).

ColorSpan DisplayMaker 72 UVR Chinese printer reviews
ColorSpan DisplayMaker 72UVX with mascot, the "Gator"

Many of the sign franchises, independent family-owned sign shops, photo labs, screen printing companies want to compare and contrast the ColorSpan 72UVX with the Raster Printers RP-720UV, Daytona, or the Zund 215-Plus. We just interviewed the owner of a Zund 215-C, and asked him his thoughts about what it was like to own this Zund UVjet flatbed, and what he thought about the ColorSpan DisplayMaker 72UVR and 72UVX. His comments are in the new FLAAR Reports on the Zund 215 site-visit.

So FLAAR has updated Reports on each and every one of these entry-level UV-cured flatbed inkjet printers. We have two different reports on the ColorSpan UV printers. We updated the site-visit with comments on the arrival of a new 72uvX in Toledo. Since Toledo, Ohio, is near our university, we do as many site-visits as we can up and down Interstate 75.

Since 2007 the ColorSpan 72UVX has been replaced by the ColorSpan 5440uv series (four different models). As of about February 1 st, the ColorSpan 5440uv series is being renamed HP Designjet H35100 and HP H45100.

ColorSpan DisplayMaker 72UVX evaluations
ColorSpan DisplayMaker 72UVX printer with several samples.

 

Special LED UV Combo Offer
Roland LEC 300UV LED + Mimaki UJV-160
Roland LEC 300UV LED
Mimaki UJV-160
List price of each reports purchased separately: $550
Save $50. Buy reports together for only $500

BUY NOW

 

Most recently updated January 10, 2012.

Previously updated January 27, 2008, November 25, 2005, Jan 5, 2006 and Aug. 3, 2006, Aug 8, 2007. First posted November 2, 2004.

 
DOWNLOAD
NOW
APPPEXPO 2016 set eco-solvent introduction Marcelo and Nicholas FLAAR-Reports
Wide-format printers, inks, media & substrates and software at ISA 2016
GOA 2016 General Introduction FLAAR Reports
SGI Dubai 2016 general introduction FLAAR Reports by Nicholas Hellmuth
Free Subscription

banner-free-trade-show

After-market Ink

Applications

Wide Format Printers

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

wide-format-printers.org

Color Management

Latest Articles on Printers

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...
The Seiko II ColorPainter H2P series printers are specifically designed for...

 

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
APPPEXPO-2015-3D-printers-3D-signage-rapid-prototypers-additive-manufacturing-FLAAR-Reports
T-Shirt Printers and Heat Presses at APPPEXPO 2015

 

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

As of June 2017, Dr Nicholas and FLAAR had 2,468 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 © 2017. large-format-printers.org. Powered by FLAAR