Azon UV 1600 UV curable printer is very different from the Azon FB-1800 Print

Azon Printer is a company with many branch offices but primarily in Eastern Europe. Their main office is in Croatia. Do not confuse Azon Printer with the other Azon that used to sell media in the US (especially reprographic materials for CAD). In the past Azon Printer has sold GRAPO UV printers and printers from Hypernics in Korea. Hypernics no longer exists and GRAPO has changed resellers.

The Azon UV 1600 is, as you might already know, a rebranded Infiniti 1612S UV hybrid printer, which has been rebranded also by Atexco, another Chinese manufacturer who showed their version of this printer either at APPPEXPO 2009 or APPPEXPO 2010. Regardless of the version, we have expressed our concern about this model, which had unresolved feeding mechanism issues. A model installed in Guatemala was suffering from a serious case of ink spraying. Fortunately the more recent Infiniti models are significantly better than this early model.

Except for the company's booth at FESPA Amsterdam in 2009, Azon almost never exhibits outside Eastern Europe (or when they do, it’s at trade shows that I perhaps did not attend). I have not seen an Azon booth (or at least not recognized one) at either of the shows in Turkey or Dubai that I attended. But they have exhibited in Turkey in the past (I have not had time to attend the Istanbul trade shows this year to check)

Thus it was pleasantly surprising to see an Azon booth at VISCOM Germany. Although they exhibited solvent printers only (Azon AG 2500 and Azon Advanced Graphic 18, they did have brochures on two UV-curable printers: one at first looks like one made in Korea, but when you compare they are different, and it took me about an hour to figure out it was a rebranded Yaselan Picasso YSL-D1600FBUV.

The other Azon UV printer is of the style that suggests even more clearly that it’s made in China.

No details are available since neither Azon UV printer is documented from site-visit case studies by FLAAR. Only when it is possible to visit a printshop, signshop, screenprinting company that has one of these brands in action, then we can issue further reports.

With over 45 UV printer manufacturers and more than 101 different models of UV printers, there is a long list of printers that we are working on. So far it has been most productive when it is possible to visit the main demo room to test, and then do a site-visit case study in a printshop. This is why we have comprehensive reports on the IP&I 1606 uv printer: the IP&I factory was accessible as was the demo room.

Azon UV 1600 UV curable printer reviews
Azon UV 1600 UV curable printer at VISCOM Italy 2008.

 

Azon UV 1600, Azon FB-1800, Seiko SPT printheads, Yaselan Picasso YSL-D1600FBUV
Azon Printer booth. VISCOM Italy trade show 2008.

 

These models of Infiniti Europe are no longer available new, but you might find it as a used printer. Regardless of what brand and model, before buying any used printer, we recommend that you realize spare parts may be an issue for printers no longer manufactured. Plus, the main reason why a model is retired is because engineers have developed new (and hopefully better) printheads, ink delivery systems, substrate transport systems, etc. So what may have been an acceptable printer when it was fresh and new, may be not as viable today.

Plus undersand that there are so many old models that it is not realistic for us to update each and every web page going back so many years. So if you need personal assistance, to decide which used printer is worth the risk, you can hire Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth for a personalized consultancy. For more information, contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Most recently updated January 11, 2012.

First posted October 1, 2007.