Eastech Scutum UV8720s, Eastech Scutum UV6440S flatbed UV-curable ink printer Print
Eastech Scutum UV ink printer reviews
Eastech Scutum printer UV at Photokina 2004.

Eastech is a Taiwan company that has exhibited for many years at US trade shows. Eastech was also present at DRUPA 2004 and at Photokina 2004, showing they are ahead of Chinese and Korean companies that did not make it to either trade show. Eastech also exhibited their Scutum UV6440S printer at SGIA '04 trade show in Minneapolis.

But during 2005, Eastech has concentrated itself on the German market, and no longer exhibited at US trade shows. We inspected the Eastech Scutum UV8720s, and Eastech Scutum UV6440S at FESPA in Munich during June 2005 and in Duesseldorf in October.

FLAAR is offering personalized consulting at each trade show. You can walk-the-floor with the Senior Editor of FLAAR and get his comments on any and all printers, inks, RIP software, color management, substrates, applications, etc.

So if you wish to learn about the difference between combo, hybrid, and dedicated UV printers, how latex ink compares, about textile printers, etc. contact FLAAR to obtain consulting.

You can also get consulting before ISA or FESPA anywhere in the world: Dubai, India, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, China, Korea, London and more.

FLAAR had been invited to Taiwan and Thailand to inspect their new non-UV inks

but it when we arrived in Taipei it was not feasible to inspect the Eastech office, so instead I spent a week inspecting the GCC factory, R&D department, demo room, etc. As a result there are updated reports on the GCC StellarJet 250 and GCC StellarJet 183UV. The next week it was possible to spend several days at the Dilli UV printer factory in Korea: this resulted in three new reports: Dilli Neo Titan, Dilli Neo Venus, and Dilli Neo Plus. It was also possible to take notes on the dedicated Dilli flatbed printer, the Neo Deluxe (but there is no report on this model yet).

Eastech Scutum UV printers

It is hard to distinguish one brand from another, so FLAAR now offers a report on the Eastech Octra UV 8720e, Eastech Octra UV 6440e roll to roll, UV curable ink flatbed printer, Eastech Scutum UV8720s, and Eastech Scutum UV6440S.

At SGIA 2005 and again at ISA 2006, an Eastech printer was shown OEMed (rebadged) as the GO Fuzion.

Also at ISA 2006, another reseller showed the industrial version of the Eastech Scutum. We cover this in the FLAAR Reports on UV printers at ISA trade show (a new report).

But during 2007 Eastech gradually began to withdraw from the UV-cured printer market. GraphcsOne dropped the rebranded Eastech printer as well. At DRUPA 2008 Eastech was exhibiting small textile printers and desktop printers using a lite-solvent or eco-solvent ink for printing on diverse flat and rigid materials.

Eastech Scutum UV ink printer
Eastech booth with several samples at DRUPA 2008.

Eastech Scutum UV8720s, Eastech Scutum UV6440S flatbed UV-curable ink printer
Eastech Scutum UV printer was exhibited at VISCOM Duesseldorf 2005.
Eastech Scutum UV8720s, Eastech Scutum UV6440S flatbed UV-curable ink printer evaluations

 

This model is 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 26, 2009.

First posted November 2, 2004. Updated November 28, 2005, May 30, 2006, Oct. 30, 2006, Jan 14, 2008.