Shanghai Yaselan adds the Picasso YSL-D1600FBUV flatbed UV printer Print
Shanghai Yaselan UV flatbed printer
Yaselan booth at Shanghai 2007
consulting Asia trade shows
consulting Asia trade shows

At the 2007 Shanghai trade show, Yaselan showcased the Picasso YSL-D1600FBUV flatbed UV printer. To assist our readers we have a new FLAAR Reports that covers all the Chinese UV-curable inkjet printers at this important trade show. These reports on UV printers made in China and on Chinese solvent printers were updated for 2008 and now again for 2009.

Shanghai Yaselan Advertising Material Co. Ltd “Giant,” YSL-FB2500UV

The Shanghai Yaselan Advertising Material Co. Ltd introduced their “Giant,” YSL-FB2500UV at the ISA 2004 trade show. It is the only flatbed that I have seen where the entire flatbed portion is enclosed. This machine also accepts roll to roll materials.

But I have not seen much of Yaselan recently, at least not a UV-cured ink printer that caught my attention. I did not notice any Yaselan printers at FESPA 2005. Yaselan had a booth at the Dubai Middle East 2006 show but no UV printer was shown.

The Yaselan website is nicely done, but I was not able to find a single UV printer (June 29, 2006). If one existed, it was well hidden. Today (summer 2009) they show two models, one of which has not yet appeared at major international trade shows.

Several years ago Redhill used to distribute Yaselan printers in the USA, but they dropped this Chinese brand. Naturally this makes you tend to ask why does Redhill no longer wish to sell Yaselan printers? Probably for the same reason that alert and savvy buyers were unsure about buying an untested printer with no track record.

Yaselan Picasso UV-curable inkjet flatbed YSL-D1600FBUV
Yaselan Picasso at Shanghai 2007

For a year or so Azon Printers out of Croatia offered the Yaselan Picasso YSL-D1600FBUV as their Azon UV-1600 printer. But after a while this model seems to have been replaced by the one-lamp UV hybrid from Infiniti. This Infiniti had a poor record when we checked two different printshops that took the risk to buy one.

We can report that the ColorSpan 72UVR and 72UVX work well because we have visited successful print shops that use this brand. When we talk to owners at trade shows they tell us how much they like the ColorSpan UV printer.

We can report that the model ColorSpan 9840 is a production workhorse because we visited the ColorSpan factory, inspected where and how they were made, and then got to test the printer ourselves for several hours.

No one can provide comparable recommendations on any Chinese printers because there independent reports on what it is actually like to have one are not available. Thus FLAAR is working hard to track down Chinese UV printers to evaluate them in-situ. We have found an Infiniti UV printer in Guatemala and already have a site-visit case study.

If you are considering a Yaselan printer, you ought to be sure also to look at the Infiniti, Flora, Teckwin, Raster Printers machines at entry level, or the HP 45500. Just realize that usually a combo printer, meaning with a moving transport belt is generally more useful than a hybrid structure.

Yaselan Picasso printer evaluations
The Yaselan Picasso UV at Shanghai 2008.

Yaselan YSL-PD2608UV-Q combo flatbed UV printer

At the 2009 Shanghai advertising printer trade show Yaselon no longer had their own booth. They showed the now aging hybrid Picasso in the booth of a client. On the Yaselan web site (July 2009) they show a model YSL-PD2608UV-Q with a moving combo transport belt. I do not believe I have seen this exhibited at any trade show.



Most recently updated July 13, 2009.

First posted July 29, 2006, updated August 30, 2006, October 1, 2007.