New Wide-Format Printer Series Designed for Signage and Digital Printing Applications from Seiko I Infotech Inc.

Japan, April 27th, 2011 – Seiko I Infotech Inc. (SIIT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc., announced today that it will add the new “ColorPainter W series”, wide-format mild-solvent inkjet printers specially designed for the signage and digital printing market to its ColorPainter product line.

The “ColorPainter W series” is provided in two sizes, the “W-64s” 64 inches wide, and the “W-54s” 54 inches wide. There are also two color configurations for both sizes, the 4 color type for lower running cost and 6 color type for better image quality. The combination of 6 new high speed print heads, two types of ink and several new innovative printing functions increases printer’s performance and widens the printer’s application range for the signage and digital printing market.

The “ColorPainter W-64s” and the “ColorPainter W-54s” will be sold through SIIT channel partners worldwide. The W-64s will be debuted at the ISA 2011 show in Las Vegas, the USA, from April 28 to 30, 2011 and followed by Visual Impact show in Sydney, Australia, from May 4 to 6, Media Expo show in Singapore, from May 4 to 6 and FESPA in Hamburg, Germany from May 24 to 27. The W-64s is scheduled to start shipping worldwide at the end of April 2011.


1. New high-speed on-demand piezo print heads
Due to the new high speed print heads, the new “ColorPainter W series” has unmatched flexibility in speed and image quality as it prints images with excellent color density up to 17.8 m²/h*1, and has a maximum imaging resolution of 900×900 dpi.

2. Dynamic Dot Printing (DDP) Technology
The new print heads offer the ability to jet 3 different drop sizes per print pass, each ink droplet volume is 12, 24 or 36pl,.which enables the printer to print at high speeds without density loss. It was developed specifically for outdoor graphics at high speed, indoor graphics with excellent image quality and vivid and high density backlit graphics.

3. Smart Nozzle Mapping
A new feature allows the operator to re-map print head nozzles in the event of a clogged nozzle. This extremely useful feature can remap up to 10 print head nozzles per print head*2 without any speed or quality loss, theoretically reducing print head replacements by up to 10x.

4. Smart Pass Technology 3
The new generation of the Smart Pass Technology offers a more sophisticated interleaving technology to improve print quality to the highest level yet.

5. New HAPs Free IX ink and re-loadable cartridge holder design
The IX ink is the first low-solvent, low odor ink without HAPs (Hazardous Air Pollutants). This revolutionary new “green” ink and the re-loadable cartridge holder design are provided for preserving the environment by eliminating HAPs and environmental waste.

6. Established EG-Outdoor GX inks (GX inks)
The GX inks give excellent density and outdoor durability using our standard, high-pigment loaded inks with extremely low usage and running costs.

7. CP Manager
CP_Manager printer control software comes free with printer, which enables the operator to see printer’s status and to perform print adjustments from directly from a PC.

8. Bundled ONYX RIP Center*3
The W series of printers come with a special edition of ONYX RIP Center software.

SIIT is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of professional graphic printers to its worldwide customer base.

About Seiko I Infotech Inc.
Seiko I Infotech Inc. (SIIT) is a leading company in wide-format printing technology, and is a subsidiary company of Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII), headquartered in Chiba, Japan. SIIT develops and manufactures precision-engineered wide-format printing systems specifically for the sign, graphics, CAD, and GIS markets that provide industry-leading productivity and image quality. SIIT and its worldwide network of authorized distributors and dealers, provides complete printing solutions including wide-format printers, inks, media, software, installation, support, knowledge and training.

*1 Printing speed for W-64s
*2 Maximum number of re-mapping nozzle per print head depends on clogging conditions
*3 Bundled for limited regions only

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