For the last 20 years THE biggest question has been:”will digital printing make screen printing obsolete?”
Well ROQ finally ends this debate with the ROQ Hybrid.
Why choose between screen or digital when you can have both?
This is the future of garment printing, the ROQ Hybrid. In its essence it is a digital printing machine that works in perfect synchrony with an automatic screen printing machine.
Now you can have the best of both worlds but in reality you will get much more than that.
Outputting an impressive 450 pieces per hour you can maintain the productivity of a screen printing machine with digital quality production. Your setup times will be greatly reduced. You will need to use/create a much smaller number of screens. You will have a super wide colour gamut at your service.
The ROQ Hybrid can come with 8 or 12 printing heads maintaining the same production speed. The version with 8 print heads uses the CMYK colours. The version with 12 print heads uses CMYK + 2 colours enhancing the available colour gamut.
There are several reasons why ROQ decided to use the Fujifilm Dimatix for print head. This print head represents the future of this technology. As an example, on the Fujifilm Dimatix it is possible to repair the nozzles instead of replacing the whole print head. This feature allows for a greater lifespan of the print heads.
The ROQ Hybrid can come with a maximum printing size of 500 x 700mm or 750 x 900mm.
The ROQ Hybrid adapts to the type of textile you are printing on. The Z axis can be adjusted (up to 20mm) to make take in account the different height of the textile you are printing on.
To partner with the ROQ Hybrid, ROQ also has a new line of digital inks and products as well the ROQ Studio a RIP software powered by Neostampa.
The best way represent some of the advantages is to give an example. If you have a job to make a print on a dark garment (1 or 2 screens, depending on the opacity needed for the base) with four colour process (4 screens), 1 highlight (1 screen), 1 foil (1 screen) and glitter (1 screen). Instead of needing 8 or 9 screens, with the ROQ Hybrid you will need 1 or 2 screens for the base, 1 screen for the foil, and 1 screen for the glitter. Your print will have digital quality and you will be able to present something that was not possible before, the referred quality with screen printing specific technics. All of this done in perfect synchrony with the speed of a screen printing machine and with 3 or 4 screens, less than half the screens (smaller costs and lower setup times)
The ROQ Hybrid is already worldwide available for order from us directly or any of our agents.
The ROQ Hybrid is a ROQ product. You can get for more information through our website or any ROQ agent around the world.
ROQ as always supplies solutions. The ROQ Hybrid is the solution for the future of screen printing.
Your life will become so much easier.