3800 SERIES AQ - RETROFIT

Affordable Aqueous Dye Based Inkjet Printer

Cost-Effective and High Quality Aqueous Dye Inkjet Retrofit

Colordyne’s 3800 Series AQ (aqueous dye) – Retrofit offers an affordable and responsive investment in digital printing. Avoid costly setup expenses by printing high mix, low volume jobs digitally and adding full color variable data to traditional analog processes.

The ease-of-use, self-maintainability, scalability and price proposition of this dye based inkjet printer create a powerful productivity tool suitable for use in a variety of converting applications. Plus, this digital platform is retrofitted onto existing equipment so users can continue to use existing tooling inventory and finishing equipment. 

3800 Series AQ-Retrofit

Variable Data Integration

Seamlessly add variable text, images, barcodes and more.

Fast and Affordable Installation

Retrofitting a dye based inkjet printer onto existing equipment is not only quick, but also economical.

CMYK Water-Base Dye Inkjet

This retrofit uses Memjet's VersaPass printhead technology for full color print production with optional spot color.

AQ Inkjet Applications

Why Choose Aqueous Dye Inkjet?

COST-EFFECTIVE CAPITAL EQUIPMENT 

Water-based dye inkjet printers from Colordyne offer a low capital cost investment for converters and print providers looking to add digital production to their business for the first time.

REDUCED SETUP AND CHANGEOVER TIMES

Reduce setup and changeover times by printing short run and high-mix, low-volume jobs digitally. Seamlessly add variable data to jobs at any production length. Plus, the press is easy to use and self-maintainable, increasing productivity and reducing downtime.

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE

Colordyne’s aqueous dye solutions provide industry-leading print speeds and resolution for label and packaging production. Produce labels at 1600 x 1375 dpi while running 275 ft/min (84 m/min), or run in enhanced efficiency mode at 1600 x 1135 dpi with speeds of 335 ft/min (102 m/min) to meet tight production deadlines.

High-Mix, Low Volume

Efficient and affordable versioning for tends like mass customization and seasonal varieties.

Retrofit on Existing Equipment

Add full color inkjet printing to existing analog equipment to make use of current assets.

Faster Turnarounds

Get finished labels to customers faster with quick changeovers between jobs and rapid setup times.

Hybrid Printing

Print static portions of labels with flexo while printing variable data and imagery with digital/

Technical Specifications

MAX PRINT SPEED

275 ft/min (84 m/min)

PRINT QUALITY (BEST)

1600 x 1375 dpi

MAX PRINT WIDTH

8.69 in (220 mm)​ 17 in (432 mm)

COLOR

CMYK + Spot (optional)

MEDIA WIDTH

Installation dependent

DIMENSIONS (BASIC)

31 in. x 44 in. x 39 in.
(787 mm x 1,117 mm x 990 mm)

Need Support?

Need assistance on your press? Our technical service team offers remote support and virtual training in addition to in-person visits.

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