The Osprey 102 is a 2600 mm (102”) wide 6 colour solvent-based high volume printer specifically developed for long-term outdoor graphics.
The Osprey 102 combines everything you can possibly expect from a solvent production printer: Spectra® industrial strength inkjet heads, bulk ink supply (2 litre bottles), optimal runability (easy operation and minimal daily maintenance), incorporated heating elements for media conditioning and drying, adjustable head height and last but not least a motorised unwinding/winding system for unattended printing.
Typical production speeds of up to 45 m²/hour on standard available uncoated vinyl and banner can be reached.
The Osprey 102 is extremely well suited to produce outputs for heavy-duty outdoor applications: point of purchase displays, banners, signage, exhibition graphics, long-term backlit displays, vehicle graphics, street furniture, taxi & bus wraps, wall murals, seasonal and long-term corporate graphics, floorgraphics, ….
Industrial Head Technology
The Osprey 102 incorporates six 256 nozzle Spectra® industrial strength drop-on-demand print heads, specifically developed for true solvent-based ink applications. Available resolutions are 180 dpi, 360 dpi and 720 dpi.
High Speed Solvent Inks
Depending on the required outdoor durability, the user can choose between 2 ink types. Both solvent-based inks offer the possibility to print directly onto standard uncoated PVC and banner materials. The inks offer a wide colour gamut and will make your prints look brilliant and bright than ever before. Moreover, production costs are extremely low !
The high speed solvent-based double density inks (C, M, Y, K, Lc, Lm) dry quickly, resulting in higher printing speeds. The inks are delivered in 3.25 liter bottles per colour. Because solvent-based double density inks are waterproof and highly abrasion and UV resistant, printed images can last outdoors for up to 5 years*, without lamination**, even on low cost materials.
The affordable solvent-based Value inks (C, M, Y, K, Lc, Lm) are delivered in 3 liter bottles per colour. Solvent-based Value inks are waterproof and highly abrasion and UV resistant. Printed images can last outdoors for up to 3 years*, without lamination**, even on low cost materials.
* : Based on accelerated weather tests. Northern European Standards.
** : For heavy-duty applications where mechanical stress is involved (floor & vehicle graphics), media manufacturers will always recommend lamination. Prior to lamination, stabilisation time is required.
The Osprey 102 printer offers you a wide range of print modes and speeds. The overview below lists the most popular ones.
The Osprey 102 also supports an electronically addressable 720 dpi high density mode, an excellent tool to print onto substrates requiring abnormally high ink loads (5.9 m²/h).
The incorporated RIP controlled head height adjustment feature (adustable in 0.5 mm steps from 2.5 up to 4.5 mm) allows a wide media compatibility. Coated pressure rollers with variable down-pressure allow loading of a wide range of uncoated PVC and banner materials (thickness up to 1 mm).
The incorporated fully motorised heavy-duty media unwinding/winding system, capable of handling loads up to 140 kg, allows unattended printing and makes sure the Osprey is ready to handle volume production.
The Osprey has two incorporated heating elements, one for media acclimatisation before printing and the other one for post-conditioning of prints, making it possible to reach higher printing speeds and allowing efficient drying and high print quality.
No special cleaning cycles are required. Powering off the printer is done in a minute : wet a sponge per print head, put it in the capping station and just close the capping station. As a result, ink can stay overnight in the print heads. Moreover, the next morning your Osprey printer is immediately ready for volume printing.
Bulk Ink System
Inks are stored in six 2000 ml bulk ink bottles, allowing long autonomy and unattended printing. The bottles are stored in the Osprey’s extendable ink tray system which is fully integrated inside the machine’s body. This will allow the user to refill bottles neatly and conveniently, even whilst printing.