The Formax ColorMax7 Digital Color Printer produces full color output at one third the per page cost and three times the speed of traditional shuttle head printers. With 70,400 ink nozzles in the Memjet print head, and no moving parts, you have higher speeds, lower ink and maintenance cost, and less noise.
The ColorMax7 has full-bleed capability on media up to 8.5" wide. It can print 1600 x 1600 dpi at 6" per second, and 1600 x 800 dpi at 12" per second. It produces full color CMKY output, up to 16.8 million colors and can be used on a variety of paper stock and sizes.
The thermal inkjet technology doesn't require heat or contact to print, so it can be safely used with pre-printed and windowed envelopes without damage to the window or marring the image. Fully automated print head cleaning and high-capacity ink tanks guarantee premium print quality though the entire print run.
Optional equipment includes the conveyor stacker (36") a 1,000 watt infared dryer and cmColor RIP and Color Match Software.
Shown with optional conveyor and infrared dryer.
| Speed, page printing: ||Up to 3,600 per hour|
|Speed, #10 envelope printing:||Up to 7,500 per hour|
|Duty Cycle:||30 million pieces, or 500,000/month|
|Material Size:||Min: 3"W x 4.25"L Max: 9.5"W x 17"L|
|Material Thickness:||Up to 1/48" (0.5mm/430gsm/160#cover/240# index)|
|Print Quality:||Up to 1600 x 1600 dpi at 6 ips; up to 1600 x 800 dpi @ 12ips|
|Print Area:||Up to 8.5" x 17" with full bleed capability|
|Ink Tank Capacity:||Cyan 250ml, Magenta 250ml, Yellow 250ML, Black 500ml|
|Color Matrix:||Up to 16.8 million colors|
|Hardware Required:||Windows-based PC, XP and newer/Java 6.0 or newer/|
Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5 must be installed on PC
|PC Interface:||USB & Ethernet|
|Firmware Update:||Electronic firmware update downloads via PC connection|
|Fonts:||All available TruType or Postscript system fonts|
|Dimensions:||24"L x 20"W x 18"H With conveyor: 81L x 20"W x 18"H|
ColorMax7 & Tabber Dealer and Customer Testimonials
Curry Print is a print house in Panama City, Florida, that offers custom offset, digital color, and black & white printing. Their versatility enables them to match a project's budget, deadline, and production requirements. They offer a variety of printing and finishing options from bookmarks and business cards to larger projects such as booklets, forms, and brochures as well as blueprint services and large format printing.
Bobby Peterson of Graphics Business Systems has been a Formax Dealer for more than 10 years and has been working with Mike Hays, owner of Curry Print, for the past 5 years.
Bobby saw an opportunity to help Curry Print evolve with the ever changing print industry. They needed a cost-effective way to print short run envelopes and flyers for their customers. Since purchasing the ColorMax7 they're now able to offer their customers this solution. "We shifted 90% of our printing to digital print and 45% is printing envelopes on the ColorMax7," Mike explained.
Previously, Curry Print was using a 2-color press, which proved to be costly for their customers who had to order at least 500 envelopes to bring down the per-piece cost. Now with the ColorMax7, they can produce smaller quantities on demand for less, which keeps their customers happy and helps with repeat business. "The quick turnaround is great for our business," Mike said. "What a normal printer charges for black and white prints, we can match with full color."
In addition to speed and savings, Curry Print has been very pleased with the ColorMax7 print quality. Their customers report that the finished envelopes are the nicest they've ever had.
Curry Print has had such great success that they've purchased a second ColorMax7. "We're streamlining as much as we can running 2 machines at a time - one for big run jobs and one for short run."
Mike's confidence with his ColorMax7 led him to inquire about two additional Formax machines to more efficiently process their customers' mailing fulfillment jobs. He purchased the FD 290 Crash and Edge 90-degree Tabbing System and an FD 6204 Advanced 2 Inserter to replace their slow and outdated systems. Mike told us his old tabbing system was so slow that it would take hours to complete a mailing project and it did not comply with USPS tabbing regulations.
With the new FD 290, he can complete jobs more efficiently and comply with current and future USPS regulations. He also said his inserting system was so old it was more efficient to fold and insert documents by hand. With the FD 6204 Advanced 2 he can easily complete mailing jobs in half the time at speeds up to 2,200 pieces per hour.
With the power, quality and reliability of Formax equipment, Graphics Business Systems has helped Curry Print take their business to the next level.