UBS Aplink MRX
Modular high-resolution inkjet printer for printing onto porous surfaces including cardboard, paper, textiles and timber. One Aplink MRX controller can drive up to four 72mm high printheads or two 140mm printheads. The MRX ink system uses innovative temperature and drop control technology to ensure low consumption and reliable, consistent printing in harsh environments.
Text, detailed graphics, barcodes and 2D codes can be printed at 180dpi vertical resolution x up to 720dpi horizontal resolution using 100% mineral-free, oil-based ink that dries instantly on porous surfaces. The high-capacity 1-litre ink bottle can be changed on the fly without interrupting production and, for a typical outer case carton, will print about 200,000 cartons per bottle.
Using the Aplink MRX as an alternative to applying labels offers significant cost savings and environmental benefits. Typically a single one-litre bottle of UBS ink replaces 350Kg of labels and costs 6-8 times less than the equivalent labels and printing ribbons. The environmental benefits include significant haulage carbon savings by shipping just 1Kg of ink for each 350Kg of labels and avoiding the need to dispose of 140Kg of backing paper waste for each litre of ink used which cannot be recycled with other paper and card waste.
UBS Aplink systems come with UBS Designer PC-based software to design and upload virtually unlimited numbers of print images into the printer memory. Printers can then run in stand-alone mode without a PC connected using the touch screen controller to select the required print image and enter variable data such as batch code and expiry date. It is also possible to connect to host systems to automatically select print images and populate variable data fields without operator intervention. Martek offers integration services to connect printers to a wide range of host systems.