Vanguard’s VK3220T-HS UV flatbed printer at Fespa

Fespa – 23 – 26 May in Munich

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Vanguard VK3220T-HS next-generation UV flatbed printer

Munich, Germany – Vanguard Europe on 23 May 2023 unveiled a UV flatbed printer, the VK3220T-HS, at Fespa Global in Munich, Germany. In a first public showing, the machine has pride of place on its booth alongside Durst, which has owned Vanguard since 2020. Showgoers can see live production in Hall A2, Stand A10.

The launch also marks the official introduction of a new compact, user-friendly product design for the Vanguard Europe portfolio. The changes – a result of a collaboration with multi-award-winning Zanzotti Industrial Design, which is also behind the design of the Durst portfolio – bring a more intuitive, ergonomic and optimized experience for machine operators, the press release said.

The new Vanguard VK3220T-HS is designed and assembled at the European headquarters of Vanguard Europe at 5,000 square meter Kraftwerk, in Brixen, South Tyrol, Italy, next to the global HQ of Durst.

A 3.2meter x 2meter flatbed, the VK3220T-HS becomes part of Vanguard Europe’s growing portfolio of printers serving all customers in markets covering the industrial flatbed and roll-to-roll printer spectrum with high-performance needs. Using up to three rows of the 4 picoliter drop size Kyocera print heads at up to 1800 dpi print resolution, the Vanguard VK3220T-HS runs at up to 360 square meters an hour. It is a printer that can grow and scale in line with customer requirements.

Vanguard Europe is a subsidiary of Vanguard Digital Printing Systems Corp, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA. Set up in late 2021, Vanguard Europe’s objective is to replicate the sales successes of its parent company, which produces 200 systems a year. This is being achieved by utilizing the global expertise of its resellers, distributors and other partners. Vanguard’s industrial printing flatbed and roll-to-roll systems are used in markets including signage, decoration, business equipment, industry and packaging.

Fabian Sottsas, managing director of Vanguard Europe, said, “We are incredibly excited to be at FESPA for this world launch of the Vanguard VK3220T-HS next-generation UV flatbed printer. Together with a new modular design with user-friendly design changes that are more intuitive, ergonomic and optimized for the operator, we know this will be of huge interest to visitors at the show.”

Sottsas added, “Our strategy to become market leader will only happen through growing profitable business together in partnership with our customers.”

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