Hard Copy Products
by Rich Handley
Although the world has gone digital, many companies still find it necessary to maintain hard copies of their records and documents for posterity. Whether on film, paper or other media, there is still a big market for hard copy products, as this issue's Product Feature illustrates...
this month, from 3D Systems, Inc.
(Valencia, CA), is the Viper si2 SLA solid imaging system, which combines standard
and high-res part building in a single system. The system
comes equipped with upgraded versions of Lightyear part preparation
and Buildstation control software, and is intended for a wide
range of solid imaging applications, from rapid modeling and
prototyping to injection molding and investment casting. The
Viper si2 is also appropriate for applications involving precision
builds of detailed parts and parts.
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Imaggia II is the latest generation of IM Series high-volume
cut-sheet systems from Delphax
(Minnetonka, MN). With models that feature document throughput between 220 and 300
pages per minute, the Imaggia II supports large media sizes
and features Intelli-Pick collation capability. The Imaggia
II is one of several Delphax products to utilize Electron
Beam Imaging (EBA) technology. This series offers a speed
of 150 feet per minute at 600 dpi print quality, meeting worldwide
standards for MICR encoding on secure documents. The digital
press is specifically geared toward the production of checks,
financial documents, business forms and customized diret mail
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Eastman Kodak Company
is soon releasing its Kodak DryView 8900 dry laser imaging system, which produces more than 180
films per hour at 650 dpi laser resolution. This resolution
applies to all film sizes, including 14" x 17" and
11" x 14". The imager contains three film drawers
and supports five film sizes: the above-mentioned 14"
x 17" and 11" x 14", as well as 14" x
14", 10" x 12" and 8" x 10". Geared
toward centralized printing in busy multi-modality areas,
the DryView 8900 is also suitable for producing output from
modalities that generate mixed film sizes such as computed
radiography. Expect to see the DryView 8900 in the second
half of 2003.
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DryPix 7000 medical dry laser imager from Fujifilm Medical Systems USA
(Stamford, CT) offers a throughput of 180
14" x 17" films per hour and 240 10" x 14"
films per hour. This model features a built-in print server
that speeds network communication with the imager, as well
as two standard film drawers (with a third optional) and an
optional 10-bin sorter that separates films from multiple
inputs or departments. Fuji is also launching two new print
networking products to support their dry imager line: the
DryPix Station, providing users with print load management
and automatic fail-over capabilities between the DryPix 7000
and other Fuji DICOM imagers and print servers; and the DryPix
Link, which converts non-DICOM modality images to DICOM Print,
allowing older FCR readers and other compliant modalities
to print to Fuji dry imagers.
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