Its small – A4 laser is just 389W x 435H x 546mmL
The A3 Laser is 471W x 654.5H x 623mmL (ship and box sizes are larger and weights are approx A4 at 30kg and A3 at 72kg) and needs a sturdy work bench.
Uses 110V or 220/240 volts and perfect for desktop operation.
Both use a standard USB2 connection (not supplied).
The Lasers work from all Windows and Mac computers BUT the SLAM RiP will work best with Windows 7 or earlier. We also recommend that all art is saved as PSD. File from either Mac or PC and opened for management through a PC with Photoshop. (Create in Adobe, Illustrator, Quark ,Coral etc but save as a PSD file)
Cartridge and Drums – are proprietary and wont work in other machines and are not cheap like used in a normal paper printing process – Typically a cartridge RRP is @ USD $430 for 15,000 page* hi use cartridge (Note:*rates are calculated at @ 5% coverage approximately per sheet as per manufacturers specifications)
Cost per print is cheap for garments however at approximately $1.50-$1.80 for a full A4 printed image with 100% coverage – Prices are different per country dependent on import duties and taxes – your authorized dealer will have a better idea of full final costs. Costs for A3 transfers are more because of the larger image area than can be decorated.
Speed – FAST about 23 pages per minute for the A4 and 16 pages per minute for the A3 – Heat press time 23 seconds and hot peel so you can rock through shirts pretty quick per hour – Sometimes its best to pre-heat your garments for 10 seconds to get excess moisture in them – but you need to test this first prior to production. Run two or three heat press’s and your cooking real quantity production numbers.
Paper – A4 is 210 x 297mm (11 x 8inch) and A3 is larger 420 x 297mm (11 x 17inch). Each set of papers are packed in 100 sheets per and poly wrapped to keep out moisture and in a cardboard box with instructions sheet.
More about cartridges and Drums – The Slam cartridges and Drums are proprietary so that other laser cartridges and drums will not work in the machines. We have to guarantee quality and the toners we use are unique for textile application – however they will work on paper and cardstock as well – you will need to test but we think there is a market that has never been explored with our white toner– so let us know if you find any application that is out of the normal!! We are working on a hydro-dip and transfer process that requires no heat for Plastic and Metal and will come under the Brand U-Print. Check out www.u-print.net for more information.