Direct Color Systems Direct Jet 1014 & 1024 UV Printers


Applications Features Profit & ROI Packages Specifications FAQ
 
The Direct Jet 1014UV and 1024UV models are a unique offering in the small format UV flatbed market. Designed with one of the largest table sizes and height allowances at a very economical level, these new Direct Jet models offer incredibly crisp text and color images with outstanding solvent and abrasion durability onto many different substrates. Print up to 10" x 24" at a maximum resolution of 5760 dpi.
From wood and stainless steel, to ceramic tiles, plastics and glass, the Direct Jet UV printers from Direct Color Systems® are extremely versatile. Customize anything from acrylic awards to Zippo lighters, from ipod covers to thumb drives.

The white ink creates a very opaque image allowing users to print onto virtually any color substrate and achieve amazing, bright colors with a white under base. The white is also extremely user friendly. It is stationed in cartridges on top of the head and stays in constant motion to correctly maintain the white pigment in suspension.

The Direct Jet 1024UVHS adds high speed inline printing and Texture 3D surface effects that support breathtaking image quality, and add a slight three dimensional effect to the applied ink. The result is a higher level of quality for customized personal items like iphone covers and the added and profitable possibility of producing full color ADA and braille signage.
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Applications
• Custom print golf balls, cigarette lighters, USB thumb drives, pens, key chains, hockey pucks, and other promotion ad specialties.   • Print small format directional, corporate branding and wayfinding signage directly to wood, acrylic, and other rigid substrates.
• Customize ipad, iphone, and net book cases with rugged abrasion resistant graphics. • Custom imprint ceramic tiles with more UV resistance than dye sublimation.
• Add full color to your plaques and awards with white on black capability. • Print stunning high resolution images on glass, brass, acrylic, aluminum, wood, plastics, ceramics, stainless steel, rubber, PVC and holographic vinyl sheets and more.
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Direct Jet UV Features

• Optimized resolution of up to 5760 dpi produces print quality that will "Wow" your customers.   • Maximum printable size 10” x 24” or 10” x 14” for larger prints than the leading models.**

• New inline printing on UVHS model produces breathtaking textures without sacrificing speed.   • Accepts substrate thickness up to 6” for custom plaques and awards.
• No VOCs,* means you don't need any special ventilation or air filtration systems.   • LED automatic head height adjustment supports perfect prints; no head strike worries.
• UV-LED prints with clear coat are suitable for up to three years outdoors.   • Economical head replacement cost for low cost operation, higher ROI.
• Clear and white ink supports opaque white text and highlights on any color substrate.   • Made in the USA!
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Profitability and R.O.I.

Profit Potential at Low Production
Product Material cost Retail Price Number sold/month Production time Revenue
Acrylic Award $15.00 $95.00 10 1.5 hours $950.00
Aluminum Plaque $25.00 $65.00 10 1.5 hours $650.00
PVC Sign $3.00 $35.00 10 1.5 hours $350.00

Revenue from only 30 items /month: $1,950.00
Gross profit from 30 items / month: $1,520.00
Net profit after lease payment: $970.00 / month ***

Profit Potential at Higher Production
Time to print an 8" x 10" image @ 1440 x 1440 dpi: 2.25 minutes. Estimated hourly production is 10 plaques.
Revenue from 30 items per week: $7,800.00 / month
Gross Profit from 30 items per week: $33,540.00 / month.
Net Profit after Lease Payment: * $32,990.00 / month.
*** Lease payment estimated at $550.00 per month. Payment based on 60 month lease with 10% buy-out.
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Direct Jet UV Equipment Packages


Basic 1024UVHS Startup Package
Direct Jet 1024UVHS printer
ColorByte PRO 9 Graphic Design & RIP Software
Set of Eight Plug-in Ink Cartridges
Set of Eight 200ml Ink Bottles
One Liter Bottle of Cleaning Fluid

Direct Jet Capping Station

10" x 24" Sticky Mat
200ml Bottle of UV-LED Adhesion Promoter
Direct Jet Cleaning Kit, Direct Jet Marketing Kit
Ten 6" x 8" PVC Blanks
On-Site Installation, 90 Day PSP Support
One Year Warranty

$36,995.0. Call for Price or request a quote

 
1024UVHS Features and Specifications
 
Platinum 1024UVHS ADA Package
Direct Jet 1024UVHS printer
ColorByte Pro 9 Graphic Design & RIP Software
ADA Signage Software Module
Set of Eight Plug-in Ink Cartridges
Set of Eight 200ml Ink Bottles
One Liter Bottle of Cleaning Fluid

Direct Jet Capping Station

10" x 24" Sticky Mat
200ml Bottle of UV-LED Adhesion Promoter
Direct Jet Cleaning Kit, Direct Jet Marketing Kit
Ten 6" x 8" PVC Blanks
Shear substrate cutter
Replacement Metal Blade & Plastic Blades
Acrylic & Metal Blanks Starter Bundle
On-Site Installation, 90 Day PSP Support
One Year Warranty

$38,995.0. Call for Price or request a quote


 
Basic 1014 Startup Package
Direct Jet 1014UV printer
ColorByte Pro 9 Graphic Design & RIP Software
Set of Eight Plug-in Ink Cartridges
Set of Eight 200ml Ink Bottles
One Liter Bottle of Cleaning Fluid

Direct Jet Capping Station

10" x 15" Sticky Mat
200ml Bottle of UV-LED Adhesion Promoter
Direct Jet Cleaning Kit, Direct Jet Marketing Kit
Ten 6" x 8" PVC Blanks
On-Site Installation, 90 Day PSP Support
One Year Warranty
$23,995.0. Call for Price or request a quote
 
Basic 1024 Startup Package
Direct Jet 1014UV printer
ColorByte Pro 9 Graphic Design & RIP Software
Set of Eight Plug-in Ink Cartridges
Set of Eight 200ml Ink Bottles
One Liter Bottle of Cleaning Fluid

Direct Jet Capping Station

10" x 24" Sticky Mat
200ml Bottle of UV-LED Adhesion Promoter
Direct Jet Cleaning Kit, Direct Jet Marketing Kit
Ten 6" x 8" PVC Blanks
On-Site Installation, 90 Day PSP Support
One Year Warranty
$30,995.0. Call for Price or request a quote
   
Platinum 1014 Startup Package
Direct Jet 1014UV printer
ColorByte Pro 9 Graphic Design & RIP Software
Set of Eight Plug-in Ink Cartridges
Set of Eight 200ml Ink Bottles
One Liter Bottle of Cleaning Fluid

Direct Jet Capping Station

10" x 15" Sticky Mat
200ml Bottle of UV-LED Adhesion Promoter
Direct Jet Cleaning Kit, Direct Jet Marketing Kit
Ten 6" x 8" PVC Blanks
Shear substrate cutter
Replacement Metal Blade & Plastic Blades
Platinum Supplies Starter Package
On-Site Installation, 90 Day PSP Support
One Year Warranty

$24,995.0. Call for Price or request a quote

Platinum 1024 Startup Package
Direct Jet 1014UV printer
ColorByte Pro 9 Graphic Design & RIP Software
Set of Eight Plug-in Ink Cartridges
Set of Eight 200ml Ink Bottles
One Liter Bottle of Cleaning Fluid

Direct Jet Capping Station

10" x 15" Sticky Mat
200ml Bottle of UV-LED Adhesion Promoter
Direct Jet Cleaning Kit, Direct Jet Marketing Kit
Ten 6" x 8" PVC Blanks
Shear substrate cutter
Replacement Metal Blade & Plastic Blades
Platinum Supplies Starter Package
On-Site Installation, 90 Day PSP Support
One Year Warranty
$32,995.0. Call for Price or request a quote

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1014UV and 1024UV Specifications
Imaging Process On-demand ink jet (Micro Piezo) 8-channel head with 180 nozzles/inch/channel
Resolution Draft Modes1 360 x 360, 360 x 720, Production Modes2 720 x 720, 720 x 1440,
1440 x 1440, 1440 x 2880 dpi, 1440 x 5760 dpi
Minimum/Maximum Ink Droplet Size 1.5 picoliters ~ 21 picoliters
Ink Colors C, M, Y, K, W, W, Cl, Cl (Cl=Clear, W=White)
Ink Supply Individual 14ml refillable cartridges with intelli-smart technology
Available with Multisolve™ LED UV IR2 pigmented UV stable inks in 200ml bottles
Print Speed3 2.25 minutes to produce an 8” x 10” (203mm x 254mm) image at 1440 x 1440 dpi
@ bi-directional
Print Direction Uni and Bi-Directional
Maximum Print Size 1014UV: 10” x 14” (254mm x 355mm) 1024UV: 10” x 24” (254mm x 610mm)
Maximum Substrate Size 1014UV: 13” x 14” (330mm x 355mm) 1024UV: 13” x 25” (330mm x 635mm)
Maximum Substrate Weight 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) heavier weights possible with special order requirements
Z Axis (Depth/Thickness Control) 1014UV: 4” (152mm) 1024UV: 6” (101mm) Automatic LED sensing technology
Media Prints to a variety of substrates4 using the DCS Multisolve LED UV IR2 ink set,
including but not limited to plastic, glass, wood, ceramic, stainless steel, etc.5
Control Panel

8-button membrane switch
Interface Hi-speed USB 2.0
Windows Operating System XP, Vista and Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit)
System Requirements CPU of >2GHz, >2GB RAM, 40 GB free hard disk space and two available
USB 2.0 ports
Power Source 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 4 A auto switching
Operating Temperature 60°F to 85°F (16°C to 29°C)
Humidity Non-condensing 20%-80%
Dimensions 1014UV: Depth 33” (838mm) x Height 23” (584mm) x Width 38” (965mm)
1024UV: Depth 33” (838mm) x Height 23” (584mm) x Width 48” (1219mm)
Weight 1014UV: 148 lbs. (67kg) 1024UV: 179 lbs. (81kg)
Agency Listings FCC, CE and BV pending
Warranty Printer 1-year limited warranty
Bundled Software Color Byte RIP Pro software and accessories
1 Substrate Dependant. 2 Substrate Dependant. 3 Print times may vary dependant on computer configuration. 4 All substrates should be tested for image receptivity with final acceptance and suitability determined by the customer. 5 Some materials may require the use of a chemical wipe prior to printing to promote adhesion. This data sheet is for informational purposes only. Direct Color Systems makes no warranties, expressed or implied in this summary. Specifications are subject to change without notice. This is not an offer for sale.
Note about White Ink: White ink contains Titanium Dioxide which will settle out of the ink over a period of time. DCS recommends after the printer has been resting for 6 hours or more, the white ink cartridge should be removed, shaken and reinstalled to ensure the white pigment is back in solution for best results when printing white.
UV LED Light Caution: You are dealing with an LED UV light source that may harm your health. Do not look directly into the UV light source nor expose your hand or any part of your body/skin directly to the UV LED light source.
UV Ink Caution: LED UV inks contain mild skin irritants in its liquid form. Always wear safety goggles and gloves when handling the liquid LED UV ink. There may be some VOCs emitted from the uncured inks during and after the printing process that could slightly irritate the nose, eyes and throat. If the printer is running in a small confined area, the VOC could build up and increase the irritation. DCS strongly recommends that the printer be in a well ventilated area to keep odors to a minimum.
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Direct Jet UV FAQ

• What kind of substrates can a 1014UV or 1024uv print on?
DCS recommends that all substrates be tested and approved before beginning a job. However, with the use of our Adhesion Promoter, we have successfully printed to glass, brass, aluminum, silver, and stainless steel. Without Promoter, we have also printed to PVC, acrylic, plastic and sealed wood. Because the 1024UV and 1014UV print to nearly all standard materials, there are very few "custom" materials being made for it.
• What sort of substrate preparation is needed for using the IR2 UV-LED inks?
Use the adhesion promoter when printing on non-porous surfaces like metal, glass, ceramic and rubber. Otherwise, no preparation is needed.
• What substrates can be printed and used outdoors?
All printable substrates can be used for outdoor applications because the inks are UV stable.
• Can the printed objects be cleaned with standard household cleaners?
Yes. The UV inks are resistant to cleaners and solvents.
• Do the UV LED inks require special storage?
Yes. The inks should be stored at room temperature and inside a cabinet with no light.
• What is the shelf life of the ink bottles and cartridges?
Inks are viable for 12 months from DOM and 6 months after opening.
• What is the drying or curing time for the ink?
The ink is dried virtually instantaneously after printing due to the curing of the UV LED light at the side of the print head.
• Does it come with software?
All Direct Jet UV printers come with the highest level of ColorByte Pro 9 graphic design and RIP software. ColorByte Pro 9 includes a complete set of graphic design tools including bevel boss and other effects, bitmap editing tools, and vector design elements.
• Is it MAC compatible?
ColorByte RIP is available for Windows 32, and 64-bit operating systems, but is not MAC compatible.
• Can I use it with my graphic design applications?
Yes. ColorByte is compatible with all standard vector and raster graphic design applications.
• Who supports it?
Tech support is available from SignWarehouse and Direct Color Systems. Each Direct Jet UV printer package includes on-site installation and training. Ongoing support is provided by the SignWarehouse Color Support Group under the 90 Day Premium Support Plan. After the 90 Day PSP period, customers receive lifetime free email and knowledge base support. Longer term PSP plans can be purchased at time of printer purchase or at any time during the initial 90 days.
• Can I get an extended warranty?
Each Direct Jet printer comes with a one year limited warranty. Extended warranties and on site installation and training packages are available.

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