Patent granted for swissQprint
Tip Switch vacuum

The Tip Switch vacuum, the vacuum system from swissQprint, has been patented since August 2023. Users can use it to control the finely segmented vacuum of their large format printer at the touch of a finger, thus saving time and electricity.

The Tip Switch vacuum from swissQprint has been on the market since 2019 and has been patented. Both newer generations of swissQprint flatbed printers and all web printers from the Swiss manufacturer are equipped with it. The system enables quick and targeted adjustment of the vacuum that fixes media on the printing table.

Minimal makeready and masking effort
Depending on the model, the table of a swissQprint large-format printer is divided into up to 256 vacuum segments. Each individual segment can be switched on or off via a toggle switch (tip switch) with a light touch of the finger. Even between plates on the flatbed or between two webs in web printing. Setting up a print job is convenient and fast. Time-consuming masking is largely eliminated.

As a matter of principle, the vacuum in swissQprint systems is vacuum-controlled. This not only reduces noise emissions, but also energy consumption. The vacuum system is partly responsible for the fact that swissQprint large-format printers are highly energy-efficient, as evidenced by certificates in accordance with ISO standard 20690:2018.

swissQprint is an independent public limited company based in Kriessern, Switzerland. The headquarters is both a development and production site for high-quality digital printing systems used for professional labelling and imaging of a wide variety of surfaces. swissQprint employs 180 people, has six branches and a sales network in 40 countries.

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