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Delphax elan 500 Adopts BDT’s TPF-550 Deep Pile Feeder

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Pairing of BDT Tornado innovative media handling capabilities with
the elan 500’s high-speed color printer is a print-industry first
TPF-550 Feeder extends media range, improves productivity and enhances ease of use of the Delphax elan 500 digital color printer 

Rottweil,Germany/Mississauga, ON - BDT Pr -int Media GmbH today announced that Delphax Technologies Inc., a global provider of high-speed digital printing equipment, has adopted the BDT TPF–550 Deep Pile Feeder for the Delphax elan 500 digital color printer. The pairing of the BDT Tornado innovative media handling capabilities with the elan 500’s high-speed printer, which delivers 500 impressions per minute and features advanced Memjet technology, is a print-industry first.
Delphax will be exhibiting the its elan 500 color printer and TPF-550 Feeder at the DRUPA 2016 tradeshow in Dusseldorf, Germany from May 31 – June 10, 2016 - Hall 5 Booth C24.
The TPF-550 Feeder incorporates the revolutionary patented BDT Tornado technology for media separation, lift and transport. The technology provides enhanced feeding reliability with problematic media, such as light porous or heavy coated stock, as well as specialty media like perforated, creased or pre-glued mailers. The fully electronic control of the Tornado technology allows for media feed parameters to be stored in the feeder memory and used to automatically configure the unit. Job changeover time is significantly reduced due to automation during the setup process. With these new feed capabilities, elan 500 users will see enhanced productivity and improved profitability. 

“Our flagship printer, the Delphax elan 500, is the fastest cut-sheet, color inkjet printer in the world in its class. It goes without saying that we should have the most advanced cut-sheet feeder in the world,” said Steve Hubbard, Delphax Vice President of Sales and Marketing for U.S. and Europe. “The elan 500 allows our customers to print on a wide variety of substrates, including perforated and pre-glued mailers. In field trials, we have seen stoppages due to feed issues decrease by up to five times with the TPF-550. We are all about smarter color printing at Delphax, and so the enhanced feed capabilities of the TPF-550 and the ease of setup and operation make for a powerful combination to drive productivity and profits for our customers.”
“We are pleased Delphax selected the TPF-550 Feeder to integrate into their elan 500 digital color printer,” said Ralf Hipp, CEO BDT Print Media GmbH. “The advanced feed capabilities of the TPF-550 Feeder pair extremely well with the wide and exotic range of media types printed on the elan 500. Our ‘Load and Go’ operation will allow elan 500 users to focus on what is most important – namely the printing.”
To see a demonstration of the TPF-550 Feeder visit Delphax at DRUPA 2016 - Hall 5 Booth C24. Also visit BDT in Hall 8b Booth C09 for more detailed information on the Tornado technology.

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