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UniNet iColor 550 Color and White Sublimation Transfer printer

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UniNet iColor 550 is on-demand full color + white digital printing for in house production of apparel, textile and hard surface promotional product.

The iColor® 550 is a Toner-Based Digital Transfer Printer, featuring full color combined with white overprint and underprint capabilities in a single pass.

The iColor® 550 is a unique, low cost and versatile printing solution for short to mid run transfer production of garments, labels, stationary, banners, hard surfaces, art reproduction, marketing customization and much more! The iColor® 550 is like having a professional print shop on your desktop, incorporating professional quality image printing capabilities, as well as optional specialty toner upgrade kits such as dye sublimation, fluorescent, clear and security toners.

Use the iColor® 550 for five different uses:
  • Heat transfer printing with white overprint
  • Right side reading applications with white underprint
  • Regular CMYK prints without white
  • Optional fluorescent printing
  • Optional dye sublimation transfer printing
What's so unique about the iColor® 550 digital color + white transfer media printer?
  • The iColor 550 gives you the ability to print white as an underprint AND an overprint in the same machine, in one pass, using the iColor® ProRIP software.
  • The white opacity of UniNet's unique blend of toner is double that of any other brand, giving you the brightest whites and solid background to bring out the vibrancy of your colors.
  • The true black cartridge is included with the printer, allowing you to switch to CMYK mode to print items such as brochures and menus when white is not needed.
  • Optional (sold separately) you can also get specialty cartridges such as dye sublimation cartridges, fluorescent cartridges, security and clear toner cartridge kits.
  • Lowest cost and most flexible machine available.
  • No maintenance associated with ink based machine is necessary, the iColor® 550 is a toner based system.
  • Large array of media available for virtually any project.
  • Easily swap back and forth between regular and specialty cartridges, eliminating the need to purchase separate machines to accomplish each function.

Helping You Do More With Your Brand: The iColor® 550 offers everything you need to evolve and grow your business. Feature and customize your brand and marketing materials on garments, hard surfaces and printed materials in any quantity. Produce personalized items such as t-shirts, aprons, mugs, bags, stationary, invitations, menus, envelopes, labels, window decals, brochures, signs, packaging prototypes and much more.

Enhance Your Apparel Decorating Business: Expand your business opportunities and tap into a wide variety of market segments by producing personalized garments, accessories and more. Produce graphics with both color and white for application to virtually any dark colored textile or substrate. The printed image will result in soft, bright colors and the garment can be washed over and over without significant wear of the transfer.

The iColor® 550 provides cost-effective fabric transfer production without the maintenance associated with direct-to-garment or silk screening systems.

Get outstanding image quality results when combined with the iColor Premium Transfer Paper to transfer images onto delicate synthetics at 250F (120°C) without damage to the fabric!

Go Beyond 4-Color Printing: The iColor® 550 features UniNet's exclusive white toner formulation, giving you the brightest and most opaque white printing technology on the market today. Produce consistent, vibrant and crisp images for a wide variety of printing applications, all in a single pass!

Cutting Edge Software! Increase performance and printing capabilities with the iColor® ProRIP Software. Ideal for production environments, users can manipulate the white layer behind the graphic for printing on dark or transparent media where white is needed as a background color. Multiple cartridge configurations are available to easily adjust for reverse printing, with white overprinting capabilities. Do it all in ONE PASS with featured Single Pass Digital Technology. Enjoy the iColor® PRORIP Software with added features that help save on white toner usage by 50%, allowing for custom color profiles, rasterization, custom layouts and much more! No need to create additional graphics with different color configurations - the software does it all!

Easily print oversized images with UniNet's exclusive iColor® SmartCut software. This ground breaking application turns your printer into a tabloid 'plus' capable machine, allowing for the splitting and splicing of one graphic across two printed transfer sheets. You won't believe your eyes!

Unlock the Power of Dye Sublimation Enhance UniNet iColor® 550 with the optional iColor® Dye Sublimation Toner Kit. Amplify your printed offerings by producing high quality, vibrant color prints for sublimation transfers onto polyester-based textiles and sublimation coated hard surface substrates such as ceramic, metal, acrylic, UniSub, DynaSub, SubiBoard and more.

Getting started with dye sublimation is now easier and more affordable than ever. No need to choose between transfer printing and dye sublimation - the iColor® 550 does both, and more! Create garments, ceramic mugs, coasters, cell phone covers and other wearables. Easily swap back and forth between regular toner and the dye sublimation toner, eliminating the need to purchase separate machines to accomplish each function.

In addition, the UniNet iColor® Sublimation Toner Cartridges offer higher yields compared to ink sublimation systems, and print at much higher speeds for greater efficiency and productivity.

  • Gain a Competitive Edge With the iColor® 550 Benefits and Advantages!
  • Exceptional 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution.
  • Exclusive iColor® SmartCut software allows for the printing of oversized images in tabloid sizes and greater!
  • Faster processing with an Intel™ processor 1.46Ghz.
  • iColor® ProRIP Software for automated production level printing with advanced color management and customized print modes.
  • Handles complex graphics with 2GB RAM memory.
  • 4.3" Digital Touch Screen provides easy navigation to menu settings.
  • USB and SD card front ports Simple, All-in-one toner cartridge & drum printing system W/C/M/Y + BK.
  • Optional iColor Dye Sublimation, FluoToner, Absolute Clear and UniNet Security Toner Kits available.
  • Wireless printing capability using optional Wireless LAN.
  • Store and handle complex graphics with optional 320GB hard drive.
  • Print banners up to 49.6".
  • Built-in duplexing capability
iColor® 550 System Specifications:
  • Print Speed: Up to 8 ppm on transfer media; up to 26 ppm on standard media
  • Processor: Intel 1.46 GHZ
  • Duty Cycle: Up to 75,000 pg/mo.
  • Duplex: Standard
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • Emulation: PostScript® 3™
  • Operating Systems: Standalone and network - Microsoft Windows® 7 / 8 / 10 (x32 & x64); Mac® support OS X 10.4 and higher (Printer only, RIP Software is for Windows PC's only)
  • Interfaces: 10/100-TX Ethernet, High Speed USB v2.0
  • Paper Capacity: Standard 100-sheet; handles transfer media, card and mailing label stock
  • Paper Cassette: 500-sheet Legal/Letter/Universal
  • Paper Sizes (Min./Max.): Multi-Purpose Tray handles up to 100 sheets - 3" x 5" to 8.5" x 14"; Paper Cassette - 5.8" x 8.3" to 8.5" x 14"
  • Paper Weight: Multi-Purpose Tray - 16 lb. bond to 59 lb. index (60 to 220 gsm); Paper Cassette - 16 lb. bond to 43 lb. index (60 to 163 gsm)
  • Size: (WxDxH): 15.8" x 18.9" x 15.9" (40 cm x 48 cm x 40.4 cm)
  • Weight: 63.9 lb. (29 kg)
  • Power: 120v & 230v
  • iColor 550 printer
  • ProRIP RIP software
  • 5 Transfer Toner Cartridges (CMYK and W, 1,500 page yield). Just quickly swap the black (K) for white (W) when you want true black printing, or use the CMYW combination when you need white printing (in this combination, black is generated from CMY)
  • 1 Year warranty for parts and labor

REQUIRED (not included): Heat press (we recommend Hotronix brand Heat Press)

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS (sold separately):
  • Heat Transfer Media (for light and dark garments / textiles)
  • Heat Transfer Media (for wood / leather)
  • Heat Transfer Media (for ceramics)
  • Banner Paper (for printing banners)
  • Standard Yield Transfer Printing Cartridges (3,000 page yield)
  • Extended Yield Transfer Printing Cartridges (7,000 page yield)
  • Dye Sublimation CMYK starter toner cartridge kit (for dye sublimation printing)
  • Fluorescent CMY starter cartridge kit (for fluorescent printing)

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