Spyder II 30 Direct to Screen System & Harlequin RIP-Kit
Supports frames up to 30" x 40"
(Units starting at $53,000 including two drums)
Spyder II 52 Direct to Screen System & Harlequin RIP-Kit
Supports frames up to 54" x 46"
(Units starting at $65,000 including two drums)
Are you using a KIWO I-Jet, OLEC DSI or Douthitt CTS System? Upgrade your system to a Spyder II for $25,000.
The upgrade includes: Modern Software Interface, Touch Screen Control, Bi-Directional Printing, Faster Output and Image Times, Enhanced Dot Placement, Improved Quality, Simplified Eletronics, Precision Printhead Control along with Excellent Service and Support. Call us today for more information.
Spyder II Features & Benefits
NO Film, NO Vellum, NO Toners, NO Harmful Chemicals, NO Darkroom, NO Processing Equipment, NO Vacuum
The Spyder II direct-to-screen (DTS) printer provides the ultimate in quality, while simplifying the process of creating screen masks. This high-resolution device can image screens at over two square foot per minute for extremely fast throughput. Perfect for any screen printer looking to eliminate film or vellum, reduce labor costs, speed up job turnaround time or improve print quality. The Spyder II computer-to-screen (CTS) printer uses a phase change inkjet head combined with a high-density thermal wax ink to apply artwork directly to a coated screen. This eliminates the film mask normally used, streamlining the entire screen preparation process. Imaging at over two square feet per minute, the Spyder II will keep up with the busiest screening rooms.
No vacuum is required for the exposure plus the wax ink is water soluble allowing for easy wash-out. The image is digitally placed with excellent accuracy. This system also eliminates human errors that can occur with manual placement of film separations on multiple screens. This also means less setup up time and more jobs run per day.
The new touch screen interface allows the user to easily drag and drop files into the control panel for easy printing and job re-ordering. Enhanced preview and templates make positioning your job on screen a breeze. Now you can rotate, mirror print, auto center and more, right from the Spyder II control panel. You can also assign unique templates to individual hot folders, creating a streamlined workflow.
The system can print up to 1200 dpi, allowing halftone frequencies of up to 110 lpi (lines per inch) and can output around 300 screens in 8 hours. The Spyder II 30 supports standard frames up to 30” x 40” while the larger Sypder II 52 supports frame sizes up to 54” x 46". A full-featured RTI Harlequin RIP-Kit is included to provide extremely fast and reliable file output. The Spyder II will also accept 1-bit tiff files from any RIP or workflow so it will easily fit into an existing prepress workflow.
With more advanced electronics, the Spyder II provides improved quality and reliability. The simplifed structure ensures a stable system, with long term dependability. The new bi-directional printing function renders an impressive gain in speed, while greater control over dot size and dot placement improves print quality.
Backing the system is RTI’s outstanding customer service and technical support. Whether working on-site, over the phone or over the web, our technicians are sure to keep you printing smoothly and efficiently.
Below are our standard drum sizes. Two drums are included with each machine purchase. Additional drums may be purchased separately and custom drum sizes are available.
* 20" x 24" Drum (14" x 17" Image Area) = $850
* 23" x 31" Drum (17" x 24" Image Area) = $850
* 25" x 36" Drum (19" x 29" Image Area) = $925
* 10" x 20" Drum (6.25" x 16" Image Area) = $900
* 26" x 33" Drum (19" x 26" Image Area) = $925
* 9" x 14" Drum (6.25" x 11" Image Area) = $1,200
* 21" x 27" Drum (15" x 20" Image Area) = $915
* 27" x 42" Drum (21" x 35" Image Area) = $1,450
* 27" x 47" Drum (21" x 40" Image Area) = $1,450
* 34" x 47" Drum (28" x 40" Image Area) = $1,500
* 35.65" x 34.37" Drum (28.65" x 27.87" Image Area) = $1,750
* Custom drum sizes are also available. Please contact us for more information.
These wax blocks are compatible with the Spyder I and Spyder II Direct to Screen systems. With the Spyder II direct to screen system most tshirt printers can expect to output around 135 screens with one block of wax. Each block of wax costs $42.50 and weighs apploximately 100 grams. The wax blocks are sold in quantities of 10.
Spyder II Direct to Screen System Specifications
Harlequin Precision Screening
Every RTI Harlequin RIP includes Harlequin Precision Screening (HPS). When placing color separations on top of one another the RIP precisely calculates screen angles and frequencies to avoid moiré patterns. HPS also uses an adaptive screening technique that adjusts each halftone dot so that it is placed within one half pixel of its ideal location. The RIP allows users to control and manage resolutions (dots per inch or dpi), line screens/frequency (lines per inch or lpi), screen angles, dot shapes, scaling, crop marks, mirror image, negative/positive, rotation and much more. Our screening technology is also designed to work with a wide range of printing processes including Flexography, Offset Lithography, Screen Printing, Gravure, Engraving and Digital Printing.
Screening Information and Sample Dot Shapes
Native PDF, PostScript & XPS
Support for PDF v.1.0 through v.1.7, PDF/X formats, JPEG2000, ISO 32000-1, optional content, cross-reference streams, compressed object streams and 16-bit images. PostScript® Level 3 support also gives users full compatibility with the latest design and printing applications including XPS documents with PrintTickets.
PDF, Postscript and XPS Information
Color Accuracy with Pantone Plus
The Harlequin RIP will ensure optimum use of the output device's color gamut. Pantone Plus support also ensures that emulation of Pantone colors printed using other inks (e.g. CMYK) are as accurate as possible. It is now even easier to achieve consistent, predictable and repeatable color reproduction across any number of devices through tight integration of the RIP with third party closed loop color controls.
Need the fastest performance possible for your variable data print jobs? Harlequin VariData greatly accelerates the printing of variable data jobs that were saved either as PDF/VT or as regular PDF. It is one of the unique features of the Harlequin print engine that gives it amazing power and productivity.
Variable Data Information
Electronic PDF Proofing
Output electronic proofs that accurately represent the final print. The PDF Raster Output feature can be configured to output composite halftone, composite contone or separations.
PDF Proof Information
Hyperthreading & 64-bit Speed
The RTI Harlequin RIP now takes advantage of hyperthreading, multi-core and multiple CPU architectures for faster processing. The 64-bit architecture increases performance by allowing access to more RAM so that even the most complex jobs, rendered at the highest resolutions, can run at full speed.
Control Strip Verification
Built-in Calibration Manager
Calibrate your output devices using the built-in calibration manager. The RIP also includes Genlin which can be used with a supported spectrophotometer to read target data.
Calibration Manager Information
Minimum Dot Control
Users now have the ability to specify a minimum dot which eliminates the harsh edges often seen in highlight areas. This feature will give you great looking highlight areas and allow you to print highlights and perfectly smooth vignettes from 0 through 100%.
Minimum Dot Control Information
When enabled the control strip feature will verify that proofs and prints made from files transmitted as PDF/X have rendered correctly.
Control Strip Information