Combo transport belt printers can print on both rigid and roll-fed materials.
Usually, they have add-on roller frameworks to support the sheets as they go under the print heads. The frames are often built as wheeled tables so they can be removed and wheeled away when they are not needed, and it takes up the same floor space as a standard wide format printer.
Many interested customers who need to print on roll media but also get occasional requests for rigid work, go for this type of structure of UV-curing printers, since the main usage is roll-to-roll, but printing rigid media is also an option.
The conveyor belt kind of printers is best known thanks to manufacturers like Durst and efi VUTEk.
At FESPA 2017, efi exhibited the LX3Pro, a combo printer that handles both rigid and roll media with variable droplet sizes, white ink and highly efficient LED curing lamps.
As a conclusion, the combo transport belt printer is one of the best options if a customer doesn’t know yet where their business will go or the substrates they will use.
This type of printer is a clever choice to go for both types of substrates.
Source: FLAAR Reports