Fogra has given an ‘outstanding energy efficiency’ certificate to swissQprint for its Nyala series LED UV printer.
The Research Institute for Media Technologies tested the highest-performing swissQprint large-format printer according to ISO Standard 20690:2018 – a new standard that specifies methods for determining the energy consumption of digital printers and thus allows comparison of the operating costs and ecological footprints of such machines.
In order to model realistic system usage, the standardised measurement includes four different printer statuses. To ensure that results are consistent, the experts used four different printing modes several times with a standardised print file. After evaluating the tests at swissQprint - in which it found that the Nyala produces 65m2/kilowatt-hour in speed printing mode - Fogra gave a rating of ‘excellent’ to the energy efficiency of the large-format printer
The ‘outstanding energy efficiency’ certificate for Nyala implicitly applies to all other swissQprint machines that use LED curing due their similar construction and since Nyala is the highest-performing model in the range.