Formax Direct Introduces Line of Quadient Tabletop Digital Address Printers

April, 2020

DOVER, NH: Formax Direct is pleased to introduce the Quadient AS-450, AS-650, and AS-850 High-Speed Monochrome Digital Address Printers, the newest additions to its line of ink-based digital printers, joining the Mach 5 and Mach 6. These new address printing solutions offer higher speeds, a full-color touchscreen, and the ability to print on a variety of substrates including UV coated media, with a print resolution of up to 600 DPI.

Each unit includes a 4.5” touchscreen with adjustable backlight, which provides full control of functions, including the ability to store and recall common print jobs up to 16GB. The touchscreen also displays real-time ink monitoring for both percentage used and approximate pieces remaining, batch/job/lifetime counters, an estimator to determine the cost of a job prior to printing, print preview, and a variety of tools for setup and troubleshooting.

AS Series printers use thermal inkjet cartridges, designed for optimal print quality and adhesion across a variety of substrates including UV coated. Each unit offers USB 3.0, LAN, and Wi-Fi connectivity and durable all-metal construction. Options include a 3-foot outfeed conveyor, and an infrared dryer.

The Quadient AS-450 entry-level printer is compact and fast, with an integrated feeder that holds up to 500 #10 envelopes. It features a single repositionable print head bank with 4 ink cartridges, and can handle materials up to 1/4” thick. It offers a 2” total print height, a 10.75” maximum vertical print range, and can print up to 22,000 #10 envelopes per hour. It’s ideal for printing addresses on pre-printed envelopes.

The Quadient AS-650 mid-range printer includes a dual-traction integrated feeder for up to 500 #10 envelopes. Its two independent 1.5” print head banks utilize 6 ink cartridges, for a 3” total print height with the option for overlap, and an 11” maximum vertical print range. The AS-650 prints up to 26,000 #10 envelopes per hour and accommodates materials up to 3/8” thick. Single-pass print solutions include address only, address + return address, and address + return address + indicia.

The Quadient AS-850 high-volume printer is designed for in-line use with a variety of existing mailing equipment. Three independent print head banks use 8 ink cartridges to offer a 4” total print height, with available overlap, and a 12.75” maximum vertical print range. It handles materials up to 1/2” thick and can produce up to 26,000 #10 envelopes per hour. The AS-850 versatile single-pass solutions include address only on pre-printed envelopes, address + return address, address + return address + indicia, and address + return address + indicia + custom tagline.

For flexibility, the AS-850 is available as a stand-alone model, compatible with a variety of feeders and existing mailing equipment. It’s also available with the AS-FDR14 Heavy-Duty Friction Feeder to hold up to 500 #10 envelopes.

The AS-450, AS-650, and AS-850 combine speed, accuracy, and superior print quality with user-friendly features to provide innovative and affordable solutions for printers of all sizes.

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