Saga 1600


Asbru Saga 1600 is a ready-to-go large format printer package, that includes a professional RIP and editor from a market leading software house, as well as media take-up and inks.

Our more than 10 years of experience as a LFP system integrator, has made it possible to design Saga 1600 for high ef ciency production and ease of use to cover all indoor and outdoor applications, with a minimum of maintenance.

RIP and user interfaces

Saga 1600 comes with the intuitive and highly productive RIP and design editor Photo-Print DX from SAi. PhotoPrint imports all popular fi le formats like Adobe Illustrator, PDF´s and JPEG´s. The RIP supports 6 diff erent print modes from Banner to High Quality printing. Saga Setup user-interface enables customization of printer setup parameters for superior printing on an editable list of medias.

Flawless print quality

Saga 1600 is equipped with an Epson DX5 print head, running double CMYK mode, using a unique and very efficient ”eclosion” algorithm and 7 variable droplet sizes. With this combination Saga 1600 can produce flawless high quality printouts on a variety of medias.

Ink Trap

Asbru´s unique Ink Trap prolongs the life span of print heads by preventing clogged nozzles due to ineff ecient cleaning, caused by pigment deposits in the ink pump tubes. This problem occurs, when a printer is left unused for a longer period of time. By using our Ink Trap no ink is led through the pump. It is now only used to generate a vacuum in the Ink Trap, which then takes over removal of waste ink.

Tripple heating system

The heating system consists of three independent heaters, assuring a proper media temperature to improve image output quality, as well as effi cient drying,when using the media take-up.

Take up and feed system

For maximum productivity Saga 1600 is equipped with a high quality take-up, as well as an easy to use media loading and feeding system.

Ink Trap - how does it work?


The basic function of the Ink Trap is to avoid ink running through the standard peristaltic ink pump, used on many large format printers.

When using solvent based inks, there is always a risk of pigment deposits in the pump tubing, especially when the printer is left unused for a longer period of time. The result can be inefficient pump function that will lead to insufficient print head cleaning, causing clogged nozzles.

When using our patent pending Ink Trap the original pump is only used to generate a vacuum in the Ink Trap, which then takes over removal of excessive ink from the print heads, through the standard capping station.

Using our Ink Trap can simply prolong the life span of a print head, reducing the total cost of printer ownership.

ASBRU SAGA 1600 Specifications
Printing technology Piezo inkjet (Epson DX5 Print head)
Printing width 210 - 1610 mm
Acceptable media width 210 - 1610 mm
Conditions for
usable media
Type Roll or sheet
Max thickness 1.5 mm
Roll weight 40 kg
Ink cartridge Type ECO Solvent ink
Capacity Continuous Ink Supply Cartridge 500 ml
Color Double 4-color (2 x CMYK)
Printing resolution (dots pr. inch) Maximum 1.440 dpi
Print modes Banner, High Speed, Fast, Standard, Quality and High Quality.
Media control Automatic feeding system and sheet cutter
Height of print head Adjustable height: 1.2 mm / 2.8 mm
Print head cleaning Automatic and manual cleaning
Interface USB2.0 / connection and Ethernet via our optional print server.
During operation 1.7 A / 100 V to 240 V ± 10 %, 50/60 Hz
Sleep mode 0.5 A / 100 V to 240 V ± 10 %, 50/60 Hz
Operation system Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
Acoustic noise level During operation 65 dB (according to ISO 7779)
Standby mode 40 dB (according to ISO 7779)
Printer Dimensions (with stand) 2500 (W) x 740 mm (D) x 1240 mm (H)
Packing Dimensions (with stand) 2680 (W) x 870 mm (D) x 940mm (H)
Weight (with stand) 198 kg
Power Consumption Under 1500 VA
Environmental Power On Temperature: 20 to 32°C - Humidity: 35 to 85 % RH (non-condensing)
Power Off Temperature: 5 to 40°C - Humidity: 20 to 85 % RH (non-condensing)
Included Power cord, Drain bottle, Manual, RIP software, Take-up, Ink,
USB cable, Maintenance kit,

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