Formax Introduces Line of Tabletop Digital Address Printers

April, 2020

DOVER, NH: Formax is pleased to introduce the AP2, AP3 and AP4 High-Speed Monochrome Digital Address Printers, the newest additions to its line of ink-based digital printers, joining the ColorMax7 and ColorMax8. 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.

AP 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 AP2 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 AP3 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 AP3 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 AP4 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 AP4 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 AP4 is available as a stand-alone model, compatible with a variety of feeders and existing mailing equipment. It’s also available as the AP4F which combines the AP4 with the AP12 Heavy-Duty Friction Feeder to hold up to 500 #10 envelopes.

The AP2, AP3 and AP4 combine speed, accuracy, and superior print quality with user-friendly features to provide innovative and affordable solutions for printers of all sizes.

Formax is an industry leader in the design, engineering, sales and support of pressure seal, mailing, digital print & finishing and data destruction solutions. The company's goal is to continually introduce new and innovative products while providing an unequaled level of service and support for authorized dealers worldwide. Formax's corporate sales and service office is located in Dover, NH, and manufacturing facilities in Turlock, CA.