AGFA DRYSTAR 4500M Printer

The DRYSTAR 4500 printer excels in simplicity. There is no need for special film supply magazines or light-protective packaging. Films are loaded via input trays that are conveniently located at table-top height at the front of the unit. And because this is a dry imager, loading may be performed in broad daylight. The output tray is positioned on top of the printer, also at table-top height for easy and ergonomic access. 

Another design feature that cuts down on hassles is the very straight film path, which strongly decreases the likelihood of film jams. And in the unlikely event of a jam arising, it can be cleared very easily from the front, as the printer top and front can be opened for access to the complete film path. No need to wait for a trained engineer.

The DRYSTAR 4500 may be used to serve just one application if so desired, but it also features functional modularity. Designed as a DICOM network printer and equipped as standard with a (fast) ethernet connection, it also integrates flawlessly into the Agfa network environment. Postcript is available as an optional extra. Point-to-point video is possible thanks to Paxport, as are digital interface connections to modalities without DICOM. And of course, the DRYSTAR 4500 integrates smoothly into the Impax environment.$deeplink_path=article/jan/123&$fallback_url=

Dual film sizes on line
The printer has two film trays each of which can hold 100 films. The top tray can hold 8 x 10” film, while the bottom tray can be configured either for 8 x 10”, to increase the input capacity, or for 10 x 12” film, making two on-line film sizes possible.

Savings on film costs
With its high-resolution 508 dpi, the DRYSTAR 4500 can print the complete bitmap of a scanned 14 x 17” ADC plate on a 10 x 12” film without losing any information. In this way, you can save on film costs for those applications not demanding “true size” images.

Internal hard disk
The printer is equipped with an internal high capacity hard disk (4 Gbyte or higher) for print job spooling. Thanks to this spooling disk, modalities can send their print jobs at any time, and there will be no need for a modality to have to wait because it cannot send its print jobs.
  • Weight : 95 kg
  • Power requirements : Peak: 530 Watt
  • Film supply trays : Upper input tray 8 x 10”, 100 sheets of film Lower input tray configurable for 8 x 10” or 10 x 12”, 100 sheets of film
  • Throughput
    • 8 x 10”: 70 films/hour (45 sec per film); access time first film: 90 sec.
    • 10 x 12”: 50 films/hour (60 sec per film); access time first film: 120 sec.
  • Addressable print area
    • 8 x 10”: 3832 x 4844 pixel
    • 10 x 12”: 4844 x 5856 pixel
  • Printing resolution
    • Geometrical: 508 ppi
    • Contrast: 8/12 bit contrast resolution
  • Connectivity
    • Ethernet TCP/IP, FTP, Telnet, HTTP, SNMP, SMTP, LPD
    • Image formats: DICOM, TIFF, and optional Postscript®
  • Technical data
  • Film
  • Film types :
    • Direct thermal TM 1 B blue-base film
    • TM 1 C clear-base film
  • Film sizes
    • Two on-line film sizes possible: 8 x 10” and 10 x 12”