DC Series

Vibrant, die-cut and ready-to-install outdoor graphics that never need UV lamination. Summa DC Series combines the industry's most durable and eco-friendly printing technology with the legendary performance of a Summa cutter.

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Summa DC5: The ultimate all-in-one print and cut powerhouse. Now, more versatile and easy-to-use than ever.

Besides being one of the most eco-friendly and zero-maintenance print technologies available, the true beauty of thermal transfer printing resides in the ability to produce instantly dry, outdoor durable, and installation ready graphics at a moments notice. And in the world of thermal transfer, the Summa DC Series reigns supreme. In fact, no other thermal transfer printer even comes close. Say goodbye to harmful fumes, clogged printheads, daily upkeep, messy inks and outgassing. Say hello to the fifth generation of DC Series.

Summa's DC Series 5 features an assortment of updates designed to enhance productivity and ease-of-use. Several new media widths are supported for managing an unprecedented range of material options. Support for multiple printers is now accessible via USB, enabling up to four DC Series machines to be connected via a single computer. The inclusion of Ethernet connectivity introduces advanced networking possibilities and increased data transmission speeds over longer distances. Processing power skyrockets by virtue of a revved-up mainboard and seven times faster processor. Most strikingly, the user interface has been completely redesigned to accommodate a vivid color touch-sensitive display.

Summa DC Series is available in two sizes to suit any shop's space and needs. The 54-inch (137 cm) DC5 is the world’s largest wide format thermal transfer printer and over four times the width of its nearest competitor. An eight station ribbon-changer eliminates the tedious ribbon changing process common on competing thermal transfer systems, allowing for unattended printing of up to 625 square feet (58 m²). Variable width media handling supports all of the most popular material widths. And with Summa's world-renowned cutting technology built-in, the DC5 is the most versatile printer in its class.

The Summa DC5sx is the more compact and affordable alternative to the larger DC5, yet retains all the top-of-the-line features of its larger sibling. Equipment durability, print quality, production speed, tracking and cutting features are identical to the Summa DC5, assuring the same spot-on accuracy Summa owners have come to expect.

The DC Series prints and cuts on a wide variety of media in 20-inch, 24-inch, 30-inch, 40-inch, 48-inch, or 54-inch widths (20-inch, 24-inch, and 30-inch on the DC5sx). Using the automatic tiling feature found in the ColorControl™ 8 RIP software, images of unlimited size can be produced, from tiny labels to massive fleet graphics. The DC series includes power take-up rollers (a factory option on DC5sx), media baskets, 8 universal ribbon cassettes (5 for DC5sx), a full set of CMYK ribbons, and a 54-inch (137 cm) by 50 yard (45 meter) roll of high-performance 3M vinyl (30-inch roll with DC5sx). Just plug your DC Series into a computer and get ready for some serious outdoor graphics production.

Vibrant, die-cut and ready-to-install outdoor graphics that don't require lamination. Summa DC Series combines the industry’s most durable and eco-friendly printing technology with the legendary performance of a Summa cutter. If you're in the market for a printer that produces a single graphic as effectively as long runs, offers odor-free, maintenance-free printing that outlasts inkjet, and prints durable print-and-cut graphics instantly, Summa DC Series is the one printer that does it all.

Summa DC Series Models

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    Summa DC Series DC5

    54-inch (137 cm) thermal transfer printer-cutter

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    Summa DC Series DC5sx

    30-inch (76 cm) thermal transfer printer-cutter

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Key Features

  • Vibrant Color Touchscreen

    An intuitively redesigned menu system and full-color touch interface provide effortless navigation. Both easier to read and easier on the eyes, the sizable tactile screen is able to display large amounts of information at a glance.
  • OptiPrint™ Media Pre-Cleaning System

    A unique process which removes dust and debris from the media surface prior to printing, ensuring optimal conditions for pristine quality graphics.
  • ColorControl Software

    ColorControl™ 8, the latest version of Summa's exclusive PostScript® 3 compatible RIP software, is a cinch to use and many times faster than other RIPs. Brand new features added to ColorControl 8 are a sleekly redesigned user interface, multiple USB printer support, print queuing, Ethernet connectivity, spot color preview, and predefined print configurations.
  • Integrated Cutting-Head

    With razor accurate contour cutting built-in combined with industry-leading die cutting capabilities and advanced auto-calibration technology, no other machine makes it so easy to simply print, weed, and apply.
  • Built-In Ribbon Changer

    The DC5 holds up to 8 high-capacity SmartRibbon™ cassettes and the DC5sx holds up to 5 cassettes. Each cassette can accommodate any color from Summa's vast selection of ribbon choices and the DC Series intelligently identifies the ribbon color, location, and usage automatically.
  • Ethernet Connectivity

    Ethernet connectivity opens up previously unexplored horizons of networking, data transmission speed and communication potential. Multiple computers can control one or many units across a network with faster speed and over longer distances.

Summa DC Series Models

  • original

    Summa DC Series DC5

    54-inch (137 cm) thermal transfer printer-cutter

    View Model

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    Summa DC Series DC5sx

    30-inch (76 cm) thermal transfer printer-cutter

    View Model

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Summa DC Series DC5

$19,995.00

54-inch (137 cm) thermal transfer printer-cutter

LEASING OPTIONS

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Summa DC Series DC5sx

$12,995.00

30-inch (76 cm) thermal transfer printer-cutter

LEASING OPTIONS

For sales assistance or more information, contact us.

Recommended Products & Accessories

  • 32 oz Easy Tack Application Fluid (includes spray pump)

    $7.00

DC Series Specifications

Models DC5sx 30-inch (76cm), DC5 54-inch (137 cm)
Print Type Thermal Transfer
Print Speed Printing (standard mode):
93 Ft2/hour (8.7 m2) — Spot;
34 Ft2/hour (3.2 m2) — Process CMY
Printing (high-resolution mode):
67 Ft2/hour (6.2 m2) — Spot;
25 Ft2/hour (2.3 m2) — Process CMY
Printing (double-density mode):
58 Ft2/hour (5.4 m2) — Spot;
22 Ft2/hour (2.0 m2) — Process CMY
Cut Speed 24 inches-per-second (600 mm/sec) max
Method Printing:
Thermal transfer, using outdoor-durable process and/or spot color resin ribbons, and; stunning mirror metallic ribbons (indoor use)
Cutting:
Drag-knife, using standard Summa D-Series blades
Resolution Printing:
609 x 304 dpi (24 x 12 dpmm) maximum hardware; 609 x 609 apparent dpi (24 x 24 dpmm) software
Cutting:
0.001″ (0.025 mm), 0.005″ (0.1 mm) selectable
Media Width Variable width using 20-inch, 24-inch, 30-inch, 39.37-inch, 48-inch or 54-inch wide media (50cm – 137cm)
Production Width DC5sx Printing: Up to 26.4 inches wide (67 cm)
DC5sx Cutting: Up to 26.4 inches wide (67 cm)
DC5 Printing: Up to 50.2 inches wide (127.5 cm)
DC5 Cutting: Up to 50.2 inches wide (127.5 cm)
Media Handling Motorized media supply rollers; built-in motorized media take-up system for the DC5 and is a factory upgrade option for the DC5sx
Media Drive Summa OptiTrac™ active-steering drive using variable-position traction-feed pinch rollers
Media Tracking Optical laser tracking system built-in
Memory 64 MB print processing RAM; 2 GB reprint storage
Connectivity USB; Ethernet
File Support EPS, PDF and all generic PostScript
Power Requirements Connection: standard USA power outlet; Requirement: 100-240 Vac, 48-62 Hz, 85 VA max
Operation Environment 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 27°C), 30% to 75% relative humidity, non-condensing
Dimensions DC5sx Shipping: 76.8″ x 35″ x 63″ (195 x 88 x 160 cm)
DC5sx Equipment: 66.5″ x 24.8″ x 51.2″ (169 x 63 x 130 cm)
DC5 Shipping: 100.8″ x 35″ x 63″ (256 x 88 x 160 cm)
DC5 Equipment: 90.6″ x 24.8″ x 51.2″ (230 x 63 x 130 cm)
Weight DC5sx Shipping: 639 Lbs (290 kg)
DC5sx Equipment: 430 Lbs (195 kg)
DC5 Shipping: 800 Lbs (360 kg)
DC5 Equipment: 550 Lbs (250 kg)
Accessories Included ColorControl RIP + Cut Software
Print & Cut plug-in for CorelDRAW and Illustrator
5 SmartRibbon cassettes (DC5sx)
8 SmartRibbon cassettes (DC5)
C, M, Y, and K Ribbons (1 each)
30” x 150’ White 3M Vinyl (DC5sx)
54” x 150’ White 3M Vinyl (DC5)
Media Guide Flanges (set of 2)
1 OptiPrint™ Cleaning Roller Refill
Standard 36° Blade Holder
2 Standard 36° Drag Blade
Cut-off Knife (with 1 spare blade)
Media-Handling Gloves (1 pair)
Printhead Cleaning Swabs
Power Cord (grounded 110v)
USB Cable (15 foot)
1 Spare Fuse
CD w/ Manuals and Drivers, Quick Start Guide.
Warranty Printer:
1 year parts and labor limited warranty
Images:
Up to 5 years, outdoors, without lamination; restrictions may apply for desert areas or exposure to harsh chemicals or abrasives.

Summa DC Series Models

  • original

    Summa DC Series DC5

    54-inch (137 cm) thermal transfer printer-cutter

    View Model

  • original

    Summa DC Series DC5sx

    30-inch (76 cm) thermal transfer printer-cutter

    View Model