Star Enhances Capabilities with High-Speed Panthera S4-3.2m Dye Sublimation Printer

Chicago, ILStar Incorporated, an event and trade show solutions provider of exhibits, graphics, and event services with over 50 years of proven success in the industry, recently upgraded its digital wide format printing portfolio with the investment in their evolutionary Panthera S4-3.2m dye sublimation printer.

Besides the printer’s blazingly fast print speeds and its versatile print options, Star selected the Panthera based on its ability to achieve excellent, high-quality prints and a more vibrant color output on a wide variety of materials including fabrics—opening up more design and creative possibilities for clients’ projects. In addition, the printer’s speed comes without sacrificing quality and consistency, and has low maintenance requirements. Also, the Panthera is capable of holding up to 3,280 feet of transfer paper resulting in more uninterrupted work flows.

The Panthera S4 came highly recommended by Randy Peters, President and CEO of The Mosaica Group, Star’s partner of equipment and wide-format media. The Mosaica Group—a national distributor supporting dye sublimation and wide format print processes with equipment, consumables and services—is the exclusive distributor of the high-speed Panthera digital dye sublimation printing system in the U.S. and Canada.

The Panthera S4 is available in both 1.8m and 3.2m widths. Each S4 model has four Kyocera print heads that achieve speeds up to 4,000 square feet per hour. In addition, Panthera printing systems feature a specially-developed print head controller that offers better precision and printing quality, along with an anti-crash system on the carriage to protect the print heads from incorrectly hitting the transfer paper. It offers a flawless roll-to-roll feeding system that helps to eliminate paper waste and is able to use low-weight paper (as low as 22 gsm) due to a highly-sophisticated tension control system.


The latest enhancement to the Panthera S4 is the ability to print directly to certain coated fabrics. Historically, dye sublimation printers print direct to transfer paper or direct to fabric, but were not able to print to both due to both processes requiring different ink chemistry. Not only is the Panthera able to seamlessly print to transfer paper, but it can print directly to certain coated fabrics without changing the ink set or adjusting the workflow settings.

Panthera printing systems are much easier to operate and perform more routine maintenance checks than any other printer on the market. It has proven higher productivity because of less cleaning and less maintenance requirements. Panthera printers can be controlled from any place in the world using a mobile device (optional Intelligent Camera System required).

“I’m excited to see how the Panthera S4-3.2m printing system will enhance projects for our clients and expand our capabilities due to its ability to print directly to transfer material or some fabrics up to ten and a half feet wide,” said Bryan Fairbanks, Star’s Graphics Manager. “This printer is a game changer.”

For more information about how the Panthera could benefit your next event or trade show exhibit, visit Star online at to speak to one of our sales experts. To learn more about the Panthera and The Mosaica Group’s complete dye sublimation portfolio, visit

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About Star Incorporated

Star is a leading provider of exhibit design, manufacture, logistics and event management services. The company manufactures its exhibits in Chicago, Illinois, and has sales, service, and design centers in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Star services are provided worldwide to a variety of company sizes in every industrial profile. The company is focused on working with customers to create dynamic and memorable experiences through the exhibit environment or corporate event.

About The Mosaica Group

The Mosaica Group is a national distributor supporting dye sublimation and wide format print processes with equipment, consumables and services. Count on our team to listen closely to the needs of your printing operation. We apply broad expertise –in sustainable printing solutions, G7® color management, workflow systems and more –to craft customized recommendations that address your current and evolving challenges. Just as important, we take the time to show your team how to get the most from every product and service we provide. For more information, contact us at 800.658.9022 or visit

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