Wide Format Digital Print



  • + Sign & Corrugated Converters Avoid Costly Future Reinvestment With Launch Of Esko Kongsberg C Edge Upgradable Cutting Table

    Esko, a global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for leading packaging, labels and wide format cust..

    25 April 2019


    Esko, a global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for leading packaging, labels and wide format customers, has extended its Kongsberg digital cutting table range with the new Kongsberg C Edge; a completely upgradable table design that avoids costly reinvestment for customers as business grows.
     
    The breakthrough innovation in the Kongsberg C multifunction, digital finishing series is designed specifically for signage and corrugated packaging converters.
     
    Russell Weller, Esko Product Manager, stated: “The new C Edge is designed to grow with our customers. Invest now and you invest for the future. Unlike other tables on the market, the C Edge is completely upgradable avoiding the impact of having to reinvest when a business expands. The C Edge evolves with a business to unlock production flexibility and profitability, and delivers exceptional cutting quality and milling accuracy at a remarkably cost-effective price.”
     
    With high speed production capability up to 75m/min, at an acceleration of 1G, the Kongsberg C Edge enables converters to produce high quality results with fast turnaround to meet today’s dynamic market needs.
     
    Suitable for the wide range of substrates used in the signage sector, the C Edge can be fitted with  the new second Fast Tool adapter to reduce manual tool changes and minimise downtime. When two Fast Tools are utilised together, converters can achieve higher throughput with clever tool combinations and improve output quality, especially on signage materials like vinyls. The C Edge is also available with or without a conveyor.
     
    For corrugated packaging manufacturers, the C Edge can also be fitted with a heavy duty unit with a 50kg downforce to produce high quality crease lines with a 150mm crease wheel. Efficient and high-quality creasing, even at 100% speed, is supported by CorruSpeed; a unique tool developed for cutting corrugated board at high production speeds without oscillation. The CorruSpeed tool delivers higher quality and generates significant time savings on a range of corrugated applications, even with recycled content.
     
    Having a track record of delivering speed, precision and production power through superior engineering and build quality, Esko brings next generation innovation with the C Edge table for converters, supporting them today and in to the future.
     
    Kongsberg C Edge is now available to the global market. For more information about the table and its complementary tools and software, please click here





  • + Mimaki release flatbed UV inkjet printer “JFX200-2513 EX”

    Mimaki has released the “JFX200-2513 EX”, a large flatbed UV inkjet printer. The entry level flatbed wi..

    24 April 2019


    Mimaki has released the “JFX200-2513 EX”, a large flatbed UV inkjet printer.

    The entry level flatbed will print direct onto a range of materials including white board, transparent/coloured board, wood, cardboard, and metal. Bed size is 2,500mm x 1,300mm.

    “The JFX200-2513 EX is an ultimate 2.5m x 1.3m flatbed LED UV inkjet printer that combines high value-added print and high productivity," said Brad Creighton, National Marketing Manager, Mimaki Australia. "The newly developed head unit is adopted to enable production without reducing speed even in white and colour simultaneous printing. This has increased the productivity 200 per cent compared to the JFX200-2513."

    “We have also added high value added printing features, including a special Emboss Print function. Most printers make the surface look bumpy with many layers of UV ink straight on top of other layers. Smoother expression is only achieved by stacking stepped layers, so there was a need to manually prepare the data for each layer. The JFX200-2513 EX allows you to create semi-stereoscopic 2.5D print data for stepped layers that are sized differently, simply by common Illustrator/Photoshop operations and RasterLink6Plus. We call this 2.5D Texture Maker, the prints look fantastic.”

    The Emboss Print in the Surface Imaging is a technique that enables 2.5D expression using multiple layers of UV ink to add a three-dimensional effect to the surface.

    The new 2.5D Texture Maker is a new function of Mimaki genuine rip software, RaterLink6Plus, which allows printers to easily create multi-layered gradation data.

    The company says semi-stereoscopic smooth 2.5D print can be easily made, for applications such as interior materials with printed bricks and woodgrain texture, an elevation of thick ink of an oil painting, and embossed letters of signage.

    The newly featured Draft mode achieves a higher-grade productivity, realising a maximum printing speed of 35sqm per hour.

    Main features

    1. High value-added print “2.5D Texture Maker” that enables easy creation of smooth semi-stereoscopic 2.5D data

    2. High productivity
    a) Print speed in white-simultaneous printing has improved 200% of the conventional model
    b) Higher-grade productivity realised by adding the new print mode

    3. Stability and safety
    a) NCU & NRS automatically detects missing nozzles and performs recovery
    b) Links with external interface allow users to meet safety standards that are different by factory

    4. Upgraded usability
    a) Work efficiency improved by adding the vacuum-controlling foot switch
    b) Ethernet connection supported






  • + HP Reinvents Dye Sublimation Printing with the Launch of HP Stitch

    HP has announced the new HP Stitch S series, a portfolio of digital textile printers that deliver fast, precise colour-m..

    24 April 2019


    HP has announced the new HP Stitch S series, a portfolio of digital textile printers that deliver fast, precise colour-matching, alongside efficient, simplified processes. It is HP’s latest innovation designed to accelerate commercial digital print adoption.

    “Décor and fashion application trends, on demand production and personalisation are boosting digital print growth,” says Jeremy Brew, Large Format Application Specialist at HP. “The digitally printed textiles market is experiencing double-digit annual growth, forecast to reach US$5.5 billion by 2023, according to Smithers Pira. We look forward to more digital print transformations being realised with the arrival of the new HP Stitch S series.” 

    The portfolio of printers couple HP Thermal Inkjet technology with industry-standard dyes for superior colour durability. The first-ever built-in spectrophotometer enables Stitch’s fast and exact colour-matching. The introduction includes three new printers from 64-inch to 126-inch wide: the HP Stitch S300 64-in Printer, the HP Stitch S500 64-in Printer, and the HP Stitch S1000 126-in Printer.  

    The HP Stitch S300 Printer holds the first user-replaceable printhead, resulting in reduced down-times and service costs. The HP Stitch S300 Printer was designed specifically for new-to-dye sublimation professionals, prototyping departments, and growing print providers. 

    “Our experience with HP Stitch S300 has been much easier and faster than other dye sub printers we’ve previously used,” says Teunis Roos, Color Concepts. “Most printers require manual action in terms of head maintenance and alignment, but the HP Stitch S300 is more proactive and automated when it comes to performance.”





    Highlights: 
    Delivers the world’s fastest colour-matching - in the printer, in the RIP (Raster Image Processor) and in the cloud 
    Features Thermal Inkjet printhead technology to help reduce time and waste, and achieve repeatable, colour consistency across customer fleets
    Offers continuous high-quality prints with transfer paper and direct-to fabric features 
    Prevents downtime with HP Proactive Services offering pre-emptive support  

    HP Stitch S500 Printer enables predictable dye sublimation colour and less media waste for production environments. With symmetrical 2xCMYK printhead configuration and Optical Media Advance Sensor, this 64-inch printer allows for saturated and reliable one pass mode for true top speed. The HP Stitch S500 Printer was designed specifically for high production sites.

    Key HP Stitch S500 Printer features include:
    Streamlined production
    o Big ink supplies, larger rolls, and HP’s Tension-Sensing Winder allow unattended operations—even overnight, complete with HP Services and cloud fleet management tools.
    Colour you can rely on with HP SmartColour tools
    o Confidently distribute jobs across your fleet with colour consistency from printer to printer.
    Cost savings 
    o Help avoid reprints and media waste with 1200 native dpi printheads and HP Smart Nozzle Compensation system, saving up to 50 percent floor space with frontal media loading and a spindle-less system. 





    New HP Dye Sublimation Paper
    HP has also launched a set of new dye sublimation papers for the new HP Stitch S Printer series. These papers are designed and tested as a system with HP dye sublimation inks and the HP Stitch S Printer series to achieve excellent image quality and colour consistency.

    The HP Stitch S300 and S500 Printer series, as well as dye sublimation paper, are available now and will be showcased at ISA 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 24-26. Visit us at Booth 1935 and 1919 for a hands-on first look at the portfolio. 

    The 126-inch HP Stitch S1000 Printer can be seen at ISA 2019 under exclusive invitation and will make its debut at FESPA 2019 in May. 

    Pricing and availability

    Information on Australian availability, pricing, and retail destinations will be available in the lead-up to PrintEx 2019. 






  • + Matrix Frame introduces four new unique extrusions

    Matrix Frame (Sydney, Australia) a pioneer of Silicone Edge Graphics, is pleased to announce the addition of four new ex..

    16 April 2019


    Matrix Frame (Sydney, Australia) a pioneer of Silicone Edge Graphics, is pleased to announce the addition of four new extrusions to their range.  This brings the total number of extrusions stocked in Australia up to twenty seven.

    Two of these new extrusions enable the end user to create frames that can turn 90 degrees around an external corner, using a single fabric face. Multiple returns are possible and this effect can be achieved in both front lit and back lit applications. Stunning effects can be created – particularly around columns and other architectural features.
    A new bendable extrusion has been added which can be easily rolled to create circular shapes and frames.  Perfect for creating frontlit custom shapes where required.
    ‘Shadowbox’ is the final new extrusion to be added to the range.  This extrusion allows for the addition of door and window openings into any Matrix Frame extrusion in both frontlit and backlit applications.  Openings can also be created within frames for shelving and for display purposes.

    Established in 2006, Matrix Frame continues to adapt and modify its products to stay at the forefront of the industry. Our aluminium frames and light boxes house eye-catching tension fabric graphics are much more convenient to ship, store, and swap out than traditional prints, which translates to huge savings on shipping costs. Each lightweight aluminium frame is engineered for both flexibility and longevity-easy to assemble, yet able to support countless graphics over its lifetime.

    Matrix Frame only sell to trade customers and not to the end client. Trade customers can either purchase the system off Matrix Frame to cut and convert themselves, or Matrix Frame can cut its extrusions to size using state of the art equipment and then deliver the frame to trade customer as a ready to assemble kit.

    Matrix Frame are seeking to appoint a network of Distributors and Resellers in Australia and the Pacific region.  

    Please contact David Cross on +61 466 892 009 or email david.cross@matrixframe.com.au for further information. Alternatively all information including a full range of videos can be found at: www.matrixframe.com.au






  • + Roland DG’s New TrueVIS VG2 Series Wins Prestigious ISA International Sign Expo 2019 Innovation Award

    Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters worldwide, announced to..

    09 April 2019


    Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters worldwide, announced today that its new TrueVIS VG2 Series eco-solvent printer cutters have won the 2019 ISA Sign Expo® Innovation Award in the "Printer" category.

    The ISA Innovation Awards recognise the most unique and outstanding product launches at ISA Sign Expo 2019. In all, there were nominees across four categories, representing the breadth of the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. The VG2-540 and VG2-640 impressed the judges – an outside panel of experts – with technological advancements, comprehensive colour choices, improved machine efficiency and increased print-and-cut accuracy.

    "The ISA Innovation Award winners truly represent the most creative and innovative products available on the ISA Sign Expo floor," said Lori Anderson, ISA president and CEO. "Attendees at ISA Sign Expo have come to expect groundbreaking products and the latest solutions. These raise the bar."

    Andrew Oransky, President and CEO of Roland DGA, Roland DG's US-based sales and marketing subsidiary, was quick to point out the importance of winning this coveted award. "To have ISA recognise our new TrueVIS VG2 Series as a standout product for 2019 is quite an honour, especially considering the stiff competition. The cutting-edge technologies and features of these next-generation printer cutters put them in a class by themselves," Oransky noted. "An amazing amount of research and effort went into the design and development of these machines, ensuring that every VG2 is built to exceed the needs of the most demanding graphics professional."

    Kohei Tanabe, Roland DG President, Digital Printing Business Division said, "We are very pleased that the VG2 Series printer cutters, which boast the highest output quality in Roland DG history, have won this prestigious award. Roland DG is committed to providing products to help graphic providers and sign makers unleash their creative possibilities, transform their imagination into reality, and enjoy a sense of accomplishment when people react to their output graphics with ‘WOW!’

    For more information on Roland DG’s award-winning TrueVIS VG2 Series wide format printer cutters, visit
    www.rolanddg.com.au/vg2








  • + New VersaUV LEF2-200 Features Exceptional Print Capabilities and Ease of Us

    Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters worldwide, today announ..

    12 March 2019


    Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters worldwide, today announced the launch of the VersaUV LEF2-200 20" benchtop UV flatbed printer.

    The LEF series includes the popular desktop and benchtop versions of Roland DG’s UV flatbed inkjet printers. The latest model LEF2-200 inherits the series’ renowned ability to print amazing graphics and lifelike textures, including premium finishes such as simulated embossing, onto a vast array of materials up to 100 mm (3.94 in.) thick. New functions make the LEF2-200 even easier and more efficient to use.

    "The VersaUV LEF2-200 makes it very simple to print premium-quality photographs, graphics and text on almost anything," said Kohei Tanabe, President of Roland DG’s Digital Printing Business Division. ECO-UV ink cures instantly on the surface of the material, allowing you to print directly onto PVC and plastics, canvas, wood, leather, fabric, etc. In addition to full colour printing, you can produce premium gloss and matte finishes as well as simulated 3D embossing for amazingly lifelike textures with multiple layers of Clear ink. Capable of printing on corners and curves as well as soft materials such as leather and fabric, advanced Roland ECO-UV ink formulations are designed for both flexibility and beautiful imaging. 

    According to Tanabe, the new LEF2-200 incorporates a host of advanced functions to simplify high quality printing. A Start Timer Function completes the setup procedures of printhead cleaning and white ink circulation automatically by your designated start time. A positioning jig makes it easy to align items on the print table. The VersaUV LEF2-200 includes the latest VersaWorks 6 RIP software, featuring an intuitive interface for easy operation and job management. The LEF2-200 also adopts a new cleaning system to increase reliability. A Head Refresh Feature removes any ink remaining on the printheads and cleans the printhead surface to maintain the health of the printer. The airtight cover protects operators from UV light and prevents dust from settling onto the surface of materials while printing. 

    "With the LEF2-200, now anyone can print stunningly realistic and colourful images onto many different materials that you might not think possible," Tanabe said. "To be able to offer this print capability even to people who lack training, we focused on ease of operation and bullet-proof reliability so that everyone can enjoy printing graphics and textures with confidence. This LEF2-200 adds incredible value and opportunity for business growth."

    www.rolanddg.com





  • + New TrueVIS VG2 Series Printer Cutters Produce "Power to Excite"

    Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters worldwide, today announ..

    05 March 2019


    Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters worldwide, today announced the launch of its second generation TrueVIS VG2 Series 64" and 54" wide format eco-solvent inkjet printer cutters.

    Kohei Tanabe, President, Digital Printing Business Division, stated that the company’s objective in creating the VG2 Series was to improve upon the already high standards set by the previous award-winning VG Series. "To create printer cutters that boast the highest output quality in Roland DG history, we did not stick to existing concepts, but redefined product development by focusing on dozens of little details. The result is that the new TrueVIS VG2 Series offers customers a true competitive advantage and the "power to excite."

    The TrueVIS VG2 Series adopts a new generation of eco-solvent TR2 ink. In addition to the previous seven colours of CMYKLcLmLk and White, new TR2 ink supports Orange ink to greatly expand colour gamut. "Orange ink effectively leads to richer colour expression which resonates in the mind," Tanabe said. A new Multiprocess Colour Function was developed to enable using Orange ink as a process colour. In order to take full advantage of the VG2’s superior colour reproduction capability and the wide colour gamut provided by TR2 ink, a True Rich Colour preset was also created. "Now for the first time," he added, "vibrant colour can be combined with neutral grays, smooth gradations and natural skin tones to create stunning graphics."

    The VG2 offers a host of technological advancements to improve both printing and cutting accuracy for reliable results during unattended operation. New middle pinch rollers raise automatically prior to starting the cutting process for unattended operation. New crop mark options for cutting laminated printed materials in combination with optimised pinch roller pressure provide more stable cutting performance. A new take-up unit supports two modes according to the type of media chosen, securing take-up stability for smooth post processes. 

    Tanabe said meticulous attention to details by Roland DG engineers resulted in increased performance and reliability for the VG2. Roland DG FlexFire printheads produce the precision ink firing that enables printing neutral grays, vivid colours, and smooth skin tones even at the highest speeds. TrueVIS VG2 and TR2 ink is certified for long-lasting results by the 3MTM MCSTM, providing assurance of the quality and reliability of their graphics. The VG2 with TR2 ink also supports Avery’s ICS performance guarantee and is certified GREENGUARD Gold for safe indoor graphic applications. Included VersaWorks 6 RIP software supports the latest Harlequin® RIP dual core engine with PDF 2.0 and native 64-bit processing plus new, easy-to-use capabilities that make it the most powerful RIP software ever.

    Tanabe noted that the previous VG Series won the 2019 Pick Awards for Colour and Productivity from Buyers Lab. "Roland DG is committed to providing products to help graphic providers and sign makers unleash their creative possibilities, transform their imagination into reality, and enjoy a sense of accomplishment when people react to their output graphics with ‘WOW!’" he said. 

    For more information, please visit here





  • + Contex completes the HD Ultra X scanner series with two new models

    Contex has introduced two new models to the HD Ultra X scanner series. The series now includes 36- and 42-inch models, c..

    21 February 2019


    Contex has introduced two new models to the HD Ultra X scanner series. The series now includes 36- and 42-inch models, completing the range of scanning solutions for Contex’s newest line of premium scanners. Introduced in 2018 to rave reviews from the scanning community, the HD Ultra X scanner series, which also includes a 60-inch model, reigns as the market’s fastest and widest scanner series available. The scanner series outperforms the competition in color matching and image scanning quality, while exceeding environmental standards. The scanner series also boasts numerous productivity-boosting capabilities to accelerate the scanning workflow, while delivering long-term value and a quick ROI. All scanners in the HD Ultra X series are immediately available from distributors worldwide.

    “Our customers are thrilled with the capabilities of the HD Ultra X scanners, and the new models give them even more options to suit their requirements,” comments Jacob Bendix, CCO and VP of Global Sales and Marketing. “Productivity, improved workflow, and color matching have been the center of our attention, and our customers can instantly benefit from these advancements the HD Ultra X scanner series.”

    HD Ultra X scanner series expanded

    The HD Ultra X series uses CCD technology for the best quality images available in the market today. Whether scanning 36-, 42-, or 60-inches wide, customers can capture originals at an unprecedented 17.8 ips. The common platform also gives customers the same results from each scanner model. 

    The scanner series includes several unique features and productivity boosters, including true size detection and instant-ON capabilities, which cut valuable seconds from production time. A throttle buffer control also eliminates scanner pauses, allowing operators to continuously feed documents without waiting for scanned data to be processed.

    The HD Ultra X series boasts the fastest data transfer of any scanner on the market, made possible by the GB Ethernet xDTR2.5 and USB 3.0 SuperSpeed xDTR3 data transfer technologies.

    Exclusive technologies for the most advanced image quality

    The advanced technology in the Contex HD Ultra X scanner series offers customers several exclusive imaging advantages, including the highest color-rendering index (CRI). The scanners are equipped with Contex Perfect Light, which uses the latest LED technology combined with specially developed diffusion filters.

    Sharp scans are achieved by Contex’s exclusive lens spherical correction technology and accuracy lens enhancement (ALE), which minimizes optical distortion. Each scanner model in the the HD Ultra X series is equipped with X-Rite ICC color technology and Fujifilm camera lenses, which deliver greater depth of focus — 0.3 inches — and CCD optics of up to 1200 dpi. The depth of focus allows users to capture documents of all types — especially thick, delicate, or with irregularities — with ease. 

    Intuitive scanning advancements

    With just the press of a lever, Contex’s Optimal Thickness Adjustment Control (OTAC) enables users to quickly adjust the HD Ultra X to the required paper thickness. Feather mode also protects delicate originals and extra-thin documents. 

    A speed-matched roller system ensures fast and easy document loading and eliminates skewing. Operators can choose between center and side loading, or use the adjustable paper guide for smaller documents. 

    The scanner’s static-free, touchless glass system and steel anti-static feed table also minimize friction, while reducing maintenance costs over time from worn scanner glass.

    Exceeding environmental standards

    The HD Ultra X scanner series exceeds Energy Star consumption standards and is RoHS compliant.

    Additionally, the LED light source, guaranteed to last the scanner’s lifetime, saves energy by automatically turning off in between scans. Instant-ON scanning capabilities also allows operators to simply load and scan originals, without requiring the scanner to warm-up. 

    HD Ultra scanner series availability

    The HD Ultra X scanners are available as stand-alone (Contex AIO optional) or in a ScanStation Pro configuration, which includes a stand, touchscreen monitor, and Nextimage REPRO software (Contex AIO optional). The HD Ultra X scanners can be networked to any leading printer.

    For more information visit a Contex distributor, or contact info@contex.com.





  • + More Money in Your Pocket with Océ Australia’s New ColorWave 3000 Series

    Océ Australia has today announced the launch of its new generation Océ ColorWave 3000 series, a reliable, ..

    13 February 2019


    Océ Australia has today announced the launch of its new generation Océ ColorWave 3000 series, a reliable, flexible and productive large format colour printing system, which it says has been designed specifically ‘for the creators’.

    Dale Hawkins, Senior Manager – Indirect/Marketing for Océ Australia says the easy-to-use range is ideal for those looking for a productive, accurate and versatile printer that will help build business, save time…and put more money in their pockets.

    The fourth generation of Océ’s CrystalPoint colour printers, the ColorWave 3000 series has a decade of proven technology behind it, providing businesses with reliable, repeatable, accurate output on a wide range of mono or colour applications where uncompromising quality is required.

    “Using distinctive Océ TonerPearls, CrystalPoint brings together the best of toner and the best of inkjet to provide a versatile, precise and instantly dry print solution that is ideal for a wide range of media and applications,” Hawkins explains, saying the two models in the new series are ‘packed’ with smart, time-saving innovations and intuitive operational features.

    “The ColorWave 3000 range has been designed to deliver both high productivity and unparalleled ease of use, with automated print quality settings that deliver reliable, ‘first-time-out’ quality and ‘set and forget’, intervention-free operation,” he says.

    “The Océ ColorWave 3500 has been designed for worry-free, ‘walk up’ printing of CAD documents, plans, maps and the like, at the high level of precise detail required by corporates and businesses in sectors like architecture, engineering and construction.”

    “Its stablemate, the Océ ColorWave 3700, provides higher media capacity and versatility, as well as superb rendering which captures every detail perfectly. This makes it the perfect choice for reprographic applications where that level of precision is a must, as well as superior, photo-quality graphics and other commercial digital print applications.”

    As well as being so easy to use that even inexperienced operators can get outstanding, reliable results, both machines are exceptionally versatile, printing on a wide range of media from thin uncoated stocks like 80gsm bond to vinyls, without compromising on quality.

    “CrystalPoint printing technology means that the image is totally independent of the media, so you can choose the right media for your application and be sure of getting consistent results,” Hawkins says. “Prints are delivered dry off the machine and are both robust and water resistant, giving them a certified archival lifetime of at least 100 years.”

    Featuring the kind of benefits for which Océ has become renown among print service providers, Hawkins says the technical expertise and market experience of the Netherlands-based manufacturer is evident in every aspect of these machines.

    “There’s Océ’s workflow software which makes job changes seamless, media capacity of up to six rolls for fast changeover between jobs without sacrificing productivity and even Océ ImageLogic scanning technology which turns imperfect originals into perfect prints using advanced image enhancement,” he says.

    “On the 3700 Océ step it up even further with Océ MediaSense, which automatically adjusts the gap between the imaging device and the media, to ensure superb high quality output without manual adjustments.

    “The result is a finely-tuned, beautifully engineered machine which will allow printers the ability to grow their applications volumes and expand their product range to capitalise on profitable new revenue streams while enjoying higher profit margins and faster return on investment.”

    Add great environmental and OH&S credentials – CrystalPoint emits no fine dust, ozone or odour – and reliable, low-maintenance performance, backed by technical and service support from Océ Australia’s dedicated national team – and the new range ticks all the boxes.

    “At the end of the day, building business success is about capitalizing on opportunities and building profitability,” Hawkins says. “With the poster printer option on the CW3700, you can move into the Graphic Arts applications while still maintaining your revenue from CAD prints using one single machine. The Océ ColorWave 3000 series, allows you to say ‘yes’ to more jobs, more often … and keep more dollars in your own pocket.”

    The Océ ColorWave 3000 series are now available from Océ Australia www.oce.com.au





  • + Océ Arizona® 1300 series: Do more. Do it smarter. Do it now.

    Canon is pleased to announce the launch of the new Océ Arizona 1300 series of high-productivity mid-volume UV tru..

    05 February 2019


    Canon is pleased to announce the launch of the new Océ Arizona 1300 series of high-productivity mid-volume UV true flatbed printers. With its innovations in print speed, ease-of-use and curing technology, the Océ Arizona 1300 series is extremely versatile allowing print providers to do more, do it smarter, and do it now.

    The latest in the line of Canon's award-winning Océ Arizona printers, the new Océ Arizona 1300 series is a great choice for printers in the sign and graphics industry, for whom print quality and productivity are essential. The Océ Arizona 1300 series has productive print modes, optional light and white ink support, optically clear varnish and enhanced screening to deliver outstanding print quality, print after print. It allows print providers with photographic or fine-art applications to print on a wide range of media, including odd-shaped, heavy, smooth or pre-cut media and unusual objects such as canvas, glass or wood. Customers can choose from three GT models (Océ Arizona 1340 GT, 1360 GT, 1380 GT) with a flatbed print area of 49.2 inches x 98.4 inches, or three larger 121.3 inches x 98.4 inchesXT models (Océ Arizona 1340 XT, 1360 XT, 1380 XT).

    The impressive innovations in the new Océ Arizona 1300 series are the extensive application range, integrated Océ Arizona Xpert self-learning technology and instant-on capability.  And for the customer who also purchases the Océ Touchstone software, users easily create textured prints, both transparent and opaque, that will even further help expand their applications capabilities and delight their customers.

    Imagine … print … learn … repeat
    The integrated Océ Arizona Xpert technology allows the printer to learn from what the operator does. This makes it easy and extremely productive to help reproduce complex, multi-layered projects. Just design them once with the intuitive user interface and print them. The printer will learn the recipe for the project, including transparencies and multi-sided printing, which can then be used over and over again.

    Ready when you are
    With instant-on printing, the Océ Arizona 1300 series printer is ready when the end-user is. The Océ Arizona 1300 series exemplifies speed and productivity, delivering sharp, high-key prints up to 568 square feet per hour and high-density prints up to 380 square feet per hour. The new LED UV curing system offers instant-on capability, allowing operators to start valuable rush jobs without waiting for the printer to warm up.

    With the built in Automated Maintenance System (AMS) for hands-free printhead maintenance, nozzle function for all colours can be selectively restored in seconds.

    Ready for the future
    For customers with an evolving business or application range, the Océ Arizona 1300 series can be upgraded at any time such as by adding additional ink channels up to a maximum of eight, the Roll Media Option, or a Static Suppression Upgrade Kit that provides active suppression of static electricity when printing on hard plastic materials such as acrylic, polycarbonate and styrene. Also, the option to add light cyan and light magenta inks, plus our brightest white ink ever, or optically clear varnish to the ink channels helps enable even higher quality photo and fine-art and high margin applications than before.

    Quick, reliable and low-maintenance
    The Océ Arizona 1300 series printers are designed for the easy, reliable operation a busy print environment needs. Operators can easily make last-minute adjustments at the printer, such as nesting, batching of complex jobs, step and repeat, mirroring and re-assignment of print modes. Switching between rigid media jobs and roll to roll jobs can be done instantly at the push of a button with no extra tables to deal with. Media handling too is simple and efficient with the built in pin registration system to easily align media on the flatbed table. The new IJC357 UV inks are Greenguard Gold certified, so the prints may be used in sensitive environments such as in schools and hospitals.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teVU22SLvqI&feature=youtu.be









  • + InkTec kick off 2019 with three new JETRIX printers

    InkTec kick off 2019 with three new JETRIX printers The New Year looks bright for South Korean company InkTec as th..

    22 January 2019


    InkTec kick off 2019 with three new JETRIX printers

    The New Year looks bright for South Korean company InkTec as they launch not one, but three new JETRIX printers. These newcomers will add to their already extensive range of roll-to-roll LED-UV flatbed printers.

    Building on all the tried and tested technology of the popular KX6 and KX7, this month sees InkTec releasing the eight-channel LXi6 and LXi7 LED-UV flatbed printers. These high performance printers have been designed and developed to deliver high efficiency and will come equipped with even more advanced systems than their previous counterparts including a smarter GUI. The stronger vacuum combined with functional and vibrant ink make them extremely easy and convenient to use. The smaller LXi6 takes media up to 2.5 x 1.28m and the LXi7 extends the media size up to 2.5 x 3.06m with both offering an optional enhanced roll-to-roll option. Capable of top speeds of 78sqm/hr with a maximum resolution of 1,080 dpi; both are being pitched as the perfect mid-range LED-UV flatbed printer for print providers looking to enter the wide-format or upgrade current equipment.

    Their launch will be closely followed in February, by the 1.9m wide LXiR190. This machine builds on the success of the larger LXiR320, but as its name suggests is a narrower version. InkTec have consciously taken the decision to adopt this more unusual width so that the printer can easily use two 914mm rolls at once, which will result in a doubling in the production speed of jobs. It prints at a maximum resolution of 720 x 1,440 dpi and up to speeds of 45sqm/hr, which means the printer will be perfect for many roll based applications including banners, graphics, wall coverings and textiles. The JETRIX LXiR190 is also deliberately economically priced at around £45k to again encourage demand from solvent printers wanting to move to UV.

    Ben Woodruff, Head of JETRIX Sales says: “These newest machines encompass everything that is great about the introduction of LED technology. They are more environmentally friendly, more efficient to run, eliminate the need for frequent lamp replacement and more importantly create cost savings.

    They will be officially launched at Sign & Digital UK, however while these printers do see InkTec venturing into new areas, initial conversations have been extremely positive. We are therefore predicting that with the introduction of these new machines, that 2019 will see a lot more JETRIX printers."





  • + Mutoh America, Inc. launches new Dye-Sublimation Ink, "DH-21"

    Mutoh launches new Dye-Sublimation Ink, "DH-21" Mutoh a leader in wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announce..

    21 January 2019


    Mutoh launches new Dye-Sublimation Ink, "DH-21"

    Mutoh a leader in wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announced they have launched a new Mutoh Manufactured ink "DH-21" for select Dye-Sublimation ValueJet printers. "Mutoh's new Dye Sublimation ink, DH-21 is a cost-effective, high load performance ink designed to achieve high density colours with less ink consumption while providing superior colour rendition with reduced metamerism" shares Brian Phipps, President of Mutoh America. "It's fast drying formula enables printing on thin and light papers while minimising transfer times."

    MORE ABOUT MUTOH'S DH-21 INK:

    • High Transferability
    • Achieve high performance with less ink consumption
    • Amazing Colour Retention.
    • DH-21 can provide consistent colours under various lighting conditions.
    • Versatile Media Usage.
    • Print on various media thicknesses while using less ink, and less transfer time, all while retaining vibrant colours.
    • Available in 4 colours (CMYK) in 1000ml bags.
    • Large capacity 1L bags for improved work efficiency
    • 18 month shelf life.
    • Compatible with ValueJets 1948WX, 1638WX, 1938WX and 1624WX.





  • + Screen is Going to Launch New Truepress Jet520HD+

    Screen Europe has announced its new Truepress Jet520HD+(plus) press will make its debut this coming February. To be laun..

    16 January 2019


    Screen Europe has announced its new Truepress Jet520HD+(plus) press will make its debut this coming February. To be launched at HID under the theme ‘Digital Everywhere!’ Screen’s exhibit will reflect the major international impact of digital printing and the company’s ability to lead change.

    The Truepress Jet520HD+ press comes with new features including an integrated Screen ‘NIR’ Dryer. This system will be a core focus of Screen’s exhibition (hall 2), along with the Truepress Jet520NX, at HID 2019 in Lucerne, Switzerland, from February 25-28th. The company will also outline its relationship with Solimar Systems and exhibit its range of digital printing solutions, including its pioneering SC inks and workflow technology.

    The Screen NIR Dryer technology features newly enhanced drying functions, improving drying performance for both lightweight coated stocks and heavier weight, coated offset stocks. The results are an expanded range of applications for print service providers and even higher productivity for difficult-to-dry substrates with increased print speeds on offset coated stocks.

    The Screen Truepress Jet520HD+ system is a high-definition inkjet web press with a true print resolution of 1,200 dpi and precise droplet size control at up to 150 metres per minute. The Truepress Jet520HD+ achieves the colour, texture, detail and solid ink areas expected for high-end publication and commercial work. With exclusive access to Screen SC inks, Truepress Jet520HD+ users can maximise the exceptional quality available with the press on a wide range of paper stocks including standard offset coated stocks, without the need for pre-treatment.

    Visitors to HID2019 can also discover the next generation Truepress Jet520NX, developed from Screen’s more than 10 years of experience in inkjet printing. The system supports not only transactional printing, but also direct mail, transpromo, and book printing, which allows customers to extend their markets. In addition to the standard printheads, the Truepress Jet520NX can be fitted with an extra ‘fifth colour’ printhead enabling the use of Screen’s unique UV invisible ink, developed as an anti-counterfeiting measure, as well as other special inks. The press delivers superb quality, market-leading uptime and a maximum speed of up to 150 meters per minute.

    Bui Burke, Senior Vice President of Sales at Screen Europe, says, “HID is always a highlight in Screen’s calendar, so we’re delighted the Truepress Jet520HD+ and NIR Dryer will debut at the event. Once again, Screen digital technology is at the forefront of innovation, resulting in market-leading speed, productivity and uptime.”





  • + swissQprint has a new roll to roll printer 'Karibu' coming

    swissQprint has new roll to roll printer 'Karibu' coming Come May 2019, swissQprint will be presenting a dedicated ..

    15 January 2019


    swissQprint has new roll to roll printer 'Karibu' coming

    Come May 2019, swissQprint will be presenting a dedicated roll to roll printer at Fespa in Munich. This promises to be an interesting addition to the high-end flatbed printers for which the Swiss manufacturer is already known.

    "Another major milestone is on the horizon," says Reto Eicher, CEO of swissQprint, the developer and producer of large-format printers. swissQprint will present a dedicated roll to roll printer with unique features at Fespa 2019. "Our aim with this printer is to meet current trends and give users an efficient working tool," says Eicher.

    Technical specifications for the new product will be announced when swissQprint unveils it at Fespa in May 2019. What is certain for now is that the UV roll to roll printer will bear the distinctive name "Karibu" and complement the existing swissQprint flatbed range. It will thus be in a position to round out the machinery pool at print service providers who strive for the optimum in order fulfilment.

    swissQprint has been synonymous with high-quality flatbed printing for over eleven years. The market appreciates these Swiss products for their precision, reliability and durability, and also for the variety of applications they can handle. So, expect an impeccable pedigree for Karibu as well.





  • + Azon Matrix R Industrial Platform Now with Ricoh Gen5 Print Heads for More Productivity

    Azon Matrix R Industrial Platform Now with Ricoh Gen5 Print Heads for More Productivity Azonprinter, a worldwide ma..

    15 January 2019


    Azon Matrix R Industrial Platform Now with Ricoh Gen5 Print Heads for More Productivity

    Azonprinter, a worldwide manufacturer of digital inkjet solutions takes a new direction with its Azon Matrix industrial solutions and welcomes new addition, Azon Matrix R platform based on Ricoh Gen5 print heads.

    Azon Matrix R industrial series offers flat-bad UV-LED inkjet printing solutions with optional bed sizes of 800 mm x 1600 mm / 1600 mm x 2500/3200 mm. Azon Matrix R platform will be able to print on to substrates up to 25cm in height and is capable of handling heavy materials up to 100 kg for indoor, outdoor and industrial applications. Azon Matrix R series extends productivity and creativity by printing directly onto any type of material such as ABS, polycarbonate, TPU, PVC, wood, stone, glass, canvas, ceramic, aluminium and additionally covering ADA and Braille 3D printing and print on cylindrical objects. The latest version of the print head comes with 4 channels and 4 colours due to its 4-row construction choice with 1200 nozzles per colour and full greyscale which enables printing speeds up to 25,8 sqm/hr. Designed for 100 billion actuations per nozzle, the Gen5 is designed to last.

    Along with new Gen5 print heads, full-featured Azon RIP software and flex, Phthalate free ink with EN 71-3 certificate ensures quality print and safe use on various applications coming from children furniture and toy industry and in overall the lowest running ink cost per 1sqm. The versatility of white ink as a base for high-density CMYK layer delivers unusual and creative textures on all materials. Azon Matrix R series supports sign makers, printing houses, commercial customers, gift stores, photographers and enters new business areas with a diversified approach for future market demands in home décor, interior design, graphics industry and in overall to all industrial applications.





  • + Mutoh announces ValueJet 1627MH

    Mutoh announces ValueJet 1627MH Mutoh Europe announces availability of a new member in its popular ValueJet wide fo..

    07 December 2018


    Mutoh announces ValueJet 1627MH

    Mutoh Europe announces availability of a new member in its popular ValueJet wide format digital printer family, the VJ-1627MH. The ValueJet 1627MH is a 64” (1625 mm) wide hybrid printer featuring a hot air knife media drying system and unique resin-based inks enabling direct printing on both rigid and roll substrates.

    Prints are dry when they come off the printer. The ValueJet 1627MH incorporates a high end piezo drop-on-demand print head capable of producing print resolutions up to 720 x 1440 dpi, making it suited for top quality output for short viewing distances.

    The ValueJet 1627MH comes with a brand new CMYK + White resin-based ink set called MP-31. All inks come in 500 ml packs. MP stands for “Multi-Purpose”, which refers to the unique capabilities of the inks and their extreme versatility. The inks allow direct printing on white, transparent and coloured rigid substrates, including foam board, cardboard, alu panel; even on acrylic sheets as well as rigid sheets for thermo forming (PVC, PS, PP, APET, PLA). Printing on white, coloured and transparent roll substrates is also possible, including heat sensitive media, shrink film, recyclable non PVC media, etc… Mutoh’s MP-31 series inks have a UV durability up to 2 years outdoors without lamination.

    The MP-31 inks are also extremely stretchable & shrinkable, making them equally suited for high stretch applications such as car wrapping as well as thermo/vacuum forming and shrink applications.

    Another unique appealing feature of Mutoh’s Multi-Purpose MP-31 inks is that they will preserve the natural texture and look of substrates including for example matte or glossy look.

    The new Mutoh ValueJet 1627MH is equally suited for sign & display print shops for the production of both indoor and long term outdoor prints, as well as for graphics companies looking for a digital solution for proofing or short run production of packaging prototypes or customised labels, even for industrial printers specialised in thermo forming.

    For rigid printing, the printer can be equipped with foldable rigid print tables. It handles rigid substrates with a thickness of maximum 16 mm and a weight of maximum 15 kg. An optional media alignment system can be mounted to easily align rigid media at the front side, which allows perfect double sided printing. The 1627MH can also be used with customised jigs for printing on all kinds of pre-cut blanks. For roll prints, the five colour 1627MH can be equipped with a 30 kg automated take-up system to roll up finished prints. Switching between rigid and roll setup is fast.

    Compared to its predecessor, the ValueJet 1617H, the new VJ-1627MH delivers a performance increase of up to 20 %. In CMYK setup, print speeds up to 12 m² per hour at 720 x 720 dpi are possible. Mutoh also optimised user convenience by improving the user interface, by implementing semi-automated cleaning cycles as well as automated media height measurement, ensuring perfect output thanks to an identical gap between the print head and the substrate, regardless of the substrate thickness. Regular maintenance features have also been improved. The machine is equipped with left and right maintenance covers. The operator can moreover also replace the print head cleaning wiper by himself.

    The new ValueJet 1627MH printer is available immediately. The product will be marketed by Mutoh throughout the EMEA territory via Mutoh Authorised Resellers.





  • + Summa launches 3.2 m flatbeds for the textile market

    Summa launches 3.2 m flatbeds for the textile market Summa, a leading manufacturer of high-end cutting plotters, pr..

    07 December 2018


    Summa launches 3.2 m flatbeds for the textile market

    Summa, a leading manufacturer of high-end cutting plotters, proudly presents two new sizes of their finishing flatbed systems. The F3232 and F3220 are based on the proven technology of the Summa F Series.

    Through the expansion of the flatbed series, Summa strives to improve the synergy with the large format digital printer market and to meet the needs of their customers. The new flatbeds are expected to be ready for shipment in February / April 2019.

    Fully equipped for the textile market

    Within the world of large format digital printing, most common sizes of textile printers are equipped with a working width of 3.2 m to be able to print large rolls of textiles. Both new Summa flatbed cutters, the F3232 and F3220, also cover a working width of 3.2 m, making them the ideal companion to process common, popular print sizes with utmost ease and accuracy.

    The matching working area sizes of the textile printer and Summa’s new finishing cutter sizes will lead to a print and cut workflow, fitting seamlessly into each other and offering endless solutions to the flourishing textile market.

    Geert Pierloot, Summa’s Product Marketing Manager, points out: “The new sizes of flatbed systems enrich Summa's platform with advanced finishing solutions, especially within the textile industry. Together with the recent launch of a more powerful High Torque Rotary Module (HT RM), both the F3232 and F3220 are the ideal workhorses to serve the textile market in the processing of all sorts of mesh fabrics, flags, and banners."

    Processing large board material in a flash

    However, not only the textile market will benefit from Summa's two new sizes of flatbed finishing systems. Then both flatbed sizes are also perfectly suited to cut the increasingly popular board sizes of 3 m x 2 m.

    Additionally, the F3232 with its working area of 3.2 m x 3.2 m, has the inclusive feature: Summa’s Tandem Mode. This feature will increase productivity of the customer’s workflow by using the front zones and rear zones alternately. The Tandem Mode will be most beneficial when processing board sizes of 1.5 m x 3 m.

    All existing tools and models within the F Series gamut are designed to fit each size of the flatbed range, the F3232 and F3220 sizes inclusive. This ensures the highest versatility to process all kinds of material and offer numerous high-end solutions to the sign making, textile, and digital print industries.





  • + Mutoh announces ValueJet 1627MH

    Mutoh announces ValueJet 1627MH Mutoh Europe announces availability of a new member in its popular ValueJet wide fo..

    23 November 2018


    Mutoh announces ValueJet 1627MH

    Mutoh Europe announces availability of a new member in its popular ValueJet wide format digital printer family, the VJ-1627MH. The ValueJet 1627MH is a 64” (1625 mm) wide hybrid printer featuring a hot air knife media drying system and unique resin-based inks enabling direct printing on both rigid and roll substrates.

    Prints are dry when they come off the printer. The ValueJet 1627MH incorporates a high end piezo drop-on-demand print head capable of producing print resolutions up to 720 x 1440 dpi, making it suited for top quality output for short viewing distances.

    The ValueJet 1627MH comes with a brand new CMYK + White resin-based ink set called MP-31. All inks come in 500 ml packs. MP stands for “Multi-Purpose”, which refers to the unique capabilities of the inks and their extreme versatility. The inks allow direct printing on white, transparent and coloured rigid substrates, including foam board, cardboard, alu panel; even on acrylic sheets as well as rigid sheets for thermo forming (PVC, PS, PP, APET, PLA). Printing on white, coloured and transparent roll substrates is also possible, including heat sensitive media, shrink film, recyclable non PVC media, etc… Mutoh’s MP-31 series inks have a UV durability up to 2 years outdoors without lamination.

    The MP-31 inks are also extremely stretchable & shrinkable, making them equally suited for high stretch applications such as car wrapping as well as thermo/vacuum forming and shrink applications.

    Another unique appealing feature of Mutoh’s Multi-Purpose MP-31 inks is that they will preserve the natural texture and look of substrates including for example matte or glossy look.

    The new Mutoh ValueJet 1627MH is equally suited for sign & display print shops for the production of both indoor and long term outdoor prints, as well as for graphics companies looking for a digital solution for proofing or short run production of packaging prototypes or customised labels, even for industrial printers specialised in thermo forming.

    For rigid printing, the printer can be equipped with foldable rigid print tables. It handles rigid substrates with a thickness of maximum 16 mm and a weight of maximum 15 kg. An optional media alignment system can be mounted to easily align rigid media at the front side, which allows perfect double sided printing. The 1627MH can also be used with customised jigs for printing on all kinds of pre-cut blanks. For roll prints, the five colour 1627MH can be equipped with a 30 kg automated take-up system to roll up finished prints. Switching between rigid and roll setup is fast.

    Compared to its predecessor, the ValueJet 1617H, the new VJ-1627MH delivers a performance increase of up to 20 %. In CMYK setup, print speeds up to 12 m² per hour at 720 x 720 dpi are possible. Mutoh also optimised user convenience by improving the user interface, by implementing semi-automated cleaning cycles as well as automated media height measurement, ensuring perfect output thanks to an identical gap between the print head and the substrate, regardless of the substrate thickness. Regular maintenance features have also been improved. The machine is equipped with left and right maintenance covers. The operator can moreover also replace the print head cleaning wiper by himself.

    The new ValueJet 1627MH printer is available immediately. The product will be marketed by Mutoh throughout the EMEA territory via Mutoh Authorised Resellers.





  • + EFI Introduces Next-generation Single-pass Reggiani BOLT Textile Digital Printer

    EFI Introduces Next-generation Single-pass Reggiani BOLT Textile Digital Printer The brand-new, next-generation, si..

    16 November 2018


    EFI Introduces Next-generation Single-pass Reggiani BOLT Textile Digital Printer

    The brand-new, next-generation, single-pass EFI™ Reggiani BOLT textile digital printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) made its debut this week during an open house event at the EFI Reggiani facility in Bergamo, Italy. The advanced, ultra-high-speed digital single-pass printer has the potential to revolutionise the textile printing market, providing users with high uptime and reliability, outstanding performance, superior printing uniformity and accuracy, long printhead life and minimal maintenance needs. The EFI Reggiani open house has created huge interest in global textile market opportunities, with nearly 300 customers and journalists attending to see the new BOLT in action.
     
    “The innovative development of our new single-pass printer comes from Reggiani’s speed of innovation in digital textile printing, its 70 years of history, and our proprietary knowledge of high-volume analog rotary printing,” said EFI Reggiani Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. “Our EFI colleagues’ proven, worldwide expertise in single-pass technology and, most importantly, EFI Reggiani’s serious commitment to listening to and addressing our textile customers’ needs, have allowed us to achieve incredible results with our newest print technology. The EFI Reggiani BOLT re-writes the rules of digital textile single-pass printing, delivering superior throughput and quality with a highly competitive return on investment for customers. We are excited to bring this technology to our customers and see their businesses succeed and grow.”
     
    Cutting-edge printhead technology and high-performance ink delivery
     
    The BOLT offers an innovative, low-maintenance, fast-startup recirculation printhead that delivers better, more-uniform printing with superior uptime. Thanks to its cutting-edge printhead concept and high-performance ink delivery system, the BOLT has throughput speeds of up to 295 feet per minute (more than 86,100 square feet per hour) at a 600 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) resolution. It features high-end grayscale imaging in drop sizes from 5 to 30 picolitres, and also provides premium-quality 600 x 4,800 maximum-dpi resolution printing, allowing customers to address the full range of design needs. The printhead has been developed in partnership with a leading printhead manufacturer, and will be available exclusively for EFI Reggiani.
     
    High-end capabilities, with reduced downtime
     
    The EFI Reggiani BOLT meets growing requirements for high-quality, ecologically sustainable digital textile imaging in apparel, décor and other markets. Paired with an EFI Fiery® digital front end (DFE) print server offering unique, high-speed processing capabilities on demand, the BOLT printer is a robust, industrial platform designed for 24/7 operation and continuous productivity that drives high-volume throughput while reducing the cost per meter. Additional new features and enhancements on the printer include:
     
    Enhanced maintenance features – The printer’s contactless wiping system prolongs printhead life and quality. Plus, the printer comes with an assisted alignment system for its test calibration scan unit, and features extractable printing beams for easier maintenance.
     
    Extended colour gamut and superior image quality – Thanks to EFI expertise in colour management and flexible colour configurations, customers can easily reproduce a wider variety of work, including designs featuring plain colours, geometric patterns, fine lines, deep blacks and smooth gradients.
     
    Proprietary IP combining digital and rotary technologies – One or more analog printing stations, which may be easily connected as an optional feature, can be integrated into the digital printer for special effects.
     
    Efficient, high-powered EFI Fiery technology
     
    The Reggiani BOLT is a Fiery Driven™ printer, featuring an EFI Fiery DFE with RIP and colour management technologies running on Fiery XB bladed hardware for maximum performance. Fiery technologies for the printer give textile printing businesses the ability to successfully produce highly challenging jobs with the finest detail, demanding colours, smooth gradients and more. EFI colour scientists developed special algorithms and custom screening for this Fiery system to deliver vivid print results, including high saturation without losing detail, and superior colour even when using the fastest print mode.
     
    Fiery technologies for the new Reggiani BOLT printer also will include a 1-year subscription to EFI Fiery DesignPro, a powerful textile and fashion design suite that runs inside designers’ Adobe® Creative Cloud® applications. Fiery DesignPro reduces the time needed to create colour books, repeats, colourways and prepare files for production to minutes instead of hours. Together, the new Reggiani BOLT single-pass printer and Fiery technologies address key market trends as customers face pressure for faster time-to-market, quick fashion cycles, shorter print runs and more customisation.
     
    EFI Reggiani high-speed innovation in digital printing for textiles
     
    The BOLT printer is the newest in an important series of EFI Reggiani innovations. In the last 15 months, the team has developed a totally renewed range of digital scanning printers with cutting-edge technologies, launching a new model every quarter to offer customers solutions to whatever their requirements may be for easily scalable textile printing. The list of EFI Reggiani advancements includes two recent launches – the COLOURS digital printer, which provides unparalleled performance with up to 12-colour printing, and the TERRA pigment ink with binder solution featuring in-line polymerisation, a process that speeds up customers’ printing with one of the industry’s greenest production technologies.
     
    For more information about EFI Reggiani products for the textile market, visit www.efi.com





  • + HP debuts Design to Print portfolio at Autodesk University

    HP debuts Design to Print portfolio at Autodesk University HP Inc. announced new hardware and solutions to help cha..

    16 November 2018


    HP debuts Design to Print portfolio at Autodesk University

    HP Inc. announced new hardware and solutions to help change the way architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries design and print. Autodesk users will now experience faster HP PageWide XL printers1, breakthrough simplicity with HP Solutions for Large Format printers, new Z by HP portfolio enhancements, and advances in VR.

    The new technology makes its debut in the HP showcase (#A451) of new printing hardware and solutions designed to be intuitive and efficient for Autodesk users. Experience the new HP Solutions for Large Format Printing, HP PageWide XL printing technology, the latest HP DesignJet Z9+ PostScript Printer Series printing Z by HP posters, the HP DesignJet T830 24-in Multifunction Printer, HP new powerful HP ZBook mobiles, and VR “snacking” tool.

    Reinvents technical print production with faster entry-level PageWide XL solutions 
    Now 25 percent faster at the same price1, the upgraded HP PageWide XL 4000 series is the most cost-effective solution in the PageWide XL portfolio for enterprise, public sector users, including architects and engineers, to achieve fast, and easy printing with a consolidated printing workflow.

    The HP PageWide XL 4600 Printer and MFP and HP PageWide XL 4100 Printer and MFP join the fastest printer portfolio in the market2 offering speeds up to 15D/A1-size or 10D/A1-size prints per minute, for technical work teams of architects and engineers and copy shops to deliver technical documents with quick turnaround and low operating costs.3

    With more than 7,000 units shipped and 5 billion ft² (500 million m2) printed since the HP PageWide XL printer launch in 2015, more customers are discovering the value the market-leading4 HP PageWide XL printers bring to businesses worldwide. HP PageWide XL printers do the job of two printers in a single device, providing both monochrome and color prints at breakthrough speeds: the Power of One.

    Frictionless large format printing experience
    Eight-five percent of design creators need help when printing in large format5. HP is focused on delivering seamless print experiences with new solutions to enable creativity, productivity, and smarter ways to bridge the physical print with the digital world. Designed to simplify how AEC businesses print, users have access to one click solutions and can virtually print anytime and anywhere from all devices.

    Simple and easy print solutions include: 
    • HP Click: This one-click desktop printing software gives customers the confidence to print right the first time. HP Click now enhances the users batch printing experience with just one click by optimizing media usage and costs while achieving error free printing.

    • HP Smart App: A mobile app designed to print, scan, and share content now enables users to print content from the cloud from virtually anywhere with transparency and control.

    • HP Poster App: An easy online design tool to create and print professional looking posters with the largest collection of free and premium content. Now users have access with direct and easy printing with HP Click.

    "In a world with a 100 percent digital construction vision, paper is still the most common tool used in the field. Small businesses in the AEC industry require the right tools to bridge physical prints with dynamic digital solutions, like CAD software,” said Guayente Sanmartín, General Manager and Global Head, HP Large Format Design Printing. “HP’s vision is to merge the best of the physical and digital worlds to have everybody on the same page.”

    HP is collaborating with customers around the world on delivering a pilot program focused on using augmented reality technologies to help reduce errors caused by outdated plans.

    “The HP Augmented Print solution has enormous potential. It bridges the gap between digital and paper.
    We are excited to work with HP to improve our customers’ construction projects,” said Roberto Molinos,
    CEO and founder, Modelical.

    At Autodesk University, HP will also showcase powerful HP ZBook mobiles and a VR “snacking” tool.

    Changing the Way, the World Designs
    The new Z by HP portfolio including HP ZBook mobile workstations, HP Z desktops like the mighty HP Z2 Mini or the powerful HP Z8, and the award-winning HP DreamColor displays, deliver the powerful productivity, versatility and security today’s power users need to do their best work.

    The HP ZBook Studio, HP ZBook Studio x360, HP ZBook 15 and HP ZBook 17 have been enhanced with greater processing power, innovative security features and bright displays. The performance increase, with six-core Intel Core i9 processors, will enable users to tackle heavier workloads, such as video editing and 3D rendering. The expanded memory option up to 32 GB of memory (expandable up to 128 GB depending on model) allows users to work faster with large amounts of data. New security feature RAID 1 gives users mirrored SSD storage, providing peace of mind by always providing back up for valuable data.

    Tackling VR in New Ways
    For architects, product designers, developers and educators, HP revealed its Opera Glass proof of concept for “VR snacking.” The HP Labs innovation enables “VR snacking” users to quickly and easily switching between primary display and VR headset while seated or standing at a desk. With HP’s innovative concept, users can quickly enter and exit their VR environment, seamlessly integrate with a traditional workflow and quickly share a VR experience with a group.

    Furthering its commitment to delivering a comprehensive VR solution, HP is working with Theia Interactive, a trusted developer that creates world-class VR visualizations for architecture, manufacturing and beyond. Theia has extensive experience creating architectural walkthroughs, interior design configurators, XR product demonstrations, virtual reality training simulators and marketing experiences for brands.