Wide Format Digital Print



  • + New: swissQprint Generation 3

    New: swissQprint Generation 3 swissQprint once again provided a surprise at FESPA 2018. The Swiss developer and ..

    27 May 2018


    New: swissQprint Generation 3


    swissQprint once again provided a surprise at FESPA 2018. The Swiss developer and producer of high-end large-format printers presented a new generation of machines – five of them, in fact: Nyala 3, Impala 3 and Oryx 3, together with the speed models Nyala 3S and Impala 3S. Each of these LED flatbed printers has the accustomed add-on features, which now include an extended roll to roll option that was also shown for the first time at FESPA.


    Adriano Gut, swissQprint product manager, explains: "Mechanical refinements make these new systems even more stable and precise than their predecessors." Given that this is what these Swiss products are already known for, here is perfection being taken to a whole new level. Gut adds: "Among other things, we have completely redesigned the architecture of the print head carriage." A new control system also contributes to the advances and to increased user-friendliness, this being evident in many details such as control and regulation of the vacuum effect. However, the new control system is mainly present as a foundation for future developments, some of which swissQprint already showed in Berlin.


    Nyala 3S and Impala 3S are designed for high-output operations: Nyala 3S delivers up to 370 m²/h, Impala 3S up to 317 m²/h, with remarkable print quality in view of their pace. The new high-performance models cleverly combine print density and speed. High-quality POS items, displays, posters, banners, backlit and other similarly demanding media are the classical applications. The maximum productivity level extends to print products intended for viewing at a distance, such as mega posters, banners and wraps for buildings under conversion.


    swissQprint is introducing an extended roll to roll option as part of printer generation 3. A new spreading roller smooths material before it reaches the print bed in order to prevent wrinkles and resulting crashes. Meanwhile, carbon brushes on the spreading roller dissipate static charge from the material, aiding precise droplet placement. In combination with LED curing, the new roll to roll option increases the variety of materials by making it easy to process delicate and heat-sensitive media. This solution includes another variant: the dual roll option for printing two widths of material in parallel, doubling productivity at a stroke.


    With the new generation, swissQprint is offering even more finely granular solutions than before: the individualised systems can just as effectively meet the needs of a lettering operation as they can in the case of a large print shop or an industrial enterprise. The generation 3 models will be available from August 2018 via the swissQprint distribution network.






  • + The New HP Latex R Flatbed Printer Series

    The New HP Latex R Flatbed Printer Series Have a look at HP's exciting new Latex R flatbed printer series...

    27 May 2018


    The New HP Latex R Flatbed Printer Series

    Have a look at HP's exciting new Latex R flatbed printer series. 






  • + Agfa introduces the Jeti Tauro H3300

    Agfa introduces the Jeti Tauro H3300 New from Agfa Graphics is the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED printer. Building on the..

    27 May 2018


    Agfa introduces the Jeti Tauro H3300


    New from Agfa Graphics is the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED printer. Building on the Jeti Tauro H2500 LED, the hybrid workhorse is capable of printing on media up to 3.3m wide at speeds up to 453m²/h, and is designed for 24/7 operation. It is convertible to enable different degrees of automation.

    “Those who opt for automation will have fully automated multi-board loading and unloading up to four boards, reducing idle time and increasing production efficiency even more,” said Reinhilde Alaert, marketing product manager of sign and display at Agfa Graphics. “Its extreme speed becomes even more apparent in the roll-to-roll version, which is capable of handling heavy master rolls in single or dual-roll mode for a wide variety of flexible media. With the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED, we can offer the highest possible level of both quality and productivity, thanks to a brand-new vacuum table and Agfa-patented vacuum belt design that keep print media perfectly flat under the print shuttle, guaranteeing precise dot positioning and accurate media transport.”

    The Jeti Tauro’s image vividness is created to last, even when subjected to harsh outdoor weather conditions. Due to the high pigment load of Agfa-made inks and Asanti’s ink saving algorithms, ink consumption per square meter is the lowest on the market. The result is an ideal balance between quality, productivity and cost of ownership.

    “Among other benefits, LEDs are durable – they generate consistent light output throughout their lifespans of about 10,000 hours,” says Reinhilde Alaert. “Also, the Agfa-developed and manufactured UV-curable inks match perfectly with the spectral emission of Tauro’s LED lamps. This guarantees deep instant curing and delivers dry output, outstanding adhesion on a broad media range, good scratch resistance, perfect color stability, etc.… The fact that the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED relies fully on this technology is truly unique – it’s one of the engine’s many strong suits. Not only that, this hybrid UV inkjet workhorse is capable of producing visually stunning prints on media up to 3.3 m wide at speeds up to 453 m²/h, able to keep going 24/7 and convertible to enable different degrees of automation. It truly is one of a kind.”

    Extreme Productivity. Extreme Quality.
    Agfa’s printing solutions stand out because of their use of specially-formulated UV LED inks, which are suitable for a wide variety of rigid and flexible substrates. In combination with the company’s Asanti workflow and color management software, these inks produce award-winning prints with the largest color gamut and superior adhesion and durability.

    In addition, Agfa Graphics’ patented Thin Ink Layer technology guarantees the lowest ink consumption per square meter on the market, thanks to the inks’ high pigment load, and the unique color management capabilities of Asanti.

    This supreme level of quality, combined with the stellar productivity that results from a combination of high-speed printing with a range of automation options, is at the core of Agfa Graphics’ EXTREME campaign, which is reflected in its slogan: ‘Extreme Productivity. Extreme Quality.’ All of these benefits are embodied by Agfa’s latest pride and joy, the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED.



  • + Memjet and Canon Enter Into Cross-License Inkjet Technology Agreement

    Memjet (www.memjet.com (http://www.memjet.com/)) and Canon have entered into a long-term, global agreement to cross-..

    05 April 2018


    Memjet (www.memjet.com) and Canon have entered into a long-term, global agreement to cross-license their patents around key segments and applications.  Terms of the agreement remain confidential.

    “We are excited and pleased with our agreement with Canon, which validates the value of our technology,” said Len Lauer, CEO of Memjet.  “This agreement showcases the breadth and strength of our intellectual property portfolio of patents.  We will continue to focus on our leadership position in the single pass digital inkjet market through our technology innovation that provides unmatched speed, simplicity and affordability.”





  • + Nyala stays the European market leader

    The swissQprint Nyala large format printer is Europe’s best-selling printer in its class for the third time in..

    04 April 2018


    The swissQprint Nyala large format printer is Europe’s best-selling printer in its class for the third time in a row, with the new LED model now having replaced its predecessor.

    According to the Geneva-based market research institute Infosource, last year the swissQprint Nyala was Europe’s best-selling printer model in its class: UV flatbed/hybrid printers >60″ (152.4 cm) wide in the EUR 130,000 – 500,000 price segment, compared to all brands surveyed in 2017. This means that Nyala has taken first place for the third time in a row.

    Profitable LED solution

    The UV inkjet printers manufactured in Switzerland evidently offer a convincing price/performance ratio, especially the latest series using LED technology: Nyala LED was first unveiled at Fespa 2017 and has since replaced the Nyala 2 predecessor model (with conventional UV curing). The LED technology used today features massively reduced power consumption and extends the already wide range of materials and applications thanks to low heat emission. The LED systems also leave a small environmental footprint due to non-polluting components, low power consumption and modest maintenance requirements.

    Modularity across the range

    The current swissQprint range comprises three models with varying dimensions and productivity: Nyala LED (3.2Å~2 m flatbed, 206 m2/h maximum output), Impala LED (2.5Å~2 m flatbed, 180 m2/h maximum output) and Oryx LED (2.5Å~2 m flatbed, 65 m2/h maximum output). All feature modular design and a free choice of ink configurations, so users can get a printer configured according to their immediate needs while keeping the option of later conversion or expansion. Such a possibility for phased investment can make it easier to get started with digital printing and, as a result, the machine grows with the company. This modularity certainly contributes to success, both for Nyala and for swissQprint.

    For more information about The swissQprint Nyala large format printer, please visit Pozitive





  • + Roland DGA Launches the World’s First Laser Foil Decorator – the DGSHAPE LD-80

    Roland DGA, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers, 3D milling machines, and other innovative digital dev..

    24 March 2018


    Roland DGA, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers, 3D milling machines, and other innovative digital devices, has announced the launch of the world’s first laser foil decorator – the DGSHAPE LD-80. Engineered to enhance a vast array of items with text, logos and graphics using a variety of metallized and holographic foils, the LD-80 makes it easy to personalize and add value to small, off-the-shelf products such as pens, cell phone covers, stationery, and cosmetic accessories.

    “While traditional methods typically perform adequately, they don’t allow short runs, and they can overheat the plastics in some cases,” said Matt Anderson, Roland DGA’s Product Manager, 3D Solutions. “This is actually where the LD-80 excels. It’s perfect for shorter runs and, with its focused laser, can transfer even small text and fine details to materials like acrylic, ABS and polycarbonate quickly, reliably and with incredible precision.”

    A variety of attractive foils can be used with the LD-80 to create stunning graphic results. Users can choose from a wide selection of gold, silver and other metallized foils, or even holographic foils, to produce a broad range of vivid, eye-catching designs.

    The LD-80 comes bundled with a powerful, user-friendly software package that makes product personalization and customization simple. A wide selection of fonts are available, and settings like font size and spacing can be adjusted at the click of a mouse. Vector data can also be imported, including custom designs like illustrations and logos.

    “Its small footprint and portability makes the LD-80 ideal for performing on-demand foil decoration just about anywhere,” noted Anderson. “You can place and operate this desktop device in virtually any retail store or kiosk setting, plus it’s easy to transport to special events like street fairs and festivals.”

    Compliant with the safest Class 1 International Standard for products equipped with laser devices, the LD-80 incorporates a full-cover design to ensure it can be used safely without laser light being visible outside the unit. It also includes a failsafe design that stops the unit automatically if the cover is opened during operation. The exclusive design of the laser system eliminates dust or gas from being generated, ensuring maintenance-free operation. It also works on ordinary household power, requiring no electrical work for installation.

    To learn more about the DGSHAPE LD-80 Laser Foil Decorator, visit https://www.rolanddga.com/products/engraving-machines/ld-80-foil-decorator. For more information on the complete Roland DGA product lineup, visit www.rolanddga.com.





  • + MUTOH’s first true 4′ x 8′ foot UV-LED flatbed printer

    MUTOH INDUSTRIES LTD. a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers, affiliated with MUTOH HOLDINGS CO., LTD..

    22 March 2018


    MUTOH INDUSTRIES LTD. a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers, affiliated with MUTOH HOLDINGS CO., LTD. today announced the new “PerformanceJet 2508UF”, Mutoh’s first true 4’x8′ UV-LED flatbed printer, will soon be released to the industrial printing market.

    Prior to the formal launch, the “PJ-2508UF” will be exhibited at the ISA (International Sign Association) Sign Expo 2018, the largest sign and graphic exhibition in the US, to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA from March 22nd – 24th, 2018.

    The PJ-2508UF is the latest performance model in flatbed printing with field upgradable head configurations of up to 8 sets. 4 sets of staggered print heads are installed as standard, achieving high-speed printing. In addition, the maximum resolution of 600x1200dpi and the latest printing technology, enables the PJ-2508UF to achieve high image quality and outstanding performance. The PerformanceJet is equipped with automatic media thickness detector supporting media up to 4 inches/100mm 50kg/m2 (92.15lbs./sq.yd).

    The printer also comes standard with an automatic media registration pin system and a vacuum table with “blow-back” feature for easy handling and positioning of heavy media. The vacuum table is divided into four zones firmly fixing various media sizes and improving work efficiency.
    The PJ-2508UF will expand a print shop’s production capability and product offerings such as promotional items, directional signage, awards, specialty, labels and packaging prototypes.

    ABOUT THE PERFORMANCEJET 2508UF:

    The features of the PerformanceJet 2508UF UV-LED flatbed printer include:

    • Expandability: 4 print heads included as standard with the option to expand to 6 or 8 as your business grows.

    • High-speed & High quality Printing

    • Auto Media Thickness Detector: Automatically detects thickness of media and adjusts print heads for printing on substrates up to 4 inches thick.

    • 4 Zone Vacuum Table: Firmly fixes various media sizes and improves work efficiency

    • Automatic Media Registration Pin System and Vacuum Table with “blow-back” feature: make handling and positioning of heavy media easy.

    • The Maximum Print Resolution: The maximum resolution of 600x1200dpi enables high image quality and outstanding performance.

    • MUTOH UV-LED Hard Ink: Available4 or 6 colours (CMYK or CMYK, White & Varnish) with excellent durability and colour gamut, suitable for various media

    • Static Elimination System: Standard system to enable printing on media vulnerable to anti-static electricity.





  • + New Mutoh Wide-Format Roll-to-Roll Printer

    Mutoh Industries (http://mutoh-au.com) plans to launch the VJ-1638UR, a new 64˝ wide UV-LED inkjet printer for the c..

    19 March 2018


    Mutoh Industries plans to launch the VJ-1638UR, a new 64˝ wide UV-LED inkjet printer for the commercial print and sign & display markets.

    The VJ-1638UR is specifically developed for roll-to-roll printing at an affordable price with the quality and performance of Mutoh’s current UV-LED printers. The staggered dual print head design and the dual UV lamps on the both sides of the print heads provide high productivity while also offering environmentally friendly features, such as UV ink that is VOC free, low energy consumption and odorless after curing.

    Mutoh UV-LED ink provides a wide range of applications. In addition, Mutoh “Cool technology” reduces working temperature allowing printing on heat sensitive media. Varnish ink will contribute to your sign and display business by allowing spot varnish and multi-layer printing which is not possible with solvent printers.

    The printer also comes standard with an automatic media registration pin system and a vacuum table with “blow-back” feature for easy handling and positioning of heavy media. The vacuum table is divided into four zones firmly fixing various media sizes and improving work efficiency.

    The PJ-2508UF will expand a print shop’s production capability and product offerings such as promotional items, directional signage, awards, specialty, labels and packaging prototypes.

    The VJ-1638UR is scheduled to be released sequentially in the U.S., Asia, EMEA. The release in Japan is planned for May.





  • + THE NATURALS BY ROWMARK: Adding a touch of nature to your next signage project

    Rowmark LLC introduces another great new contemporary product line with The Naturals, an authentic, nature-inspired,..

    19 March 2018


    Rowmark LLC introduces another great new contemporary product line with The Naturals, an authentic, nature-inspired, engravable 2 ply laminate featuring the textured look of marble, granite and wood.

    Named the Best New Markable Material at the 2018 Awards and Personalised International Expo, The Naturals not only look like they came right from the outdoors, but they feel like it too.

    And just like their real-life counterparts, The Naturals have a tough, exterior textured finish that will stand up to the elements.

    The Naturals provide an authentic material options featuring the textured look of marble, granite and wood, that was created at the request of customers looking for a true representation of natural elements.

    Easily fabricated with laser or rotary engravers and UV-LED printable, UV-stability and outdoor weatherability, The Naturals is a great option for customers looking for coordinating both interior and exterior signage. The modern look of this product will also appeal to customers who create craft, artistry, signage and wayfinding projects.

    For more information about The Naturals contact sales@rowmark.com.au , phone 1300 023 370 or to request your sample piece click the following http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3553412/Order-Rowmark-The-Naturals-Sample-Piece .





  • + NEOPOST Host “The Power of Print” Series

    Neopost, in partnership with HP is delighted to invite you to a series of power sessions designed to share the lates..

    13 March 2018


    Neopost, in partnership with HP is delighted to invite you to a series of power sessions designed to share the latest trends and opportunities that exist in the market to attract new customers and grow revenue from existing clients. There will be two groups (one morning and one afternoon) of each Power Sessions run at each location to ensure you don’t miss out.

    Power of HP Latex Printing – Supported by HP

    You will see the latest range of HP Latex printed applications available, receive free training and advice on best practice colour / RIP Management and get an exclusive insight into the innovative HP Signage Suite, an online portal that will increase customer demand.

    Power of Print Finishing

    These power sessions will demonstrate how you can grow revenue, keep abreast of the growing demands in embellishment and improve your bottom line by boosting productivity.

    A morning tea, working lunch and afternoon tea will be served. FREE PARKING for all guests!

    Attend any Power Session in any state and enter the draw to win a pass to our upcoming Ferrari Day, which also includes flights and accommodation!

    *Terms & Conditions apply

    For more information, please click here: VI Magazine eDM

    To register, simply click here.



  • + Orafol Release Australian Catalogue

    Orafol has released their latest trade catalogue and price list. You can view or download the guide by clicking here. (h..

    12 March 2018


    Orafol has released their latest trade catalogue and price list. You can view or download the guide by clicking here.





  • + Summa Unveiling New Size of F-Series Flatbed Finishing Systems-The F1832

    Summa nv, a leading company in the manufacturing of high-quality cutting plotters, announces the introduction o..

    28 February 2018


    Summa nv, a leading company in the manufacturing of high-quality cutting plotters, announces the introduction of its new size of F Series flatbed finishing system, the F1832.

    The F1832, is largely based on the proven technology of Summa’s F Series flatbed systems. Unsurpassed cutting quality, utmost durability and maximum tool modularity within a userfriendly working operation are only a few of the key features of the renowned Summa F Series, all of which can be found in the F1832. With this new size Summa plans to further develop its business in different innovation markets.

    Strenghten Summa’s presence in different industries
    With a working area of 72” wide the F1832 flatbed system is ideal to process popular material widths in order to meet customer demands and thus provide the digital printing industry with a robust finishing solution. This way, once again, the F Series expands its range of industries. The F1832’s working area is a perfect match for popular sizes, such as 60” (5’) wide roll material and 60” x 120” (5’ x 10’) rigid board material. Summa’s F Series is known for cutting a wide range of substrates and sizes with its extended range of tools and modules, which fit on all the F Series sizes available. This additional size in the F Series range will fulfill every popular demand. Combine this with the productive durability of Summa’s rotary tool and the F1832 is ready to conquer also the textile market with the ability to cut the popular textile size of 72” wide.

    Mr Geert Pierloot, Summa’s Business and Development Manager, explains: “Thanks to the F1832’s added ability to cut popular sizes of roll material, rigid board material and textiles we can easily conclude the multifunctional use of the F1832 make it the ideal workhorse to offer numerous high-end cut solutions within the sign making, textile and digital print industries. Moreover, a large number of available features and add-ons on the F1832, such as the standard conveyor, ADC, Tandem Mode, camera system, etc. further expand the capabilities of the F1832 and lead to a substantial increase of productivity”.

    Increase productivity
    With the F1832 you will be able to implement the advantages of a Summa machine into your workflow. You can use Summa’s F Series features, such as the tandem mode and vacuum zones, to the fullest with the newest size F1832. This will unquestionably give your overall workflow a significant productivity boost and add to the user-friendliness of your Summa machine. You will be able to eliminate idle periods and optimize the usage of the machine for both large and smaller jobs without compromise.

    Added flexibility
    The included feature, the Automated Depth Control (ADC), is a handy tool to simplify bit, tool and knife changes, which will avoid operator errors to a minimum. When starting up the machine after a tool change, the ADC measures all installed tools accurately to detect any changes and thus ensures optimal settings are always used. With the ADC Summa enables its customers to realize fast tool changes, which will add flexibility to their overall workflow and which will enhance user-friendliness, quality and productivity of the flatbed cutter to the fullest.

    www.SummaAmerica.com






  • + EFI launches new VUTEk HS Presses for high-volume signage and graphics

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. announced the addition of the EFI VUTEk HS125 F4 and HS100 F4 inkjet presses for &ldqu..

    14 February 2018


    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. announced the addition of the EFI VUTEk HS125 F4 and HS100 F4 inkjet presses for “Fast Graphics” out-of-home applications to its industry leading lineup of hybrid flatbed/roll superwide-format products.

    The two new printers reconfigure the eight ink channels of the VUTEk HS series platform in a CMYK x 2 setup, efficiently addressing the need for cost-effective production on banners, billboards, building wraps and similar applications.

    The new press models offer a significant speed increase, printing up to 225 boards per hour on the HS125 F4 and up to 190 boards per hour on the HS100 F4. The presses also include the proven, standard HS features and options customers have come to expect such as pin and cure, variable-drop grayscale imaging, and full- and semi-automated materials handling.

    “Our CMYK x 2 configuration, which is available in several other EFI VUTEk superwide format printers, is an ideal offering for out-of-home applications where total cost per square foot is key,” said Ken Hanulec, vice president of marketing, EFI Inkjet. “These two new printers run more than 50% faster, and a speed boost like this gives our customers an important new opportunity to increase their margins.”

    EFI’s new VUTEk HS presses for Fast Graphics out-of-home production will be available this quarter from EFI. Also beginning this quarter, customers who purchase VUTEk HS125 Pro and HS100 Pro presses can convert them to the new F4 models through a modification completed in the field.



  • + Canon launches new imagePROGRAF devices

    Canon Australia launches a new line-up of large format printers, with the imagePROGRAF TX Series and imagePROGRAF PR..

    13 February 2018


    Canon Australia launches a new line-up of large format printers, with the imagePROGRAF TX Series and imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 hitting Australian shores in February 2018. With the launch of these new devices, Canon expands its capabilities in large format printing and brings the latest technologies to its Australian business customers.

    “With the world of print, customers’ needs are changing. Canon is pioneering in the industry to ensure we can deliver against these requirements,” said Michael Mashman, Manager – Large Format Print, Canon Business Services. “We’ve expanded our range of large format printers to meet the growing demands of our broad customer base, which spans from photographers and graphic artists, design and construction companies. The ability to print high quality large format images in-house means these customers have the capability to quickly create, scan and share large documents, whenever they need them.”

    imagePROGRAF TX Series

    Canon’s new imagePROGRAF TX Series includes the imagePROGRAF TX-2000, TX-3000 and TX-4000. They are available in 24-inch, 36-inch and 44-inch widths respectively. The new devices offer a number of enhanced features that were only available in higher-end toner devices therefore making them ideal replacements for the high-end CAD market.

    The entire TX Series is also available as a multifunction print (MFP) solution when combined with the new T-Series scanner and All-In-One 15.6” touch-screen PC. The imagePROGRAF TX-2000MFP T24, the TX-3000MFP T36 and the TX-4000MFP T36, complete the new TX-Series allowing customers to buy a machine that is suitable for their environment based on their needs, budget and available space.  When you combine the MFP capabilities with the newly developed LUCIA TD pigment ink, print service providers are able to offer a print, scan, copy solution to their technical clients, as well as durable, light-fast posters to their graphics customers. All from the one footprint.

    All models in the Series are available with the optional Mulitfunctional Roll Unit. This system allows two rolls of media to be loaded at the same time. Whether you want to use different types or sizes of paper, the machines are able to automatically switch to help you reduce waste and misprints. Alternatively, you may wish to use the same size and type of media on both rolls, in which case, you can now have up to a total of 400m (80gsm Bond) paper loaded, reducing the number of times you need to change the roll. The lower roll unit also works as a take-up reel, making it a truly versatile solution. However, if you still want cut-sheet output, the new 100-sheet stacker allows your print jobs to be collated in order, reducing the amount of time you spend compiling large sets of documents.

    SmartWorks MFP version 5 is equipped with customisable menus and buttons. The new copy and archive mode improves productivity and makes it ideal for supporting office workflows, whatever the printing environment. The intuitive user interface, straightforward roll loading and direct printing from USB flash drives offer users optimum usability.

    Anjana Maikap, Product Marketing Manager, Canon Business Services, says: “Where previously CAD drawings were printed in centres using LED plotters, today many businesses want their own inkjet printers so they can produce drawings when they need them. Our new imagePROGRAF TX Series provides a high performance, high-speed inkjet.”

    imagePROGRAF PRO-6000

    The imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 completes Canon’s PRO-Series range of 12 colour printers and helps to ensure the same high print quality across the range from 17” to 60” wide. This ensures print consistency for multiple machine users as all devices use the same print head, ink type and processors. Designed to meet the needs of photo professionals and graphic artists who want sharp, brilliant and beautiful prints to share with the world.

    Fine art professionals and graphic artists will welcome the versatility that the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 offers, including the ability to print on various media types, such as a full range of photo papers, fine art papers and specialist materials, such as fabric and canvas.

    Like previous models, the PRO-6000’s sleek design emphasises its link with Canon’s EOS digital cameras and red-line L-Series lenses.

    “With the introduction of our largest model the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000, we round out our full line of high quality PRO Series printers. Our PRO Series now offers an expansive line-up of large-format inkjet solutions and sizes for a broad range of applications in the photo, fine art, proofing and Graphic Art market segments. The consistency in technology from 17” to 60” allows customers to have print consistency when printing from different machines,” added Maikap.

    Availability

    These highly anticipated printers are now available for sale in the Australian market. www.canon.com.au





  • + Fujifilm launches Acuity LED 1600R for large format graphic display market

    Fujifilm today announces the release of a new machine in its Acuity series, the Acuity LED 1600R. This accessible, d..

    07 February 2018


    Fujifilm today announces the release of a new machine in its Acuity series, the Acuity LED 1600R. This accessible, dedicated roll-to-roll printer is optimised for four-colour CYMK printing, but otherwise shares all the benefits in quality and performance of the highly successful Acuity LED 1600 II hybrid model.

    Exclusive to Fujifilm and featuring Dimatix Q-class industrial print heads, the Acuity LED 1600R offers four channels, with the option of a modular upgrade in the field up to eight channels. It features a high density mode capable of handling heat-sensitive roll media while printing stunning, vibrant displays – making it suitable for backlit and window applications. Like the Acuity LED 1600 II, it offers excellent productivity of up to 33m² per hour.

    Producing low levels of heat and requiring lower ink volumes and less power than similar machines on the market, the newest member of the Acuity range has instant start-up, long-life LED UV lamps, no ozone or VOC emissions and only one consumable – the ink.

    That ink is the new Uvijet RL ink range which is available in CMYK and CMYK plus light cyan and light magenta. A modular upgrade option to include white is available, with an option for up to eight channels to include clear ink, also being added later in the year. Designed for roll media, Uvijet RL is manufactured by Fujifilm Specialty Ink Systems in the UK, and combined with the 1600R’s Fujifilm patented LED curing system and Dimatix print heads, it delivers near-photographic print quality at an impressive speed.

    Says Tudor Morgan, Segment Manager, Sign & Display at Fujifilm Graphic Systems Europe: “Fujifilm has established a strong business with the Acuity LED 1600 and then the Acuity LED 1600 II, with close to 1000 installations globally. To build on this success, we are now offering an equally robust, lower-cost model in the Acuity LED 1600R that can provide a great investment opportunity for printers looking to produce high quality, large format display work – all without compromising on the excellent performance characteristics that have gained the Acuity LED 1600 II such a formidable reputation.”



  • + Agfa Graphics to launch Anapurna H1650i LED

    Agfa Graphics is expanding its wide-format hybrid Anapurna LED series for sign and display professionals with a new ..

    07 February 2018


    Agfa Graphics is expanding its wide-format hybrid Anapurna LED series for sign and display professionals with a new 1.65 m-wide hybrid printer – the Anapurna H1650i LED.

    This smaller hybrid printer was designed as an accessible and cost-effective production tool that combines the latest LED technology with Agfa Graphics’ signature high-quality output.

    The latest addition to the Anapurna LED series – the Anapurna H1650i LED – is a smaller version of the popular and robust Anapurna H2050i LED printer, with which it shares several features and benefits. Like its bigger brother, the new Anapurna prints on rigid and flexible media by means of LED curing, resulting in a lower cost of ownership. It combines this with Agfa’s award-winning imaging quality, ink-saving thin ink layer technology and perfect white ink printing reliability, yet requires a smaller financial investment than other Anapurna engines.

    “The hybrid Anapurna H1650i LED printer was designed as a robust, qualitative and versatile entry-level option for wide-format print service providers,” explains Philip Van der Auwera, Product Manager at Agfa Graphics. “Although smaller, it is equipped with features normally reserved for higher-end printers, such as automatic head height measurement, crash prevention and an anti-static bar, thus offering the very best at a reasonable price. Of course, the Anapurna H1650i LED is driven by Asanti as well, which adds to the resulting high-quality and consistent prints.”



  • + SAi launches Flexi-Powered Traffic signage software in collaboration with 3M

    SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the professional signmaking, wide-format digi..

    18 January 2018


    SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, in collaboration with technology-giant, 3M has launched FlexiPRINT Authorized 3M Traffic Edition, a design-to-output traffic signage software, powered by SAi’s acclaimed Flexi software.

    The new solution is compatible with HP 300 and 500 Series Printers and combines Flexi’s feature-rich capabilities with six ASTM traffic signage colors**. Enabling the output of signage that complies with rigorous global regulations, FlexiPRINT Authorized 3M Traffic Edition allows print businesses to increase revenues and enhance their competitive edge by adding traffic compliant signage to their application offering.

    “Traffic signage must comply with stringent global color requirements, which can make production of these types of applications a daunting task,” says Steve Ball, Director of Strategic Business Development at SAi. “With pre-set 3M Traffic spot colors, FlexiPRINT Authorized 3M Traffic Edition enables users to meet these specifications. Additionally, the comprehensive yet easy-to-use solution simplifies the overall production process by eliminating the guess-work and time-consuming bottleneck of manually programming CMYK into third-party software. This allows users to improve workflow efficiencies and accelerate their time-to-market.”

    Time-saving and cost-reduction capabilities
    FlexiPRINT Authorized 3M Traffic Edition guarantees traffic color output on selected 3M substrates*** and HP Latex large format printers. With the ability to automate common job preparation processes, users can streamline production operations to enhance their overall workflow.

    The software also includes Interactive Tiling and Automated and Manual Nesting, which enables businesses to reduce costs by optimizing material usage and minimizing waste. Other capabilities include the option to simultaneously drive two wide-format printers, ensuring maximum throughput.

    With a minimal investment required compared to competing software, FlexiPRINT Authorized 3M Traffic Edition makes traffic signage accessible to all print business regardless of their size.

    Available now, FlexiPRINT Authorized 3M Traffic Edition installs on Windows Versions 7, 8 and 10 and can be purchased from SAi resellers worldwide.





  • + Neopost Australia is delighted to celebrate the first ever sale & installation of the Duplo UV Coating Solution, the DDC-810 to SpotOn Finishing!

    Following a massively successful PacPrint 2017, Neopost was delighted to sell its first Duplo DDC-810 to the team at..

    13 December 2017


    Following a massively successful PacPrint 2017, Neopost was delighted to sell its first Duplo DDC-810 to the team at SpotOn Finishing. This is the first placement of its kind in Australia.

    The new machine meets the latest demands from the market, to provide spot UV finishing for the creation of beautiful prints. The project to implement and set up the new equipment was led on the Neopost side by Jimmy Nguyen, Product Manager for Print Finishing and Simon Birch, Account Manager, Print Finishing.

    This investment by SpotOn Finishing shows their commitment to expanding the range of applications they can offer their customers, further cementing their position as a major player in the Australian print market.

    ‘We are delighted with our investment, states Joanna Lok, Director at SpotOn Finishing. The Duplo DDC-810 allows us to offer further services to our clients, to help them to produce beautiful prints. We are committed to investing in the very latest technology to ensure we are fully abreast of the latest innovation in the print industry and the Duplo DDC-810 keeps us ahead of the game. The machine installation went brilliantly, the team at Neopost have been superb in helping us get set up and we are overall really delighted with our investment”

    “I am incredibly excited to add this powerhouse piece of kit to my portfolio, states Birch. We have had an overwhelming response to the exclusive reveal of the Duplo solution at Pacprint this year and the machine has attracted a lot of interest from printers who are looking to expand into new areas of print, or who want to upgrade their existing embellishment technology. We are really happy with the impact the launch has had on the market and delighted to have been chosen for a Print21 ‘Hot Pick’ award for the solution at Pacprint 2017”

    For more information on the Duplo DDC-810 click here or email Neopost now on ebusiness@neopost.com or call 1800 422 349

    (left to right): Simon Birch (Account Manager, PFS, for Neopost Australia) Joanna Lok (Director of SpotOn Finishing) Jimmy Nguyen (Product Manager for Print Finishing at Neopost Australia).




  • + Boer & van Wijk, Use swissQprint Nyala 2 In Unusual Ways

    A company with a long tradition that combines screen printing and digital printing. The firm’s offering includes c..

    12 December 2017


    A company with a long tradition that combines screen printing and digital printing. The firm’s offering includes comprehensive POS campaigns for major brand manufacturers, antibacterial wall coverings for healthcare providers as well as signage and printed products (both decorative and functional) for corporate customers and private individuals. The business has gained traction thanks to the Nyala 2 large format printer …
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