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Epson launches upgraded dye-sub machine

Epson has launched a new dye-sublimation textile printer, the 1.6m-wide SureColor SC-F9300.
The new roll-to-roll machine is an upgrade on and will replace the Fespa 2015-launched SC-F9200. It is priced at £16,595, the same as the F9200.
Epson sales manager Phil McMullin said that the main improvement on the new machine is a new feed mechanism to help avoid cockling on thin substrates of minimum 40gsm, and there are also speed improvements.
“We have been very successful over the last two years with our S series of signage printers and one of the key developments of that was the feed mechanism, so we’ve taken that proven feed mechanism from the signage range and we’ve put it into the F9300,” said McMullin.
“When feeding media at great speeds

PerfectPattern unveils for print optimization

Germany-based PerfectPattern’s web-based EasyApps utilize the company’s powerful algorithms to calculate the optimal layouts of gang forms for entire job pools in seconds. These make up the powerful sPrint One engine, which is also used in sPrint One, “the most modern solution for dynamic sheet optimization and print planning.” Billing is based on usage, but because of a temporary introductory offer, the apps are now available free of charge. PerfectPattern explained the benefits and usage of

Sun Chemical heads to InPrint

Sun Chemical will be presenting its products and expertise for functional, industrial and specialty print applications at InPrint 2017, Nov. 14-16 in Munich, Germany.
SunJet, the global inkjet brand of Sun Chemical and DIC, will demonstrate its latest developments in inkjet chemistry and its ability to collaborate in development projects with OEM partners, system integrators and printhead manufacturers in a broad range of market sectors, including graphics, décor, textile, industrial and

Domino launches 7-colour ink set for N-series digital label press

Domino Digital Printing Solutions has launched a new 7-colour ink set for the N-Series Digital Label Press at Labelexpo Europe 2017.  Designed and optimised for use specifically with the Domino N610i hardware and workflow, the new UV90 ink set is suitable for many media types, particularly in areas of low density tints and can reproduce over 92% of the Pantone range in High Quality Mode (50m/min) says the manufacturer.
UV90 has been formulated to be both EuPIA and Swiss Ordinance compliant