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Kluge has launched new foil-stamping, die-cutting press

Post-press manufacturer Brandtjen & Kluge has launched its new Kluge ApexFoil foil-stamping and die-cutting platen press.  The new press was given its soft launch and became available for purchase at the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking Odyssey expo in Chicago, US, in May, but will be officially launched at Print 17, Chicago, between 10 and 14 Sept. Kluge did not disclose the price.
Kluge managing director Thomas Andersen said there are three main improvements over

Renz bolsters portfolio with new launches

Renz has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of the Argos F400 cold UV coating machine and the Bindomatic Accel Cube and Accel Ultra thermal cover binding machines.
Manufactured by Belgian company Argos Solutions, the F400 is a highly flexible flat coating system that can be used in handfed, automatic and inline mode to digital print systems.
The device can run up to 45m/min or 6,000sph (A3) and can handle a maximum paper width of 400mm. It features an optional feeder/stacker and

Langley positive on interims

Manroland Sheetfed parent company Langley Holdings has said group performance was, on the whole, satisfactory although its press manufacturing operation was slightly behind target at the half year.
In the six months to 30 June 2017 the group’s five divisions posted combined revenues of €422.6m (H1 2016: €417.1m) with pre-tax profit down on the same period last year at €45.7m. Operating profit was €3m less than at the same point last year at €45m.
Forecasts for the full year indicate revenues

Foster unveils On-a-Roll lifter

Foster has announced the immediate availability of the Foster On-a-Roll Lifter Jumbo, a new lifter developed in collaboration with EFI.  The new device was designed for use with EFI and VUTEk wide-format and superwide printers, as well as EFI Reggiani textile printers, but is suitable for a variety of similar rollfed printers in the marketplace.
With the Foster Jumbo, printer operators and shop floor personnel can quickly and safely maneuver rolls as heavy as 990 lbs (450 kg) and with roll

Heidelberg moves further into the Industry 4.0 space

Heidelberg has taken the next step of its digital strategy by acquiring Germany-based software developer Docufy.
The deal completed on 1 May for an undisclosed sum.
Heidelberg’s chief executive Rainer Hundsdörfer, appointed last November, announced earlier this year that he was to initiate a revamp of the manufacturer’s organisational structure to align it with “the digital future” and also that he had a number of potential acquisitions in his sights, with Docufy now being the first.
Based in

Coated SLP papers are certified for HP latex machines

Felix Schoeller Digital Media, a business unit in the Felix Schoeller Group, the  specialty paper manufacturer, has introduced its improved papers for solvent latex printing.
These optimised SLP papers, which are all coated with a solvent latex primer and now also with a special back coat, are certified for HP’s Latex 300 and 3000 series. Four products are available in a glossy or satin finish and grammages of 140 and 200 g/m² to suit different applications.
“Our aim is to ensure that our

GPA to offer Bantex Banner

GPA announces the addition of Bantex Banner Media to their wide format offering. Bantex has earned a reputation among banner professionals for delivering unmatched quality, reliability, and consistency. Now, GPA is providing this collection to help their customers provide high-end banner solutions that make a lasting impact. Because GPA constantly seeks out innovative wide format media to create profitable new opportunities, customers can look to GPA as a single substrate source that fits the

3M Materials Product Guide launched

Spandex has launched a 3M Materials Product Guide which includes the latest 3M products. The new 84-page guide includes films for every day signage as well as high value, high performance applications including: high performance vehicle wraps and graphics; interior décor and wall coverings; window and glass decoration and  architectural finishes.
“There’s huge potential for graphics producers to be more successful by delivering high value projects using 3M’s range of performance films which

Agfa unveils its new UV LED Jeti Tauro printers at Fespa 2017

Agfa launched its new Jeti Tauro H2500 LED UV printer, featuring an integrated roll-to-roll system for continuous and automated media feeding. The 2.5m-wide roll-to-roll hybrid UV printer can reach 275m2/hr and prints in six colours with optional white or primer.
Agfa product manager Reinhilde Alaert said the UV LED lamps comes with a number of economical and environmental benefits. “LEDs have minimal heat output, for example, which allows for printing on thin heat sensitive media such as

GMG launches proof media with enhanced features

Developer of colour management solutions GMG has launched two lines of new proof media, GMG ProofMedia premium and GMG ProofMedia studio.
“We have been offering our high-grade GMG ProofMedia for fifteen years, with consistent quality,” explains GMG managing director, Robert Weihing. “While our customers have been very happy with it, we have set a new benchmark for high-end contract proofing with GMG ProofMedia premium. We receive very positive feedback from our most critical customers. A newly

Goss adds to postpress portfolio with Loudon Machine

Goss International announced the acquisition of Loudon Machine in an asset transaction.
“This is our second acquisition in 2017 to help grow our aftermarket business and enhance our product offerings,” says Stan Blakney, COO, of Goss. “This purchase focuses on the postpress segment of the market, and enables us to enhance our bindery products and service – parts capabilities.”
Based in Effingham, Ill., Loudon Machine is a full-service company focused on the commercial printing industry. The

SPGPrints wins award for textile printer

SPGPrints announces that its JAVELIN digital textile printer has won the European Digital Press Association (EDP) Award for ‘Best Textile Solution’ in the Print and Finishing Category.
The award was presented by the Association at a ceremony during the FESPA 2017 exhibition in Hamburg, Germany on 10 May, 2017. This achievement follows the same award being presented last year to the SPGPrints’ PIKE digital textile printer.
The JAVELIN digital textile printer was launched at ITM 2017, in April

Ricoh continues to grow

Ricoh USA, Inc. announced the addition of EFI’s H1625 LED and VUTEk H2000 Pro hybrid roll/flatbed wide format printers to its growing wide format portfolio through a reseller agreement with EFI. This new partnership is part of Ricoh’s ongoing efforts to better serve customers looking to add or enhance capabilities in the fast-growing wide-format segment. These devices’ versatility, productivity and broad capabilities help entry-level and advanced wide format printers alike produce dynamic roll

OKI's E-64s Fespa debut

OKI Europe showing its recently launched E-64s ColorPainter machine at Fespa for the 1st time. The 64in (1.6m-wide) device, which is said to offer entry-level, environmentally aware printing, uses OKI’s high-pigment eco-solvent SX ink and supports the optimum level of colour at all print speeds for both indoor and outdoor applications.
It can handle substrates including back-/front-lit media, technical textile, wallpaper, canvas, hard PVC, banner and vinyl.
The maximum speed is 22.9sqm/hr

hubergroup to increase prices for varnishes and coatings

Specialists for printing inks, coatings and press room auxiliaries, currently comprising 40 companies and 130 sites, family-owned hubergroup has announced that they will be increasing prices of printing varnishes and coatings.
In a statement, the manufacturer announced that due to ‘massive price increases of important raw materials for printing varnishes and coatings during the past months, the production costs of several product groups have risen noticeably. Water-based and energy curing

Azonprinter presents wide format printer

Azonprinter, worldwide manufacturer of digital inkjet solutions, is presenting a wide format flat-bed Azon Matrix platform at Fespa for the first time. Azon Matrix comes with new TurboJet inks and CMYK plus white plus gloss configuration in easy refillable 500 ml bulk-ink system.
The spokesperson from the company added, “Industrial wide format solution can prints up to 200mm in height have the ability to print cylindrical and cone objects effective and efficient as on any rigid flat surface

New EFI wide-format printer at PacPrint with more features

Digital print supplier EFI has announced its new Pro 16h wide format inkjet printer, which is touted as having a ‘complete stimulus package’ of features.
Starleaton Digital Solutions will exhibit the Pro 16h on its stand number E30 at PacPrint in Melbourne on May, and Ben Eaton, CEO of Starleaton, is excited to show it off. “This is almost a world release, just two weeks after FESPA – it is certainly the first southern hemisphere showing of the Pro 16h which I believe is ideally suited to

New EFI wide-format printer at PacPrint with more features

Digital print supplier EFI has announced its new Pro 16h wide format inkjet printer, which is touted as having a ‘complete stimulus package’ of features.
Starleaton Digital Solutions will exhibit the Pro 16h on its stand number E30 at PacPrint in Melbourne on May, and Ben Eaton, CEO of Starleaton, is excited to show it off. “This is almost a world release, just two weeks after FESPA – it is certainly the first southern hemisphere showing of the Pro 16h which I believe is ideally suited to

OKI Europe on large format

OKI Europe Ltd says that large format printers such as its newly-launched, award winning, ColorPainter E-64s, offer sign makers, exhibition services providers, screen printers and others the opportunity to move away from low-margin vinyl and banner printing into more profitable applications, giving their business the boost needed to drive future growth and success.
Speaking prior to FESPA, where the E-64s will be among the OKI highlights, Frank Jänschke, senior product manager, LFP, OKI Europe

Agfa unveils new dye sublimation printer the Avinci

Agfa Graphics introduced a new dye sublimation printer – the Avinci DX3200 for soft signage on polyester-based fabrics at ISA International Sign Expo which will be held  from April 19-22, 2017.
The Avinci DX3200 engine allows users to create large-format soft signage prints of up to 3.2 m wide, at a resolution of up to 1440 x 540 dpi.
Reinhilde Alaert, product manager at Agfa Graphics, explains: “Pilot users of Avinci DX3200 are impressed by its speed and print quality. The engine features 6

Durst shows upgrades to LFP’s at Fespa

Durst presented new products in its large format printing portfolio at FESPA Digital 2017.  The company presented its Rho P10 250 HS Plus and Rho 512R Plus printing systems under the slogan of investment security and reliability with a “plus” in productivity and economy with new features and enhancements including extended warranty periods and new virtual support and analytics functions.  
The Rho WT 250 is a new flatbed printing system featuring Durst’s Water Technology for environmentally

Mimaki unveiled new member to the UJF-MkII product family

Mimaki announced a new member to the UJF-MkII product family, its latest generation of small format UV flatbed printers. The UJF-3042MkII EX, which will be unveiled at FESPA 2017 scheduled for 8-12 May in Hamburg, Germany.
“We’ve had great reception to our UJF-MkII UV-curable flatbed printing systems since we launched them last summer,” said Ronald van den Broek, general manager sales of Mimaki EMEA. “The new addition to this outstanding family of printers raises the bar even more, making it

InkTec announces Jetrix LXi8 UV-LED flatbed printer details

Inkjet ink and printer manufacturer InkTec will unveil its new 3.2m Jetrix LXi8 LED-UV flatbed printer at Sign & Digital show in UK.
The new high-speed device is a step into the volume production market for the traditionally entry- and mid-level machine manufacturer with the hope that it will become InkTec’s flagship printer.
The 3.2m LXi8 flatbed boasts a top print speed of 206sqm/hr in high-speed mode and can print at resolutions of up to 1,080x720dpi. It features the latest Konica Minolta

Agfa publishes year-end results, delivers mixed results for 2016

Agfa-Gevaert has posted mixed results for 2016; the group saw a 4.1% drop in revenue but a 1.7% jump in gross profit and a recurring Ebitda margin above 10% of revenue.
For the full year to December 2016 the group recorded revenue of €2.54bn, down from the €2.65bn recorded in 2015.
Recurring Ebitda – the sum of the Graphics, Healthcare, and Specialty Products divisions as well as the unallocated portion – improved from 9.1% of revenue in 2015 to 10.4% in 2016.
Gross profit jumped from €843m to

Drytac launches anti-bacterial film in ME

Manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets - Drytac has announced the immediate availability of its Protac Anti-Bacterial film. The product is now available in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Drytac Protac Anti-Bacterial film is a 150µ (6 mil) textured polyester laminating film with an antibacterial additive. It offers  protection from mould growth and bacterial contamination, including MRSA, Streptococcus, E.coli, Salmonella and more. Protac

ISA and Esko for digital print

A new whitepaper from ISA and Esko compiled by InfoTrends, titled Market Opportunities for Digital Print, explores the ways digital printing is transforming the packaging, signage and display supply chain. The whitepaper also includes case studies of a number of print shops that have improved productivity by implementing Esko’s solutions.
As wide-format printing technology has advanced with new inks and media types, the need to efficiently prepare files has been driving the adoption of advanced

Kodak has launched Prinergy Cloud for real time analysis

Kodak has partnered with software analytics specialist Yellowfin to deliver its new real-time analytics-enabled cloud workflow platform for print businesses.
Central to the new cloud platform is its Decision Analytics engine, powered by Yellowfin’s Business Intelligence software, which is designed to reduce costs and risk by monitoring production in real-time, continually collecting production data and sending the print operator reports on processes such as colour usage and print passes.
Hosted

Muller Martini demonstrated the Finishing 4.0 at Hunkeler

Muller Martini demonstrated the connectivity between Muller Martini’s Connex data and process management system and Hunkeler’s roll-to-stack line at Hunkeler Innovationdays trade fair in Lucerne, as part of a combined run of one line for softcover products, just like with Muller Martini’s Vareo perfect binding line.
“The connection of the Connex system to a Hunkeler roll-to-stack line in Lucerne was an important workflow milestone in Muller Martini’s systematic development of the Finishing 4.0

Global large format market 2021 to grow

Large Format Printers Market Research Report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Large Format Printers Industry for 2017-2021. Large Format Printers Market, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years and discussion of the key vendors effective in this market reported by reportlinker.
To calculate the market size, the report considers the

Mohawk ups inkjet portfolio

Mohawk expands wide format inkjet portfolio with new line of printable textiles and canvas. The announcement reflects increased demand in the traditional North American paper distribution channel for high quality, price-competitive digitally printable textile and canvas media.
Mohawk Fine Papers, in collaboration with Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, launched a line of textiles for digital printing. Called Mohawk Printable Textiles and Canvas, Engineered by Aurora, the product line includes a