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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

Azonprinter launches Matrix, wide format UV curable inkjet

Croatian manufacturer Azonprinter has launched what it claims is the only wide-format UV-curable inkjet flatbed printer on the market that can print on objects up to 200mm in height.
The UV Matrix is available with immediate effect in sizes of 600x1,200mm (S) and 600x1,800mm (M) while the bed size of the UV Matrix Pro is 1,100x2,500mm (L).
The device, which has a resolution of up to 2,880dpi and can handle heavy materials up to 100kg, is suitable for producing a range of printed applications

Mimaki adds Kebab option to UJF MkII printers

Mimaki has made its Kebab module for printing cylindrical objects available for its new UV flatbed printers.
The Kebab, which uses rotary rollers, was first launched for the UJF-3042HG small-format flatbed LED UV printer in 2014.
In October last year that device was replaced by the UJF-3042 MkII while the UJF-6042 MkII replaced the UJF-6042.
The UJF-3042MkII, which has an A3 format bed, is compatible with the new Kebab MkII model while the new MkII L model Kebab is suitable for use with the

Drytac launches a film for short-pile carpet graphics

Self-adhesive materials manufacturer Drytac Europe has launched a new printable film suitable for indoor floor graphic applications.
The product is said to easily adhere to short-pile carpets, making it suitable for short-term indoor floor graphic advertising for tradeshows and retailers such as furniture stores.
The maximum lifespan of Polar Carpet, which is compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, UV and latex printers, is around eight weeks.
Drytac said the product can be used with its

EFI misses $1b target

EFI has reported record full-year sales of $992.1m following a record fourth quarter but fell just short of its $1bn annual turnover target. For the quarter ended 31 December 2016 the company recorded sales of $266.7m, up 4% on Q4 2015 revenue of $256.5m. Its sales were up 12% year-on-year for the full-year ended 31 December 2016 – in 2015 it recorded total revenue of $882.5m.
 EFI chief executive Guy Gecht said: “All year we have stressed our focus on improving execution, especially around

Agfa upgrades Jeti Mira with UV LED curing, 3D lens printing

Agfa Graphics has enhanced the Jeti Mira with UV LED curing, advanced 3D lens printing and PrintSphere integration powered by wide-format workflow software Asanti.
“Equipped with UV LED lamps for the curing process, the Jeti Mira comes with a number of economical, ecological and business-generating benefits,” explained Reinhilde Alaert, marketing product manager, Sign & Display High-End, Agfa Graphics. “LEDs have minimal heat output, for example, which allows for a broader scope of print

Ghent Workgroup has launched a colour management tool

Ghent Workgroup has announced the release of Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 for testing and adjusting PDF output workflows with colour management in order to be fully compliant with PDF/X-4.
Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 helps to determine whether workflows are behaving as expected, and identify errors. It is distributed as a series of PDF patches that can be applied by end users of graphic arts equipment as well as developers of applications handling PDF files.
Each patch is numbered and contains

Onyx releases Onyx 12.1 wide format software

Onyx Graphics announced the release of the latest version of the company’s wide format print workflow and RIP products - ONYX 12.1 software.  
ONYX 12.1 software is available for the full Onyx software product line including Onyx Thrive workflow software; and  ProductionHouse, Onyx PosterShop and RIPCenter RIP software.
“With Onyx Thrive and the new Onyx 12.1, we have seen huge speed improvements and we are now able to maintain G7 colour consistency on all devices, from latex to dye-sub fabric

Roland DGA gets Top Workplace

The Orange County Register has once again named Roland DGA Corporation one of Orange County’s “Top Workplaces.” This marks the seventh time that Orange County’s largest newspaper has recognized Roland DGA as a top workplace within the region.
The selection of companies as top workplaces is based solely on surveys completed by their employees. These employee surveys, which were administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, an independent firm that specializes in health and workplace improvement, take