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HP claims Designjet L25500 will redefine wide-format sector

HP has said it hopes to redefine the wide-format market with the launch of its latest latex ink machine, the Designjet L25500.

The company claimed the machine’s ease-of-use, ability to print on a wide range of substrates and environmental credentials would open up a raft of new applications that would drive the machine to dominate the market currently served by eco-solvent machines from the likes of Epson, Mimaki, Mutoh and Roland DG.

“We believe this is going to be a turning

imageRunner Advance series aims to cash on low-volume market

Canon has responded to a low-volume print-on-demand (PoD) market that is “evolving rapidly” with the launch of its new series of imageRunner Advance presses.

The new platform, which was showcased at Canon’s Barcelona event on 16 September, spans a 30ppm office model in the C5000 series, up to a 70ppm device in the imageRunner Advance Pro range.

Canon is pitching the new machines at customers with lower-volume requirements than its imagePress models – ranging from

New digital presses designed for printers, direct applications

Xerox has launched a brace of digital colour presses, the 7002 and 8002, designed for printers, producing direct marketing, photo and promotional applications.

The presses are capable of 70ppm and 80ppm respectively. They also feature a new low-gloss toner that the firm claimed can produce a smooth matte finish. Both machines can print onto stocks of up to 300gsm. The 7002 and 8002 are also built with an in-line spectrophotometer that provides press performance data to the Xerox Automated

New printhead aims at wide format, packaging and labels

Fujifilm Dimatix has added the Polaris PQ-512/15 printhead to its Spectra range.

The new printhead is aimed at the wide format, packaging and label printing markets.

It utilises the binary operating capability of Dimatix’s VersaDropTM jetting technology and Q-Clss hybrid construction to deliver drop sizes of between 15 and 30 picolitres through 512 individually addressable inkjet nozzles at frequencies up to 45kHz and fired at a speed of 8m/s.

It can handle a broad range of inks

Canon receives special award for its imagePROGRAF IPF820

The 44in Canon imagePROGRAF iPF820 has been awarded an accolade by the Buyers Laboratory Inc (BLI) for its multi-purpose printing capabilities.

The accolade was awarded to Canon as part of BLI’s latest ‘Pick’ selection.

Last year, Canon’s 24in image PROGRAF iPF6100 was also awarded the Spring BLI 2008 ‘Pick’ award.

According to Canon, the PROGRAF iPF820 received the award due to its ability to meet the needs of both the technical and graphic arts markets

Océ defies expectations with a first-quarter profit of $20.5m

Strong sales of colour presses have boosted Océ as it reported bullish results for the first quarter of this year, despite the group warning that further cost cutting would be required to meet the “turbulent economic conditions”.

The Dutch manufacturer posted a €15.3m ($20.3m) profit for the three months to the end of February, defying market expectations of a loss of around €8m.

Chief executive Rokus van Iperen described the performance as

Seventh Spectrum makes new investment due to expansion

Qatar-based Seventh Spectrum Control P in Doha has invested in a new HP Scitex XL 1500 large format printer from Izumi Solutions.

Acccording to Izumi Solutions, the HP Scitex XL1500 is a full solution to meet most super-wide format needs.

Managing director Mahmoud Darwish said they had purchased the machine at the recent Sign and Graphic Imaging expo because the company was expanding. They were particularly keen to explore fabric printing in terms of banners and flags, despite the market

Digital printer walks off with MACtac award

Dubai-based Color Mix is one of a select group of international companies to have won an award at the recent MACtac Worldwide Award ceremony in Dubai, UAE.
The company won in the Vehicle Graphics category.

“I am happy with the award,” said Color Mix owner, Nabeel Ali. “The recognition helps a lot in terms of the market at the moment. It is good to be recognised as one of the best.”

He said he was proud of their winning entry - an image of bottles printed onto the

Dubai airport ad company to utilise digital print industry 2009-02-01 20

As part of a plan to see the Dubai airport “more engaging” and “interactive”, JCDecaux - the company that has been awarded  the 10-year ad contract - is to work closely with local digital printers.
“The digital printing market is booming in the region,” said the company’s Middle East and Africa’s managing director, Alexandre Roubaud.
“There are many digital printing companies just here in Dubai alone.
“As one of the key