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Canon announces the new Océ ColorWave digital printers

Canon has launched two new high-performance wide-format printers recently.

The two new devices, the Océ ColorWave 500 and the Océ ColorWave 700, offer instant-dry and water-resistant prints on roll-based media. They will be available in both printer-only and multi-function versions.

Canon is pitching the ColorWave 500 at companies producing computer-aided design (CAD); architecture, engineering and construction (AEC); and geographical information system (GIS) applications. The system comes with secure cloud connectivity and Windows 8 embedded controller, making it suitable for corporate environments with multiple users. There is also an option for removable dual hard drives, for added data security.

The ColorWave 700 caters for

HP unveils High Definition Nozzle Architecture for Inkjet Web Presses

HP has announced new High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) technology for its Inkjet Web Presses.

The HDNA printhead doubles the native print resolution of current HP inkjet printheads to 1,200dpi, delivered by 2,400 nozzles per inch, up from the 1200 nozzles per inch on HP’s current technology.

HP said the new heads would increase speeds in Performance Mode up to 244m/min or up to 122m/min in the new Quality Mode, with a native resolution of 1,200dpi.

It also claimed that the new

Ibis unveils ‘stretched’ Smart-binder X

Ibis Integrated Bindery Systems has launched a “stretched” version of its Smart-binder in-line digital saddle stitcher designed for high-speed production of low pagination A5 booklets and for tabloid-sized products.

Whereas previous Smart-binders were capable of 2up A5 landscape production, they were limited to 1up A5 portrait, which created a bottleneck when trying to run in-line with modern high-speed digital presses.

Ibis has increased the maximum spine length with the SB-X from 320mm to

Nilpeter to showcase UV-Flexo at Gulf Print

Nilpeter Middle East plans to talk about latest UV-Flexo presses FB-3 and FA4* at their Gulf Print & Pack stall. Nilpeter ME is the supplier of equipment and solutions to the global label and flexible. 

Talking about the products, Shyam Babu, director of Nilepeter ME, said, “During the event we planned to enlighten the FB-3 and FA4* UV flexo presses from Nilpeter. The FB-3 offers the highest level of servo automation in its class. It has a dual-axis servo transport system to deliver high

Agfa expands wide-format range with OEM cutting table

Agfa Graphics has launched its first wide-format cutting table, the Acorta, following an OEM deal with Italian manufacturer Elitron.

    The Acorta adds finishing to Agfa’s existing wide-format product range of Anapurna and Jeti printers, Asanti workflow suite and A-Sign flexible media for solvent and UV-cured inks.

   Dominiek Arnout, vice-president of Agfa Graphics’ Inkjet business, said: “We are developing an all-integrated approach in which our customers can add an extra in-house

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    The first ever 3D printing conference cum exhibition ‘3D Print UAE’ took place on 17th and 18th August 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE which attracted a number of like-minded 3D Printing professionals from over 40 nations.

    3D Print UAE exhibition cum conference is a concept aimed at providing a broad scale platform for the manufacturing sector and consumer world across the ME region. 

    3D Print UAE gave an opportunity for the additive manufacturing experts from across the globe to converge on this regional platform to showcase their solutions, analyze the benefits and discuss the opportunities in the Middle East. It also provided the opportunity for a listen- in to first-hand experience from industry leaders, connect solutions for overcoming challenges in the field, and enhance the brand and  business portfolio. 

     Steffan Ritt, VP-head of global marketing and communications, SLM Solutions Group commented:  “Since, this is the first kind of event in this region, it has attracted less number of visitors. However, the visitors and participants were more positive. Overall, the show went fairly well for us but we would have been happier if the organizers promoted the event well in advance.”  SLM Solutions were one among the gold sponsors of the event.

    Most of visitors commented that these kinds of exhibitions and conference should be encouraged to create more awareness about the 3D printing in this region.