Wide-format Inkjet
Mimaki USA in April announced the new JFX200-2513 EX UV-LED flatbed printer, which it says has adopted a new draft mode that enables a maximum print speed of up to 12 boards per hour. Its three staggered printheads also allow for simultaneous printing without sacrificing speed, even when using white and clear inks. This model offers faster mechanical motors and a vacuum foot pedal that gives the user the ability to load or unload various substrates quicker and more effectivity.
Durst has launched the P5 350 and P5 210 new printing systems for large-format specialists based on the P5 technology platform.
Karibu, swissQprint’s first roll-to-roll printer, made its public debut at FESPA 2019. Available internationally beginning September 2019, the UV inkjet printer delivers a maximum print width of 3.4 metres and features a lightbox next to the printing area for on-the-spot inspection of backlit prints. Four beacon-like status indicators are affixed to the print beam, informing the operator about machine status and printing progress. For users who regularly print in parallel, swissQprint offers a dual roll option capable of handling two rolls each up to 1.6 metres wide, doubling Karibu’s productivity. The roll holders are split into two sections with each half of the shaft driven individually, which swissQprint says will help ensure optimum web tension on both rolls.
Canon Canada in March introduced the Océ Arizona 1300 series of high-productivity mid-volume UV true flatbed printers, delivering prints up to 568 square feet per hour and high-density prints up to 380 square feet per hour.
Whether it’s an event poster, indoor or outdoor signage, vehicle wrap, storefront decal, tradeshow graphic, wall mural or architectural drawing – to name a few – we can find wide-format printing all around us. Also known as large-format printing, it is a print application that remains a top marketing solution. In this report, Simpson Print and PNH Solutions explain how printing companies can leverage wide-format technologies to keep pace with six top marketing trends.
The Acuity LED 40 series with instant-on LED curing is the newest addition to Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division’s Acuity platform.
Mutoh America describes its new DH-21 dye-sublimation ink as a high-load performance ink designed to achieve high-density colours with less ink consumption.
This May swissQprint will present a new dedicated roll-to-roll printer at FESPA in Munich, Germany. Technical specifications for the new product will be kept under wraps until the grand reveal at the tradeshow. The UV roll-to-roll printer will be called Karibu, the company says, and will complement the existing swissQprint flatbed range.
Epson has begun shipping its new high-speed, wide-format SureColor T-Series plotters – the Epson SureColor T3170 24-inch desktop printer and the SureColor T5170 36-inch floor-standing printer.
Roland DG has launched the Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 8 Colour eco-solvent printer, describing it as a “game-changing device that offers the widest colour gamut” in its class for outdoor durable graphics.
The Jeti Tauro H3300 UV-LED Inkjet Printing System from Agfa Graphics will make its North American debut at SGIA 2018 this week.
At Roland DGA’s booth at the 2018 SGIA Expo, the company will conduct various in-booth special events designed to engage, educate and inspire attendees. Visitors to booth 1137 can watch insightful How I Built My Business interviews with Roland end-users on the main stage, attend vehicle wrap demonstrations by the pros from Digital EFX Wraps, participate in hands-on workflows, get UV and dye-sublimation tips from Roland DGA product managers, as well as enter Roland’s global contest for a chance to win an African safari for two.
The superwide UV roll-to-roll Acuity Ultra printer from Fujifilm will make its North American debut at SGIA Expo 2018 in Las Vegas.
Fogra, a research institute for media technologies, has tested the swissQprint Nyala series LED UV large format printer according to ISO 20690:2018. This new standard specifies methods for determining the energy consumption of digital printers, allowing for a comparison of the operating costs and ecological footprints of such machines.
Mutoh has introduced its new VJ-1638UR 64-inch-wide UV-LED inkjet printer for the commercial print, and sign and display markets. Prior to the official launch from Japan, the VJ-1638UR was exhibited at the ISA (International Sign Association) Sign Expo 2018, held March 22 to 24.
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