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  • + Epson launches production-class line of SureColor® T-Series wide-format printers for CAD and graphics applications

    Epson today introduced a new generation of production-class, SureColor T-Series wide-format printing solutions with an i..

    22 June 2021


    Epson today introduced a new generation of production-class, SureColor T-Series wide-format printing solutions with an innovative, compact design. Five new SureColor T-Series 24-, 36- and 44-inch dual roll models are slated to launch later this year. The SureColor T7760D 44-inch dual-roll printer will be available first.

    Developed from the ground up, the all new SureColor T-Series models include Epson’s latest 2.64-inch PrecisionCore print head which provides outstanding image quality while enabling higher-speed performance than previous generation models. The new, compact industrial design provides a small footprint for space-constrained production environments. The latest models also incorporate a number of new features that improve usability and streamline workflow and media handling, including Adobe Embedded Print Engine standard on most models, dual rolls, built-in take-up reel for roll-to-roll printing, complete front operation, easy automatic roll loading and optional, foldable production stackers.
     
    “Not only do these new T-Series printers deliver significant speed and functionality enhancements over the previous generation and compared to competitor models, a tremendous amount of development work has gone into making them as compact as possible. They sport a truly innovative design that fits into any shop or office space, even when space is limited,” said Epson GM marketing Bruce Bealby. “The T-Series line of printers is a focus for Epson with nine models in the family already. Built on decades of imaging expertise, these new additions deliver production-class performance in a compact form factor and come with powerful software to help modern businesses improve workflows and streamline project delivery.”
     
    The first available SureColor T7760D delivers posters and POP displays at speeds over 28 m2/h and CAD and technical drawings at production-class speeds over 130 m2/h, making it the fastest in its class1.



    More about the new SureColor T-Series
    The new line delivers a range of features designed to revolutionise business productivity, including:
     

    • Advanced performance – Delivers crisp, detailed, colourful prints using a reliable 2.64-inch PrecisionCore Micro TFP printhead, producing remarkable prints at speeds over 130 m2/h
    • Superior image quality with UltraChrome XD3 6-colour inks - including a new red ink. Produces durable prints with crisp lines and vibrant colours for graphics, signage, blueprints, documents, and more.
    • Compact design for small spaces – 22% smaller than the previous generation with a sleek design that simplifies workflow and features a usable flattop design, complete front operation, and small footprint for space constrained environments.
    • Seamless, dual-roll productivity – Included in five new models to accommodate two media types or sizes, or so the second roll can be used as a take-up reel for roll-to-roll production
    • Easy to use and maintain – Configurable 4.3-inch touch screen control panel for simple operation, automated routine maintenance and convenient user self-service for long-term operation
    • Adobe Embedded Print Engine – High-speed processing and PDF printing convenience powered by a powerful Adobe Embedded Print Engine with four on-board Intel Atom CPUs. Provides up to 3x faster2 processing of complicated data and accurate printing of transparent layers than previous generations, with PDF RIP resolution up to 1200 dpi
    • Epson Cloud Solution PORT – Remotely manage and monitor entire printer fleets cost effectively with a convenient dashboard on laptops or smart devices, including production rates, page and square meter counters, printer status, and equipment utilisation
    • Versatile media handling – Print on a wide range of media, including glossy, bond, matte and specialty medias, and rigid posterboard up to 1.5 mm thick
    • Versatile connectivity – High-speed USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet or Wi-Fi® connectivity (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) options to fit virtually any production workflow
    • Enhanced security features and IT tools – 28 IT security features to assist with data production, communication security, and access control, including IC card option for user control and tracking, SSD encryption and IEEE 802.1x
    • Expandable options – Optional adjustable production stacker available in 24-, 36- and 44-inch versions; optional 960 GB solid state drive to save jobs directly on printer, freeing up bandwidth for repeat jobs
     
    The SureColor T7760D 44-inch dual-roll model will be the first available in Q4 2021, pricing to be announced closer to launch. The forthcoming 44-inch wide 1.6L ink pack version, 36-inch wide, and 24-inch wide versions will also be available in late Q4 2021. Optional production stackers will be available in Q4 2021 in 24-, 36- and 44-inch versions.





  • + Epson launches all-new line of production-class SureColor® P-Series wide-format photo printers

    Focused on the current market needs of production-class print providers, Epson today introduced a new line of SureColor ..

    22 June 2021


    Focused on the current market needs of production-class print providers, Epson today introduced a new line of SureColor P-Series photographic and graphic art wide-format printers. The new SureColor P-Series models are designed specifically for high-volume photo fulfilment, retail photo labs, poster and graphic art production. The new production-class SureColor P-Series 24- and 44-inch models are slated to launch this year, with the initial SureColor P8560D 44-inch dual roll printer available first.

    Leveraging Epson’s latest 2.64-inch PrecisionCore printhead and six-colour UltraChrome PRO6 pigment inks, Epson’s new photographic printer line enables higher-speed performance than previous generation models while providing outstanding image quality. The innovative, space-saving design provides a small footprint for space-constrained production environments. In addition, the latest models include several new features that improve workflow and media handling, including Adobe Embedded Print Engine as standard, dual roll, built-in take-up reel for roll-to-roll printing, complete front operation, easy automatic roll loading, and optional, adjustable production stackers.
     


    “As the demand for more personalised photo products, decor and graphic art continues to rise, print service providers are demanding higher quality and higher productivity at lower costs,” said Epson GM marketing Bruce Bealby. “These new P-Series production-class printers deliver on all those fronts. The first available model in this new line, the SureColor P8560D is engineered to achieve high speed with innovative media handling, all with the high quality and reliability synonymous with Epson.”

    More about the new SureColor P-Series
    The new line contains a range of features designed to meet the needs of demanding print service providers, including:
     

    • Advanced performance – Using the fast and reliable 2.64-inch PrecisionCore MicroTFP printhead, the new SureColor P-Series line is up to 2.3 times faster than the SureColor P8070
    • Innovative design fits any workflow – Robust, functional flattop design with complete front operation; small footprint with compact design fits into small spaces and can be pushed against a wall or used in an island configuration
    • Seamless, dual roll productivity – Simple, automatic roll loading; automatically switches between two media types or sizes, or second roll can be used as a take-up reel for roll-to-roll production
    • Wide range of media for various photo applications – Print on a wide range of media, including photo, fine art, canvas, and rigid posterboard up to 1.5 mm thick
    • Easy to use and maintain – Configurable 4.3-inch touch-screen control panel for simple operation, automated routine maintenance and convenient self-service for long-term operation
    • Outstanding image quality with six colours – UltraChrome PRO6 pigment ink with Gray produces vibrant, rich colourful prints with smooth gradations and neutral black-and-white images that rival comparable eight-colour printers
    • Adobe® Embedded Print Engine – High-speed processing and PDF printing convenience powered by a powerful Adobe Embedded Print Engine with four on-board Intel Atom CPUs; provides up to 3x faster1 processing of complicated data and accurate printing of transparent layers, with PDF RIP resolution up to 1200 dpi; engine ensures live transparency blending and smoother shades with graphics containing levels of gradients, as well as integrated ICC-based colour management
    • Epson Cloud Solution PORT – Remotely manage and monitor entire printer fleets cost-effectively with a convenient dashboard on laptops or smart devices, including production rates, page and square meter counters, printer status, and equipment utilisation
    • Versatile connectivity – High-speed USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet or Wi-Fi® connectivity (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) options to fit virtually any production workflow
    • Enhanced security features and IT tools – 28 IT security features to assist with data production, communication security, and access control, including IC card option for user control and tracking, SSD Encryption, and IEEE 802.1x
    • Expandable options – Optional adjustable production stacker available in 24- and 44-inch versions; optional 960 GB solid state drive to save jobs directly on printer, freeing up bandwidth for repeat job.

    The Epson SureColor P8560D 44-inch dual roll model will be the first in the line to ship later this year followed by the 24-inch wide version and 44-inch 1.6L ink pack version in late Q4 2021.





  • + Fujifilm announces new Acuity Ultra R2 superwide format printer

    Following several years of successful Acuity Ultra installations since its launch in 2018, and as part of Fujifilm&rsquo..

    22 June 2021


    Following several years of successful Acuity Ultra installations since its launch in 2018, and as part of Fujifilm’s strategy to create the new blueprint for wide format, Fujifilm today announces the launch of the Acuity Ultra R2.


    Available in 5m or 3.2m versions, the new machine features the same high levels of quality and reliability as its predecessor, but offers a huge number of design improvements to benefit both ease-of-use and overall productivity.


    The new, stylish enclosed design eliminates stray UV light, removing the need for a light curtain, while from a functional point of view the machine is designed with both maintenance and ink supply on the same side, giving operators easier access and more room in which to work when performing routine tasks. An external visual light also quickly alerts operators to low ink levels without the need to look inside the machine.


    The Acuity Ultra R2 also features larger ink tanks. This simple change ensures that all the ink from a standard can is used when refilling, eliminating the clutter and mess of opened, half-used ink cans that are often a feature of print workplaces. The ink tanks have also been designed for easy access for refills.


    Maintenance-free ink pumps have also been integrated into the new machines to increase up-time, and a unique new print viewing window allows the operator to check on the progress of a job without leaving the workstation. The workstation itself has also been redesigned, now featuring desktop space, a handy drawer for tools or personal items, integrated lighting, and a larger monitor for ease-of-use and better display of print jobs.


    Another significant design benefit is that the separate chiller unit that accompanied the original Acuity Ultra has now been fully integrated into the design of the new machine. This frees up considerable workspace and reduces clutter.


    The Acuity Ultra R2 also features a crash detector with increased sensitivity and dual way activation, helping to identify and address potential problems early. Furthermore, it also features a new low scratch surface platen and new automated meniscus control, offering even greater precision and consistency in ink droplet placement.


    Like the original Acuity Ultra, the R2 is available in various colour configurations up to eight channels, but recognising the fact that modern print businesses are all unique – with often very different needs and priorities – the Acuity Ultra R2 is available with conventional UV curing as standard, or with an LED UV curing system for six colour and white configurations. This gives customers the option to choose either the ultra-high productivity of conventional UV, or the comparatively lower operating costs and lower energy use of LED. Both the 5m and 3.2m versions of the machine also feature an improved roller design to prevent media wrinkles.


    Kevin Rhodes, Marketing Manager, Fujifilm WFIJ says: “The original Acuity Ultra set a new standard for combined quality, performance and price when it was launched in 2018. Three years later, the Acuity Ultra R2 is taking that up another level as part of our brand new Acuity range and our ‘new blueprint’ for wide format.”





  • + Fujifilm announces new Acuity Prime flatbed printer

    Fujifilm’s stylishly designed new Acuity Prime flatbed prints at exceptionally high quality to a range of rigid an..

    22 June 2021


    Fujifilm’s stylishly designed new Acuity Prime flatbed prints at exceptionally high quality to a range of rigid and flexible media.

    Optimising price/performance was at the heart of the design of the Acuity Prime. For example, it features a high quality LED curing system which is air-cooled, meaning there is no requirement for an expensive water-cooling system. And the Prime is so power efficient that it only requires a single-phase 25-amp supply, helping to keep running costs to a minimum.

    A new ink system – Uvijet HM – has been formulated to provide excellent adhesion to a broad range of substrates while also producing a wide colour gamut. The new ink range is optimised to produce high quality, vibrant images day in day out.

    A new jetting primer meanwhile, improves adhesion still further for particularly challenging substrates. This removes the need for offline pre-treatment of substrates before printing, saving time and money. The machine also features a printable area of 2.54m x 1.27m and can accommodate media up to a thickness of 51mm.

    Available in CMYK formats with white, with additional clear and jetting primer, the Acuity Prime with Uvijet HM offers the ultimate versatility and value by providing the flexibility for print businesses to customise it to their own needs.

    Careful consideration has also been given to operational ease-of-use. Multiple practical benefits for both operators and service engineers have been built into the design, making the day-to-day operation of the printer as straightforward as possible.

    One such feature is the media loading pins, which can be operated with the touch of a button, allowing for pinpoint media placement precision and exceptionally accurate print registration from job-to-job.

    The five-part media zone system, based on common media sizes, vastly reduces the amount of masking required. This means job set-up times can be sped up considerably.

    The machine’s splash-free ink pouch system is designed for easy pouch changeover and incorporates an LED light system to quickly and effectively alert the operator to low ink levels.

    Alongside all the new technical features, the Prime also includes practical benefits, such as an integrated shelf for operator tools, which allows them to be kept close to hand but safely away from moving parts of the machine. There is also a handy cabinet built into the space underneath the front of the machine for convenient storage of PPE, personal items or first aid kits, helping to keep the area around the machine clear.

    The software and user interface have also been carefully considered with the software completely redesigned to give all the tools required in the most straightforward way possible.

    Anda Baboi, Marketing Manager, Fujifilm WFIJ says: “The Acuity Prime represents both a ‘next step’ and a new start for Fujifilm. It’s built on our knowledge and expertise, but at the same time it’s something fundamentally new – the new blueprint for wide format. The thing that really sets it apart from anything we have brought to market before is the extent of the creative freedom we have had over every aspect of its design and development. Having this level of control has given us the opportunity to address a huge number of practical and technical issues, ensuring that the end product offers unbeatable standards of performance; exceptional value, versatility and ease-of-use, and the best ROI available on the market.”





  • + New Agfa Avinci CX3200 supports expansion into soft signage

    The new Avinci CX3200 is a dye-sublimation roll-to-roll printer that can print either directly to textile or on transfer..

    22 June 2021


    The new Avinci CX3200 is a dye-sublimation roll-to-roll printer that can print either directly to textile or on transfer paper. It delivers high productivity and a consistently vibrant print quality on a wide range of polyester-based fabrics.

    The Avinci CX3200 engine enables sign printing companies to create textile prints of up to 3.2 m wide at a production speed of up to 270 m²/h. The engine uses eco-friendly, odourless water-based dye sublimation inks to print either directly to fabric or to transfer paper.

    Being able to print directly to fabric is easy and ideally suited for fast handling of soft signage applications such as banner displays, wall graphics and point-of-sales or trade show displays, as well as for special applications requiring print-through, such as flags. Transfer paper, in turn, allows for super sharp prints, eliminates any set-off, and limits media waste to a minimum. In addition, it extends the application scope to sportswear and fashion garments, as well as home décor prints on non-coated polyester fabrics.

    The Avinci CX3200 guarantees a wide and vibrant colour gamut, outstanding tonal rendering and fine detail reproduction. The dedicated dye-sub inks stand out through their flexibility, and outdoor resistance. They deliver a stable jetting performance and the same first-rate quality batch after batch. An offline calendering unit effectively fixes the colours after printing.

    Philip Van der Auwera, Wide-Format Marketing Manager at Agfa, states: “The market demand for soft signage keeps growing, as it is lightweight, resistant to wrinkles and folding, and easy to transport and reuse. The Avinci CX3200 will meet the needs of existing textile printing companies, as well as enable sign & display printers to diverge into textile printing and bring in new business. We designed it to be fit for high productivity and maximum uptime. It is extremely robust and reliable, as well as easy to operate.”

    Reliability and convenience guarantee high productivity
    The new Avinci CX3200 is a solidly built, reliable engine that can handle any job from a single print to sizeable runs in a 24/7 setup. It is equipped with Kyocera water-based print heads that will cover the printer’s entire life cycle. The strong pre-heater limits drying time and reduces set-off, while the vacuum make sure that thin transfer papers are kept perfectly wrinkle-free.

    Changeover between jobs is fast and easy. Loading a new roll can be done in less than seven minutes by a single operator, thanks to the automatic media transport with pinch rollers.

    Asanti warrants colour consistency and low ink consumption
    The Avinci CX3200 is driven by Agfa’s intuitive Asanti workflow software, which streamlines all preparation, production and finishing steps of the printing process. Its smart algorithms guarantee high print quality and colour consistency, as well as low ink consumption.

    In addition, Asanti features a number of options that facilitate soft signage production, such as the automated positioning of cutting marks and grommets, and the easy design of canvas extensions for the creation of flag pole pockets. It also lets printers nest and tile artwork to optimise media use.

    With Asanti StoreFront, Agfa’s web-to-print software solution, soft signage printing companies can automatically manage incoming web orders or set up online stores.





  • + 3M Launches New Best-In-Class Print Wrap Film and Overlaminate for Commercial Vehicles

    New film and overlaminate provides exceptional performance and ease of use, resulting in faster installs with less rewor..

    08 June 2021


    New film and overlaminate provides exceptional performance and ease of use, resulting in faster installs with less rework
     
    Sydney Australia, Auckland New Zealand – June 1, 2021 – In a fast-paced industry that demands creative ideas, bold designs and flawless installations, graphic manufacturers and installers need to have access to best-in-class tools that can exceed expectations and ensure customer satisfaction, while still achieving maximum return-on-investment. With more than 30 years in the graphics industry, 3M recognises the importance of designing films that not only look impressive on the road, but are easier to install, offer exceptional conformability and lift less. That’s why 3M is proud to introduce 3M™ Print Wrap Film IJ280 with 3M™ Gloss Wrap Overlaminate 8428G – their newest print film and overlaminate for commercial vehicles to the market.
     
    Created to make an impact in both installation and performance, the combination of 3M™ Print Wrap Film IJ280 and 3M™ Gloss Wrap Overlaminate 8428G delivers exceptional ease of use, leading to faster installations with less rework. As a result, installers can wrap commercial vehicles confidently and with less effort, so every installation can be completed quickly and correctly.
     
    “At 3M, we’re committed to developing innovative graphic solutions that provide outstanding aesthetics, are easy to work with and exceed industry expectations,” said Scott Wheaton, 3M Global Portfolio Leader – Digital Print Films. “Our new 3M™ Print Wrap Film IJ280 not only delivers on print quality, durability and conformability, but also reduces labor costs by minimising rework, contributing to a stronger bottom line for our customers.”
     
    The new 3M™ Print Wrap Film IJ280 with 3M™ Gloss Wrap Overlaminate 8428G not only helps graphics manufacturers achieve faster installs, it helps them do it fearlessly.
    Benefits of the new products include:
    Preferred by installers globally*
    Up to 20 percent faster to install^
    Proven to lift 2x less*
    Conforms with less heat*
    Outstanding print quality
    3M™ Comply™ v4 Air Release designed for max airflow and smooth results
    Proprietary adhesive offers optimised initial tack, slide and repositionability
    Removes cleanly at end of life with heat
    Backed globally by the 3M™ MSC™ Warranty
     
    For more information on 3M graphic films and to request a sample, visit 3M.com.au/IJ280 and 3M.co.nz/IJ280.

    *when compared to Avery Dennison® 1105EZRS/1460Z, Arlon SLX®/3210, & 3M™ IJ180Cv3/mC/8518 with experienced installers applying 3M™ IJ280/8428G for the first time.
     
    ^when compared to Avery Dennison® 1105EZRS/1460Z, Arlon SLX®/3210, & 3M™ IJ180Cv3/mC/8518.





  • + Epson announces The Pano Awards 2021 Call for Entries

    The Epson International Pano Awards is dedicated to the craft and art of panoramic photography and is the world’s ..

    08 June 2021


    The Epson International Pano Awards is dedicated to the craft and art of panoramic photography and is the world’s largest competition devoted to the genre. It’s also a competition that with Epson’s help has grown larger every year and the 2021 awards are no exception. With that in mind Epson and The Pano Awards have launched this year’s call for entries.



    Curator David Evans explained, “It’s that exciting time again where we call for entries to win a US$40,000 prize pool, including $13,500 cash and an array of prizes including an Epson SureColor P7070 printer, an Epson SureColor P5070 printer and an Epson EB-1781W ultra-slim projector. I’m delighted to officially announce that professional and amateur photographers around the world are now invited to enter the 12th Epson International Pano Awards and that early-bird entries are open from today until Monday 2 August, 2021.”
     
    The 2020 competition saw 5859 images submitted from 1452 photographers in 96 countries and these numbers are expected to be exceeded again this year.
     
    Epson GM marketing Bruce Bealby said, “For the twelfth year Epson is delighted that we are able to support these amazing awards and the wonderful photographers who embrace them in challenging times. Not only does Epson enjoy a long, rich and successful history in the photographic industry with photographers of all levels, we also are very committed to the industry. As a result, we are very much looking forward to seeing the entries and how vibrant they look when printed out on Epson’s dedicated photo printers.”
     


    The Epson SureColor-P7070 is a 24" (610mm) large format printer and the SureColor P5070 is a 17" (432mm) large format printer both of which are designed for premium photo, fine art, proofing and packaging design. They support a wide range of standard and specialist media in roll and sheet formats and feature a PrecisionCore® Thin Film (TFP) head with Variable Sized Droplet Technology™ that enables the output of images in high resolution with superior fidelity and tonal gradation.
     
    Both printers use Epson’s latest UltraChrome® HDX all-pigment aqueous ink for accurate colour with an enhanced gamut, Dmax and image durability. The printers also use a 10-colour ink configuration with two levels of black, a choice of a third black or alternative Violet ink for outstanding colour and black and white prints with up to 99% PANTONE® coverage.



    Its ultra-slim design, radiant widescreen performance and easy wireless connectivity make the Epson EB-1781W the ultimate choice in portable projectors. It delivers value, convenience and performance and easily delivers brilliant content from any widescreen notebook with native WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution. Couple that with 3200 lumens colour and white light output and the results are truly amazing.



    David Evans concluded, “It’s no secret that Epson's photo and fine art printers lead the way and set the standard for colour and black and white image reproduction. We are delighted by the degree that the photographic community gets behind the awards and equally by what an amazing support and sponsor Epson is.”
     
    The judging panel for the 2021 Pano Awards includes some of the world's top photographers and industry professionals – Lucie Debelkova, Ignacio Palacios, Isabella Tabacchi, Bill Bailey, Aaron Spence, Paul Marcellini, Perri K Schelat, Justin Majeczky, Anna Gibiskys, Andreas Paehge, Jason Denning, Thomas Erh and Juan Pablo de Miguel.
     
    Early bird entries for The Pano awards are open now. To enter go to: www.thepanoawards.com/enter-2021-awards/ 





  • + Roland DG Strengthens Service Team in Melbourne

    Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and 3D devices, today announced the appointme..

    08 June 2021


    Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and 3D devices, today announced the appointment of Jonathan Cate to the position of Service Technician in Melbourne.

    Bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, Jonathan has previously worked as a technician in the engineering, copier, and wide format printing industries. Jonathan is looking forward to commencing his new role, and is keen to hit the ground running in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

    "Jonathan’s knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for helping customers, aligns perfectly with the company," says Roland DG Australia Service Manager, Duncan Gillespie. "We are excited to welcome Jonathan to the Roland DG family, and look forward to the value he will add to the Roland DG Care program".

    Based in Melbourne, Jonathan will be responsible for direct service to regional and metro customers, as well as assisting current dealers and agents in the region. Given the current lockdown in Victoria, it is hoped that his appointment will help our customers get their businesses back up and running as soon as restrictions ease across the state.

    Roland DG Care includes a complete range of premium services to help customers throughout the lifecycle of their experience with Roland DG. The program includes: fixed travel costs for scheduled preventative maintenance services for Roland DG wide format printers under Fixed Price Scheduled Servicing; installation and training solutions under Roland DG Engage; training courses and clinics under Roland Academy; and industry-leading warranties. 

    For more information on Roland DG Care and to contact the Service and Support Team, visit www.rolanddg.com.au/support





  • + Durst and All4Labels complete beta testing of new Tau 510 RSCi

    Durst, manufacturer of innovative digital printing systems and software solutions, and All4Labels Global Packaging Group..

    08 June 2021


    Durst, manufacturer of innovative digital printing systems and software solutions, and All4Labels Global Packaging Group, a world-class one-stop converter servicing local and multinational clients, announce successful beta testing of Durst’s new Tau 510 RSCi at All4Labels in Gebesee - Germany.

    All4Labels, which has 29 production sites across the world and more than 3,000 employees, specialises in the home and personal care markets, as well as food and beverage. The group is recognised by its customers as a preferred provider of pressure sensitive, shrink sleeve and security labels as well as flexible packaging solutions and identification.

    The Tau 510 RSCi was installed at the All4Labels plant Gebesee in mid 2020 and was since then tested under real production conditions for a dedicated range of label & package printing applications. Thanks to the positive performance of the beta machine, another machine has meanwhile been installed in the same press room to further increase production capacity needs in Gebesee, followed by multiple installations in other All4Label plants across Europe.

    Christian Kraft, Plant Manager at All4Labels Gebesee, said: “This investment in Durst’s RSCi printing technology, software and service represents a further step up in what we offer for customers demanding the very best, who include internationally renowned brands and local companies. Optimisation of production processes has become All4Label’s main priority in a market where we see a high level of customisation, premiumisation and personalisation. Digital printing and the associated technologies have allowed us to offer greater flexibility and faster response to the marketplace. Now, with the new Tau 510 RSCi, Durst has moved to yet another level and will be providing us with industrial performance for medium and long print runs with outstanding quality.”

    Helmuth Munter, Durst’s Segment Manager, Labels & Flexible Packaging, said: “We are delighted to be a business partner of All4Labels and we are proud and happy about the successful beta test of our new Tau 510 RSCi. This strategic alignment is a perfect endorsement for our strategy and the strong emphasis that we place on customer care, quality and innovation, thus in partnership helping our clients be increasingly successful in their chosen business, and we’re looking forward to a future successful growth with All4Labels.”





  • + Epson expands collaboration with GM to offer complete end-to-end label press solution

    Epson’s SurePress L-6534VW now offers options to integrate GM jumbo unwinder and in-line converter, providing incr..

    01 June 2021


    Epson’s SurePress L-6534VW now offers options to integrate GM jumbo unwinder and in-line converter, providing increased productivity solutions for high volume label production



    Epson has announced that its latest UV inkjet digital label press is able to run in-line with a GM LUW500 jumbo roll unwinder, an AVT or BST inspection station and a GM DC330 finishing line. This collaboration provides an integrated, productive and streamlined label printing and finishing solution to meet high volume label production demands. 

    This new capability is ideal for label converters looking to improve operational efficiency for longer print runs, while maintaining the versatility needed for shorter print jobs.

    New in-line connection options available for the SurePress L-6534VW include:

    • Jumbo unwinder – By minimising operator intervention, the GM LUW500 maximises productivity. The unwind module is fully synchronised to the press with stepless electronic tension setting, roll pick up from the floor and an easy-to-use graphic touch screen.
    • Inspection system – Available from AVT or BST, inspection systems provide additional support for process control and quality assurance where necessary, to meet specific production demands.
    • In-line finisher – The GM DC330 finisher is capable of high-speed production. It can be operated as a fully integrated in-line converter or off-line for flexible finishing options. 
    Bruce Bealby, General Manager - Marketing at Epson Australia, commented: “The result of over 10 years collaboration with GM, these innovative and proven connection options for our SurePress UV inkjet digital presses will provide an even more productive solution for streamlined, end-to-end, high volume label production. It’s an exciting development that we are confident will open even greater possibilities for our customers.” 

    The SurePress L-6534VW digital inkjet label press is designed for high productivity and outstanding finish at print speeds up to 50 m/min. Its key features include:
    - Built-in reliability and stability functions to ensure consistent high-quality print results time after time 
    - UV LED pinning between colours enabling sharper text and smoother vignettes
    - Nozzle Verification Technology that detects blocked nozzles and performs automatic head cleaning to reduce wastage and downtime
    - Supports a wide range of paper and film label substrates between 80 and 320 microns in thickness, with a printable width of 330 mm
    - Standard configuration includes corona treater, web cleaner, white ink, digital varnish, and an additional UV curing unit
    - Print heads, inks and web control system are all developed, manufactured and serviced by Epson

    Remote demonstrations of the full configuration will be available from Epson Australia facilities

    To view the Epson SurePress L-6534VW inline solution in action go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi-bH9FVVhc

    The SurePress L-6534VW in-line connection options will be available from June 2021.





  • + NIX SENSOR LAUNCH WORLD’S FIRST PORTABLE 31 CHANNEL SPECTROPHOTOMETER

    The Nix Spectro 2 is a full-featured, portable spectrophotometer that will revolutionise the paints and coatings industr..

    01 June 2021


    The Nix Spectro 2 is a full-featured, portable spectrophotometer that will revolutionise the paints and coatings industry. Finally, custom paint formulations can be performed at front-of-the-counter or outside of the store with the full accuracy of a benchtop.

    Hamilton, Ontario: Nix Sensor Ltd., a technology-based company that designs, manufactures, and retails high-precision sensing technology, such as the award-winning Nix Mini, announced today the launch of the Nix Spectro 2. A professional-grade, accessible, and cost-effective spectrophotometer that offers a new way for industry professionals to capture and communicate spectral data.

    “The product development and engineering teams at Nix have been listening closely to the needs of our customers around the world and the message is clear; paint matching and custom formulation must be brought to the masses, especially in the COVID-19 era. Brands must also extend outside of their traditional retail settings if they want to stay competitive. To accomplish this, we needed to build a device that is not only portable, durable, and accurate, but most importantly, easy to use. I am proud to say that we have achieved all of these goals and more with the Spectro 2. I’m excited to see how this technology will once again revolutionize the retail/online paint experience.”

    - Matthew Sheridan – CEO/Founder of Nix Sensor Ltd.

    The Nix Spectro 2 is the only portable spectrophotometer of its kind to capture spectral data across 31 channels (10nm bins over 400-700nm) while being durable enough to be used on a job site and easy enough to be directly used by a homeowner.

    Smaller than a tennis ball, but made from solid aluminium, the Nix Spectro 2’s innovative portability will quickly usher in a new era of “on-site” color matches, formulation, and color communication. Accelerated by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and by software tools like Nix Sensor Ltd.’s Paint With CHIP app (paintwithchip.com), we expect the disruption of the traditional retail paint model to continue to accelerate throughout 2021 and beyond.

    The Nix Spectro 2 is launching Spring 2021 and a pre-order signup to receive 25% off is available for a limited time at nixsensor.com/nix-spectro-2/.





  • + Andrew Coulsen New CEO for Spandex

    Spandex, the one-stop supplier of innovative solutions to the sign, graphics and display industries, has appointed Andre..

    01 June 2021


    Spandex, the one-stop supplier of innovative solutions to the sign, graphics and display industries, has appointed Andrew Coulsen to the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective from 3rd May 2021. He succeeds Rod Larson, who has served as CEO for 14 years and remains with the business as Executive Chairman.

    An Australian born, Andrew Coulsen has served since 2009 as CEO of NTT Ltd. – Europe, a technology service company. He is also a Non-Executive Board member of Tungsten Networks, a publicly-listed UK entity. His career to date has been focused in the technology distribution sector, with experience across go-to-market, finance and operations. He has worked in Australia, USA, Germany, the UK and Switzerland for organisations including Dimension Data, subsequently acquired by NTT, Comtech and Optus. He holds a degree in Accountancy with Marketing from the University of Sydney.

    Andrew will be based at Spandex’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

    Rod Larson comments: “It has been my privilege and pleasure to serve Spandex as CEO for the last 14 years, during which time our team has driven significant growth, expanding into diverse new vertical markets, extending our presence to 20 countries, building our portfolio of brands, and optimising our distribution and service infrastructure to give the best possible choice and support to our customers around the world. The time has come to transition to a new CEO who can take Spandex forward and meet our ambitious objectives for the business. Andrew is an exceptional commercial leader who is the perfect choice to lead the overall strategic direction and development of the company in the years to come.”

    Andrew Coulsen adds: “It’s my pleasure to join Spandex and to have the opportunity to head up a growing business with such a strong track record and an outstanding team. Our focus now is to grow our European, Australian and North American operations as well as to expand in new geographies, bringing our exceptional brand portfolio and service excellence to even more customers worldwide. I’m excited to lead Spandex on the next stage of its successful journey.”





  • + Epson launches two new Heat-Free premium EcoTank Photo Multi-Function printers

    Epson has launched two new heat-free, cartridge-free premium EcoTank Photo models for creative enthusiasts. Perfect for ..

    31 May 2021


    Epson has launched two new heat-free, cartridge-free premium EcoTank Photo models for creative enthusiasts. Perfect for keen amateur photographers, the wireless, multi-function EcoTank Photo ET-8500 and ET-8550 use 6 colour Epson Claria ET Premium inks, can print up to 2,300 high-quality photos or 6,700 pages in black and white or 6,200 pages in colour with one set of ink bottles1 at incredibly low running costs.
     
    As these printers feature Epson’s patented Micro Piezo Heat-Free Technology, you can now enjoy consistent high-speed photo printing, with greatly reduced energy consumption and less need for replacement parts, helping to save time, money and the planet too.

    Both new printers come with the new 6 colour Epson Claria ET Premium ink set to produce high-quality, long-lasting, borderless photos of up to A4 size with the ET-8500 and to A3+ with the ET-8550. The photo black and new photo grey ink makes it easy to achieve detailed, high-contrast black and white photos with beautiful toning, while the pigment black ink ensures sharp text when printing double-sided documents on plain paper. This makes these printers a fantastic choice for every task in your home.



    Epson Australia MD, Craig Heckenberg, said, “These printers are great news for photographers, creative enthusiasts and the environment. They are our first heat-free, multi-function, EcoTank Photo printers to feature 6 colour Claria ET Premium Ink for delivering high quality photos, arts and crafts on a wide range of media. The low running costs and flexible convenience of cartridge-free printing make it ideal for everyday document printing the whole family can enjoy. The fact that they are heat-free means they use far less power than laser printers and are far better for the planet as a result.”



    Amateur photographers and creative hobbyists will appreciate the highly flexible media handling capabilities of the two new printers. With five paper feeds there is no end to the creative projects these printers can deliver. Not only can you print directly onto suitable CDs and DVDs, you can also store photo size and A4 paper in the two front trays ensuring your printer is always loaded and ready to go. The rear tray allows you to print on media such as craft papers and card, even up to A3+ size with the ET-8550. Finally, the rear straight pass paper feed means you can print on cardstock and other speciality media up to 1.3 mm thick.

    These new premium EcoTank Photoprinters join Epson’s award-winning line up of cartridge-free refillable ink tank printers which this year saw global sales reach 50 million units. They deliver ultra-low cost per page thanks to the EcoTank's innovative cartridge-free filling system with easy-to-use, mess-free bottles.
     
    The ET-8500 and ET-8550 allow you to print thousands of high-quality photos and documents with one set of included ink bottles1 - equivalent to about 185 individual cartridges2 - and these prints can last up to 300 years when stored in an album³.




    The ET-8500 and ET-8550 also enable printing from SD cards and USB flash drives through the large 4.3” colour touchscreen. With full Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, and Ethernet connectivity, integrating either of these printers with your existing home set-up is simple and straightforward.

    The EcoTank ET-8500 and ET-8550 are available immediately from www.epson.com.au with an RRP of $999.00 and $1149.00 respectively.
     
    For more on EcoTank printers go to: www.epson.com.au/v2/ecotank/
     
    For more on Epson’s Heat-Free Technology go to: www.epson.com.au/heat-free-technology/
     
    ET-8500 KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS 
    · Cartridge-Free Printing – print 1000’s of pages straight out of the box!1
    · Includes enough ink equivalent to approximately 185 individual cartridges2
    · Exclusive Auto-Stop Ink Bottles – uniquely keyed for easy filling of each colour
    · 6-Colour Claria Inks – for printing high-quality documents and photos up to A4
    · Versatile Paper Handling – dedicated photo and paper trays
    · Easy PC-Free Printing – with built-in USB and memory card slots5
    · Large, Easy-to-Read 4.3" Colour Touchscreen – simple setup and navigation
    · Complete Wireless Solution – easily print from iPad®, iPhone®, Android™ tablets and smartphones4; includes Wi-Fi Direct®6 and Ethernet
     
    ET-8550 KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS 
    · Cartridge-Free Printing – print 1000’s of pages straight out of the box!1
    · Includes enough ink equivalent to approximately 185 individual cartridges2
    · Exclusive Auto-Stop Ink Bottles – uniquely keyed for easy filling of each colour
    · 6-Colour Claria Inks – for printing high-quality documents and photos up to A3
    · Borderless printing – up to A3
    · Versatile Paper Handling – dedicated paper and photo trays
    · Easy PC-Free Printing – with built-in USB and memory card slots5
    · Large, Easy-to-Read 4.3" Colour touchscreen – simple setup and navigation
    · Complete Wireless Solution – easily print from iPad®, iPhone®, Android™ tablets and smartphones4; includes Wi-Fi Direct®6 and Ethernet





  • + Canon strengthens imageRUNNER DX A4 portfolio delivering speed, efficiency and simplicity with C478i Series

    Canon Australia announced the latest addition to its highly acclaimed imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX portfolio, the C478i Series..

    31 May 2021


    Canon Australia announced the latest addition to its highly acclaimed imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX portfolio, the C478i Series. Ideal for hybrid workspaces, the A4 range offers the perfect solution for fast tracking small to medium-sized enterprises’ digital transformation journey with integrated hardware and software for optimum collaboration. The series includes the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C478i[1] and the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C478iZ[2]  which offers enhanced productivity with additional finishing options in an integrated device.
     
    Optimum productivity and usability

    The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C478i Series multifunction printer is centred around simplicity, combining an intuitive user interface with fast functionality and high-quality images to ensure tasks can be managed efficiently. Personalised workflows allow users to pick and choose what works best for them and cloud documents can be accessed and stored at any time using uniFLOW Online. Advanced scanning technology can dramatically reduce time spent naming and saving scanned files to a user’s cloud storage service.  Additionally, the series offers effortless maintenance with a suite of user maintenance videos, and Canon’s mess-free all-in-one toner cartridge reduces downtime with smooth replacement of consumables.
     
    Enhanced mobility, security and sustainability

    Workers and contractors can work on-the-go with expanded mobile OS support. The Canon PRINT Business (mobile app) makes managing workflows easy and can be used with Apple® and AndroidTM. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C478i series offers robust security with Encrypted SSD data storage, TPM 2.0 and cloud backup which provides comprehensive 360° security. McAfee Embedded Control is standard to prevent programs from being tampered and unauthorised programs from being executed during runtime. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C478i series satisfies key sustainability demands of hybrid workspaces with quiet operation for minimal disruption and reduced costs from improved energy consumption.
     
    “Over the last year the emergence of the hybrid workplace has fundamentally shifted the technology requirements of businesses,” says Ted Matsumoto, General Manager - B2B Product Marketing, Canon Australia. “Canon is proud to build on its imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX portfolio with the intuitive C478i Series which offers smart technologies that deliver high productivity and streamlined workflows for increased efficiency. Ideal for SMEs operating at home or in the office, Canon is confident we’re helping our customers with their digital transformation journey and the challenges of hybrid working.”
     
    Key Features - imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C478i Series

    • Print up to 47 PPM[3] A4
    • Scan up to 190 ipm A4 scan speed (2-sided)
    • uniFLOW Online Express as standard
    • 10.1-inch fully digital colour touch screen
    • Scan, search and store with OneDrive, SharePoint, Concur, and Dropbox
    • Quiet ADF operation
    • 360° security with McAfee Embedded Control software
    • TPM 2.0 providing stronger encryption technology
    • Warm-up time, 4 seconds or less in Quick Start Mode.
    • Staple up to 30 sheets (60 - 90 gsm) Offset (imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C478iZ model only)
     
    For more information on the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C478i Series, please visit:  
    https://canon.com.au/multifunction-devices/imagerunner-advance-dx-c478i
    https://canon.com.au/multifunction-devices/imagerunner-advance-dx-c478iz





  • + ELEVATE EFFICIENCY AND ACCELERATE GROWTH WITH THE NEW CANON COLORSTREAM 8000 SERIES

    Canon Production Printing Australia have announced the ColorStream 8000 series of continuous feed inkjet printers, setti..

    31 May 2021


    Canon Production Printing Australia have announced the ColorStream 8000 series of continuous feed inkjet printers, setting a new standard for high volume production environments.

    An addition to the market-leading ColorStream family, the new flagship represents the next stage in the evolution of the platform with its combined advances in productivity, print quality and application flexibility.

    Built on a decade of continuous innovation in response to customer feedback, the ColorStream 8000 series has been designed to meet the current and future production challenges of corporate and public sector in-plants, print and communication service (transactional and direct mail) providers and specialised commercial printers, such as those producing books, manuals or pharmaceutical leaflets.

    The series features new 1,200dpi printheads that yield a stunning and consistent print quality – even at the highest speed – from the first print to the last, reproducing smoother gradients, homogeneous tints and sharper detail, and minimising typical inkjet technology artefacts.

    The ColorStream 8000 series also uses a new water-based pigment ink set with latex polymer, which delivers a very wide colour gamut that meets Fogra process standards, perfect droplet formation, and deep black and vibrant colours on uncoated paper without any pre-treatment.

    Craig Nethercott, Managing Director, Canon Production Printing Oceania comments, “the 8000 series features advanced technology that takes the ColorStream to a new level of quality, efficiency and productivity.

    “We now have the ability to produce more in less time, broaden application reach, explore new markets and grow profit streams.”

    The ColorStream comprises two models, 8133 and 8160, representing the maximum print speed of each (133m/min and 160m/min). With print speeds of up to 2,152 A4 images/min (15 – 70 million A4 images per month), the ColorStream 8000 series is set to easily handle production peaks and reduce run and labour costs by consolidating volumes from offset and continuous feed toner presses onto the ColorStream.

    Mr Nethercott continues, “the productivity of the series is further improved by the fact that everything that could be automated has been, making the series exceptionally easy to operate and freeing up operator time for other value-added activities. The many automated tasks add to the remarkable uptime (over 90%) of the ColorStream 8000 series, giving users a reliable solution they can really trust.”

    The Proactive Maintenance available with the ColorStream 8000 series offers additional peace of mind in production planning by delivering predictive maintenance, enabling targeted machine downtimes for service and avoiding unpredicted downtimes during production.

    Mr Nethercott adds, “in a fast-moving market, finding new applications can be crucial to staying competitive. The ColorStream 8000 series features an improved print quality and the ability to print on a wide variety of uncoated, recycled and inkjet treated papers from 40gsm to 160gsm as standard (and selected papers up to 220gsm). So now, print and communication service providers can now proactively respond to the challenges of today’s market and provide high quality promotional applications next to transactional, direct mail and book (mono and full colour) applications.

    “This capability is enhanced by the design of the press’s paper path, which, with a maximum print width of 560mm, gives impositioning freedom to create outstanding promotional pieces and maximise book formats.”

    First ColorStream 8000 series customer

    DATEV eG is the third largest provider of business software in Germany, one of the largest European IT service providers and the first Canon customer to install a ColorStream 8000 series printer.

    The cooperative of tax consulting professionals supports a total of 2.5 million companies, self-employed persons, municipalities, associations and institutions, and manages the complete production of customers' business documents as a full-service provider.

    Operating a high-performance, modern and highly secure Digital & Print Solution Centre (DPSC) in Nuremberg, it produces, on average, more than 1.1 billion pages per year, ranging from promotional and informative mailings to invoices and reminders to high-quality account statements and insurance policies.

    Based on customer demand for the fastest ColorStream version, the ColorStream 8160 will be available from the date of launch, 25 of May, while the ColorStream 8133 will follow early in the second half of 2021. Both models will be available in mono and full-colour configurations.

    Customers can see the new ColorStream 8000 series by requesting a virtual demo.





  • + New Kongsberg C20 is smallest high-speed production table on the market

    Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) has today announced the expansion of its C Series range of digital f..

    31 May 2021


    Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) has today announced the expansion of its C Series range of digital finishing tables with the launch of the compact new C20 – the smallest high-speed production table on the market.

    Kongsberg_C20The new Kongsberg C20 packs all the professional features of the market-leading Kongsberg C Series – renowned for being the most productive cutting tables available - into a compact size of just 1.6m x 1.4m. While the C20 is the smallest in the Kongsberg C Series range, it retains all the same professional features and specifications as its bigger counterparts.

    “We know that industrial manufacturers, as well as small sign shops, require a high-speed cutting table to keep up with the manufacturing process, but floorspace comes at a premium,” said Stuart Fox, President, Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems. “The high cost of owning or renting space is a serious problem for many in the sign and display market. With the new Kongsberg C20, there is no longer any need for those businesses to compromise on production and quality due to a lack of available space.”

    State-of-the-art, rock-solid engineering ensures the Kongsberg C Series delivers the highest levels of performance. The cutting table utilizes aerospace technology, combining an aluminium composite tabletop, a rack and pinion drive system and dynamic table mapping, which together deliver the greatest cutting accuracy and consistency. Multiple tool combinations are available during production, and the tooling system includes a material thickness probe and an optional camera for registering printed and un-printed material.

    “As with our entire C Series range, Kongsberg high performance tooling has been specifically developed to further increase throughput and quality for users,” added Stuart. “The Kongsberg C20 is an investment that will help drive the owner’s creativity and production to new levels.

    “Achieving optimum performance from a significantly smaller footprint is a real game-changer for the sign and display market.”

    For more on the Kongsberg C Series range, visit www.kongsbergsystems.com





  • + Epson launches new high-volume high-colour dye-sublimation printer

    SureColor F10060H combines efficient high-speed production with outstanding image quality Epson has announced a new..

    31 May 2021


    SureColor F10060H combines efficient high-speed production with outstanding image quality

    Epson has announced a new 76-inch high speed dye sublimation printer with support for media up to 76” wide – the SureColor F10060H. This new model features a total of six ink lines including the traditional CYMK along with two more that can be configured for either Light Cyan (Lc) and Light Magenta (Lm) or Fluorescent Pink (Fp) and Fluorescent Yellow(Fy).

    The CYMKLcLm configuration is aimed at customers who seek to produce premium quality output with maximum image quality. It enables more precise and accurate colour with fine gradation and reduced grain. It is particularly suited to output that include images of people, product and locations and environment. Skin colours are outstanding, equipment is vibrant and beaches, trees and skies look rich and captivating.
     
    The FpFy configuration is aimed at customers producing sportswear, work and emergency clothing, merchandise and soft signage which require a fluorescent component.

    Images produced with fluorescent ink are bright and intense with high reflectivity. While traditional dye sub printers only apply fluorescent inks as a spot colour, the SC-F10060H can also apply them as a continuous tone mixed with other colours to provide a full rainbow of brilliance.
     
    The new printer features a total of six next generation PrecisionCore printheads, each with 3200 nozzles. The heads support Variable Sized Dot Technology (VSDT) and feature active inkless nozzle status monitoring. To ensure maximum image quality with minimum wastage the printer undertakes auto nozzle replacement and incorporates advanced self-cleaning.

    The new printer supports production speeds up to 245m2/hr on rolls up to 1950mm (76”) wide and 60kg in weight. To ensure cost-effective operation it supports ultra-thin media, incorporates a high-precision auto-take-up and features a bulk ink system that holds up to 120L with dual storage and auto hot-swap.
     
    Like its 4-colour siblings, the SureColor F10060H is a sophisticated, dye-sublimation machine for textile production aimed at high volume producers. It combines speed, efficiency and production-cost minimisation with the ability to produce superior output quality .
     
    In the dye-sublimation sector, customers demand fast turnaround and reliable operation. They also expect consistent and accurate output. With these requirements in mind, Epson has developed a machine that sets new standards in terms of standards in quality, reliability and durability.



    The SC-F10060H is designed for easy operation. It features a large 9” colour touch panel display and a transparent platen window with integrated lighting. Downloadable EMX profiles facilitate rapid set-up with common media types. An integrated RGB camera enables easy profile adjustment and fast configuration with new medias.
     
    When developing the original 4-colour SC-F10060 and now the new 6-colour SC-F10060H, Epson carefully considered workflow. The printer can be loaded by single operator, care of an integrated media lifter and dual front and rear feed controls. It also features an industrial style signal lamp and an ink system with automatic hot swap. The SC-F10060H ships complete with Epson Edge Print and Edge Dashboard software and also supports a new service called Epson Cloud Solution PORT (ECSP) that enables detailed production monitoring and advanced status analysis.



    As with all Epson Large Format Printers, the SC-F10060H is backed with a comprehensive service package that offers cover up to five years. The new ECSP system enables Epson to offer remote support and accelerated repair; problems can be directly analysed and service agents dispatched complete with appropriate parts.
     
    To ensure maximum up-time, the optional User Self Replacement of printheads have been enabled, clearly demonstrating Epson has raised the benchmark for production equipment.



    The SureColor F10060H is available for ordering now from authorised Epson Large Format fabric printing solutions resellers.
     
    To find out more go to: https://www.epson.com.au/Prographics/products/Fabric_Merchandise/?groupid=88&grouptypeid=19





  • + Morgana Announces Launch of the DigiFold Pro XL

    Morgana Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, a Plockmatic International company, announces the release of a new member of its Dig..

    31 May 2021


    Morgana Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, a Plockmatic International company, announces the release of a new member of its DigiFold line-up, the DigiFold Pro XL creasing and folding machine.

    The DigiFold Pro XL is the latest addition to the Morgana DigiFold family. The machine is developed from the well proven Morgana DigiFold Pro and is equipped with the latest version of the patented DynaCrease creasing system. The unit incorporates a suction feeder that handles stock sizes from 210mm to 1,300mm in length. The heavy-duty automatic creasing and folding system is designed to complement mid to high volume digital and offset production presses.

    Morgana DigiFold Pro XL fits perfectly with the long-sheet capabilities of today’s production printers by featuring a pull-out extension that handles sheet sizes up to 1,300mm as standard. This opens the door to new applications, such as landscape booklet covers, book covers for oversized perfect bound books, multi-panel brochures, and the many other applications made possible by long sheet presses.

    The DigiFold Pro XL is equipped with the latest version of Morgana’s DynaCrease, where the creasing blades can now be easily changed without the use of tools. An additional Static Crease option can be installed to enable different crease profiles to be applied in one pass, commonly used in the production of “hinge and spine” creases in book covers. Changing the Static Crease blade for a perforation tool will provide the full range of crease and perforation options, such as tear out coupons and reply cards.

    Morgana’s DigiFold Pro XL can fold up to 6,000 A4 sheets per hour, and in crease-only mode it can produce up to 7,500 sheets per hour. The unit has a maximum loading capacity of 200mm.

    The top-fed vacuum feeder ensures stable production for long runs. Morgana’s user-friendly operator panel allows for the simple input of sheet size, media type, and thickness. With this information the Pro XL can automatically set the speed, roller gap, and fan settings.

    A unique air-knife system is used for sheet separation. Full cross perforation is available, plus up to five inline perforation/scoring wheels. The unit can produce up to 30 creases per sheet (Static Crease). It is equipped with both a belt-stacker for folded sheets and a delivery tray for crease only jobs.

    The loading and unloading areas are an open design to make it easy to monitor performance and make changing from job to job fast and efficient. The new open feeder design is capable of efficiently feeding a wide range of media types and weights. It is equipped with automated vacuum feed technology, specifically designed to handle the widest range of pre-printed media.

    Commenting on this latest addition to the Morgana range, Ray Hillhouse, VP Sales & Marketing said: “The Pro XL is an important addition because of its wide stock range. We work closely with the print engine manufacturers on several levels. All of them were pushing into longer sheet applications with their latest print engines. As well as opening up a new range of possibilities, we’ve made the DigiFold easier to operate and automated much of the feeder set-up with our new vacuum feeder.”

    Full details of Morgana’s product line-up can be found at: www.morgana.co.uk





  • + Durst To Host 'All You Need is RSC' Event

    If you want to know how Durst's state-of-the-art RSCi label platform can help drive your label business and achieve next..

    31 May 2021


    If you want to know how Durst's state-of-the-art RSCi label platform can help drive your label business and achieve next level production efficiency and image quality, then be sure to sign up for the 'All You Need is RSC' online event happening on 15 June at 6pm Melb/Syd time. 

    To find out more, simply visit here.






  • + Nazdar Adds Orange and Light Black Options to 130 Series Solvent Inkjet Inks

    Nazdar Ink Technologies has expanded its 130 Series of solvent inkjet inks with two new colours: Orange and Light Black...

    25 May 2021


    Nazdar Ink Technologies has expanded its 130 Series of solvent inkjet inks with two new colours: Orange and Light Black. By enhancing the existing range of CMYK plus Light Cyan, and Light Magenta to include Orange and Light Black, Nazdar will enable end-users to deliver an enhanced range of colours and more accurate greyscale printing on graphics output.
     
    Designed specifically for use in Mimaki Digital Printers using Mimaki SS21 Ink, the Nazdar 130 Series inks are closely colour-matched and chemically compatible with the original inks, saving users both time and money by switching one colour at a time. Flushing, purging, or re-profiling is not necessary when transitioning, due to the accurate colour reproduction capabilities of the ink set.
     
    Suitable for multiple substrates including vinyl, banner material, blue back paper and backed mesh, the high-impact, high-intensity Nazdar 130 Series inks also have enhanced drying characteristics to accommodate faster print speeds.
     
    On the new ink colour introductions, Stephen Woodall, Market Segment Manager – Aqueous & Solvent Digital at Nazdar, comments: “The Orange ink has been added to the range to ensure our end-user customers can achieve a wider, more vibrant colour gamut, while the new Light Black option will help deliver stunning monochrome images.
     
    “All our inks are covered by one of the most comprehensive warranties in the market – covering the entire ink train – enabling businesses to confidently take advantage of the increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our fully field-tested solutions.”
     
    Nazdar 130 Series Inks are designed for maximum outdoor resistance to colour fade and chemical attack caused by the combined effects of UV degradation and environmental pollution. Each colour is formulated with durable long-term outdoor pigments and – when used with proper colour management – colour variance of the original print density will be minimal over a period of 24 months for vertical outdoor exposure.

    nazdar.com