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Asahi launches AFP-BFTH FlatTop flexographic plates

Asahi Photoproducts has launched the AFP-BFTH plate in the first half of 2019, an out-of-the-box built-in flat top plate in the market that features premium clean transfer technology, which is designed to facilitate kiss touch printing pressure. This new plate, available in hard, fits seamlessly into any workflow and requires no special equipment.

"The AFP-BFTH plate is the first plate with clean transfer technology to boost solid ink homogeneity in printing," says Dieter Niederstadt, technical marketing manager at Asahi Photoproducts. "It also delivers consistent print quality throughout the run, with fewer press stops for plate cleaning. This adds up to increased productivity and throughput while significantly reducing waste. Asahi’s

Canon launches new Océ Arizona flatbed range

Canon has launched its new family of Océ Arizona 1300 flatbed printers to the sign and display market, looking to offer a more diverse range of applications.

A mid-range group of machines, the newest additions to Canon’s Arizona portfolio are aimed at customers who are ready to upgrade from their first flatbed or hybrid system to something that reaches mid-market requirements with higher productivity and print quality.

Boasting increased versatility across a range of media, such as canvas

Fujifilm adds LED curing to Acuity flatbed range

Fujifilm will introduce LED curing technology to its Acuity range of flatbed printers with the upcoming release of the new Acuity LED 40.

Set for release in the first quarter of 2019, the new machine will be available at the same mid-market price point as its counterparts in the Acuity 20 and Acuity 30 series.

Running with a new LED inkset, Uvijet KL, the LED 40 is available in four-, six- or eight-colour channel configuration, there are options for users to add light inks and varnishes, as

Intec launches new ColorFlare models at lower price points

Intec has begun shipping two new additions to its ColorFlare family of lamination and foiling hybrid machines – the CF350 and CF750.

Joining a portfolio spearheaded by the CF1200 full-sized production unit, which was launched in July last year, the two new devices enter the market at lower price points to attract smaller businesses to the possibilities of the ColorFlare technology’s decorative effects.

Both machines are dual laminator and foil flaring systems designed for commercial print