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Mutoh unveils UV-LED flatbed printer ‘PerformanceJet 2508UF’

Mutoh Industries Ltd. recently announced the new “PerformanceJet 2508UF”, Mutoh’s first true 4’x8’ UV-LED flatbed printer, will soon be released to the industrial printing market. Prior to the formal launch, the “PJ-2508UF” will be exhibited at the ISA (International Sign Association) Sign Expo 2018.
The company spokesperson, commented, “The PJ-2508UF is the latest performance model in flatbed printing with field upgradable head configurations of up to 8 sets. 4 sets of staggered print heads are

Duplo Corporation buys European operation in a deal

Japanese post-press equipment manufacturer Duplo Corporation has bought Duplo International, parent of Duplo UK and Duplo France and master distributor for the Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia region. The deal was completed on 28 February.
Duplo International chairman and chief executive chairman Robin Greenhalgh said the deal came about largely because his two older brothers and fellow shareholders Philip and Alan Greenhalgh were looking to retire. As a result, the Greenhalgh family

Roland DGA unveils the Laser Foil Decorator

Roland DGA announced the launch of the world’s first laser foil decorator – the DGSHAPE LD-80.
“The personalization market in the Middle East has been in the surge for the past few years. The LD-80 is in line with our drive to expand the personalization market for our customers and this product will set new trends in the Middle East personalization market. The METAZA series have for a long time addressed this segment and the LD-80 is a natural expansion of this range,” Karthik Murugesan from

swissQprint at ISA Sign Expo

At the ISA Sign Expo 2018, swissQprint demonstrated that the possibilities of UV digital printing exceed common expectations. swissQprint large-format printers cover a variety of applications in flatbed and roll to roll printing. Visitors at ISA Sign Expo 2018 were shown that a single swissQprint device has the capacity of an entire machinery pool.
Among other features, swissQprint offers the so-called tandem print mode. It enables non-stop printing of larger series by alternately working on the

Konica Minolta adds inline option to AccurioJet KM-1 B2

Konica Minolta has added an inline finishing option to its AccurioJet KM-1 B2 inkjet press as part of a raft of new technology partnerships. Also, the company has revealed the plans to increase the installed base to 50 later this year. The Japanese manufacturer currently has 30 AccurioJets installed worldwide, with the most recent installation of the UV inkjet press going into production last month at a large Polish printing company. A further sale to a French printer with a specific

Fujifilm expands portfolio with an entry-level Acuity LED option

Fujifilm has expanded its printer portfolio by launching a more flexible, lower cost alternative to the Acuity LED 1600 II. The Acuity LED 1600R is optimised for four-colour CYMK roll-to-roll printing but is otherwise said to share all of the quality and performance benefits of the Acuity LED 1600 II hybrid model, launched in 2015.
Incorporating Dimatix Q-class industrial printheads, the Acuity LED 1600R offers four channels as standard. The 1.6m-wide machine can print at up to 33sqm/hr

Durst introduces P5 series to market

Durst has launched the P5 series, a new family of large-format machines targeted at the high-volume industrial production of POS.  The first press in the new range is the P5 250 HS, which will start shipping from April, the company informed.
Durst said that P5 relates to five core features at the heart of the new technology: productivity, reliability, workflow, versatility and print quality. Also included is the new Durst Analytics information platform for pre-emptive maintenance and detailed

PPR signs a deal with OKI

Print Partnership Reprographics (PPR) has signed an agreement to become an independent supplier of OKI’s wide-format ColorPainter range, including the E64s press. PPR is using the 1.6m-wide E64s printer for its own printing output, as well as selling it on to customers.
“I am delighted to add a quality range of eco-solvent printers to our range,” said PPR managing director Jim Harford. “We see OKI as a natural evolution of our constantly-changing services.”
“It’s an exciting time in wide-format

SPGPrints brings out new Dev & Dry system

SPGPrints has unveiled a new RotaPlate Dev & Dry system. As per the company statement, it provides a fast, ergonomic and automated means of developing and drying RotaPlate nickel rotary screens, for narrow web applications, in a one-step, quality-assured process. RotaPlate Dev & Dry replaces the use of a water-gun. The unit, with a 2m2 footprint, also offers environmental benefits.  
    It includes a water filtering and recycling system, and requires no drainage or exhaust; only

Fujifilm unveils Acuity LED 1600R

Fujifilm has announced the release of a new machine in its Acuity series, the Acuity LED 1600R. This roll-to-roll printer is optimised for four-colour CMYK printing, but otherwise shares all the benefits in quality and performance of the highly successful Acuity LED 1600 II hybrid model. The first public demonstration of this new model took place at C!Print Lyon 6th-8th February 2018 on the Fujifilm stand.
Says Tudor Morgan, segment manager, Sign & Display at Fujifilm Graphic Systems

Kompac partners with Xeikon to expand their demo facility

Kompac announced they have recently partnered with Xeikon, and installed an EZ Koat 20 Plus at their new Itasca, Illinois, demonstration facility to show UV/aqueous coating capabilities when paired with Xeikon technology. Following the placement was the North American edition of Xeikon Café, where the team was invited to speak with both Xeikon owners and those considering acquiring a Xeikon press, about how the two technologies can be paired to create more efficient workflows and provide

Kolbus perfect binding & bookline business taken over by Müller

Muller Martini takes over the perfect binding and bookline business from Kolbus. This includes also the service and spare parts business for all Kolbus bookbinding systems installed worldwide. However, Kolbus sets the focus on the packaging and case making business, parts manufacturing and the foundry business.
“Structural change has changed the graphic arts industry in recent years and our market has become much smaller and versatile at once”, says Bruno Müller, CEO of Muller Martini

OKI Europe launches Pro9 envelope print system for direct marketing

OKI Europe Ltd’s unveils their new Pro9 Envelope Print System to enable print shops and print houses to take advantage of evolving trends in direct marketing. The Envelope System provides users of OKI’s Pro9 series Graphic Arts printers with the scope to differentiate their business on two counts. First it enables short runs of variable data envelope printing in less time than it takes to produce printing plates and ink up a press and without any set-up costs. Secondly, the Pro9542 Envelope

Comexi shows latest innovations in an event

Comexi, specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, presented its latest innovations in its revolutionary offset printing technology: the Comexi CI8. The group recently held an open house – dubbed “Offset Innovation Day” – at its headquarters in Riudellots de la Selva (Girona, Spain).
During the event, Comexi demonstrated the latest evolutions that Comexi’s offset team has been developing in the past year. Main improvements were done in efficiency and productivity. For example

Wellcare Infotech unveils Keundo UV roll-to-roll printers

Wellcare Infotech LLC, based in Dubai with branches in Abu Dhabi and Oman, are going to unveil their latest addition of the industrial-grade KEUNDO UV roll-to-roll printers in 1.8m, 3.2m and 5m widths to their portfolio of Digital printer brands.
The product was globally launched in second quarter of 2017.
Talking about Keundo and Wellcare Infotech, Godwin Joseph, executive director at Wellcare Infotech LLC, commented, “KEUNDO has a reputation for embracing the latest printing technologies and

Mimaki launches new wide-format laminators

Mimaki has announced the launch of a new series of wide-format laminators and laminating films.
Initially comprised of the 1.6m-wide LA 160W and 1.7m-wide 170W, Hybrid national sales manager John de la Roche said that the new machines work as an accompaniment to the newly launched UCJV series LED UV print and cuts, being shown for the first time at this week’s The Print Show in Telford.
De la Roche said: “If you talk to laminating companies, the bigger names, they are all rushing to market to

Fujifilm software brings nesting breakthrough to wide-format

Fujifilm has added Tilia Labs’ wide-format layout software to its XMF workflow suite, aiming to maximise printed area use and minimise substrate waste.
Fujifilm said integrating Tilia Griffin with XMF automates the manual process of nesting multiple wide-format jobs. Fulfilling a role previously completed in Adobe Illustrator, the Tilia Griffin is available for purchase ranging from €4,000 to €8,000  or for yearly subscription at around €1,500 to €2,500 per year.
“Mainly, what we are providing

Zünd releases Version 3.0 of its ZCC software

Zünd has released Version 3.0 of its Zünd Cut Center – ZCC software suite with enhanced features like additional and enhanced registration methods to enhance productivity as well as an added, browser-based Dashboard for remote access to all performance and production data.
In a statement released to the media, Zünd has said that . ZCC Version 3.0 now includes refined algorithms for capturing only those register marks essential for determining position, skew and distortion. Consequently, the ICC

SAi extends its network

SA International (SAi), the provider of software solutions for the professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, has announced the expansion of its worldwide technical sales support network with a number of new appointments in key locations.
The latest additions to SAi’s team include: Marta Da Sa, sales executive at SAi Europe, David Yin, application specialist at SAi China, Cássio Origuela, driver engineer at SAi Brazil, and Nick Day, technical

Epson unveils SureColor F9370 Inkjet printer

Epson unveils a new 64-inch F9370 which features industrial-level production with speeds up to 1,169 square feet per hour, and an integrated new fabric-wiping system coupled with highly accurate roll-to-roll media support to handle economical, lightweight transfer papers. The SureColor F9370 replaces the SureColor F9200 to join Epson’s complete line of SureColor F-Series Printers – including the SureColor F6200 and SureColor F7200.
“The dye-sublimation printing industry is rapidly expanding into

New Morgana PUR binder now ready for larger-scale jobs

Morgana has launched a larger-format version of its DigiBook 300 PUR binder capable of handling A3 landscape books.
The DigiBook 300XLPro binder has an increased input cover size of 450x1,000mm, compared with the 350x700mm maximum format of its predecessor. It can now produce landscape A3 jobs, a feature previously unavailable in the DigiBook 300 binder.
According to Ray Hillhouse, Morgana’s vice-president for offline business, the new single-phase machine can be installed in most commercial

Perfect Colours rental initiative

Perfect Colours is set to offer clients an alternative to buying or leasing their print equipment with a straightforward rental initiative. The difference between the new rental package and the company’s traditional leasing offer is that customers can simply rent a new printer for a fixed monthly fee without the option to buy the equipment at the end of the 3-year lease.
Perfect Colours’ sales director Jon Telling explains the advantages: “This new rental agreement means that clients are able to

Kodak expands synthetic, board substrates for Nexpress presses

Kodak has announced that it has expanded the types of paperboard and synthetic substrates that its Nexpress Presses can run on.
According to a statement from Kodak, the Substrate Expansion kit will now equip Nexpresseses to handle paperboard substrates with weightings graded up to 24 points/610 microns. For synthetic substrates, the Expansion Kit will give printers the option to print on materials with weightings up to 14 mil. These thicker substrates are suitable for printers, including

Duplo launches two new collators available from November

Duplo’s Direct Marketing division has launched two new collators, the Esper DM-230V Pro Collator and the DM Mini Collation System.
The two new machines, which are listed at around €150,000 for the Mini Collation system and €100,000 for the Esper, were given their soft launch in the early part of this year.
The Mini Collation system, which was shown as a prototype at Drupa, is Duplo’s first machine to be twinned with its E-Tandem software, which will be rolled out in November and connects the

Kluge exhibited finishing machines

Brandtjen & Kluge (Kluge) demonstrated several NEW finishing equipment solutions at PRINT 17. Advancements in die cutting, foil stamping, digital foil transfer, UV coating and folding and gluing was on display at PRINT 17.
Discussing the products that was on display on the Kluge exhibit at PRINT 17, Kluge CEO Michael Aumann commented: “As the digital print market continues to evolve there is a growing demand for converting equipment that matches digital print formats and workflows. The Kluge

Zünd launches bit for acrylics

Zünd has brought to market a PCD polishing bit for finishing acrylics.  The P201 and P201-A have a polycrystalline diamond cutting edge (PCD). Polycrystalline diamond is a high-tech manufactured diamond material that has become indispensable in many industrial finishing applications.
The PCD bit is suitable for polishing any kind of routed edges and grooves. It features a particularly long, 16 mm cutting edge, which allows for efficiently and economically polishing even thick materials in one

Primera announces new colour matching software for CX/FX1200e

Manufacturers of speciality printers, Primera Technology has announced that  the colour matching software solution Productionserver by ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH now supports Primera’s CX1200e Digital Printing and FX1200e Finishing System.
Productionserver is a modular and scalable RIP, workflow and colour management software. Its latest version, Productionserver 10, featuresincreased RIP speed through parallel tasks processing, colour management and profiling,  colour replication

X-Rite to release multi-angle Spectrophotometers

X-Rite and its subsidiary Pantone announced the launch of the next-generation family of portable multi-angle spectrophotometers for effect finishes.
The new MA-T12, a 12-angle device, and the MA-T6, a six-angle device combine colour imaging and multi-angle spectral measurement to quantify colour, sparkle and coarseness.  These new devices allow customers to define and control the extreme effect finishes now commonly used in the automotive, plastics, coatings, and cosmetics industries to reduce

Duplo launches its upgraded perfect binder, DB-290

Duplo has launched its new DB-290 perfect binder.  The single-operator machine is listed at the same price as the DB-280 binder, which will now cease production. Duplo said the machine’s main USP is its ability to side-glue using its own dedicated glue tank.
“This is a direct replacement for the DB-280, which is a desktop perfect binder, and is just raising the bar a bit higher,” said Duplo head of digital marketing Alex North.
“It gives the end user a low price point with a more professional

FGSI acquired by Mac Papers

Florida Graphic Supply (FGSI), a Clearwater, Fla.based distributor that specializes in the most advanced wide-format technology available has been acuired by Mac Papers.
“Mac Papers is proud to announce this acquisition, which is an important and strategic move for us in wide-format,” explains Sutton McGehee, president of Mac Papers. “Not only does the acquisition reaffirm the company’s commitment to offering our customers a broad, diversified product lineup, but it also affirms our focus on