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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

Xerox launches new white toner will be available from October

Xerox has launched White Dry Ink for the optional fifth unit on its iGen 5 digital production colour cutsheet press. Available for both retrofitting and with new machines, the new toner will be available from October.
Xerox did not disclose the price of the additional unit but said it will be inline with the other optional iGen 5 toners, orange, blue, green and clear.
Kevin O’Donnell, Xerox head of marketing for graphic communications and production systems, said the addition of the white would

Kompac launches coat-ing, priming system

Kompac’s new EZ Koat 20 Plus and 30 Plus models are now rated at speeds up to 200 feet per minute. Whether priming, using UV coating or aqueous coating, Kompac provides solutions at ‘affordable’ prices.
Now offering an Anilox Coater option, the EZ Koat 20 Plus and 30 Plus makes running soft-touch and matte coatings easier for users.
The standard Kompac Coating System remains in place to  switch to high-quality UV/aqueous gloss and satin coatings when desired.
Also, the Kompac’s EZ Koat product

Kluge has launched new foil-stamping, die-cutting press

Post-press manufacturer Brandtjen & Kluge has launched its new Kluge ApexFoil foil-stamping and die-cutting platen press.  The new press was given its soft launch and became available for purchase at the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking Odyssey expo in Chicago, US, in May, but will be officially launched at Print 17, Chicago, between 10 and 14 Sept. Kluge did not disclose the price.
Kluge managing director Thomas Andersen said there are three main improvements over

Renz bolsters portfolio with new launches

Renz has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of the Argos F400 cold UV coating machine and the Bindomatic Accel Cube and Accel Ultra thermal cover binding machines.
Manufactured by Belgian company Argos Solutions, the F400 is a highly flexible flat coating system that can be used in handfed, automatic and inline mode to digital print systems.
The device can run up to 45m/min or 6,000sph (A3) and can handle a maximum paper width of 400mm. It features an optional feeder/stacker and

Langley positive on interims

Manroland Sheetfed parent company Langley Holdings has said group performance was, on the whole, satisfactory although its press manufacturing operation was slightly behind target at the half year.
In the six months to 30 June 2017 the group’s five divisions posted combined revenues of €422.6m (H1 2016: €417.1m) with pre-tax profit down on the same period last year at €45.7m. Operating profit was €3m less than at the same point last year at €45m.
Forecasts for the full year indicate revenues

Foster unveils On-a-Roll lifter

Foster has announced the immediate availability of the Foster On-a-Roll Lifter Jumbo, a new lifter developed in collaboration with EFI.  The new device was designed for use with EFI and VUTEk wide-format and superwide printers, as well as EFI Reggiani textile printers, but is suitable for a variety of similar rollfed printers in the marketplace.
With the Foster Jumbo, printer operators and shop floor personnel can quickly and safely maneuver rolls as heavy as 990 lbs (450 kg) and with roll

Heidelberg moves further into the Industry 4.0 space

Heidelberg has taken the next step of its digital strategy by acquiring Germany-based software developer Docufy.
The deal completed on 1 May for an undisclosed sum.
Heidelberg’s chief executive Rainer Hundsdörfer, appointed last November, announced earlier this year that he was to initiate a revamp of the manufacturer’s organisational structure to align it with “the digital future” and also that he had a number of potential acquisitions in his sights, with Docufy now being the first.
Based in

Coated SLP papers are certified for HP latex machines

Felix Schoeller Digital Media, a business unit in the Felix Schoeller Group, the  specialty paper manufacturer, has introduced its improved papers for solvent latex printing.
These optimised SLP papers, which are all coated with a solvent latex primer and now also with a special back coat, are certified for HP’s Latex 300 and 3000 series. Four products are available in a glossy or satin finish and grammages of 140 and 200 g/m² to suit different applications.
“Our aim is to ensure that our

GPA to offer Bantex Banner

GPA announces the addition of Bantex Banner Media to their wide format offering. Bantex has earned a reputation among banner professionals for delivering unmatched quality, reliability, and consistency. Now, GPA is providing this collection to help their customers provide high-end banner solutions that make a lasting impact. Because GPA constantly seeks out innovative wide format media to create profitable new opportunities, customers can look to GPA as a single substrate source that fits the

3M Materials Product Guide launched

Spandex has launched a 3M Materials Product Guide which includes the latest 3M products. The new 84-page guide includes films for every day signage as well as high value, high performance applications including: high performance vehicle wraps and graphics; interior décor and wall coverings; window and glass decoration and  architectural finishes.
“There’s huge potential for graphics producers to be more successful by delivering high value projects using 3M’s range of performance films which

Agfa unveils its new UV LED Jeti Tauro printers at Fespa 2017

Agfa launched its new Jeti Tauro H2500 LED UV printer, featuring an integrated roll-to-roll system for continuous and automated media feeding. The 2.5m-wide roll-to-roll hybrid UV printer can reach 275m2/hr and prints in six colours with optional white or primer.
Agfa product manager Reinhilde Alaert said the UV LED lamps comes with a number of economical and environmental benefits. “LEDs have minimal heat output, for example, which allows for printing on thin heat sensitive media such as

GMG launches proof media with enhanced features

Developer of colour management solutions GMG has launched two lines of new proof media, GMG ProofMedia premium and GMG ProofMedia studio.
“We have been offering our high-grade GMG ProofMedia for fifteen years, with consistent quality,” explains GMG managing director, Robert Weihing. “While our customers have been very happy with it, we have set a new benchmark for high-end contract proofing with GMG ProofMedia premium. We receive very positive feedback from our most critical customers. A newly