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HP Scitex LX800

HP set the cat among the pigeons when it launched its latex technology two years ago with claims that it offered a 'win-win-win-win' with good environmental credentials, high image quality, productivity and wide substrate and application flexibility. The LX800, a 3.2m-wide, roll-to-roll machine, is the third generation to use latex, pushing it up further into the industrial space and challenging solvent and UV-cured machines. The first latex machine, the Designjet LS65500, a 2.6m-wide, roll-to-roll machine, sat in a slightly curious sector of the market, a bit too big to challenge the eco-solvent brigade and a bit too small to tackle the hard solvent and UV-cured heavyweights. So having launched the Designjet LS25500 last year to tackle

Agfa Jeti Aquajet 3324

Fabric printing is an area at the top of the list of interest in the wide-format world. According to Fespa's latest state-of-the-industry World Wide Survey, published this summer, 42% of respondents were considering investing in a machine capable of printing onto fabric, and fabrics also topped their list of substrates of interest. The statistics were also backed up anecdotally by the printers trawling the aisles of Fespa Munich back in June, with most quizzed saying fabrics and fabric printers

Apple iPad

Is it a book? Is it a phone? No, it's a super gadget - Apple's iPad, the most hyped tech product of 2010.

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs played down the relevance of tablet computers when rival IT firms launched versions earlier in the decade based on arch-rival operating system Windows, and then, in the run-up to its eventual announcement at the beginning of this year, rumours were flying around about Apple's take on the tablet, which of course was the iPad.

So what changed? Technology and

Ricoh C720

Ricoh's C720 and C720S stand out from the rest of the light production crowd in one respect; they keep churning out pages at their rated speed of 72 A4 ppm regardless of the weight of the paper or whether it is coated or not. Most machines with the light production tag sprint along at rated speed on skinny stocks, but slow down to half, or even a third, of that as the paper gets thicker.

In fact, Ricoh's professional printing solutions marketing manager Karen Lawrence is trying to coin a term to