Epson SureColor SC-T Series adds new features for improvements

Epson has added new features to its SureColor SC-T series of large-format printers to improve functionality and productivity.  New features on its multifunctional 914mm and 1.12m-wide aqueous SureColor SC-T series printers with integrated scanners will be demonstrated for the first time at Drupa, which will take place in Düsseldorf from 31 May to 10 June.

The high-speed, four-colour, wide-format SureColor SC-T7200MFP and SC-T5200MFP printers are designed for graphics, commercial print, copy

Esko shows Kongsberg with auto feeder

Esko introduced its latest 3.2x3.2m cutting table with a new semi-automatic feeder for the first time at Fespa.

“It allows for semi-unattended operation,” explained Esko director of digital finishing Stuart Fox. “Printers are often producing 3.2mx1.6m sheets. This loads a sheet, cuts it, and the conveyor then advances it so the operator can start dealing with that piece while it cuts the next sheet.”

The list price for the feeder is $62,507, while the cutting table costs up to $250,030

B&W updates Versa-Tech

Blackman & White exhibited a Versa-Tech cutting table, running new Tiger software at Fespa Digital exhibition. The software has been specially designed for textile applications.

“There’s a lot of activity in textile printing, and this cutting solution has some very nice features for that market. We’re showing highly-accurate cutting of textiles in registration with the print,” said MD, Alex White.  “When you’re cutting textiles the challenges include extraction of fumes and maintaining

Mutoh completes ValueJet X series with new models

Wide-format machinery manufacturer Mutoh has launched two new additions to its ValueJet X series.  The new single-head 1.37m-wide ValueJet 1324X and the dual-head 2.6m-wide ValueJet 2638X models have replaced the VJ-1324 and VJ-2648 printers and are available with immediate effect through Mutoh’s reseller network.

The machines, which are engineered and manufactured in Japan, join the 1.62m-wide ValueJet 1624X single-head and ValueJet 1638X dual-head models in the ValueJet X series.


Duplo launches iSaddle Pro stitching line

Duplo UK has launched the iSaddle Pro Digital System, which is targeted at commercial printers with high print volumes.

Duplo said the device brings saddle-stitching technology to high-volume digitally printed applications, such as A4 landscape, brochures, personalised reward statements and photo album booklets. The machine, which is available with immediate effect, combines Duplo’s new DSF-6000 sheet feeder and the iSaddle. Pricing starts from £125,000.

The DSF-6000 is also available to

Epson launches new SureColor range for signage and display markets

Epson has unveiled a range of new wide-format printers aimed at businesses serving the signage and display graphics markets.

The SureColor SC-S series comprises three 64in (1.62m)-wide printers which the manufacturer said are designed to deliver increased quality, productivity and durability and lower running costs.

The SC-S series printers are said to be energy efficient and deliver fast drying graphics with high abrasion resistance and prints that are durable outdoors for up to three

Mimaki targets textiles with its new super-wide inkjet

Mimaki hopes to tap into the burgeoning textile print market by launching a super-wide format inkjet printer this month.

The 3.2m-wide roll-to-roll sublimation inkjet printer is a dedicated transfer paper printer for the textile industry, with applications including home furnishing textiles and indoor soft signage.

The super-wide format TS500P-3200 inkjet printer is suitable for transfer printing on furnishings and display graphics fabrics and runs at speeds of 180sqm per hour.


SAi and EFI collaborate for new software

SA International (SAi) and EFI  have announced their decision to collaborate to deliver seamless device integration for Fiery driven    print-and-cut environments.  According to both companies, the new Fiery workflow option increases throughput by increasing automation    and reducing operator intervention.

The EFI Cut Server Option for Fiery proServer and Fiery XF digital front ends software option from SAi  enables users of the Fiery workflow solutions to now enjoy a fully  integrated

HP Inc. reinvents large-format printing with integrated MFP

HP Inc. recently unveiled five new HP DesignJet technical printers, including the flagship HP DesignJet T830 Multifunction Printer (MFP) and the HP DesignJet T730 Printer, reinventing how architect, engineering  and construction (AEC) professionals print, scan and copy. Engineered to withstand tough environments, these new devices make large-format printing faster and easier from the office to construction sites.

“Even as AEC and design professionals become increasingly mobile, they prefer

Tech-ni-Fold creates new device to limit cracking

Tech-ni-Fold is planning to introduce a new attachment which, it says, highly reduces or stops cracking on the inside of a fold. The patent pending Double Score Attachment replaces the existing female part of Lutterworth, Leicestershire-based Tech-ni-Fold’s Tri-Creaser Easy Fit and Fast Fit devices in cases where recycled and poorly manufactured stocks are used and works by making two scores inside the fold.

Tech-ni-Fold MD Graham Harris said: “I think this is a problem that is known to

Clear Focus Europe launches window film

Clear Focus Europe has introduced two new products for the POS, interiors and retail window signage segments.

The Paris-headquarterd manufacturer has just launched 24-Vue and BudgetVue to its range of printable substrates.

The Paris-headquarterd manufacturer has just launched 24-Vue and BudgetVue to its range of printable substrates, which will be available in the UK through CMYUK and Pyramid Display Materials in the first quarter of 2016. 

Backlit 24-Vue is 140-mic- ron translucent film

OKI Group buys into wide-format with SIIT acquisition

OKI has stepped into the wide-format and inkjet markets with the acquisition of Seiko I Infotech (SIIT).

Data Corporation, an OKI Group company specialising in B2B printer manufacture and managed print services, acquired all the shares of the Seiko Instruments Inc subsidiary and created a new company, OKI Data Infotech, on 1st October.

OKI sees the trade print market as an important sector, as well as seeing cross-selling opportunities with clients buying its existing range of office

Duplo resurrects PFI name to push into new markets

Duplo is reviving a dormant brand to sell complementary products made by partner manufacturers and push into new geographical markets. The PFI brand, created in 1986 but subsequently dropped.

Chairman Robin Greenhalgh said the PFI brand would be applied to products complementary to Duplo and made by partners Rigo and Print Mail Systems, such as UV coaters and business card cutters. 

“Duplo produce excellent equipment and our R&D department is maxed out with products we are likely to

Roland launches new high-volume inkjet

Roland DG has launched a new high-volume wide-format inkjet, the Soljet EJ-640.

The 64in (1.6m)-wide machine features dual staggered printheads, an integrated tri-heater system and, the company said, is “built for optimum performance in a high-volume production environment”.

The EJ-640 uses one-litre ink cartridges, available in four- or seven-colour configurations and in a mirrored CMYK ink configuration, can achieve speeds of up to 102sqm and resolution of up to 1,440dpi, using

Drytac launches a new film for customised dry erase graphics

Self-adhesive materials manufacturer Drytac Europe has launched WipeOut, a new clear gloss polyester film for personalised dry-erase graphics applications.

WipeOut, which is available with immediate effect, is a 75 micron premium clear PET overlaminate with a dry-erase hard coat. The substrate is available in a number of widths up to 61in (1.55m).

The product is said to be ideal for use in children’s bedrooms, school classrooms, offices, hospitals, grocery stores, kitchens and

Fujifilm launches Acuity LED 1600 II wide format inkjet printer

Fujifilm has introduced a new version of its Acuity LED 1600 wide-format LED UV inkjet printer.  

The manufacturer said the Acuity LED 1600 II, which is available with immediate effect, features better productivity and versatility than its predecessor, which this machine has replaced.

The Acuity LED 1600 II features a new fast printing mode of 33sqm/hr, which is more than 50% faster than the previous model. Fujifilm said this addresses customer demands for quicker job turnarounds and lower

DEP shows new thicker coated polypropylene

Specialist print-coatings company DEP is to launch a range of polypropylene substrates with eco-solvent coatings.

 The company is increasing the selection of polypropylene print media in its range of Synplas synthetic paper with thicker grades of sheeted material.

Three new products, thickest of which is 1,200 microns, are targeted at printers of banners, signage and labels, stationery, packaging and point-of-sale materials.

For banners, pop-ups and signage the “zero-light-transmission”

Seiko unveils new 2.5m-wide ColorPainter for signage

Seiko I Infotech (SIIT) has released a new eight-colour wide-format printer aimed at the signage and indoor graphics markets.

The ColorPainter H3-104s, launched yesterday, uses SIIT’s low-odour SX eco-solvent inks that were previously used in the ColorPainter M-64 range, launched at Fespa 2013.

The new ColorPainter H3-104s is 2.46m wide and runs at speeds of up to 56.6sqm/hr, the company said, adding that the high-speed printing capability of the machine was developed specifically to

Heidelberg adds features to Diana Smart folding carton gluers

Heidelberg’s Diana Smart series of carton folder-gluers have been expanded to feature new options, as well as a new 1,150mm format model.

New features include a compact four/six-corner box module and an inline blank ejector module while other elements including the feeder and pre-fold section are identical to the Diana X series.

The machines in the Diana Smart series have a maximum speed of 450m/min.

Special options are available to work on specialty cartons, such as double-wall cartons

HP confirms support for new wide-format

In an age of cloud-connected devices and high-end CAD analysis, will we keep plotting to large-format paper. HP thinks so — and its new PageWide XL 5000 and XL 8000 printers are the proof.

Oriol Gasch, the director of Hewlett-Packard’s Americas Large-Format Printing division, lead an assemblage of reporters through product briefings and tours at the company’s Customer Experience facility in Alpharetta, Georgia. HP held the meeting to introduce the PageWide XL 5000 and 8000 high-volume colour

Duplo unveils its new Booklet System for high volume prints

Duplo has launched a new  booklet maker, the 600i Booklet System.  The manufacturer said key markets for the system are high-volume digital and litho production, with commercial printers, education, public and private sector and processing industries being actively targeted.

According to the manufacturer, the  600i is a fully automated stitching, folding and trimming device that uses ultra sonic technology combining the DSC-10/60i Collator Towers and the DBM-600 bookletmaker and

Nilpeter to deliver 3 FA-4 presses with new hybrid UV-curing System

Nilpeter is set to become the first press manufacturer to install GEW’s new ArcLED hybrid UV curing system onto its existing machines and has also revealed more details about its Panorama DP-3 UV inkjet digital press line.

The ArcLED hybrid UV curing system will be installed on three of the company’s FA-4* UV-flexo presses, which are designed for high productivity of pressure-sensitive labels and flexible packaging.

One of these FA-4* orders comes from Leeds-based OPM Group while two other

EFI confident of $ 1 bn sales target next year after strong Q2s

EFI has posted strong second-quarter results with chief executive Guy Gecht stating that the business is on track to achieve to its $1bn  sales target by 2016 following the acquisitions of Reggiani Macchine and Matan earlier this month.

Total sales grew 5% year-on-year to $202.7m from $193m in Q2 2014, with across the board year-on-year growth in its Industrial Inkjet, Productivity Software and Fiery divisions of 2%, 10% and 7% respectively.

“It was another strong quarter, achieved despite

Avery launches new films

Avery Dennison is adding to its Digital Cast Films range with a new MPI 1104 Cast Films Series. These materials are designed to meet growing demand for quick-change graphics and messaging for vehicle and architectural solutions.

   According to Renae Kulis, global senior director graphics: “Avery Dennison MPI 1104 Cast Films opens up vibrant and creative possibilities, with outstanding print performance, fast application speeds and the premium end results that come with Easy Apply adhesive

Sawgrass Industrial is joining forces with Kiian Digital and J-Teck3

Sawgrass Industrial, the business division of the Sawgrass group operating in sublimation and pigment inks for industrial applications, is joining JK Group, the company which includes the brands Kiian Digital and J-Teck3, to extend the group’s technology capabilities.

As a division of the Sawgrass group – well known innovator and pioneer in digital sublimation with a large portfolio of intellectual property rights – Sawgrass Industrial is a leader in the high-end market of digital

Screen exhibiting Truepress L350UV Inkjet at Labelexpo

Screen will demonstrate the latest model of the Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet label press featuring important new innovations that combine to deliver superb quality, productivity and flexibility (Booth 9B30) at Labelexpo (29 September-2 October 2015 in Brussels).

Since the innovative Truepress Jet L350UV, the press has evolved significantly and in Brussels, visitors will see the latest model featuring new ‘vivid colour’ extended gamut, JDF-enabled job control software and inline/offline

Polar to launch an entry-level laser cutter - the Digicut Laser

Polar will launch an entry-level laser cutter, the Digicut Laser in the coming months. Aimed at small and medium sized printers, the manual feed device uses a 30W laser with an estimated life of 45,000 hours, has an 860x610mm cutting bed and a compact 1,365x880mm footprint.

It can cut, crease, engrave and perforate a variety of materials and is intended for the production of high quality bespoke stationery, greetings cards, menus, packaging, jigsaws and lanterns in runs from one to 500

Riso releases ‘world’s first’ A2 digital duplicator

Inkjet printer manufacturer Riso has launched what it claims is the world’s first A2 digital duplicator, the Riso A2.

The Riso digital duplicator, which is available to order with immediate effect, also allows for 4-up A4 printing. A3 had been the previous largest paper size for printing on digital duplicators.

The Riso A2 has a makeready time of 60 seconds and can print one colour at a time, 21 standard colours available and customers can also custom order additional specific colours

Screen launches RTR system for Truepress Jet W3200UV

Screen has launched a 3.2m-wide roll-to-roll system for its Truepress Jet W3200UV at Fespa 2015 exhibition.

The new system integrates with the flatbed W3200UV to turn it into a wide-format printer which can produce high-quality UV print on both sheeted and roll-fed substrates at 150sqm/hr.

The new dual-capability version of the machine made its global debut at Fespa.

A joint development with Screen subsidiary Inca Digital, the W3200UV is able to handle rolls from 750mm up to 3.2m-wide. It

Mimaki unveils high-value, low-cost dye-sub printer

Mimaki has launched a new mid-range, 1.8m-wide dye-sublimation printer at Fespa targeted at users looking for low-cost production of high-value applications.

The TS300P-1800 is available in four- or six-colour configurations, offering a top speed in one-pass draft mode of 115m2/hr CMYK or 38m2/hr in four pass standard mode. Speeds in the equivalent six-colour modes are 65m2/hr (two-pass) and 20m2/hr (eight-pass).

The TS300P-1800 sits between the TS500 flagship sublimation printer and the


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    The first ever 3D printing conference cum exhibition ‘3D Print UAE’ took place on 17th and 18th August 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE which attracted a number of like-minded 3D Printing professionals from over 40 nations.

    3D Print UAE exhibition cum conference is a concept aimed at providing a broad scale platform for the manufacturing sector and consumer world across the ME region. 

    3D Print UAE gave an opportunity for the additive manufacturing experts from across the globe to converge on this regional platform to showcase their solutions, analyze the benefits and discuss the opportunities in the Middle East. It also provided the opportunity for a listen- in to first-hand experience from industry leaders, connect solutions for overcoming challenges in the field, and enhance the brand and  business portfolio. 

     Steffan Ritt, VP-head of global marketing and communications, SLM Solutions Group commented:  “Since, this is the first kind of event in this region, it has attracted less number of visitors. However, the visitors and participants were more positive. Overall, the show went fairly well for us but we would have been happier if the organizers promoted the event well in advance.”  SLM Solutions were one among the gold sponsors of the event.

    Most of visitors commented that these kinds of exhibitions and conference should be encouraged to create more awareness about the 3D printing in this region. 

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