Drytac launches a film for short-pile carpet graphics

Self-adhesive materials manufacturer Drytac Europe has launched a new printable film suitable for indoor floor graphic applications.
The product is said to easily adhere to short-pile carpets, making it suitable for short-term indoor floor graphic advertising for tradeshows and retailers such as furniture stores.
The maximum lifespan of Polar Carpet, which is compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, UV and latex printers, is around eight weeks.
Drytac said the product can be used with its

EFI misses $1b target

EFI has reported record full-year sales of $992.1m following a record fourth quarter but fell just short of its $1bn annual turnover target. For the quarter ended 31 December 2016 the company recorded sales of $266.7m, up 4% on Q4 2015 revenue of $256.5m. Its sales were up 12% year-on-year for the full-year ended 31 December 2016 – in 2015 it recorded total revenue of $882.5m.
 EFI chief executive Guy Gecht said: “All year we have stressed our focus on improving execution, especially around

Agfa upgrades Jeti Mira with UV LED curing, 3D lens printing

Agfa Graphics has enhanced the Jeti Mira with UV LED curing, advanced 3D lens printing and PrintSphere integration powered by wide-format workflow software Asanti.
“Equipped with UV LED lamps for the curing process, the Jeti Mira comes with a number of economical, ecological and business-generating benefits,” explained Reinhilde Alaert, marketing product manager, Sign & Display High-End, Agfa Graphics. “LEDs have minimal heat output, for example, which allows for a broader scope of print

Ghent Workgroup has launched a colour management tool

Ghent Workgroup has announced the release of Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 for testing and adjusting PDF output workflows with colour management in order to be fully compliant with PDF/X-4.
Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 helps to determine whether workflows are behaving as expected, and identify errors. It is distributed as a series of PDF patches that can be applied by end users of graphic arts equipment as well as developers of applications handling PDF files.
Each patch is numbered and contains

Onyx releases Onyx 12.1 wide format software

Onyx Graphics announced the release of the latest version of the company’s wide format print workflow and RIP products - ONYX 12.1 software.  
ONYX 12.1 software is available for the full Onyx software product line including Onyx Thrive workflow software; and  ProductionHouse, Onyx PosterShop and RIPCenter RIP software.
“With Onyx Thrive and the new Onyx 12.1, we have seen huge speed improvements and we are now able to maintain G7 colour consistency on all devices, from latex to dye-sub fabric

Roland DGA gets Top Workplace

The Orange County Register has once again named Roland DGA Corporation one of Orange County’s “Top Workplaces.” This marks the seventh time that Orange County’s largest newspaper has recognized Roland DGA as a top workplace within the region.
The selection of companies as top workplaces is based solely on surveys completed by their employees. These employee surveys, which were administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, an independent firm that specializes in health and workplace improvement, take

Roland reveals 3D prototype for SME-friendly printer

Roland DG is showing for the first time a prototype of its new 3D printer, which it says will be aimed at small and medium-sized companies.   The prototype, which was debuted at 3D technology trade show in Frankfurt, uses alumina powder to create complex ceramic objects.
Michel Van Vliet, general manager of Roland’s industrial business development unit, said the technology has been in development for around 18 months and the machine will take around another 18 months to come to market, as it is

Apple publishes luxe photobook in memory of company’s late CEO

Apple has published a landmark photobook charting the evolution of product design at the business, and featuring a raft of high-end print production techniques. It is containing over 450 pages congested with photos of the company’s products shot by Andrew Zuckerman.
The hardback book, Designed by Apple in California is on sale. It is dedicated to the memory of the company’s late CEO Steve Jobs.
The project was eight years in the making, and looks back on Apple product design over the course of 20

Esko unveils solution to meet regulations

Following an announcement earlier this year that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is introducing a modernized Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods, Esko has revealed a new solution to help manufacturers to adhere to the new regulations.
“The new regulations require food and beverage manufacturers to update all of their packaging artwork for product sold in the US, which is a complex challenge due to the sheer volume of work and the need to ensure the layout of the label is exactly

Xeikon shows wall coverings

Xeikon has announced that it will to introduce  ‘innovative’ wall covering solutions at Heimtextil in Frankfurt.
“We have more than 15 years’ experience supporting clients producing innovative wallpaper offerings and are the only supplier that offers a complete tailored solution for this market,” says Filip Weymans Xeikon VP of marketing. “At Heimtextil we want to demonstrate the amazing results digital printing can achieve and inspire more designers to embrace the creative freedom and

Mimaki launches 1.8 m wide digital textile printer

Mimaki has launched a new 1.8-meter-wide digital printer, specifically designed to address the need in the textiles and apparel industries for cost-effective short run printing of textiles for products or samples.
The printer is suitable for a range of fabrics including bulky textured materials as well as sheer fabric and stretchy materials such as knits, announced Mimaki in a press release. It eliminates the need of steaming or washing when printing with the Mimaki TP400 textile pigment inks

3M adds nine new colours to Wrap Film Series 1080

3M has introduced nine new additions to its Wrap Film Series 1080, including three ‘colour flip’ options.
The colour flip shades – Gloss Flip Electric Wave, Satin Flip Caribbean Shimmer and Satin Flip Glacial Frost – refract hues of purple, deep teal and soft blue, which the firm said creates “prismatic finishes” for vehicle wraps and graphics.
The 1080 range also now includes new satin, sparkle and glossy colours. All three colour flip shades exhibit lively polychromatic effects that create

DuPont launches soft digital plate

DuPont has announced the launch of Cyrel EASY EPC, a soft digital plate with a built-in flat top dot developed especially for the post-print corrugated printers.
“We’re excited to extend our Cyrel EASY plate portfolio to include Cyrel EASY EPC for corrugated tradeshops and printers. Customers are simplifying their plate making workflow and seeing improved print results, particularly, a reduction in fluting,” said Bob Hannum, corrugated segment manager– North America, DuPont Advanced Printing

Paradigm’s new Kurabo

Paradigm Imaging Group, announces the release of new Kurabo 24”x36” flatbed plus scanner model.
Kurabo currently offers the K-IS-A1FW 24” x 36” flatbed scanner with a 400 dpi optical resolution with an 800 dpi max. The latest K-IS-A1FW PLUS model has an 800 dpi optical resolution with a 1600 dpi max. Resolution is adjustable by 1 dpi increments within the range from 50 dpi to 1600 dpi. In addition, has been equipped with the latest Dual White LED system for forward and backward scanning

Duplo boosts multifinisher range with new Multigraf

Duplo has added the Drupa-launched Multigraf Touchline CPC375 to its product portfolio to broaden its range of multifinishers aimed at light- to medium-production environments.
The Swiss-built CPC375 features lengthways and crossways cutting, positive and negative creasing, and continuous or ‘timed’ lengthways and crossways perforating, with up to four perfing heads for crossways operation.
Due to the CPC375’s dual tool module mount and cross knife in conjunction with lateral rotating

Neschen Filmolux FGS conforms to sport facility standards

Specialist substrate manufacturer Neschen has made its Filmolux FGS product suitable for use in sports facilities.
With immediate effect, the 185µm self-adhesive film for floor graphics now conforms to the European standard (EN 14904) for sports floors in gymnasiums and indoor surfaces for multifunctional sports activities. Filmolux FGS has been part of Neschen’s product range for more than 15 years and was originally developed for classic photographs and inkjet digital print media.
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Riso launches its new product line at expo

Premiering at this year’s Graph Expo on 25th September, was Riso’s ComColor GD Series of Professional Inkjet: a full-colour, cut sheet inkjet printer (A4, single side short edge), that delivers prints at speeds up to 160ppm.
 The machine, scheduled for launch in early 2017, comes with an embedded GDI, or 2 optional RIP. The embedded optional true Adobe PostScript RIP supports Mac/Linux, PDF direct printing, and remote printing from most mobile devices.
The optional production RIP, the

Xaar’s new OEM partner

Xaar plc announced that Zhengzhou New Century Digital Print Technology Co. Ltd (New Century) is their latest OEM partner to develop and launch wide-format inkjet printers based on the innovative new Xaar 1201 Thin Film piezo printhead.
The range of printers recently launched by New Century includes roll-to-roll aqueous and eco-solvent Sky-Color printer models using the new Xaar 1201 printhead in 1, 2 and 4 colour variants.
“Xaar created the digital wide format graphic printing market and I

Spandex unveils webshop to boost online sales

Spandex has launched an online store and customer portal with a view to migrating customers online. The company hopes to drive up to a fifth of its business online in “the medium term”.

“The online store and customer portal will further support the way we do business and make it easier for customers to find and purchase products,” said general manager Leon Watson.

Users can tap into details of more than 35,000 sign, digital and graphic communication products. Brands include 3M, Orafol

TheMagicTouch launches ‘game-changing’ transfer paper

Garment and textiles specialist TheMagicTouch has launched a new transfer paper that it believes is a “game changer” for the image transfer garment decoration business.

T.One, which is available with immediate effect, is a ‘one-step’ process coated paper for use with the TMT/OKI white-toner printers. The firm said the paper is ideal for cost-effective garment transfer that involves no cutting or weeding and leaves no residue on the finished garment or textile.

The paper enables users to

Duplo boosts range with new Multigraf

Duplo has added the Drupa-launched Multigraf Touchline CPC375 to its product portfolio to broaden its range of multifinishers aimed at light- to medium-production environments.

The Swiss-built CPC375 features lengthways and crossways cutting, positive and negative creasing, and continuous or ‘timed’ lengthways and crossways perforating, with up to four perfing heads for crossways operation.

Due to the CPC375’s dual tool module mount and cross knife in conjunction with lateral rotating

Sign China expands offline

With just weeks to go until the 14th edition of SIGN CHINA - China’s definitive sign event, and the co-located LED CHINA - the world’s largest event dedicated to the entire LED industry chain, exhibitors and visitors have begun to experience the benefits of the “O2O2O Solution.”

Announced in May this year, the “O2O2O Solution”, or “Online to Offline to Online Solution” is the sour-cing system, service, and product jointly developed by UBM and Alibaba B2B under their strategic alliance which

Drytac introduces its updated Emerytex laminating film

Self-adhesive material manufacturer Drytac Europe has made available its new Emerytex laminating film, with a new anti-slip rating and photographic scuff resistance, available to purchase, available immediately. Drytac sales director Steve Broad said: “Most photographic or pop-up display materials have a scuff resistance but the problem is with a lot of these products the image gets dulled or obscured. With Emerytex the image really pops through and with the upgraded version it now has a slip

Ricoh’s new multifunction wide printer available across EMEA

Ricoh has announced that its MP CW2201SP wide format printer, designed for CAD/GIS and graphic applications is available all over Europe as well as the Middle East and Africa.

According to Ricoh, the MP CW2201SP is environmentally friendly, and is Energy Star compliant. It consumes less than 200 watts when printing and meets the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive).

Benoit Chatelard, vice president, production printing, Ricoh Europe, says: “With the Ricoh MP CW2201SP we are

Avery Dennison opens new coater at plant

Avery Dennison has opened new coater at its Schwelm, Germany plant with a €17 million upgrade giving graphics customers across Europe access to more than 7,600 product variations in total. The new coater offers large production flexibility with two coating methods and ten different solvent-based adhesives.

Shaun Hobson, senior business director, Graphic Solutions, at Avery Dennison Materials Group Europe, said that the investment reflected the company’s strong ongoing commitment to the

Spandex now expands further

Spandex is expanding its operations in the Nordic region with the acquisition of the sign and display operations of Schneidler Grafiska in Sweden and Norway. This follows on from several acquisitions in the past 2 years including Qualsign and PlasImage in Australia.

Headquartered in Stock-holm, Schneidler Grafiska is a leading distributor of equipment, print media, inks and related services to sign & display companies and screen printers representing industry leading brands such as HP

Steinemann introduces 2 new digital varnishing machines

Swiss finishing specialist Steinemann has used Drupa and a strategic partnership with Heidelberg to expand its Dmax range of inkjet varnishing machines.

The new 6,000sph Dmax 76 and 76c are the narrower versions of the B1 Dmax 106 varnishing machines. Steinemann is presenting demonstrations of the 10,000sph Dmax 106 and the Dmax 76c on its stand.

The new machines come in sheet size of 760x760mm capable of full-flood UV varnishing and 600dpi inkjet spot varnishing for commercial and

Hugo Beck presents automated feeder system for packaging

Manufacturer of flowpack, film packaging, and post-print processing systems Hugo Beck, presented for the first time,  its robot-assisted fully-automated feeder system in combination with film packaging applications to an international audience at Drupa.

It consists of a parallel (or spider) robot and a corresponding packaging machine or line. 

The robot localizes, sorts, and dispenses a range of 3D products and packaging with a load-bearing capacity of up to 8 kg and fully reproducible

SAi’s Flexi RIPs, Touch7 for outdoor, signage

SA International (SAi) have announced that the Touch7 extended colour gamut system is now fully supported by SAi’s Flexi and PhotoPrint RIPs (Version 10.x and higher) for the sign and print markets. 

Discussing the certification, director of sales & marketing for Touch7, Mark Geeves commented: “Brands utilize signage to engage the consumer with eye catching designs. Now, customers with the SAi RIP can process Touch7 files to make a brand’s signage stand out from the competition, by using

Fujifilm announces launch of Acuity LED 3200R inkjet printer

Fujifilm has launched its new 3.2m-wide Acuity LED 3200R inkjet printer in May this year.

The LED UV Acuity 3200R joins the Fujifilm range of Acuity LED printers, which includes the Acuity LED 1600 II UV, launched in 2015, and the Acuity LED 1600, launched in 2012. It will be shown for the first time at Drupa on the Fujifilm stand and will be its only new wide-format product on display.

Fujifilm Europe graphic segment marketing manager Tudor Morgan said: “It came about from feedback we have