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OKI Europe Launches Digital Printer Pro9541WT - PrintWeek MEA

OKI Europe launched its innovative new Pro9541WT 5-colour Digital Toner Transfer Media Printer, purpose-built to give commercial print businesses the flexibility to expand their print capabilities.

"Designed for the screen and textile printing industry, the versatile digital printer cost-effectively delivers brilliant colour, opaque white and true black on garments and hard surfaces using heat transfer media. With no set up time or costs, short print-runs with a minimum volume of just one

Additive manufacturers to conduct lectures at drupa 2020

From 16 to 26 June 2020, drupa trade show in Düsseldorf would once again be the hub of the global printing, media and packaging industry, expecting to host 2,50,000 visitors, 1,800 exhibitors and journalists from over 180 countries.

Since drupa 2016, 3D printing has been one of the six highlights at drupa. In addition to its own exhibition area, drupa 2020 will once again dedicate a touchpoint 3D fab+print to this future technology. For the first time, the VDMA Additive Manufacturing

QuarkXPress available in Mac app store now

Quark Software recently announced that QuarkXPress, graphic design software, is now available with monthly and yearly subscription pricing options through the Mac App Store. Quark introduced QuarkXPress to the Mac App Store in 2018 and, in response to customer requests, further expands purchasing options to include two subscription options.

The new subscription pricing for QuarkXPress in the Mac App Store is $29.99 paid monthly or $299.99 paid annually.

The introduction of subscription options

Mimaki shows off new hybrid textile printer at ITMA 2019

Mimaki Engineering, a manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, showcased its broad portfolio of cutting-edge digital print technologies at ITMA 2019 which was held in Barcelona, Spain between 20-26 June this year.

“The show included the first global showing of a brand-new hybrid digital textile printer, uniquely featuring both direct-to-textile and direct-to-transfer print capabilities. Crucially, these features enable textile and garment manufacturers to achieve unparalleled

Baldwin Technology launches TexCoat G4

Baldwin Technology launched TexCoat G4 at this year’s ITMA trade show in Barcelona.

According to the press statement from Baldwin, the TexCoat G4 is the next generation of the revolutionizing Baldwin developed non-contact precision application system for fabric finishing. The system enables a continuously high quality and productive textile finishing process with zero chemistry waste and drastically reduced water and energy consumption.

“We are proud to have launched the TexCoat G4 at ITMA 2019

Digital Pack: World’s first digital print networking group by HP

HP announced Digital Pack, the world’s first brand-focused digital print networking group for corrugated packaging and display, at the Digital Print for Packaging conference at Orlando in June 2019.

The Digital Pack community was formed to help develop stronger collaboration between HP converters and global and regional brands. The association brings together corrugated converters in North America and Western Europe that own and operate high-volume HP PageWide corrugated presses. In the future

OKI’s Pro9000 series envelope print system offers options

Launched in Fespa Berlin 2018 and brought to the Middle East in the same year, the short-run envelope printing system from OKI, Pro9000, offers a diverse range of formats and finishes, says OKI Europe’s Shun Mochizuki, senior marketing manager - Speciality Printers.  

Mochizuki explains: “Short run card production, for greeting cards for example, has never traditionally been cost-effective in businesses or print shops but the Pro9000 Series Envelope Printers finally makes this feasible, enabling

Mimaki unveils latest 3D printing technology for the DTO market

Mimaki has unveiled its latest 3D printing technology, the 3DFF-222, which is intended to enable direct-to-object (DTO) print companies to bring jig (tool/device) production in-house.

“Designed to work in tandem with Mimaki’s own UJF family of LED UV printers, the 3DFF-222 is a co-branded development with South Korean manufacturer, Sindoh.   Able to print parts up to 210 x 200 x 195mm, it allows jigs to be produced quickly and in-house so printers can immediately accommodate specific DTO

EFI boosts its Optitex software platform

EFI has released the latest version of its Optitex 2D/3D CAD platform, offering a number of enhancements for fashion, apparel and textiles.

EFI said the new version of the software has been designed to give apparel manufacturers the ability to produce small mixed orders on a single roll, better address market trends and offer increased sustainability in fashion design and development.

The features include advanced automation tools including true-to-life fabric simulation, cross-size simulation

Heidelberg talks about digitizing print industry at PrintChina

Heidelberg showcased on digitizing the printing industry at PrintChina. The event was the largest in its field in the most important growth market for the printing industry.

“The interest shown by customers in response to our digital solutions for optimizing the entire system and for developing new business models was very gratifying. It was highly evident at the trade fair that we are also actively driving forward the digitization of our sector with innovative approaches in China,” commented

Xeikon unveils digital solution

Xeikon announces its digital printing solution for pouches. This latest innovation has been developed for consumer goods markets – food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The digital process for printing on pouches responds to current trends, i.e. significant numbers of SKU’s, shorter lead times, and the rising popularity of pouches in store. Brand owners looking for shelf impact for their products are drawn to flexible pouches for their ability to stand, their light weight and

Bobst unveils new products at innovation event in Italy

Bobst has launched three technologies to reduce changeover times and improve colour consistency on its inline flexo presses.

Ink-on-Demand (IoD) is a digital inking unit; Highly Accurate Liquids (HAL), an ink mixing factory; and DigiColor, a system for controlling ink density without changing ink film thickness, enabling closed-loop colour control.

The three technologies, all designed to improve flexo’s time to market and cost effectiveness for lower volumes, were unveiled at a Labels &amp

Schober goes steady with Digi-Varicut

Schober Technologies is going steady after making the first installation of RSM770-Digi-Varicut for image sizes of 740 x 1100 mm in 2017. Alpha Ink & Printing Materials Trading Co. L.L.C., based in Dubai is their agent/distributor for UAE and Gulf.
The development and production of the first Schober rotary diecutting and stacking machines for the production of in-mould labels goes back to 1990 and more than 60 RSM machines have been installed in over 30 countries all around the world.  The

Coesia steady after takeover of Atlantic Zeiser business segments

Coesia Group going steady after completing the acquisition of Atlantic Zeiser’s card personalization and packaging divisions, alongside taking a majority stake in Tritron, to focus on opportunities in digital in-line printing.
Alpha Ink & Printing Materials Trading Co. L.L.C., based in Dubai is their agent/distributor for UAE and Gulf.
Coesia Group is a globally active business consisting of 21 innovation-based industrial and packaging companies. The group is headquartered in Bologna, Italy

Kornit Digital to host events around the globe

Kornit Digital, one of the market leader in digital textile printing technology, invites all textile printers, garment decorators, Kornit users, prospective customers and anyone who is curious about the latest trends and technology in digital textile printing to its Kornit Discover events.

Taking place from 3-4 April in the New York Metropolitan area, from 11-12 April in Duesseldorf, and from 15-17 April in Hong Kong, each event will feature educational workshops with real-world insights

Ricoh advances cut-sheet portfolio with Pro 8300 launch

Ricoh has launched its latest Pro series of mono cut-sheet production presses with a trio of new machines under the Pro 8300 family.
Directly replacing the Pro 8200 range first launched in November 2016, the new devices will be available in three configurations, with 111ppm and 136ppm versions aimed at print shops, CRDs and commercial printers, while a smaller 96ppm machine is designed for offices, schools and administrative operations.
Available across Europe as of this month, prices for the

Fespa boosts size of fashion textiles showcase for 2019

Fespa will nearly double the floorspace of its Print Make Wear fast fashion textile printing showcase for the 2019 edition of the show.

Set to take place in Munich, Germany, on 14-17 May, Fespa 2019 will see the feature, which was new for 2018, grow in size as a response to the positive reception of its debut.

Covering 350sqm in its first year, Print Make Wear engaged more than 2,000 of the Berlin show’s 20,442 attendees in its exhibition of the technological and consumable options available

Xeikon to promote dry toner with new campaign

Digital printing specialist Xeikon is launching a campaign, ‘The Power of Dry Toner’, which it will use to extol the benefits of its principal technology.

The campaign will be launched at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019, taking place February 25-28 in Switzerland. The next Xeikon Café Europe takes place March 26-28 in Lier, Belgium.

Although the company has moved into inkjet with the launch of its Panther presses and acquisition of the EFI Jetrion portfolio, dry toner remains at the heart of its

Ricoh unveils Pro TF6250 UV flatbed and Ri 1000 DTG printers

Ricoh has bolstered its portfolio with the addition of two new printers set for release over the coming months.

The new Pro TF6250 UV flatbed is targeted at entry- and mid-level operations and will use its new sign and graphics inks. The machine will sit alongside the existing Pro T7210 in Ricoh’s portfolio.

While pricing was not disclosed, Ricoh said it would be benchmarked against all flatbed devices with 2.5x1.3m table sizes.

“The Pro TF6250 will be more focused on the sign and graphics

Kornit unveils heavy-duty digital garment printer

Kornit Digital has unveiled the Atlas, a new heavy-duty direct-to-garment (DTG) printer designed for digital t-shirt and garment decoration on an industrial scale.
The printer has been designed with an annual production capacity of up to 350,000 impressions, and is aimed at mid-to-large screen printers, and companies looking to move into textiles.
Kornit said the Atlas is available to order with a two-month lead time. It has a list price of $620,000 (£482,000) and is positioned between the

Durst launches entry-level Tau 330 RSC

Durst has introduced an entry-level model of its Tau 330 RSC UV inkjet digital press, as it seeks to target more converters with ‘affordable’ digital production.
The Tau 330 RSC E UV inkjet single-pass press is available with 330mm and 244mm print widths, and in 4-colour or 4-colour plus white configurations. Its native resolution is 1200 x 1200 dpi, with a drop size of two picoliters. A production capacity of 1020 sqm an hour is achievable with a printing speed of 52 linear m/min at full colour

Heimtextil 2019 to host launches and more

Product launches and more will be on show at next month’s Heimtextil 2019, the international trade fair for textile and garment manufacturing.

Taking place at Messe Frankfurt, Germany from 8-11 January, organisers said this year’s show has been repositioned to enable group themes and product segments to better suit target groups.

“In this way, synergies can be optimally exploited,” said Messe Frankfurt vice-president of textiles and textile technologies Olaf Schmidt.

“In addition, the demand

Koenig & Bauer, Durst partner for digital package printing

Koenig & Bauer and Durst have entered into a strategic partnership to advance the development of future-oriented digital printing technology.

Through a 50/50 joint venture, the two companies are to pool their know-how and strengths with a focus on the folding carton and corrugated printing markets.

A letter of intent has been signed by both companies with the planned joint venture to be based in Germany and – subject to merger control approval – will assume responsibility for the

Heidelberg opens new Innovation Center

Heidelberg has opened a new Innovation Center for the graphic arts industry at its Wiesloch-Walldorf site in Germany.

At the new Innovation Center, Heidelberg is looking to accelerate the digital transformation at print shops and its own company. A former production hall has been converted to make room for the center.

Stephan Plenz, member of the Heidelberg management board and responsible for digital technology, said, "The digitalization of the graphic arts industry is progressing at top

Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C6100 receives ISO/PAS Certification

Konica Minolta, announced that its AccurioPress C6100 Digital Color Press received the Idealliance ISO/PAS 15339 certification. It is the first high-volume digital press to earn this certification using dry toner electrophotographic printing technology. The Idealliance ISO/PAS 15339 Certified Systems (CRPC1-CRPC6) was given on 13th November 2018.

ISO/PAS 15339 (International Standards Organization/Publicly Available Specifications) certification recognizes those digital press manufacturers

Mutoh unveils new hybrid ValueJet

Mutoh has launched its latest ValueJet wide-format digital printer, the VJ-1627MH, which comes fitted with a specialised hot air knife media drying system.
The entry-level hybrid roll-to-roll/flatbed is a 1.6m system intended to directly replace the ValueJet VJ-1617H in Mutoh’s portfolio and sits alongside two other hybrid models, the VJ-1626UH and the VJ-1638UH. It is available immediately.
The flatbed uses Mutoh’s own MP-31 resin-based inks that are dry immediately and comes with two rigid

Asia thinks digital: Heidelberg Smart Print Shop concept successfully established

The print media industry in Asia is facing the same challenges as in other markets: print runs are getting shorter, the number of jobs is increasing, embellishment is becoming more and more complex, and all this with the shortest delivery times and lowest costs. Digitalization is progressing and these advantages are to be implemented internally in processes and externally in communication with print shop customers.

At the end of October, more than 400 customers experienced what this could look

EFI unveils single-pass Reggiani BOLT Digital Textile printer

Fujifilm comes up with larger version of Jetpress

Fujifilm has added a higher-performance model to its sheetfed inkjet offering, and has billed the third-generation Jet Press 750S as “the fastest B2 full-colour digital press on the market”.
A Jet Press 750S has been installed at Fujifilm’s Advanced Printing Technology Centre near Brussels for just over a week, and a select group of customers and prospective customers have already been to see the new press.
The maximum sheet format is slightly larger, at 750x585mm, and it can handle thicker stock

Heidelberg opens Future Workshop to educate apprentices on digital transformation

Heidelberg has opened Future Workshop, a learning space for apprentices at its Wiesloch-Walldorf site with the aim of introducing them to its corporate digitalization strategy from the beginning.

Digital transformation has been of strategic importance to Heidelberg for a number of years. The printing equipment manufacturer noted how its advancing digital transformation is placing high demand on vocational training at the company. To make it easier to shape technological and social change, the