Colour Printing - Jan 2009

FujiFilm Sericol launches the new Acuity Advance

Fujifilm Sericol's Acuity Advance hi-res UV flatbed printer FUJIFILM Sericol has introduced the new Acuity Advance wide format UV inkjet printer. The Advance is the next generation of the highly successful, which was launched in April 2007 and has quickly become one of the fastest selling flatbed UV inkjet printers on the market today.

Jeti3348 - Gandinnovations showcases complete package

Gandinnovations Jeti3348 printer Gandinnovations demonstrated a new range of grand format digital printers for soft signage, outdoor and billboard applications that allow for a wide variety of commercial applications at the SGIA show in the USA.

The company unveiled the NanoJet UV True Flatbed digital printer, which uses the latest in digital print technology. Specifically designed to print photorealistic quality outputs, the NanoJet uses 24 Spectra high performance print heads.

Colourgen launches new Seiko II ColorPainter range

Seiko II ColorPainter printer Colourgen has launched the new Seiko I Infotech ColorPainter range of solvent inkjet printers to the UK market. The eight-colour ColorPainter H-104S and H-74S printers offer printing speeds up to 55 sq.m./h, approximately 1.5 to 2 times faster than competing models in the same price/width class. The printers achieve this speed by utilising eight super-wide, piezo inkjet heads, while maintaining extremely high image quality and density.

Kimoto Freejet 320 reduces need to pre-coat

Kimoto Freejet 320 Following the success of the Freejet 320 eco solvent ink configured printer, Info-Tec Distribution has launched the new Kimoto Freejet 320 direct solvent ink configured printer. The Kimoto Freejet 320 direct solvent ink was developed to enable printing on practically anything without having to pre-coat. The direct solvent components were originally changed to work mainly on different plastic substrates such as PVC, ABS and similar materials, some other substrates may still need to be pre-coated.

Wide-format printers from Roland DG designed

Roland Soljet PRO printer In 2008, worldwide sales of Roland DG’s print and cut devices passed 70,000 since the launch of the first such machine in 1995, with 5,000 units sold in the UK alone. This has cemented the company’s place as a world leading supplier of print and cut equipment. Indeed, the Roland DG VersaCAMM series is the best selling printer cutter in the world, says Roland.

Since its introduction, the VersaCAMM has provided signmakers with an unmatched entry-level price point as well as versatility, reliability and ease of use. The latest model, the VP series, is available in 30" VP-300 and 54" VP-540 versions and is Roland’s - and the market’s - fastest entry-level printer cutter to date. The VersaCAMM VP is a four-colour CMYK machine that will perform as a stand alone cutter or print only device as well as a printer/cutter. It has an automated maintenance system for hassle-free operation and immediate printing on a range of substrates as diverse as self adhesive vinyl, banner, paper, film and heat transfer paper. Like all Roland machines, the VersaCAMM VP series includes the latest version of Roland DG’s powerful, user friendly RIP software, VersaWorks 3.0, which features the Roland Color spot colour fidelity system, Variable Data Printing and the option to run up to four machines from a single workstation.

Canon imagePROGRAF - A Sign of the times

The Canon imagePROGRAF
Ben Milford, Head of Professional Marketing, Canon UK, introduces this issue's Colour Printing Update with his view on the printing industry and recent innovations.
Whilst today the vast majority of printing companies around the world still remain wedded to offset and screen printing technology, there is no doubt the digital imaging revolution is coming. Every year, advancements in technology mean that digital ink-jet printing improves, becoming faster and delivering better quality and those companies that let digital pass them by may risk losing out to competitors.
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