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In addition, the company demonstrated Clickable Paper – a cross-media technology that enables consumers to point a smart phone at any printed surface and receive related online content. Multiple hotspots can be integrated into a single document, without editing or reformatting the original source material, Ricoh reports, and the technology is applicable to any kind of printable media, including posters, direct mail, brochures, and more. All types of digital information or services can be linked, including multi-media content, websites, e-commerce, social networks, etc. Consumers will be able to instantly recognize a clickable page with an easily identifiable logo.
New Vutek QS2 Pro UV, HS100 Pro from EFI
EFI (efi.com) announced the Vutek QS2 Pro UV hybrid, which is driven by the company’s new Orion OS, designed to be a robust, integrated operating system engineered to maximize the capabilities of EFI’s inkjet printing systems. It controls a combination of software and hardware that work together to provide grayscale readiness, remote assistance, enhanced colour, integration, and improved performance, the company reports. The QS2 Pro offers true variable-drop grayscale technology, 6 colors plus white, and multi-layer print capabilities – all in-line. It can accommodate media up to 80-in. wide and 2-in. thick. Other features include Fiery XF proServer is standard, JDF integration to EFI Web-to-Print and MIS/ERP solutions, and an optional roll-to-roll feature.
In addition, the company showcased its 127-in., 6-color Vutek HS100 Pro, engineered to be a high-speed press that can handle up to 100 beds/boards per hr (50 in P-O-P mode); 3600 sq ft/hr in roll-to-roll mode. Like the QS2 Pro, the HS100 is also driven by Orion software and a Fiery proServer and also offers variable-drop grayscale technology. Additionally, the HS100 features three-layer white print capability; variable matte or gloss finish; and an on-board calibration system, Maximum media thickness is 2 in..