For 14 days in May, Dusseldorf was the epicenter of the graphics world.
The Océ Velocity Concept Printer
Océ (oce.com) showcased its concept printer, the Velocity, developed in conjunction with Memjet. The 42-in. printer mates high-speed Memjet inkjet technology with Océ workflow to print up to 500 A0 color prints/hr at 800 x 1600 dpi. Incorporating the same six-media-roll capacity of the company’s ColorWave 600/650, the Velocity utilizes five Memjet inkjet printheads (each measuring 8.77-in. wide and each with 70,000 ink nozzles), applying more than 3 billion drops of ink per second.
The Velocity also features: Oce Double Decker pro stacker and auto switch of media input between different rolls and media widths; intuitive touchscreen control panel from the VarioPritn 6000 series printer; Oce PowerM controller, color-image processing, and workflow components from the ColorWave 650; and Adobe PDF workflow.
The machine is aimed at the CAD, GIS, and GA markets; based on market feedback, Océ will determine if and when Velocity will move to production and commercialization phase.
Océ also showcased the ColorWave 650 Poster Printer, a specialized version of its ColorWave 650. Aimed at the point-of-sale market, the 650 uses solid Océ TonerPearls toner and Océ CrystalPoint technology; it can print on a variety of paper sizes and at speeds of 155 A1 sheets per hour. The prints are instantly dry, water-resistant, cut to size, and ready to be mounted, the company reports. It can hold up to six media rolls.
New Kongsberg XN Finishing Tables from Esko
Esko (esko.com) launched its new Kongsberg XN Series of finishing tables. Capable of handling a broad variety of materials, and geared toward the mid-range market, the XN tables feature a modular tabletop industrial design and are available in seven sizes, from 50 x 66-in. to 87 x 258-in. The tables offer a choice of four tool heads: PowerHead (for heavy-duty material), FlexiHead (for flexible and thin materials), FoamHead (for foam materials), and a MultiCut milling spindle or MultiCut-HP (the latter offers three times the speed of the standard MultiCut). Newly developed insert tools include a solid board v-notching insert, a corrugated paper-core board v-notching insert, and a Braille tool insert.