Rollsroller has introduced the Roll-X Multipurpose Applicator, offering finishing capabilities including mounting, premasking, and cold lamination. The flatbed is designed for use by one operator, according to the company. A heat-assist roller for lamination is optional. The machine also features a self-healing cutting mat.
Avery Dennison has announced the addition of eight colors to its Supreme Wrapping Film series. Satin Orange, Satin Yellow, Satin Grass Green, Satin Light Blue, Satin Dark Blue, Satin Metallic Purple, Satin Silver, and Satin Gray are now available.
Ricoh and EFI have announced a partnership that will allow Ricoh to distribute EFI’s H1625 LED and Vutek H2000 Pro wide-format printers. Because the large-format industry is expected to experience a CAGR of 6.5 percent between 2015 and 2020, according to Keypoint Intelligence, Ricoh says it aims to cater to the needs of both entry-level and experienced wide-format printers with the agreement.
Fisher Textiles has launched five new styles of fabric media and expanded roll size for two existing products. GF 1010 Element dye sub transfer fabric is now available in 60- and 125-in. widths, while DD 3268 Econo Knit is now available in 68- and 125-in. rolls.
New media includes:
GF 1607 Brushed Knit, a dye sublimation transfer fabric for home furnishing applications. Available in 110-in. rolls.
Agfa Graphics has launched the Avinci DX3200 dye sublimation printer. The 126-in. machine features 6 colors (CMYKcm) with a resolution up to 1440 x 540 dpi. Speeds reach up to 1862 sq ft/hr for applications including banners, P-O-P displays, indoor wall graphics, outdoor advertising, tradeshow displays, and flags.
EFI has introduced the Pro 16h UV LED hybrid printer, a 65-in. machine designed for printing flexible and rigid substrates. The 16h is compatible with materials up to 2 in. thick and offers 4 colors + 2 white channels. Max. resolution is 1200 x 1200 dpi with four-level variable droplet grayscale technology. Print speeds reach up to 476 sq ft/hr.
Roland has launched InClix Creative Media Maker, a cloud-based content creation and workflow platform designed for graphics and signage providers. InClix features integrated, royalty-paid, high-resolution photos, graphics, and videos, and a drag-and-drop user interface. Workflow management capabilities allow integrated client proofing and real-time group communication.
A number of subscription options are also available.
HP has announced the HP Latex 300 Print and Cut Series. The platform integrates the 54-in. Latex 315 or 64-in. Latex 335 printer models with a cutting device offering speeds up to 44 in./sec. Users can print and cut at the same time from separate machines while workflow is managed from one place, using the company’s FlexiPrint and Cut RIP. The HP Barcode enables unattended cutting.
The series is also compatible with the HP Signage Suite, a cloud-based platform with web-based apps.
Dip-Tech’s NEra-D series of ceramic glass printers is designed to print a range of applications, including single-color dots and lines for the industrial market as well as photorealistic images for the decorative sector, without changing ink tanks. The series is offered in four models with a max. glass size of 130 x 240 in. and up to 12 ink channels. Resolution reaches up to 1410 dpi with variable droplets as small as 10 pL. Max. glass thickness is 0.75 in.
Roland DGA will conduct a free webinar on Tuesday, May 2, 1-1:30 p.m. The live webcast, titled “Vehicle Wraps: Ask the Expert,” will feature a Q&A session with Matt Richart, owner of Digital EFX Wraps in Louisville, Kentucky, and host of Roland DGA’s Born-to-Wrap workshops.