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New Saber X15 Cutter from Colter & Peterson

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Also: the Saber XXL in sizes up to 126 inches.

Colter & Peterson has debuted its new 45-in. Saber X15 cutter. The heavy-duty precision paper cutter offers a max. cutting depth of 45 in., automatic knife adjustment, a new hydraulic system, Microcut 15-in. touchscreen controls, and more. The X15 is also available in 37-, 54-, and 62-in. sizes; the Saber XXL is available in sizes up to 126-in.

COLTER & PETERSON
www.papercutters.com 

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LumeJet Launches LumeJet S200

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The reel-fed printer is the company's first product.

LumeJet previewed its Digital PrintHead technology, which comprises a multi-LED exposure head and fiber optics to “spray” light onto photosensitive silver-halide paper, producing a contone print. The LumeJet S200 is the company’s first product – a reel-fed printer that has a 12-in. print width and a 3.2-ft repeat length. Print speed is 131 ft/hr; its 400-dpi exposure produces an equivalent halftone resolution of 8000 dpi, the company reports.

LUMEJET
www.lumejet.com 

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American Ultraviolet Introduces New Line of Coaters

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The AUV XL line of coaters is designed for the flatbed market.

American Ultraviolet has introduced its AUV XL line of coaters, specifically geared to the flatbed market. Available in 60- and 80-in. standard and custom sizes, they can coat rigid and flexible substrates up to 3-in. thick and offer a speed range from 30 to 110 ft/minute; coating thickness is adjustable from .03 to .08 mil. The coaters feature a built-in triple liquid system that can hold two different coatings and a cleaning solvent (a fourth white coat tank is optional).

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Konica Minolta Acquires Minority Stake in MGI

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“A common long-term vision to establish a stronger presence in the professional digital printing market.”

Konica Minolta, Inc. has acquired a 10-percent stake in MGI Digital Graphic Technology (MGI), the French producer of digital print and finishing solutions. MGI will maintain its independence and will remain autonomous in defining its industry strategy, the companies report.

“This investment will be dedicated to drive future growth, and is part of a common long-term vision to establish a stronger presence in the professional digital printing market,” the companies announced in a press release.

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EFI Acquires SmartLinc

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EFI will continue to develop and sell SmartLinc’s shipping software and integrate it into their product lines.

EFI has announced that it has acquired SmartLinc Inc., the Milwaukee-based developer of shipping software. SmartLinc employees, including former SmartLinc co-owners Greg Billinghurst and Scott Kwiatkowski, have joined EFI

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Tony Wiley Appointed President of Esko North America

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Also: Esko creates an autonomous group to support efforts in Latin America.

Esko has announced the appointment of Tony Wiley to the role of president of its North America operations effective January 1, 2014. Wiley succeeds Mark Quinlan, who is leaving Esko to accept another opportunity.

Wiley joined Esko in 1999, assuming roles of increasing responsibility over the past 15 years. He led the North American Customer Service organization for 10 years and had been, most recently, vice president, US Central Region Sales, for the past five years.

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Infinity Images’ Retail Refresh for Columbia Sportswear

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How retail accounts can create long-term relationships and new directions for print providers.

Often, the companies that are most successful with wide-format printing become partners in their client’s business, addressing and anticipating their graphics needs, finding opportunity in every creative challenge.

“In many ways our clients look to us for more than just printing,” says George Gross, CEO and founder of Infinity Images (www.infinityimages.com) in Portland, Oregon.

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Exopack Introduces Magic Photo Art 230 Fine Art Paper

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Also: Magic Poly-Satin Ink Jet Stretch Canvas.

Exopack Advanced Coatings showcased its latest latex offering, Magic Photo Art 230 Fine Art Paper. The 230-gsm fine-art paper has a smooth surface designed to produce vibrant colors and black and gray tones utilizing latex printers, according to Exopack. Available in 24-, 36-, and 44-in. widths.

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Mactac Launches DesignScape3D, a Mobile-Tablet Application

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Also: Permacolor Horizon XL1000 Overlaminate, Permacolor Permagard IP7200 Ultimate Matte, and Wallchalker CB1088R.

Mactac launched DesignScape3D, a mobile-tablet application designed to help wide-format printing professionals and their customers specify the right Mactac pressure-sensitive print media for their graphics applications. The app provides visual details about where wide-format graphic products are used in the real world, allowing a user to choose one of six 3D environments with rotating icons highlighting different pressure-sensitive graphic applications.

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Mactac Launches DesignScape3D, a Mobile-Tablet Application

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Also: Permacolor Horizon XL1000 Overlaminate, Permacolor Permagard IP7200 Ultimate Matte, and Wallchalker CB1088R.

Mactac launched DesignScape3D, a mobile-tablet application designed to help wide-format printing professionals and their customers specify the right Mactac pressure-sensitive print media for their graphics applications. The app provides visual details about where wide-format graphic products are used in the real world, allowing a user to choose one of six 3D environments with rotating icons highlighting different pressure-sensitive graphic applications.

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